The Government says high-level talks have begun with regards to the domestic investigation over some of the incidents related to the war.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mahishini Colonne said that relevant authorities, at high-level, continue to be engaged in internal consultations on matters related to the domestic mechanism and that they also recognize the need to consult all stakeholders on these issues, in time.
The spokesperson was responding to the statement made at the UN Human Rights Council by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.
In his address at the 29th session of the Council this week, the High Commissioner referred to Sri Lanka saying his office will remain very engaged in discussions with the Sri Lankan authorities on the need for transparent and inclusive processes to develop credible mechanisms for accountability and reconciliation, ahead of his report to the September session of the UN Human Rights Council.
He also encouraged the Government to consult broadly with all political parties, civil society, and above all victims and their families, to ensure full national support and ownership of these processes. (Colombo Gazette)