Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said today that Sri Lanka would resist any international inquiry as a policy of the government because it believed that there was no need for an international inquiry within a short span of time now that the government had done its best in the reconciliation process.
“There is no agreement in all issues and they will continue to pressurize us. We are used to this pressure so the Sri Lankan government will do the right thing but we will not do the wrong thing due to pressure,” he said.
Minister de Silva said most of the allegations were unfounded and the government had already conducted internal inquires.
“There has always been pressure. We are used to this kind of pressure. Britain can't do this alone. We are confident to go before the UNHRC and face any challenge. So there is no justification for a predestined international inquiry”, he said.
"Sri Lanka is not a barbaric country. We have pride and national obligations. Commonwealth cannot be another international policeman. No country should be allowed to impose their agendas on another country," he said.
C.K.LankaputhraThe t Sunday, 17 November 2013 03:49 AM
To resist while being the Chairman of the CHOGM. While in the Balcony taking to the Gallery.
Rohan Monday, 18 November 2013 12:00 AM
Guys get the facts right. SL against an international inquiry not just because SL has full confident it doesn't need one as SL perfectly can handle its internal matters, no other country has right to dictate to SL what to do. SL is an independent country and pride. SL respect world worst human rights violators US and UK, they can not and should not dictate Sri Lanka what to do. via DM Android App
neomal Sunday, 17 November 2013 07:23 PM
You were in a deep sleep / meditation most of the time at CHOGAM..
Perera Sunday, 17 November 2013 07:21 AM
And then.......sanctions and trade embargos!!!!!
Aaaa Sunday, 17 November 2013 07:14 AM
I have millions at Bank. Though I am a beggar
Nimal Sunday, 17 November 2013 05:52 AM
The reason why they are resisting an international inquiry is because it will directly implicate war crimes charges against them.
charles rodrigo Sunday, 17 November 2013 05:34 AM
It is funny how a British cricketer comes here, does not play cricket but builds up bonds between people and a non- cricketer plays cricket but destroys the very same bonds that were built.
charles rodrigo Sunday, 17 November 2013 05:31 AM
DC is worried about the rights violations of Tamils, because they are an important part of his vote bank. Does anyone really think that he cares about others such as Sinhalese and Muslims? Their drones are killing even innocent Muslim women and children to make the future world safe for them and their business conglomerates. And he has the cheek to come here and talk about HR.
Mohan Sunday, 17 November 2013 05:27 AM
If you really have nothing to hide, Then why resist an international inquiry so frantically.
mercy Sunday, 17 November 2013 05:12 AM
No no he is trying to become the maharaja by cutting the present maharaja
dulan Sunday, 17 November 2013 05:02 AM
Sripla says no need to inquire just forget it ! pathetic
Rohan1 Sunday, 17 November 2013 04:28 AM
Why don't we welcome an international inquiry, and use the opportunity to prove our 'cleanliness'?
Human Sunday, 17 November 2013 04:21 AM
Some extend I agree with this minister. As he said SL is not a barbaric country, but politicians are.
Aaaa Saturday, 16 November 2013 09:07 AM
We have tactics, nothing to worry. And we have very good excellent opposition leader. Now you all can go. Bye
C.K.LankaputhraThe t Sunday, 17 November 2013 03:34 AM
While being the Chairman of the CHOGM to resist human rights justice. Joking
unchikun Saturday, 16 November 2013 12:30 PM
As a kid when we were naughty, my mother gave a bit if nice advice. If you want to be punished, ask for it politely.
Janaki Kalansuriya Saturday, 16 November 2013 11:01 AM
Why, my dear chap? Are we guilty?
rakavan Saturday, 16 November 2013 10:54 AM
Yes agreed, so let the Tamils go their own way.
Wombat Saturday, 16 November 2013 10:47 AM
A signal for sanctions which will hurt us all. Time for a change?
Sakala Bujan Saturday, 16 November 2013 10:43 AM
All criminal and thugs resist investigations. That is normal. Then there is a rule of law to bring them to book.
Ramuk Saturday, 16 November 2013 09:43 AM
boot for Dr Nonis when DC walk away from meeting. over to you Navi to start the proceeding and get the wheels moving in hauge
Soda bottel Saturday, 16 November 2013 09:28 AM
You asked for trouble and trouble you got.
Prabash Saturday, 16 November 2013 09:21 AM
They are just asking for an inquiry. Why the government afraid of conducting such
raspi Saturday, 16 November 2013 09:19 AM
LOL Typical gamey godey style. No wonder our international relations are deteriorating so fast
ram Saturday, 16 November 2013 09:09 AM
the women with photo's still looking their love once, are not in the internal inquires ?.
Lanka Shantha Saturday, 16 November 2013 09:09 AM
We know after one month you will say " ok partial investigation will be allowed by the UNO on war crimes"
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