UN Human Rights report on Sri Lanka is well crafted and sober: FM Mangala


Sep 17, 2015 (LBO) – The UN Human Rights report published yesterday is a well-crafted and sober report which itself says it is not a criminal investigation, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said.

Speaking at a press briefing in Colombo Samaraweera told reporters that the report gives the narrative that some of the Human Rights violations or war crimes may have happened.

“It’s up to us to investigate and ensure the justice and such thing doesn’t happen again,” Samaraweera said.

However the Minister said the proposal of establishing a hybrid special court and its technical details is not yet finalized.

“We also put forward several proposals to them, so the final decision on this hybrid system will be decided after consultations with political parties, civil society organizations and other relevant parties.”

The government has also planned to start consultations about the report recommendations with pertinent stakeholders from mid October and finalized the mechanism or structure by January next year.

“Our objective is to implement this mechanism during maximum 18 months.” Samaraweera said.

Minister has told UN Human Rights Commissioner that the government is willing to strengthen the current office of the UN in Colombo rather than establishing a separate permanent mission for HR in Colombo.

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6 years ago

Whatever said and done , Hats off to MR and his team for keeping this country in one piece.
Sad to say that a majority of Srilankans are so; forgetful, ungrateful,selfish and not in unison when it comes to such.issues.
I hope and pray that the new regime will not compromise on the integrity of this nation.

6 years ago
Reply to  Dave

Yeah unbelievable. Just think where we were headed at before 2005. Anyway 2015 presidential election was a well crafted one. The propaganda was deafening.