High-level talks underway on domestic probe

Mahishini ColonneThe 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)

3 COMMENTS

  1. the UNHCR High Commissioner wants Sri Lanka to have transparent and inclusive processes to develop credible mechanisms for accountability and reconciliation, and to consult broadly with all political parties, civil society, and above all victims and their families.
    Did the UNHCR practice these good values when preparing the Dharusman report or the pending report by Yasmin Suka? In fact nobody knows even the persons on Suka’s panel or who they interviewed to prepare a report which apparently shown up to now only to the separatist diaspora. Are these the good processes?

  2. The UN is funded by the Western governments. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein is getting paid by the Western governments. We all know which side he will take. He will lose everything as Antany Peter; if he takes a stand for his conscience and knowledge. If he turns against the West he can’t even get a job in his own country. Would he go this far to deliver honest verdict?

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