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US Jubilant over SLís decision to probe for war Crimes PDF Print E-mail
Sri Lanka’s official decision to appoint a commission to delve in the matter of war crimes and similar atrocities alleged by the US State Department was approved by the spokesman for the US State Department, Ian Kelly with hearty appraisal.

Stating his evident approval of SL Government’s welcoming plans to investigate upon the hard accusations subjugated by the international community, Kelly insists on making thorough securitization in to the matter.
The somewhat startling improvements conveyed by the Sri Lanka news boards had certainly made Ian Kelly impress upon the fact that ‘SL is finally giving in’, judging by his comment of “this is exactly what we would expect Sri Lanka would do, to look into these very serious allegations of human rights abuses.”

Yet, Sri Lanka’s Human Rights Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe in a press briefing in Colombo on Monday, 26 October stated that “the Report of the US State Department was based on some sources not reliable enough, such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and some such imbalance private sources”
Minister Samarasinghe further said that the third paragraph of the report itself highlights that the facts included in the report are without any legal value and cannot be proved. “They are not in a position to prove the allegation contained in the report” he said.

One must wonder on what firm ground all these accusations are found on if such proof are of negligible quality and quantity. And the mere fact that the SL Government had agreed for an investigation might implement the idea of them intimidating the Government in to their whims and wants. It is necessary to partake in the matter with far a vigilant and inspecting eye. 

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