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Sri Lanka is looking at a holistic and a long lasting solution for human rights and stressed the need to go for a truth seeking Mechanism within the framework of the constitution of Sri Lanka, Foreign Minister Ali Sabri said today.

He told a news conference that the policy of the Ranil Wickremesinghe government was not to agree on an external mechanism as the Constitution of Sri Lanka does not allow that.

He said Sri Lanka would advocate for a domestic mechanism which is transparent and acceptable to all the communities living in the country.

“We have continuously engaged with the international community. We are not interested in any confrontations. We are only interested in cordial relationships with all multilateral agencies and bilateral countries. That is the policy of this Wickremesinghe government. Specific instructions have been given for engagement. We are looking at a holistic solution or a lasting solution to the problems or the grievances of all parties who have suffered the long term conflict of this country,” he said.

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  • Nadia Karunaratne Monday, 05 September 2022 04:04 PM

    Sri Lanka has demonstrated a flagrant and ongoing indifference to the human rights of its citizens. It has had years to make changes and has failed. It cannot be trusted to improve its appalling record without external oversight not least as perpetrators of the worst violations remain in positions of power.

    Lanka peiris Monday, 05 September 2022 04:11 PM

    Hon. Foreign Minister Ali Sabri please restructure the ministry by appointing only essential qualified staff, who are able to speak up for SL and stop foreign service dummy appointments based on relationships and friendships of politicians. Stop appointing dummies to enjoy holidays at public expense,

    joshua Monday, 05 September 2022 04:19 PM

    time again and again somebody comes and utters about domestic mechanism but nothing happens. I wonder whether the international community even has the list of broken promises. if so, it must be pretty long.

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 05 September 2022 04:27 PM

    Bullshit Domestic Mechanism harping for the past 30y. You as a minority, still want to lick the shit of those in power to keep your post and family knowing very well Sinhalese do not have the balls to implement a civilized culture of human rights with empathy.

    Senthupala Malwana Monday, 05 September 2022 04:28 PM

    Puka Hodanna is back again - you have a great job to wash the back of Gota now!! Stop talking nonsense, Ali.

    Ranbanda Monday, 05 September 2022 04:35 PM

    Now you have switched from GR to RW ? Whom are you trying to protect ? Don't play the same record that has been going for the last 3 years. None of the civilized countries will accept it. Besides you are a person who came from the back door and not elected by the people, so GROBR

    Aram Monday, 05 September 2022 04:53 PM

    It's not realistic that a govt which did crime against human being making inquiry within the domestic frame work

    Mark Monday, 05 September 2022 05:45 PM

    Wish u use the word Srilankan government instead of Wickremasinghes government as there is no such government

    Lasantha Monday, 05 September 2022 06:08 PM

    It seems external mechanism only for begging and borrowing - when it comes to accountability then you want domestic mechanism. We have been playing this double game for over 13 years. He is trying hard to protect war criminals. Don't take this outcast seriously , he is a lap dog of the former regime.

    T. j. Miskin Monday, 05 September 2022 06:22 PM

    I think we have the best gentleman as the Foreign Minister. I wish him all the best if he cooperates and works wi Ranil Wickremesinghe the President. All the best. Pick the best people for the Foreign Ministry or quit if others interfere in your Ministry

    Justice Monday, 05 September 2022 06:32 PM

    There is no home grown solutions or home grown mechanism nor home grown methods to solve the elephant in the room. The yakkos don’t have the intelligence. Seek help from United Kingdom. You asked help from IMF OKAY.So ask help from UK OR UN to solve the ethnic problem.

    Punchi Monday, 05 September 2022 07:05 PM

    By all standards, economic, moral, development we have created a failed beggar nation and this type of attitude of repeated deception only we keep us indefinitely at the bottom of the heap. Also this lying vindicates my belief that we are a 2500 civilisation - we have nothing to show for this - is a figment of our creative and imaginative mind

    rbh Monday, 05 September 2022 07:39 PM

    The domestic mechanism which is transparent and acceptable to all the communities living in the country is defaulted thats why it has gone out of the country to find mechanism. only now as you are saying still looking for lasting solution of grievance which should have done before.

    vithura Monday, 05 September 2022 07:41 PM

    International community have seen enough of Sri Lankan domestic mechanism in all spheres, but this time UNHRC should make sure that there is no more spinning yarns.

    gobsun Monday, 05 September 2022 10:34 PM

    The country must allow outside if it is unable to investigate itself. Lets start with Batalanda.

    Karalasingam Sivalingam Monday, 05 September 2022 10:36 PM

    If external mechanism is not heeded, govt. must hasten implementation of the grievances of the disappeared with housing, employment, educational and a pension scheme, draging this issue further would affect SriLanka's image in the world fora and tend to engineer certain sanctions against SriLanka. Implantation of the 13th amendment is a better solution as well.

    Tony Pereira Tuesday, 06 September 2022 01:46 AM

    There is no Independent, Transparent DOMESTIC mechanism also.

    Hawkeye Tuesday, 06 September 2022 04:11 AM

    Mate! you are playing from a dud trumpet and it will not be heard in the international forum anymore. When you are going around with a broken begging bowl you will have to listen to what the mighty loan sheiks dictate, regardless of what your constitution may say.

    HMM Hanifa Haji Tuesday, 06 September 2022 09:08 AM

    Ali Sabri those days you washed clothes to Gota and Mahinda to enjoy the max. benefits and now you are licking back Ranil. What a shame man.

    Daring youth Tuesday, 06 September 2022 09:18 AM

    When Ranjan was being shuffled into the prison, it's the law, that's what must happen it's the law. When there is any attempt to have scrutiny about any of the forced disappearances here again oh, it's the law, it's the law, it's in the constitution we can't allow for anyone else to check about it. If the IMF had any real expectation for our country to improve they should've put in changes required to all these weird laws, and constitutional elements. IMF loan with the attitudes of MPs and government like this means, 10 or 15 years, again the same problems emerge. Developed nations don't have this amount of political murders or economic issues because they don't stagnate with the madly nationalist politics done by our politicians.

    Aquarius Tuesday, 06 September 2022 09:52 AM

    What BS! Where was any domestic mechanism? So many are behind bars and still continuing. This is just a statement to the people and a promise to the the Human Rights sessions each time, but nothing happens domestically. They should be taken to task for inaction.

    Terrence Tuesday, 06 September 2022 10:00 AM

    Your proposal will not hold water as there is interference of justice by politicians and the whole system is corrupted except for some who are not toeing the line of this government

    amir Tuesday, 06 September 2022 10:00 AM

    why don't you handle the domestic economic mess created entirely by your former boss also with local mechanism instead of going to IMF

    abhishek Tuesday, 06 September 2022 10:01 AM

    this local mechanism joke is played every year when the UN sessions come close-how shameless can these people be

    Jef Tuesday, 06 September 2022 10:26 AM

    Sri Lanka need a west minister style government to improve all kind os aspects For the nation

    Perera Tuesday, 06 September 2022 11:02 AM

    Domestic mechanism to ensure state sponsored terrorism and human rights abuses continue?

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 06 September 2022 12:37 PM

    As Justice Minister, did you have one morsel of balls to condemn Lohan Ratwatte for walking into prison and abusing the inmates? You will even say, Sinhalese shit is like wattalapan and good for Ramazan season.


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