The Government says it achieved victory in Geneva as the report released by the UN on incidents related to the war was not a threat to the country.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, speaking to media heads today, said that the Government is committed to go ahead with a domestic process to address the concerns in the report.
He said that earlier there were concerns the report by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights will propose Sri Lanka to be taken before the International Criminal Court.
However he said, on the contrary, the report has proposed a hybrid court court which is yet to be properly defined.
The Prime Minister said the international community is behind the proposal by the new Government to establish a credible domestic process to investigate the allegations on the war and so the Government will go ahead with that process.
President Maithripala Sirisena, who was also at the briefing, said the international community would have insisted on hard strictures and conditions on Sri Lanka in the report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, if not for the change of government in Presidential Election of January 8 this year.
“The international community is satisfied with the actions taken by the government towards restoration of rights, media freedom, good governance and other positive steps of the new government and it has positively reflected in the UNHRC report, he said.
President Sirisena said if there was no change of government, the report would have posed severe difficulties to the country. Fortunately for the country and the people, the international community came to our support, taking into consideration the positive directions taken by the new government and adoption of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution to take country back to the democratic path. (Colombo Gazette)