The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) held talks with the United National Party (UNP) leader, Ranil Wickremasinghe, on how to respond to the report by the OHCHR Investigation into Sri Lanka (OISL), Mr Wickremasinghe told the Uthayan newspaper.
“We have held talks with the Tamil National Alliance on finding a political solution to the ongoing problems in the North-East and how to respond to the report to be presented to the UN Human Rights Council this September,” Mr Wickremasinghe was quoted by the Uthayan’s Saturday print edition as saying.
“The understanding needed to create good governance was present between us and the TNA. I am hopeful that the TNA will be support the continuous of good governance.”
“Once the UN report comes out we will have to respond to the UN Human Rights Council regarding all its aspects. A report regarding this needs to be submitted to the UN.”
“We are not signatories to the Rome Statute. Therefore, we need to find a solution within our justice system.”
“After seeing this report, we expect to create a justice mechanism that is accepted by the Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims and the international community,” he added.
Meanwhile, the United National Party Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe speaking at a meeting held in Kurunegala recently said that President Maithripala Sirisenawill be the Defence Minister in the Government of United National Front for Good Governance and therefore there need be no fear of threat to national security under the future government.
He went on to say that Mahinda Rajapakse was going round the country saying that there is a threat to national security and that the country will be divided.