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OISL findings are of a serious nature: UN Rights Chief

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Hinting at the contents of the report on the international investigation on Sri Lanka carried out by the UNHRC, which set for public release on Wednesday, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein notes the findings of the OISL (OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka) are of ‘the most serious nature’.

In the opening statement, which High Commissioner Zeid is due to deliver at the opening session of the 30th UNHRC session this afternoon he states that while the vision and commitment shown by President Maithripala Sirisena and the new government is welcome, the UNHRC owes Sri Lankans to ensure an accountability process that produces results and moves beyond the failures of the past.

“I welcome the vision shown by President Sirisena since his election in January 2015, and the commitments made by the new Government under his leadership. But this Council owes it to Sri Lankans - and to its own credibility - to ensure an accountability process that produces results, decisively moves beyond the failures of the past, and brings the deep institutional changes needed to guarantee non-recurrence,” the High Commissioner will note in his statement.

The report on the international investigation which came to be known as OISL (OHCHR investigation on Sri Lanka), which was mandated through a US sponsored resolution in March 2014, was due to be released at the last UNHRC session but was granted a ‘one-time only’ deferral. It is set to be released to the public on Wednesday (16) along with the high Commissioner’s recommendations and would be officially presented before the Council on September 30. (Lakna Paranamanna)

  Comments - 16

  • Dalu Banda Monday, 14 September 2015 09:53 PM

    Can he honestly tell to the world, why and who destabilized the middle east and why refugees are flooding Europe ?

    Darm Monday, 14 September 2015 04:12 PM

    Ohhhh, please find a case where a war ended without civilian casualties. This report is written by an NGO that sells human rights against the third world to please its funders. A report must be written based on verified facts and credible investigations. It is not the case here. The whole SL investigation is the key element of regime change project. UNHRC has no credibility due to its inaction for what happened in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Vietnam, etc.

    Nilanka Monday, 14 September 2015 12:37 PM

    NHRC Chief must tell what he has done so far to indict the nations that have committed large scale rights violations and wreaked havoc in Iraq and Afghanistan

    Lalith Monday, 14 September 2015 12:43 PM

    this is nothing but selling out the country

    ziyard Monday, 14 September 2015 12:45 PM

    High Commissioner Zeid you are absolutely correct when you state that there is improvement in human rights under new government.But that doesnt mean we should not prosecute sri lankan troops and the LTTE for any human rights violations in the past

    Gayan Monday, 14 September 2015 12:51 PM

    One sided findings much more serious than what American and European troops commited in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya and Syria? Sadly yahapalana will succumbed to his ploy and our brave soldiers at risk

    Perera Monday, 14 September 2015 12:51 PM

    Will this truly promote reconciliation in SL?

    ziyard Monday, 14 September 2015 12:54 PM

    Mr.Nilanka your argument is not relevant here.

    Boonda Monday, 14 September 2015 12:59 PM

    Well, shall we worry now at the big issue the nation is facing ?

    suda Monday, 14 September 2015 01:15 PM

    Very true. But will never happen. Naduth Baduth Hamuduruwange

    karthi Monday, 14 September 2015 01:54 PM

    Wimal sahodaraya will be in action soon.

    Premalal Monday, 14 September 2015 01:58 PM

    Wherever a successful reconciliation process was put together, it was preceded by an accountability process.

    Cheers Monday, 14 September 2015 06:43 PM

    This fellow is also now taken over by the Tamil refugees and Tamil diaspora why not check all other countries of their day light bombings and killings

    Ravi Tuesday, 15 September 2015 07:41 AM

    So sad to see how self righteous people are. The violations are not just to terrorists but all Sri Lankans alike. White vans and disappearences of journalists and a government that either promoted or ignored them née to be held accountable. If we want to be a part of the international community we need to answer to any alligaton brought forth.

    Soma Tuesday, 15 September 2015 02:14 PM

    Wimal, keep silence. Let Yahapaluwo handdle it if possible by themselves.

    Hiran Monday, 14 September 2015 03:42 PM

    Thank you for your hardwork findings on serious violations of HR issues in Sri Lanka. While, we all Sri Lankans pledge to improve our system, I greatly appreciate your leadership, courage, unbiased willingness and hardwork to come up with similar reports on the HR violations known to the whole world committed by the US, Briton, France and their allies. Shall you have failed to do so ASAP, we all consider you and the organisation that you represent is a waste of space and disgrace to Human Race! For your kind information sir, the writer of this comment admits that he has sufficient knowledge in International Affairs. Thank you!

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