Sri Lanka has agreed to foreign judges by cosponsoring the last three Resolutions on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran said today.
He told Parliament it was disappointing to note a statement made by Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana that Sri Lanka will not allow foreign judges to be part of the judicial process in Sri Lanka.
Sumanthiran said that the statement was made despite Sri Lanka signing three Resolutions which note that Sri Lanka will agree to have foreign judges in the judicial process related to human rights.
The TNA MP asserted that the Constitution of Sri Lanka does not prevent foreign judges from being part of the local judicial mechanism.
The MP warned that if Sri Lanka fails to include foreign judges then the Tamils will push to refer Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court. (Colombo Gazette)