MR fears Hybrid Court still a possibility following Zeid visit

Mahinda MRFormer President Mahinda Rajapaksa says the idea of a Hybrid Court to investigate Sri Lanka is still alive, especially following the visit of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein to Sri Lanka.

Speaking to reporters at the Tangalle beach today, Rajapaksa said that if the military did not end the war then Zeid would not have visited Sri Lanka.

Rajapaksa said that Zeid had made clear that if any soldier is accused of committing a crime during the war then he must be dealt with according to the Resolution on Sri Lanka adopted at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva last year.

“That means the entire military will have to face the consequences,” he said.

The former President claimed that no matter what is said to the Sri Lankan public, the reality is that the country has been betrayed to the international community. (Colombo Gazette)

5 COMMENTS

  1. Like the Prince of UNHRC said: there is no interference. As long as SL conducts fair trials. Surely any soldier carrying his weapon in one hand and the human rights code of conduct in the other has nothing to fear. Or didn’t MR say so? And most certainly not every soldier will be put infrint of a (hybrid-) court – just the ones that didn’t “behave”. Like MR and his kin?

  2. Speaking of the obvious, if the military did not end the war there would have been further killings on both sides of the divide.

  3. West always happy to have terrorism somewhere as ‘weapon deals’ are the main income for some of them. When Terrorism was defeated by Rajapaksa government Army personnel and Rajapaksa became enemies of their dream. So West use UN to make arrangements to take revenge, but unfortunately current government is not taking any action to prevent West interfering Sri Lankan internal matters.

  4. “The West will impose its interests in the name of promoting and protecting human rights and strengthening justice sector institutions”.

    This is how the West is going to move forward to isolate China and its supporters in the Indian Ocean and Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Prime Minister and Foreign Minister think that they are smart. Let’s wait and see how smart they are, the time will tell us in detail. Tamils were used to undermine smart Tamils. I believe that Sinhalese have been used to undermine other Sinhalese. Indians will be used to undemine Chinese. The current leaders must understand one thing clearly. When you undermine your own people you undermine yourself and your future generations.

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