Extension of the mandate given by Human Rights Council Resolution A/HRC/25/1- OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka
Posted on August 23rd, 2014

SPUR (Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights for Sri Lanka Inc)

To High Commissioner for Human Rights 21 August 2014

Extension of the mandate given by Human Rights Council Resolution A/HRC/25/1

OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka

We notice with concern and alarm that the Time Frame referred to in the Terms of Reference for the OHCHR investigation on Sri Lanka, guided by UNHRC Resolution A/HRC/25/1, has been arbitrarily extended. We urge you to rectify this matter immediately as this level of deceitfulness neither improve the image of the anti Sri Lankan biased behaviour of the retiring High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay nor portray the independence of the Office itself.

The Society for Peace Unity and Human Rights for Sri Lanka in Australia:

Acknowledging that the Time Frame referred to in the UNCHR Resolution A/HRC/25/L.1/Rev.1, Section 10 (b) dated 26 March 2014 stated To undertake a comprehensive investigation into alleged serious violations and abuses of human rights and related crimes by both parties in Sri Lanka during the period covered by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, and to establish the facts and circumstances of such alleged violations and of the crimes perpetrated with a view to avoiding impunity and ensuring accountability, with assistance from relevant experts and special procedures mandate holders;”

Noting that the Time Frame covered by the Terms of Reference of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) defined the investigation period1 as “To inquire and report on the following matters that may have taken place during the period between 21st February, 2002 and 19th May, 2009, namely:”

1 http://en.wikipedia.org/

Observing that the Time Frame given in the Terms of Reference for OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka defines the period under investigation to be that covered by the LLRC, that is, from 21 February 2002 until 15 November 2011, when it presented its report to the President of Sri Lankai”

Urge you to:

1. Acknowledge that the above extension of time is a blatant violation of the mandate given by the Human Rights Council Resolution A/HRC/25/1;

2. Rectify the arbitrary extension of the investigation period to 15 November 2011 to match with that of the LLRC investigation period; and

3. Reset the end date of the investigation to 19 May 2011 complying with UN resolution A/HRC/25/1

 

Dr Dasarath Jayasuriya

PRESIDENT

Copy: Presidential Secretariat of Sri Lanka

3 Responses to “Extension of the mandate given by Human Rights Council Resolution A/HRC/25/1- OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    As I said before bloody Endians are at it again. Interfering in SL internal affairs.

    We are totally AGAINST a UNITED SL. We want a UNITARY SL. Only Tamil aspirations? What bull is that? How about aspirations of non-Tamils?

    ” India today reiterated its stance that Sri Lankans need a political solution to the ethnic Tamil issue within the framework of a united Sri Lanka.

    India stressed that a political solution to the ethnic issue need to substantially address the aspirations of the Tamil community in Sri Lanka when a six-member delegation of Sri Lanka’s main Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance, met with India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi Friday.

    TNA delegation led by MP R. Sampanthan has made a detailed presentation to the Indian Minister on what they perceived as the current situation in Sri Lanka in terms of political environment and their engagement in the Sri Lankan government, India Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said at the media briefing today.

    He said the meeting held between the TNA delegation and the Indian Minister was part of “our effort to engage with all, the government of Sri Lanka as well as all political parties of Sri Lanka with the ongoing efforts towards reconciliation.”

    Akbaruddin said the Minister Swaraj stressed the “need for a political solution that addresses substantially the aspirations of the Tamil Community in Sri Lanka for equality, dignity, justice and self-respect within the framework of a united Sri Lanka.” ”

    – colombopage

  2. douglas Says:

    SPUR, perhaps be mandated to get involved in this “Investigation” by the UNHRC and it is within their right to pin point on the nitty-gritty of the matters related. But as far as Sri Lanka is concerned, we are very clear and have made it by public declaration that our country is NOT going to participate or even permit any assistance to the Investigating Committee in the discharge of their mandated duties. However, I am not aware what the response of our Mission in Geneva was on any of the communications sent to it by the UNHRC Committee. But no doubt. it has to follow the Government stand and would have officially notified our decision .

    So let us not waste our time in getting involved in “correcting”; “amending”; “contesting” and “assisting” in any manner in their so called “Investigation”. I believe, Israel acted in similar fashion on several occasions.

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    GOSL boycotts the UNHRC investigation. Good.

    But that does not mean patriots should boycott it.

    Please write to the LOSERS and TAMIL RACISTS. Does not matter. Still write and tell them the truth.

    [email protected]

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    OISL
    UNOG-OHCHR
    8-14 Rue de la Paix
    CH-1211 Geneva 10
    Switzerland

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