Moon’s Committee already prejudiced on SL War Crimes
It is reported that the special advisory panel appointed by UN Gen secretary Ban Ki Moon to investigate war crimes in Sri Lanka, are actually coming here with the foregone conclusion that war crimes have actually taken place.
Political observers are of the belief that what ever report they produce
afterwards under these circumstances can create a crisis as an
impartial report cannot be expected by this team who are already of the
belief that war crimes has happened here. These three members are also
scheduled to meet the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission.
These observers also said that due to the failure of our diplomatic
officials to expose the false reports sent against Sri Lanka to the
international community by friends of the Tigers, the UN secretary
general had to setup this panel.
In an interview with the BBC's Sinhala service, Spokesman for the UN
secretary general, Farhan Haq said referring to a statement made by the
General Secretary, Farhan Haq said, "He said that he is pleased that the
panel is now able to visit Sri Lanka to meet with the Lessons Learnt
and Reconciliations Commission (LLRC)". But said he wasn't sure.
However, the UN spokesman refused to confirm or deny a visit to Sri
Lanka. ."We can't confirm if the panel will travel to Sri Lanka or will
meet the LLRC in some other location", Farhan Haq told the BBC
Political Bureau member of the JVP Wijitha Herath stated at a press
conference that the JVP will never approve anyone, be it Ban Ki Moon or
anyone else, trying to poke their fingers in to the internal affairs in
Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka too seems to be strongly opposed the
government’s decision to allow Ban Ki Moon’s team to Sri Lanka.
Ranawake claimed that by allowing the UN committee to discuss the matter
with TLLRC it will only extend support to this report which could
breathe new life to the UN committee.