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7 August 2013 09:13 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The UNP today called for an independent judicial inquiry into the military attack on Weliweriya villagers and added that the UNP had no confidence in military investigations.

UNP MP Lakshman Kiriella told a media briefing that state sector institutions were no longer independent since the repeal of the 17th Amendment.

He said it would be best if the independent judicial investigation was presided over by the judges of the Supreme Court.

Mr. Kiriella said an Army investigation would not be independent or impartial because the army came under the purview of the executive presidency.

He said the investigations carried out by the government were of no use and largely a waste of time.(LSP & LP)

  Comments - 8

  • Sanyo Wednesday, 07 August 2013 09:43 AM

    First and foremost, UNP should investigate how Ranil W can be dicktator for so long before calling for other investigations

    Chan Wednesday, 07 August 2013 10:13 AM

    Hello Sanyo,

    It's an internal problem of UNP (I agree that it has some adverse effect to the country as well), but i couldn't find any fault with having or asking an independent inquire for this incident. By considering the gravity of the incident, it is a must.

    Are you really satisfied with the act and behavior of the army in this incident?


    Labby Wednesday, 07 August 2013 11:17 AM

    Hey Chan, you are like 'koheda yanne malle pol' ...

    Labby Wednesday, 07 August 2013 11:21 AM

    Sorry, that was meant for Sanyo, and not for Chan please..

    Wenura Wednesday, 07 August 2013 11:22 AM

    I think you would prefer if CJ, Shirani Thilakawardana also include to the pannel to be more indipendant

    unchikun Wednesday, 07 August 2013 11:56 AM

    No less than an international inquiry is needed to look in to this massacre.

    Ryan Wednesday, 07 August 2013 12:04 PM

    Most shirani's may have similar characters

    Mason Wednesday, 07 August 2013 02:05 PM

    Mr. Kirella, are you in Sri Lanka or elsewhere ? Have you forgotten that there is no Independent judiciary anymore !!

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