UN rights body grants Sri Lanka two more years to set up war crimes probe

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)has passed by consensus a resolution to grant Sri Lanka another two years to set up a credible war crimes investigation into the civil war.Further,Tamil national Alliance has demanded the government of Sri Lanka to adhere to the commitments and include foreign judges in a judicial mechanism to probe… Continue reading UN rights body grants Sri Lanka two more years to set up war crimes probe

We don’t want to reopen old wounds,’ says Sri Lanka President Sirisena

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has backed out on the commitment made to the United Nations Human Rights Council(UNHRC) over wartime atrocities against Tamils.He said that he will now ask the UNHRC to reconsider a 2015 resolution which called for credible investigations into alleged atrocities. However,President’s cohabitation government distanced itself from his stance and said… Continue reading We don’t want to reopen old wounds,’ says Sri Lanka President Sirisena