Ex LTTE negotiator rejects assurances given by Sri Lanka

Rudrakumaran TGTEA former LTTE peace negotiator, Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, has rejected the assurances given by the Government to address the accountability issue related to the war.

Rudrakumaran says based on the statements made by Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera in Geneva recently, Sri Lanka’s rationale for transitional justice is preposterous and the international community should insist that the Government changes it.

“The High Commissioner in his oral report has, of course, noted some incremental progress in Sri Lanka’s measures for implementing the resolution. But he has also pointed out the danger of the commitment for justice getting stalled and dissipated. He has expressed concern that the PTA continues to be used mostly against Tamils; those accused to have committed systemic crimes of kidnap and murder had been allowed to continue to hold public office and enjoy impunity. Samaraweera has failed to respond to these serious averments,” Rudrakumaran said.

He also said that Samaraweera has failed to acknowledge the conclusions reached by the High Commissioner in his September 2015 report and  has failed to acknowledge the charges of forced disappearances, kidnap and murder, sexual violence and the detention of former LTTE cadres without charges.

 

Rudrakumaran also said that in spite of the High Commissioner or human rights repeatedly urging the Government that international judges be included in any domestic mechanism as promised by Sri Lanka, the President is consistently ruling out such a possibility at all. (Colombo Gazette)

9 COMMENTS

  1. If international jurists have to be part of the war inquiry, then the Govt of SL can appoint international jurists to investigate LTTE remnants living overseas. This has to satisfy UN.

  2. Rudrakumaran believes the foreign power which invades others’ homeland on genocide and kill in millions.

  3. this guy was directly involved in terrorist activities in Sri Lanka and he is one of the few terrorist currently living and he should be punished for all the terrorist activities done in SL by his terrorist organization. he should not have any rights to talk about accountability for dead terrorist

  4. This guy is living with hate Cancer that is consuming him and end of the day he is going to be the biggest loser.Wehave seen it when he was. The mouth piece for LTTE rubbing shoulders with ruthless Prabakarn never had sympathy towards any living being. His only goal was to have Eelam.Never spoke against child recrument .de facto state run by the LTTE. Collected funds under false pretense used this money to buy out politicians Nd NGO,s.After all by declaring war with LTTE Sri La kan Govt was only meeting its obligations in safeguarding and protecting its people.
    Sri Lanka has enough powerful international friends who will support and stand with Sri Lanka on war crime issues,It is a well known fact that you and Tamil Sangam in USA has started working hard to realize your Eelam dream .Rest assured that we Sri Lankans Sinhalese Tamils,Muslims,Burgers,Moors,Malays,Boras,Sindis,and vaddas are behind Sri Lankan Govt. And will support govt .on its stand.Why don’t you do some thing useful in your adopted country rather than propagating false propaganda and dream of becoming The Primeminister of Eelam!I!! Heve some decency and respect to your Mother Land for the free Education you had!!!

  5. This is a man who masterminded the slaughter of Tamils and other communities in Sri Lanka by promoting, financing murderous Velupillai Parabahakaran. This is a man who is investigated in USA for his legal misdeeds, misappropriating client’s money that was in a trust. This man has no respect for anybody other than promoting himself, so called Prime Minister of the tamils government in exile. Apart from funding slaughter of innocent people, this man cannot be proud of himself. He should not ever set foot in Sri Lanka, suggest he remain in in USA among other financers of the terrorist group that he helped to set up and funded.

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