Biswal and FM will hold talks tomorrow

NishaUS Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal will hold talks with Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera tomorrow, the Foreign Ministry said today.

Biswal is due in the country on a short visit and she is expected to discuss the war crimes report on Sri Lanka which is to be made public in Geneva next month.

Biswal is to be accompanied by a group of US State Department officials for the discussions with the Government, during her visit.

The report by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) will be posted online ahead of the 30th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva which begins on September 14.

The report was compiled based on evidence and statements submitted by witnesses and others on incidents related to the war.

The draft agenda of the 30th session of the UNHRC notes that the report on Sri Lanka by the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights will be submitted by him on September 30, followed by a discussion.

The Government under Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has set in motion the mechanism as part of a domestic process to investigate the allegations on the war, in order to meet the expectations of OHCHR ahead of the September UN Human Rights Council session.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein had earlier said he expects mechanisms for accountability and reconciliation to be in place in Sri Lanka ahead of the September session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

The newly appointed Government will now look to speed up the process as the international community place hope on the Government to ensure accountability. (Colombo Gazette)

5 COMMENTS

  1. The West loves when designers are in-charge of foreign polices. How can a man got a design degree will be able to complete such a big task “Restructuring the Foreign Ministry and the rationalization of Sri Lanka’s diplomatic missions abroad.”

    • At least they are not wona be unemployed pseudo intellectual like you. Antany I took your offer and came to Wellington and hung round for six days for you to man up and show up. All you could do was to leave abusive message on my mobile. No wonder your own Tamil community not having a bar of you. Get a job as tax payer I am sick of LTTE sympathizer like you sponging of our tax money from the dole.

      • When are you going to publish a comment under your real identity? If you know better why are you hiding under bogus names?

  2. We saw in previous govt. has defend country sovereignty and democracy which that undermined by LTTE ‘s act of Tamil Terrorism.

    Due to act of Terrorism – LTTE, that gun rule politics of 30 years has given one option was a dead end long standing democracy governance in Sri lanka.

    The” war crime” against MR and other sponsor by US and other western nations it is neither practical nor even desirable .
    We understand a different version of encouraging one that safeguards the considerable benefit of a currant Terrorists activities in Globally.

    In fact modern global democracy while explicitly recognizing by US the virtues of Terrorist diversity the centrality against democracies governance.
    Do you want to ignored challenge by Terrorism recognize the anti- democracy movement ? by US !

    World leading democracy nations can no longer be ignored LTTE act of Tamil terrorism allowed remain free riders on rampant terrorism on our system of democracy.

    The quest for democracy governance is a fool’s errand , both because Sri lanka governments are unlikely to cede significant control to Tamil terrorist and because harmonizing rules would not benefits democratic societies with diverse needs and preferences of majority people’s democracy.

    There is no’ war crime committed’ by MR and leading persons, who fought against Tamil terrorism and defeated war in the battle field.

    This was battle between Democracy and Terrorism.
    We wish to know, that where US stand for?

    It is war forced by LTTE has to be defeated to protected nation sovereignty and democracy by elected mandate given by People of Sri lanka?
    How can that become War Crime?

  3. This report was another stupid idea from the US. It was intended to bully Rajapaka but now its Sirisena who will suffer and Rajapaksa will have the last laugh.

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