PM says concerns mainly on judiciary

Ranil-Wickramasinghe1Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says during talks on the resolution on Sri Lanka submitted to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the main concern was on the judiciary and not the security forces.

Speaking at the National Management Conference in Colombo today, the Prime Minister said that questions were raised on the strength of the judiciary.

He said there was a concern Sri Lanka’s judiciary may have suffered particularly after former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake was impeached and removed from office by the former Government.

The Prime Minister however said that the domestic process to address concerns on incidents related to the war will not be mainly at the court but in ensuring National unity and reconciliation.

“Everyone agrees that we should find out the truth. We have to look at the victims. About compensation and what else we can do for them. As one of the members in the TNA told me, all that we do will not bring the dead back to life. But let us ensure it will not happen again and there is unity,” he said.

He said that the Government, through a domestic mechanism, will establish a Missing Persons office, Special Counsel and Truth Commission.

The Prime Minister said that the Truth Commission will include a compassionate council which will look for compassion.

He said that simply pursuing a legal process will be never ending so after discussing with all parties concerned it was decided to go ahead with a Truth Commission which best suits Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)

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  1. All know very well,those who were died and gone will not come back.Here,one had to think how all these deaths happened?Most of the people missing were taken by the soldiers and never returned back.all know very well they were killed by the forces and dumped some where.So,the goverment has to punish those racist soldiers to punish in an international courts because the victims never rely on the srilankan goverment.Further Mr.Ranil Wikramasinghe should reveal the name of the TNA member who passed the comment.Tamils want to know his name.He must be a boot licker.

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