TNA Wants International Court, Not International Probe: Senathirajah
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) wants an international court to try cases of war crimes identified by the investigations conducted by the Office of the High Commissioner’s Investigation for Human Rights on Sri Lanka (OISL) and not another international “investigation”, senior TNA leader, Mavai Senathirajah, clarified on Monday.
Speaking to Express about the popular Tamil demand for an “international investigation”, the Jaffna district MP said that the investigation conducted by the OISL following the March 2014 resolution of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), was an international investigation.
“As such, there is no need for another international probe,” Senathirajah said
The report of the OISL is expected at the end of this month. The High Commissioner’s office had conducted it under the supervision of distinguished persons.
“What is needed now is a judicial follow up, and this has to be an international court with the involvement of foreign judges, Senathirajah said.
However, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has already rejected an international court saying that Sri Lanka has not signed the Rome Statute accepting the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.
But Senathirajah is confident that the UNHRC investigation’s report will necessitate an international judicial process. “We will reply to Wickremesinghe after the OISL’s report is out,” he said.
The report is expected to be hard on Sri Lanka and the TNA believes that it can press its case for an international judicial process, arguing that the Tamils had never secured justice under the Lankan legal system. The Northern Provincial Council recently passed a resolution seeking an international judicial process on the same grounds.
(The New Indian Express)
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internation court for a home problem hope this must be a joke its like take your home problem to the public
After the domestic investigation you have to find the culprits and charge them and then bring them to the international court. The problem is, you being in the government and in the opposition it wont be a easy task for the TNA to be impartial in this matter. All this nonsense should have been told to the Tamils before the election. Let Kumar Welgama be the leader of the opposition and the TNA should join the so called national government and they can keep playing the fool with the Tamils.
Fine, but culprits from both parties must be prosecuted including TNA, Nediyavan in Norway, Indian government, Tamil Nadu government etc who have supported the conflict so that innocent civilians got killed from both sides.
Also any investigation must cover the whole period from 1993 to 2009 rather than what ever the small period of the conflict that is favorable at the courts to one particular party.
Then we’ll see what happens.
You left out Adele Balasingam who is living comfortable retirement in the UK.
There’s pictorial evidence of Adele training women LTT cadres and adorning them with cyanide capsules when graduating.
I am sure it was Adele’s trainees who cleared Rajiv Gandhi and Jeyraj Frnandopulle.
The TNA wants a judicial follow-up and SL is not a signatory to the ICC.
It is best to set up local judiciary to try all assessed to be guilty in the UNHRC report.
We have eminent judges of the caliber of Justice Sarath de Abrew and former CJ Sarath Silva who can deliver international standards justice.