India’s position on UN team for Sri Lanka clear: MEA
On his third visit to India this year and his first under the Narendra Modi government, Sri Lankan foreign minister G.L. Peiris, discussed with External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, the measures Sri Lanka was taking about accountability and reconciliation on the island.
“There was a fairly detailed presentation by Prof. Peiris about the initiatives they are taking for reconciliation and accountability,” said ministry of external affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin.
About India’s position on the UN sending an investigation team to the Island nation, Mr. Akbaruddin said India had abstained on voting on the matter in the United Nations Human Rights Council in March this year.
“It’s not a country specific issue but a matter of principle which we have always held…we feel international bodies need to address human rights through a cooperative framework not (through) a punitive approach,” he said.
In June this year, the UNHRC had appointed a three-member investigation panel to probe alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka.
The panel comprises Nobel laureate and former president of Finland Martti Ahtisaari, former governor-general of New Zealand Silvia Cartwright, and Asma Jahangir, former president of Pakistan’s Supreme Court Bar Association.
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Mrs. sushma, be aware of these culprits, they are dangerous fellows, wel planed cheaters and discriminators.
Dear Ashiq, India is our neighboring country and they are well aware of what took place in SL and what is going on now. Culprits, dangerous fellows, well planed cheaters & discriminators these are the names you used and I guess you are referring to present government of SL. Individuals such as Hakim, Bududeen too are in the government and these names apply them too. I suggest you concentrate more on reported 75,000 Muslims expelled from the North by LTTE.
yes of course we are always against the gruesome ltte and present racial gov that include those bleddy muslim members especially pimper fawzy.
Thank you Ashiq. If you are against bloody LTTE let you voice be heard. Let the so called ‘investigation team’ know this. Buddhists in Sri Lanka do not have any intention to grab others lands and settle in crown property. They do not want to to convert anyone to their faith by force. They only want to leave them alone. It is nice to hear your views about Muslim members in the Parliament.