Remaining silent on the hybrid special court recommended by the UN, the US today reiterated its support for Sri Lanka’s domestic inquiry mechanism.
Tamil National Alliance’s (TNA) pro-Sri Lankan parliamentarian M.A.Sumanthiran has called the genocide resolution passed by Northern Provincial Council (NPC) an act of foolishness, the Tamil website Tamilnet has reported.
The former Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has claimed that the UN report has been written to appease the Tamil Diaspora.
The Liberal Party of Canada has announced that Canada would fulfill its international obligations by imposing ‘travel ban against those who might have been part of the chain of command within the Sri Lankan armed forces.’
The Indian Union Minister of State for Shipping Pon. Radakrishnan has stated the perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity during the Eelam War should be punished.
The Tamil National Alliance’s parliamentarian M.A.Sumanthiran has indicted the Tamil nation of committing unspeakable crimes/atrocities.
The Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has claimed that regime change had made the UN report 1000 times milder, the Colombo-based Sinhala owned newspaper Daily Mirror has reported.
International Crisis Group (ICG) has called for any ‘senior LTTE leaders who may be overseas’ to be prosecuted so that the Sinhalese can be appeased.
The report of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights ‘marks a turning point’, Callum Macrae, the director of No Fire Zone, has claimed.
‘The international component should be given pride of place and control over the domestic component in a hybrid mechanism for it to be deemed credible,’ Tamil civil society groups have said, in a statement released in response to the UN’s recommendations for a hybrid special court to investigate war crimes and crimes against humanity in Tamil Eelam.