Stating that the sponsors of the draft resolution on Sri Lanka had failed to heed the request of the Sri Lankan Ambassador in Geneva not to place primary emphasis on the alleged war crimes issue and to change their approach, former president Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday that there were several areas of concern in the resolution
Mr. Rajapaksa in a statement said, the first operational paragraph encourages the Government of Sri Lanka to implement the recommendations of the recently released OHCHR report on Sri Lanka. “The most contentious recommendations in that report have been included as operational paragraphs in the UNHRC draft resolution as the following indicates:
"Operational Paragraph 4 welcomes the willingness of the government of Sri Lanka to allow the mechanisms set up ‘to deal with the past’, to obtain financial and material assistance from ‘international partners.’ This would amount to personnel in important judicial and non-judicial bodies in Sri Lanka being paid by foreign powers.
"Paragraph 6 ‘takes note with appreciation’ the government’s proposal to set up a judicial mechanism to investigate violations of human rights and humanitarian law, and ‘affirms’ the importance of the participation of foreign prosecutors, judges, investigators and lawyers in this process, and is contrary to the claim now being made by the government that any mechanism set up will be purely domestic."
Drawing the attention to Paragraph 8, he said it encouraged the government to remove from office military officers suspected of having violated human rights through a vetting process (even if there is no evidence to prosecute them). “This in reality amounts to a purge of the armed forces,” he said.
Bippity Boppity Boo Sunday, 27 September 2015 09:56 PM
Yes Sir you are right. The concern are for the wrong doers and not for me. That is what it is all about. Justice much prevail.
Krisna Sunday, 27 September 2015 09:58 PM
Do not worry, now country rule by Don Juan Dharmapala and Gamarala who warship west
usuf Sunday, 27 September 2015 10:05 PM
VR happy Mr.Rajapakse expressing his views without having to depend on cardboard weerayas & briefless lawyers calling themselves Professors via DM Android App
Manjula Sunday, 27 September 2015 10:13 PM
When India realized the difficulty of meddling in the SL affairs with MR in power they outsourced the project to the US who are bending over backwards to please India with a view to contain China.
Coconut Republic Sunday, 27 September 2015 10:21 PM
Unfortunately, your team asked for it.
Jude Sunday, 27 September 2015 10:38 PM
The UN will utilize the international verdict against our army to call for "political solution" for Tamils.
Dalubanda Sunday, 27 September 2015 10:39 PM
Russia and China are voted in favor of srilankan people as they may have predicted that this government could be collapsed soon due to internal pressure.
S Shivalingham Sunday, 27 September 2015 10:41 PM
manjula, it appears that you an expert on international relations. all i can say is that you are talking a load of cobblers. just piss off.
Shani Sunday, 27 September 2015 10:42 PM
When MR was at the helm there was no need for anybody is SL to read and brood over them!
Sene Sunday, 27 September 2015 10:44 PM
Do you have mental problems?
Sapu Sunday, 27 September 2015 10:45 PM
No one is containing China, Ranil even allowed Chinese to build a dockyard
darma Sunday, 27 September 2015 10:55 PM
u need to meet a psychiatrist soon
Premalal Sunday, 27 September 2015 11:12 PM
It is your dirt which is being washed so please shut up.
Dee Sunday, 27 September 2015 11:51 PM
Oh. Yes. Many warships. In the west.
kamal Monday, 28 September 2015 02:17 AM
Lokka ge bokka rath wenawa wage. Nothing to fear if you did no wrong.
Monkey Joe Monday, 28 September 2015 02:48 AM
LOL , he is a clown
Cheers Monday, 28 September 2015 03:13 AM
We miss your leadership and strong commitment to development and prosperity. We have gone back 25 years now
Damayanthi Monday, 28 September 2015 03:14 AM
Most likely read and responded to by GL. MR is only the mouthpiece.
Channa Monday, 28 September 2015 03:40 PM
The idiots who have commented here must be in deep sleep during the war . Without MR those people would be in hell by now.
mohamed Monday, 28 September 2015 08:05 AM
we are not going to listned to you any more becasue the people know what you do damages and wast money from you and your family to our nation
johan Monday, 28 September 2015 09:16 AM
His political blunder placed Sri Lanka in UNHRC.
Sri Lankan Monday, 28 September 2015 09:28 AM
MR please admit that you promised to Ban Ki Moon in 2009 after the defeat of the LTTE that war crimes will be investigated and back tracked on this promise giving rise to all these complications.Is the Sri Lanka Ambassador who is a former journalist, MRs mouth piece in Geneva?
Lima Monday, 28 September 2015 09:42 AM
AFTER HE HAS DONE THE DAMAGE TO SRI LANKA , WHAT IS THE USE OF SPEAKING NOW . THIS BUGGER MADE THE DAMAGE TO THE GENERATIONS IN SRI LANKA AND NOW ACTING LIKE A SAINT. MURDERER AND ROBBER CLAN
mithra Monday, 28 September 2015 09:52 AM
It is now clear to the people of SL that MR , his Cabinet , G.L.Peiris, Dayan Jayatillaka, adviser Mohan Samaranayaka etc.etc. who have claimed having brains all over their body have totally failed in this matter. Now they should understand that there are real intellectuals / politicians of high caliber are there in our country.
John Monday, 28 September 2015 09:54 AM
Sir, your time has lapsed and its better to let the President and his Team to follow-up on their recent success achieved in Geneva.
BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 28 September 2015 10:01 AM
The armed forces will be purged of criminal perpetrators only. If you have not been involved in humanitarian crimes as stated in the UN report, then you and your brothers need not worry even if their are foreign judges and investigators because this will certainly be a transparent international process towards reconciliation and the shame it has bought upon the Sinhalese race.
Katie Monday, 28 September 2015 10:06 AM
Wonder why he could not think for himself during his time??
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