Sir Desmond’s mandate was not extended
Posted on August 28th, 2015

Mahinda Gunasekera Toronto, Canada

August 27, 2015

His Excellency, Maithripala Sirisena
President of Sri Lanka

Copy to:  Hon. Ranil Wickremasinghe, Prime Minister
”      ”     Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs
”       ”     Mr. P.B. Abeykoon, Mr. Saman Ekanayake and Mrs. Chitranganee Wagiswara

Your Excellency,

It is somewhat puzzling to note that the government headed by you has decided not to extend the
services of the renowned experts including Sir Desmond de Silva, QC, retained as advisers to the
Justice Paranagama Commission on the subject of ‘Disappearances in Sri Lanka’ and incidents of
War Crimes and violation of International Humanitarian Law by Sri Lanka’s Armed Forces, apparently
based on protests made by leading TNA politicians and certain lobbyists linked to foreign funded
NGOO, and the pro-LTTE group funded ‘Sri Lanka campaign for Peace and Justice’ based in London, UK,
of which strangely one of the UNSG’s three member Panel of Experts on Sri Lanka,  i.e. Yasmin Sooka
is a key spokesperson.  The timing of the termination of the services of the experts could affect Sri
Lanka adversely as the whole issue is likely to be taken up at the September 2015 sessions of the UNHRC
in Geneva.

The legal experts who served as advisers are highly reputed legal minds who have even been retained
by the UN on similar issues taken up by the ICC.  It is our responsibility to provide the best legal defence
to safeguard the interests of members of Sri Lanka’s Armed Forces who sacrificed a great deal risking
their life and limb to eliminate terrorism and usher in an era of peace, after over three decades of murder
and mayhem unleashed by the internationally designated terror group known as the LTTE.  The charges
of war crimes are based on so called ‘Credible Allegations’ claimed by the UNSG’s Panel of Experts, which
they reached on one sided information that they recommended be locked away for the next 20 years.

Please do not shut the door in receiving proper advice from world renowned legal experts to please those
who were supportive of the LTTE’s goal of carving out a separate state from the sovereign territory of
Sri Lanka through every means of violence including suicide terrorism.

Yours sincerely,

Mahinda Gunasekera
Toronto, Canada

2 Responses to “Sir Desmond’s mandate was not extended”

  1. Christie Says:

    The Governor Chandrika, Kankani Ranil and the Coolie Sirisena have to follow the directions of the Empire.

  2. Nimal Says:

    This is a surprise to us that Sir Desmond’s mandate is not extended.He is son of Fred.E.deSilva and Grand son of George E de Silva who had the ear of the former good UNP Prime ministers.I think SL had caved into a sinister plot of the international meddlers who will rubbish the the present government’s effort to have our own investigation.They have fallen in to their trap.With Sir Desmond’s involvement would have added some prestige and authority or legitimacy to this investigation,that would shut the enemies of the country for ever.
    Hope we will not be tempted to hire some local judges and lawyers who may have some skeletons in the cupboard that would be later be exposed to rubbish the investigation.
    How about getting getting the former British former CJ Rt Hon Lord Wolfe? He may be connected to our famous judge Leonard Wolfe?No one could dare dispute his decisions or observations.

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