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Human Rights violations in SL: PCoI appointed

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed a three-member commission of Inquiry to investigate, inquire into and report or take necessary action on the findings of the preceding commissions of inquiry or committees on alleged human right violations in Sri Lanka.

The commission chaired by Supreme Court Judge A.H.M.D. Nawaz consists of retired IGP Chandra Fernando and retired District Secretary Nimal Abeysiri.

The Commission has been appointed through an extraordinary gazette issued by the President yesterday (21) and required to submit its report within six months.

The Commission will inquire into, take necessary action or report on the following matters:

(a) Find out whether preceding Commissions of Inquiry and Committees which have been appointed to investigate into human rights violations, have revealed any human rights violations, serious violations of the international humanitarian law and other such serious offences;

(b) Identify what are the findings of the said Commissions and Committees related to the serious violations of human rights, serious violations of international humanitarian laws and other such offences and whether recommendations have been made on how to deal with the said facts;

(c) Manner in which those recommendations have been implemented so far in terms of the existing law and what steps need to be taken to implement those recommendations further in line with the present Government policy;

(d) Overseen of whether action is being taken according to (b) and (c) above;

  Comments - 9

  • Vipin B Friday, 22 January 2021 02:22 PM

    Mewata mata hina hina.

    Kumara Friday, 22 January 2021 02:40 PM

    UNHCR members know and work out exactly why this commission is for at this time. There were many more internal ones

    Asanka Friday, 22 January 2021 02:43 PM

    Don't expect intelligent people to fall for this. This is a big insult to all citizens of Sri Lanka

    Joshua Friday, 22 January 2021 03:05 PM

    This has never worked in SL. Just a waste of time...

    Samson Friday, 22 January 2021 04:54 PM

    Waste of time and money. All know where the violations are.

    Grace Friday, 22 January 2021 05:10 PM

    Please don't waste money collected from our taxes.

    Manage sri Friday, 22 January 2021 05:37 PM

    Now all those who vote for president gotta, are going to commit suicide because of knowing the real traitor of the mother land.

    Scam Friday, 22 January 2021 05:56 PM

    Violator appointing a commission to find out his own crimes! What an eyewash!

    Nomads Friday, 22 January 2021 06:30 PM

    It's what they are really good at most.Digging into their own sh*t !

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