UN reiterates calls for credible probe on war related incidents

Farhan HaqThe United Nations (UN) has reiterated calls for a credible investigation on incidents related to the war in Sri Lanka.

Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General said that the UN has made clear what the guidelines for what a credible investigation will entail.

He said this in response to a question posed on a comment made by President Maithripala Sirisena that he will not invite foreign judges to be involved in the judicial process after investigating incidents related to the war.

“The Human Rights Council can evaluate for themselves how it’s going, but we want to make sure there is a credible investigation into this.  And we have made clear what our guidelines are for what a credible investigation will entail and so we will continue to be in dialog to make sure it happens,” he said.

Speaking at the Law Conference in Wadduwa on Saturday, the President said that he has faith in the local judiciary and he feels all that needs to be done is to strengthen the judiciary and ensure it is independent.

International human rights groups have been calling on Sri Lanka to invite foreign judges to ensure the domestic process to investigate human rights abuses related to the war are credible. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Human Rights Council is gang of clowns and cheaters. First do credible investigation in Iraq, Afganistan. There is no war crime in SL.

  2. My uncle was one of the 600 unarmed policemen killed by LTTE. They surrendered to LTTE with assurance from LTTE that they would not harm but were lined-up and shot by LTTE in June 1990. Will UN support the investigation of this incident and bring those who are responsible for killing 600 unarmed policemen? There are at least 600 families still waiting for justice.

  3. The West wants to nail former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, so the Chinese won’t have upper hand in Sri Lanka. Second the West has unfinished business, President didn’t stop the war when the West had ordered to stop it. I didn’t stop exposing the condition of outback and detention centres in Australia when the Australian government warned, but I still pay for it. Only people like us know the ruthless West. We can’t stop it, otherwise we have to live under minority Westerners forever. Therefore, we need more people to expose their tricks to educate the majority. The sky has to cry to make the earth smile. Some people’s life will be like the sky. Unless they cry, others can’t smile. Whatever money the Rajapaksas have taken, is it worth after all this humiliation and sufferings? However, it is a good experience for them. Now they know how the enemies can get them. I knew it will be brutal for the Rajapaksas, the worse is yet to come. The West punished me, even though I didn’t commit a crime nor taken anybody’s money. Just wait and see what is coming for the Rajapaksas. Then only you know the 21st century Westerner who preach democracy and human rights while occupying others’ homeland.


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