Rights probe within domestic laws

Ranil W 2015Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday reiterated his government’s commitment for a domestic war crime probe whilst conceding that several people have been killed during the war.

Speaking at the launch of a journal named ‘Manu Raava’, published by Colombo Law College Human Rights Association, he said that the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa who threw former army chief Sarath Fonseka into jail over white-flag massacre, cannot oppose to war crime probes.

“At the end there has to be reconciliation. Deaths have taken place and killings have taken place. There are no leaders on one side, all are dead now. Let’s go for reconciliation. If there is any prosecution, we can do it under our law,” the Prime Minister said.

“We had a court case. We tried one man – the army commander, Fonseka and we threw him jail for white-flags. How can now you say that you cannot have trial,” he said.


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