Table Ban ki Moon report & OHCHR report on Sri Lanka in the UN General Assembly / UN Security Council
Posted on September 20th, 2015

Shenali D Waduge

Two international probes have been held against Sri Lanka vis a vis the final phase of the conflict. If both international probes with international experts claim that war crimes have been committed by Sri Lanka why is there any need for a third international investigation or a domestic hybrid investigation with international judges? What is this hybrid investigation set up anyway? It is not within the jurisdiction of the OHCHR head appoint such and the GOSL would be foolish to agree. If the OHCHR is so confident of its report and it has sufficient evidence to prove its allegations against Sri Lanka the 2 damning reports (Ban Ki Moon Panel of Expert and the OHCHR investigation) alongside supportive evidence must be officially submitted to the UN General Assembly and/or the UN Security Council for them to determine whether there is substantial evidence to actually proceed to an international war crimes tribunal. This is the procedure to follow and the GOSL are warned not to play politics at this juncture by hurling war heroes before kangaroo courts that are illegal.

In May 2009 Sri Lanka militarily ended the LTTE ground force. It was natural for individuals and groups to be angry that the army brought to a close those that pocketed from the LTTE terror corporation for 30 years. It is the revenge for ruining what individuals and organizations had been thus far enjoying that is the real reasons behind the witch hunt against those that eliminated the LTTE corporation.

With the power that money and politics plays in how terrorism is steered globally it is no surprise that a lot of irregularities have taken place and with those tasked to be unbiased and impartial very much part of the wicked set up it is no surprise Sri Lanka is still struggling to convey the true story.

Some hometruths cannot be ignored

  • Sri Lanka’s armed militancy was not homegrown. It was created by India and therefore India should have no role to play in any matter related to the conflict.
  • Curiously the UN/INGOs/NGOs or international community never displayed the attention they are presently paying for justice during the last 3 months for justice for LTTE terror throughout the last 30 years
  • It is unfair and unjust to only demand justice for victims of the last 3 months totally ignoring the victims of 30 years just as it is unfair to only consider Tamils as the aggrieved party totally ignoring the Sinhalese and the Muslim victims.
  • The Ban Ki Moon Panel of Expert is being legally challenged in Sri Lanka as being illegal questioning how a report mandated to personally appraise the UNSG turned out to be the foundation for 3 successive resolutions against Sri Lanka and extensively quoted as the basis for the OHCHR Heads reports/statements.
  • OHCHR does not have any mandate to order international investigations upon a UN Member country and that must be done either by the UN General Assembly or the UN Security Council.
  • If both OHCHR Head and Ban Ki Moon believe that their internationally appointed panels have sufficient evidence to slap war crimes charges against Sri Lanka’s armed forces and commanding officers and government in charge they must produce their reports and submit them officially alongside all supplementary evidence/witness names etc to the UN General Assembly or the UN Security Council for them to decide the course of action to be taken against Sri Lanka.
  • The Ban Ki Moon report was never officially tabled in the UNHRC for Sri Lanka to officially respond to it.
  • OHCHR is trying to make a donkey out of the Sri Lankan Government who are triumphant that the West and UN is relieved that they have come into power and they can palm off some of their illegalities by turning them into GOSL approved legislation because the current government seems to care little to defend the nation, the war heroes or demand accountability for LTTE crimes from all those directly and indirectly involved in particular the 16 UNSC 1373 banned LTTE fronts and 400 individuals. The current government is making a historical blunder if they agree to accept a silly notion of a hybrid court held domestically by international judges which is a violation of the UN Charter interfering in the internal affairs of a sovereign nation.
  • The argument is very simple. 2 international probes have been held. Both claim war crimes have been committed by Sri Lanka. If we were to accept the OHCHR conclusion and if both have enough of evidence to nail Sri Lanka why would they need to appoint another investigation? Why are they hesitant to present these findings with evidence before the UN General Assembly and/or the UN Security Council. If OHCHR says war crimes have been committed there is no requirement or time and money needed to be wasted on another investigation (domestic or international) officially submit the report with evidence. That OHCHR is pushing for another investigation goes to show that they do not have evidence needed to argue in a court of law. They only have hype and sensationalism which is paid for!
  • The suggestion for another investigation by the OHCHR is because if officially filed the Ban Ki Moon report will be exposed as being illegal while the current OHCHR does not have the evidence to prove war crimes charges beyond the media and propaganda hype being paid for.
  • On what basis can the UN/OHCHR use a documentary film produced and funded by private parties that is revealing bits and pieces every year claiming to be ‘authentic’ of war crimes without showing everything at once? Is this some game they are playing with people? They cant be getting new evidence every year and if so for how many years is this game to go on?

Lets just take an example of how a real international tribunal will question war crimes:

Allegation : Prabakaran’s son Balachandran killed by Sri Lanka military

Judge:          How can you establish that Prabakaran’s son was killed by the Sri Lankan military?

Counsel :      Because Callum MaCrae said so

Because C4 documentary projects so every year

Because articles paid by the LTTE fronts say so

Because LTTE fronts say so

Because foreign politicians connected to LTTE issue statements

Because LTTE linked NGOs say so

Judge:         Do you mean to say all these were watching this being shot?

Counsel:       Well, no… but…

Judge:          What do you mean… well no .. but…otherwise how can you say that they are saying he was killed by the Sri Lanka Military?

(no response from the counsel)…

Judge:                   Throw this to the bin. Are you trying to fool around with me?

Case closed! J J J

Now you can understand why OHCHR is patting the backs of our new government for them to agree to a domestic inquiry because their illegalities can be covered and palmed off to the new GOSL. Are they so foolish to fall for this trap just to score brownie points with their political enemies? We know the answer but at the same time we hope that thought does not happen for the sake of our war heroes without whom we would not be living in peace today!

The way forward

* GOSL should recommend OHCHR to submit report and evidence to the UN General Assembly & UN Security Council.

* Sri Lankan Public must raise voice against a third investigation highlighting it as part of the witch hunt and because of lack of evidence after 6 years!

* Sri Lankan Patriots must lobby among the UN Member States raising that 2 investigations have been held and it is because there is no evidence that they are now trying to suggest a third one and demand that the OHCHR reports be submitted to the UN General Assembly without slinging mud by funded propaganda 

Shenali D Waduge

7 Responses to “Table Ban ki Moon report & OHCHR report on Sri Lanka in the UN General Assembly / UN Security Council”

  1. Independent Says:

    UN war crimes probe: Concerned citizens call for President’s intervention
    September 19, 2015, 7:32 am

    A group of concerned citizens has requested President Maithripala Sirisena to table the Report on the 2nd Mandate of the Presidential Commission on Missing Persons immediately at Human Rights Council. The following is the full text of the statement sent to President Sirisena by a concerned group of citizens, ex-public officials, retired diplomats, former members of parliament and human rights activists:

    We the undersigned, are very concerned about the mechanisms proposed in the Report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Investigation on Sri Lanka, which was presented to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva by Prince Zeid al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, on the 16th of September.

    We are particularly perturbed that the UNHRC conclusions had no opportunity to consider the rigorous legal and military analysis conducted by the international advisory council, that had on the 15th of August 2015 completed its task by issuing a report to the Government on the final phase of the war in Sri Lanka as stipulated in the 2nd Mandate of the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints regarding Missing Perso ns,otherwise is known as the ‘Paranagama Commission’.

    Thus, we would like to draw your attention to two separate paragraphs in UNHCR report, which itself laments the fact that the UN Human Rights Council members and especially the OHCR team that undertook 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 (LLRC), were not privy to the report on the 2nd Mandate of the Paranagama Commission. The advanced unedited version of the report that was released on the 11th of September 2015 stated as follows:

    ” Following signals of engagement by the newly elected Government of Sri Lanka in January 2015, and the possibility that further information might become available for the investigation, the Human Rights Council accepted the High Commissioner recommendation to defer consideration of the report until the 30th session.”

    “At the time of writing there were indications that the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints regarding Missing Persons appointed by the previous Government had received a further extension to complete its work, despite widespread concerns raised about its credibility and effectiveness. The International Advisory Council appointed by the previous Government to support the Commission on the second, expanded mandate it had been given to investigate alleged violations in the final stages of the conflict has not been extended but is believed to have submitted its report. In June 2015, two additional Commissioners were appointed to expedite the hearing of cases. In July 2015, the Government also announced the appointment of a special investigation team to expedite investigation into some cases, although its status is not known .”

    It is clear from perusing the above paragraphs of the Geneva HRC’s Report, (please draw your attenton to the highlighted section) that the UN Human Rights council was awaiting the release of the report done as per the 2nd mandate of the Paranagama Commission. It is also curious as to how the specific reference to the International Advisory Council, which was obviously referring to the expert panel assembled to carry out the 2nd mandate of the Paranagama Commission, had been ommitted in the final version of the HRC report that was released to the public on the 16th of September. We would urge your Excellency to investigate this matter, and find out as to who from the Ministry of External Affairs had advised the UNHRC to drop this reference from their report.

    As your Excellency knows, this Commission was established by the previous Government of Sri Lanka in response to the calls by the international community to have a credible domestic investigation process, and had its mandate expanded on the 15th of July 2014, to inquire into the matters of war crimes and crimes against humanity, and thus secured the services of several leading internationally renowned legal and military experts like Sir Desmond De Silva Q.C. , Professor David Crane, Sir Geoffrey Nice Q.C. and Major General John Holmes, the former commander of the SAS, to provide assistance to the Commission with regard to international humanitarian law, international human rights law, customary international law and the laws of armed conflict generally.

    The second mandate of the Paranagama Commission was thus expected to inquire into the facts and circumstances that resulted in the principle loss of civilian life in the final stages of the conflict in Sri Lanka and to issue a report on or before the 15th of August 2015. Sir Desmond De Silva Q.C. and Professor David Crane, were both chief prosecutors of an international criminal tribunal. They were both picked personally by the Secretary General of the United Nations to discharge those roles. In that role, they were both appointed at a level of an Under Secretary General of the United Nations. Sir Geoffrey Nice Q.C. was the lead prosecutor in the case against Slobodan Milosevic, the former President of Yugoslavia. In fact, all three of them, have each prosecuted a head of state. Sir Desmond prosecuted the former President of Liberia, Charles Taylor, and had him arrested and prosecuted for war crimes, for which he is now serving 50 years in prison.

    It is imperative, that this first official report from the Government of Sri Lanka, prepared with assistance from independent international legal and military professionals, is tabled forthwith to the ongoing Human Rights Council in Geneva, so that it makes a meaningful impact. It is only right that the 47 voting member countries of the Human Rights Council have an opportunity to read and digest Sri Lanka’s own independent report in order that they might make an informed judgement prior to the conclusions of the final deliberations on Sri Lanka by the HRC.

    We are deeply concerned to learn from media reports and the statements issued by the Minister of External Affairs, that this vital report dealing with the 2nd mandate of the Paranagama Commission, which has been made available to your office over a month ago, has not as yet been presented to the members of the UN Human Rights Council, which commenced its sessions on the 14th September 2015.

    It has been suggested that the present Government has been influenced by some lobbies to delay the release of this report until after the Geneva sessions are effectively over, so that the unverified allegations of up to 40,000 civilian deaths in the final months of the war contained in the Darusman Report remains unchallenged and intact.

    The announcement made in Geneva by the Minister of External Affairs, Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, that the Paranagama Report would be presented to the Sri Lankan Parliament later this month suggests that the Government of Sri Lanka has been misled into keeping this report from being considered by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. It is important that your Excellency is properly briefed on the Geneva process, and we would like to take the liberty to bring to your attention that although the OHCHR had given the Government of Sri Lanka 5 days to respond, and that deadline has already expired, the Government still has the right to table this report at the UNHRC, as the final resolution draft is still in circulation, and would only get finalized on the 24th of September 2015, and only be taken in for consideration on the 30th of September.

    Therefore, in the interest of transparency and good governance, are extremely concerned that this important Paranagama Report, prepared with the assistance of the aforementioned distinguished experts, that was expected to delve into the allegations made by the Darusman Panel, which the OHCHR was expecting has not been presented to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva this week.

    As Your Excellency is also aware, certain lobbies made an attempt to influence you against Sir Desmond De Silva, QC and the international advisory council that prepared this vital report for the Paranagama Commission, by submitting a petition to you on the 4th of August 2015, imploring on you to rescind his appointment and discontinue the panel just 10 days before they were expected to release their report!

    Your Excellency would have noticed that the petition was also copied to Prince Zeid al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Mr. Pablo de Grieff, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Truth, Justice, Reparations and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence, in a deliberate attempt to discredit the Paranagama Report in advance of its release. The petition based its request on a complaint to the Bar Standards Board in England against Sir Desmond.

    What was hidden from everyone’s eyes, was that the organization making the complaint in the UK was the Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace & Justice, which has listed the co-author of the Darusman Report, Ms Yasmin Sooka, as its Executive Director!

    The TNA M.P. Mr. M.A. Sumanthiran, led the campaign against Sir Desmond and the international panel in Sri Lanka, raising on Sir Desmond’s professional conduct in Parliament on 17 March 2015 and urged the government itself to forward a complaint to the Bar Standards Board in England.

    Having failed in his attempt to convince your Government to do this, Mr. Sumanthiran seemed to have secured Yasmin Sooka’s assistance to lodge the complaint in the UK. That complaint was used by several local civil society groups as the basis to send you a petition, in a last minute attempt to sabotage the 2nd Mandate Report of the Paranagama Commission.

    There seems to be a nexus between several individuals and groups, some of them separatist groups, based on their determination to tarnish the image of Sri Lanka with in particular the false allegation of genocide against Sri Lanka. Therefore, they are anxious to prevent the release of the aforementioned Paranagama Report to the UN Human Rights Council, as that has been prepared with inputs from an extremely credible and eminent panel of advisers.

    Keeping reports unavailable to the public and international stakeholders is not consistent with the good governance principles. Transparency is essential, and it is the duty and obligation of the Government to keep the UN Human Rights Council fully informed at the earliest opportunity possible, as the reconciliation process in our country can only succeed if all communities are satisfied that our elected Government is acting impartially and with credibility.

    We the undersigned, therefore, call upon Your Excellency to give instructions to the Minister of External Affairs of Sri Lanka to immediately table the report dealing with the 2nd mandate of the Paranagama Commission at the UN Human Rights Council and also the Udalagama Report and to make the best efforts to distribute copies of this report widely to not just the 47 members states of the HRC, but to all 193 member states of the UN represented in Geneva, and to all the NGOs and other international bodies attending the UNHRC sessions in Geneva, including members of the international media and think tank institutions.

    We also urge Your Excellency to present this report yourself to the Secretary General of the United Nations, when you visit New York later this month to attend the UN General Assembly Sessions, and to also use that opportunity to distribute the report widely to all member countries of the UN, as the decisions in Geneva are influenced by the political policy decision taken at their respective capitals. Thus briefing the national leaders attending the UN sessions in New York is important.

    The citizens of Sri Lanka and the expatriate Sri Lankan com munity are awaiting a credible response from the Government of Sri Lanka in the wake of the Geneva OHCHR report. It is the citizens of Sri Lanka who are the ones who will be most affected by the decisions taken in Geneva, and thus to have an informed view of our contemporary history in their journey towards reconciliation is important.

    Given the possible impact on the people of Sri Lanka of decisions that will be taken in Geneva, the release of these reports must be done immediately, and not after decisions are taken by the UN Human Rights Council.

    Your Excellency, thank you for your consideration of our request.

    Thank you.

    Signatories to this petition

    Hon. Veerasingham Anandasangaree, Sri Lanka

    Former member of Parliament of Sri Lanka, and current Leader, Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF)

    Prof Rajiva Wijesinghe, Colombo Sri Lanka

    (Former member of Parliament of Sri Lanka and Head of the Peace Secretariat and delegate to UNHRC)

    Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    (Former Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Former Vice- President of UNHRC; former Ambassador to France and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO)

    Tamara Kunanayagam, Paris, France

    (For mer Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva)

    Chris Dharmakirti, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    (Former head of National Council for Economic Development (NCED) and Strategic Enterprise Management Agency (SEMA), and delegate to UNCLOS in New York)

    Dr. Ranil Senanayake, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    (Systems Ecologist, and delegate to UNEP)

    Dr. N.P.. Wijaya nanda

    (Former Chairman of the Geological Survey & Mines Bureau and delegate to UNCLOS in New York)

    Dr. Kumar Rupesinghe, Colombo Sri Lanka

    (Human Rights Activist & Expert on Conflict Resolution)

    Dr. T.L. Gunuruwan

    (Former secretary to the Ministry of Transport & University Academic)

    Manohara Silva, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    (Constitutional Law Expert)

    Major General Lalin Fernando, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    (Retired Officer of the Army)

    Chanaka Ellawala, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Dr. Ivan Amarasinghe, UK

    Dr. Anula Wijesundera , Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Sanja Jayatilleka, Colombo Sri Lanka

    Hasina Leelarathna, Los Angeles, USA

    H.L.D. Mahindapala, Australia

    Asoka Weerasinghe, Ottawa, Canada

    Ajantha Premarathna, Sri Lanka

    L. Wanasundera, Sri Lanka

    Mal Munasinha, Ontario, Canada

    Ranjith Soysa, Victoria, Australia

    Mahinda Gunasekera, Toronto, Canada

    Surein Raghavan, Toronto, Canada

    Gamini Gunewardena, Sri Lanka

    Mal Munasinha, Ontario, Canada

    Charles Perera, Sri Lanka

    David Blacker, Sri Lanka

    CC:

    Hon. Prime Minister Of Sri Lanka

    Hon. Minister of External Affairs of Sri Lanka

    Mr. Maxwell Paranagama, Chairman of the Presidential Commission on Missing persons united Nations

    Mr. Zeid al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

    Mr. Pablo de Grieff – United Nations Special Rapporteur on Truth, Justice, Reparations and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence

    Yasmin Sooka, Executive Director, International Truth & Justice Project Sri Lanka

    M.P. M Sumanthiran, Tamil National Alliance

    47 members of the UN Human Rights Council:

    Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, China, Congo, C´te d’Ivoire, Cuba, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Maldives, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Portugal, Qatar, South Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Macedonia, UAE, UK, USA, Venezuela and Vietnam

  2. Dilrook Says:

    Shenali has put forward the right way to handle this. Dayan’s way doesn’t work as it panders into more and more political appeasements for India and Tamils instead of addressing the real issue.

    If Sri Lanka boldly challenges the UNHRC to table the report at the UN or the UNSC, then it is the end of the matter. It cannot proceed any further.

  3. Christie Says:

    We have to tell the world the truth. The truth is it was the Indian Imperialists terrorist arm trained, armed, financed, managed and branded Tamil Tigers by the Indian Imperialists. Yasmin Sooka, Navanatham Pillai, are two Indian colonial parasites from South Africa. Then there are the Indian vermin from the US.

  4. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    DILROOK !! THE PRESIDENT, PRIME MINISTER, AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER, DOES NOT KNOW THE MEANING OF * bold*. THEY ARE SO SERVILE TO WHITE SKIN.

    INDEPENDANT !! YOU SHOULD HAVE SUBMITTED YOUR COMMENT AS AN ARTICLE TO LANKA WEB.

  5. Lorenzo Says:

    Good petition but I have GRAVE SUSPICIONS why these following people signed the petition!

    Veerasingham Anandasangaree
    Current Leader, Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF), signatory to Vadakundi Resolution

    Prof Rajiva Wijesinghe

    Kumar Rupesinghe
    (Human Rights Activist & Expert on Conflict Resolution)

    David Blacker

  6. Christie Says:

    Christie Says:

    September 21st, 2015 at 6:03 am

    I browsed through the Indian Empire sponsored report. There is hardly any reference to the Indian Empire except about the Indian Ocean Tsunami and the Indian Peace Keeping Force. There is no mention about that India was directly involved with the Terrorist. Being an International organization any UN instrument should look in to the involvement of other countries in the internal affairs of the Country.

    I rang few contact numbers in Geneva and they are not prepared to listen to you, they are so busy. They want me to write to them and send them petitions etc. You need lots of money to do that and Indian Empire has a lot and they will get more later when the Sinhalese disappear from the island like in Mauritius etc.

  7. Indrajith Says:

    රට බේරාගත් රණවිරුවන්ට දඬුවම් දීමේ
    ‘හයිබ්‍රිඩ්’ අධිකරණයට එරෙහිව
    රණවිරුවන් හා ඥතීන් නැඟී සිටිය යුතුයි
    රණවිරු සංවිධානයේ කැඳවුම්කරු නීතිඥ මේජර් අජිත් ප්‍රසන්න

    ලසිත දුමින්ද- Divaina

    ජිනීවා මානව හිමිකම් යෝජනාව හරහා ජීවිත පරිත්‍යාගයෙන් රට බේරාගත් රණවිරුවන්ට දඬුවම් කිරීමේ දෙමුහුන් අධිකරණ ක්‍රියාමාර්ගයට එරෙහිව සියලුම රණවිරුවන් හා ඥතීන් නැඟී සිටිය යුතු යෑයි මව්බිම වෙනුවෙන් රණවිරු සංවිධානයේ කැඳවුම්කරු නීතිඥ මේජර් අජිත් ප්‍රසන්න මහතා පැවසීය.

    අද අපේ රට ඉදිරියේ අභියෝග රැසක්‌ මෙන්ම ස්‌වෛරීභාවයට හා ස්‌වාධීනත්වයට බරපතල තර්ජනයකට ලක්‌ව තිබෙන බව ද හෙතෙම ඊයේ (21 වැනිදා) කොළඹ ජාතික පුස්‌තකාල හා ප්‍රලේඛන සේවා මණ්‌ඩල ශ්‍රවණාගාරයේ පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදී සඳහන් කළේය.

    විශේෂයෙන්ම එක්‌සත් ජාතීන්ගේ මානව හිමිකම් සංවිධානය විසින් මෑතකදී ඉදිරිපත් කළ වාර්තාව මගින් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ආරක්‍ෂක හමුදා යුද අපරාධ හා මනුෂ්‍යත්වයට එරෙහිව වැරදි සිදු කළා යෑයි සාක්‍ෂි තිබෙන බැවින් දෙමුහුන් අධිකරණයක්‌ ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ පවත්වලා ඒ අනුව අදාළ අයට දඬුවම් දෙන්න කියලා නිර්දේශයක්‌ ඉදිරිපත් වෙලා තිබෙනවා.

    දෙමුහුන් අධිකරණයක්‌ පවත්වන්නට නීතියෙන් ඉඩක්‌ නැහැ. එය ආණ්‌ඩුක්‍රම 3 ව්‍යවස්‌ථාවේ තිබෙනවා. 4 වැනි ව්‍යවස්‌ථාවේත් පැහැදිලිව තිබෙනවා ජනතාවගේ පරමාධිපත්‍ය බලය අධිකරණයයි. පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසින් සම්මත කරන ලද අධිකරණ තුළින් තමයි කටයුතු කළ හැකි බව. මේ ව්‍යවස්‌ථාව වෙනස්‌ කරන්න නම් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ තුනෙන් දෙකක බලයක්‌ පමණක්‌ මදි. ජනමත විචාරණයකුත් අවශ්‍යයි.

    එජා මානව හිමිකම් කොමසාරිස්‌ගේ නිර්දේශයට අනුව නම් දෙමුහුන් අධිකරණයේ තීන්දු තීරණ ගන්න විනිශ්චයකාරවරු පමණක්‌ නොව, ජාත්‍යන්තර නීතිඥවරු, පැමිණිල්ල මෙහෙයවන නිලධාරීන්. අප රටේ නම් පැමිණිල්ල මෙහෙයවන්නේ නීතිපති දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව. මේ දෙමුහුන් අධිකරණයෙන් පැමිණිල්ල මෙහෙයවන්නේ විමර්ශන, පර්යේෂණ කරන අයයිs. ඕකට දෙමුහුන් කියන්නේ නැතිව කෙලින්ම ජාත්‍යන්තර අධිකරණයක්‌ කිව්වාම නරකද?.

    මංගල මානව හිමිකම් සමුළුවට ගිහින් කියනවා කලින් හිටිය අය තමයි වැරදි කළේ. අපි අලුත් ගමනක්‌ යනවා. ඒකට ඉඩ දෙන්න. ඔබලා කියන සාධනීය වෙනස්‌කම් කරන්න අපි එකඟයි. මොන විදිහකින් මංගල සමරවීර කිව්වේ නැහැ අපේ රට විසින් ගත් සාධනීය පියවරවල් ගැන. උදලාගම, පරණගම කොමිසමක්‌ තිබුණා. එදා කැලම් මැක්‌රේ චෝදනා කළා 40000 ක්‌ ඝාතනය කළා කියලා. ඒ වෙලාවේ මැක්‌වෙල් පරණගම කොමිසමක්‌ පත් කළා. එහිදී විදේශීය ජාත්‍යන්තර කීර්තියට පත් වූ මානව හිමිකම් අධිකරණවල ප්‍රධානීන් නිරීක්‍ෂණයට ආවා. මේක අනිවාර්යයෙන්ම සභාගත කරන්න තිබුණා. මංගලලා ඒවා සභාගත කළේ නැහැ. රටේ සියලු ජාතීන් සාමකාමීව ජීවත් වෙනවා. උතුරට දුම්රිය මාර්ග හැදුවා. ඒවා ගැන කියන්නේ නැතිව පසුගිය රජය පිට වැරදි පැටවූවා. පරණගම කොමිසම හරහා එදා 40000 ක්‌ අතුරුදන් වූ බව කිව්වාට අතුරුදන් වූයේ 7000 ක්‌ කියලා තහවුරු වුණා ජාත්‍යන්තර නිරීක්‍ෂකවරු ඉදිරියේ. ඒ අය අතර එල්ටීටීඊය අයත් ඉන්න පුළුවන්. ඒවාත් අතුරුදන් වූ අයගේ නාමලේඛනයට වැටෙනවා. මේවායින් වෙන්නේ අපේ රටේ ස්‌වාධීනත්වය ඕනෑකමකින්ම බන්දේසියක දාලා පූජා කිරීමක්‌.

    ඉතිහාසයේ විජයබා කොල්ලයට පස්‌සේ ආ දොන් ජුවන් ධර්මපාල කෙනෙක්‌ බන්දේසියක තබලා පෘතුගීසීන්ට රටේ ස්‌වාධීනත්වය භාර දුන්නා. රූකඩ රජෙක්‌ විදිහටයි රට පාලනය කළේ. අපට සැකයක්‌ මතු වෙනවා එවැනි රූකඩ ධර්මපාලලා ද අද මේ රට පාලනය කරන්නෙ. විශාල රණවිරුවන් 27,000 ක්‌ ඇස්‌, මස්‌ ලේ දන්දීලා රට බේරා ගත්තේ මේවාටද? රණවිරුවන් අත් පා පූජා කළේ රටේ ස්‌වාධීනත්වය, ස්‌වෛරීභාවය බන්දේසියක තබලා විදේශිකයන්ට දෙන්නද? මානව හිමිකම් කවුන්සිලයේ ප්‍රධානියා කියනවා අපේ අධිකරණය ප්‍රශස්‌ත නැහැ කියලා. ඒ නිසයි දෙමුහුන් අධිකරණ අවශ්‍ය කියනවා. අපේ නායකයන්ගෙන් අහනවා අධිකරණ ප්‍රශස්‌ත මට්‌ටමක නැහැ කියලා කියන්නේ කොහොමද? මිරිසුවිල් නඩුවේ සුනිල් රත්නායක රණවිරුවාට මරණ දඬුවම දුන්නා. මේ මොහොත වන විටත් ත්‍රිකුණාමලයේදී පස්‌ දෙනෙක්‌ ඝාතනය කළ සිද්ධියකට නඩුවක්‌ තවම යනවා. ඒ අයට එරෙහිව කිසිදු සාක්‍ෂියක්‌ තවම නැහැ. සාක්‍ෂිකරුවන් රට ගිහින්. මෙය අධිකරණයට කරන බරපතල පහරක්‌. අපහාසයක්‌. අධිකරණයට අපහාස කිරීම ගැන මංගල සමරවීරට එරෙහිව නඩු පැවරිය යුතුයි. ජනවාරි 8 අලුත් ආණ්‌ඩුවක්‌ තිබෙන්නේ. මාස නවයක්‌ ගත වෙලත් අධිකරණය ස්‌වාධීන නැත්ද? පසුගිය රජය කාලයේ අධිකරණය ස්‌වාධීන නැහැ කියලා කිව්වා. යහපාලන රජයෙන් අහනවා දැන් අධිකරණයට බලපෑම් කරන්නේ කවුද? බලපෑම් කරන්නේ නැති නම් ස්‌වාධීන විය යුතුයි. වත්මන් රජයේ කොන්ද පණ තියෙන කෙනෙක්‌ නම් කියන්න තිබුණා අප රටේ ප්‍රශස්‌ත අධිකරණයක්‌ තිබෙන බව. එහෙම කිව්වේ නැහැ. අප රට ජාත්‍යන්තරය ඉදිරියේ නිවට නිවාලු කරලා. දණගහලා. මේ හරහා ගන්න තීන්දු තීරණ කාටවත් වෙනස්‌ කරන්න බැහැ. චීනය, රුසියාවටත් පයින් ගහලා. හිටපු ජනාධිපති, ගෝඨාභය, රණවිරුවන් දැවැන්ත අභියෝගයකට ලක්‌ වෙලා. ඒ අයව යුද අපරාධකරුවන් ලෙස හංවඩු ගහලා දඬුවම් කරන්න හදනවා. මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ ජාත්‍යන්තර බලවේගවලට නොසැළී ත්‍රස්‌තවාදය විනාශ කළා. ඒ පළිගැනීමයි මේ කරන්නේ.

    ඒ වගේම ඉන්දියාවේ කොළනියක්‌ කරන්න යහපාලන රජය කටයුතු කරනවා. මාධ්‍යවල පළ වුණා ඉන්දු – ශ්‍රී ලංකා පාලම කඩිනමින් හදන්න යන බව. හරි ඉක්‌මන් මේ පාරවල් හදන්න. අපේ රට මේ දක්‌වා ආරක්‍ෂා වුණේ දූපතක්‌ නිසයි. සීපා බරපතල ගිවිසුමක්‌. ඉන්දියාවේ ගොවීන් උදැල්ල කරේ තියාගෙන මෙහි එයි. ඉන්දියාවේ ආර්ථික විජිතයක්‌ බවට පත් වෙනවා. මේවා හැමෝටම පෙනෙනවා. හැමෝගෙම උදව්වෙන් ජනපති වූ මෛත්‍රී හා හැමෝගෙම උදව්වෙන් අගමැති වූ රනිල්, ලැඡ්ජා නැතිව ඇමැතිකම් ගත් අය බලය වෙනුවෙන් ඕනෑම දෙයක්‌ කරයි. ඊනියා ජාතික ආණ්‌ඩුවක්‌ අද තිබෙන්නේ. ඊනියා රජයට සහාය නොදෙන මන්ත්‍රීවරුන්ට තර්ජනය, බලපෑම් කරනවා. කනගාටු තත්ත්වයක්‌ තිබෙන්නේ. විපක්‍ෂය කියන්නෙ රූකඩයක්‌ විතරද? මේක ද යහපාලනය. ලක්‍ෂ 47 නියෝජනය කරන ජනතාවගේ අයිතීන් වෙනුවෙන් කතා කරන්න බැරිද? අපි තීන්දු කළා රණවිරුවන් සියලු දෙනා එකතු කරලා, පවුලේ ඥතීන් එකතු කරලා ජාතික මට්‌ටමින් එකඟතාවකට ඇවිත් දොන් ජුවන් ධර්මපාලලාට විරුද්ධව ජනතාව දැනුවත් කරන්න කටයුතු කරනවා. මාධ්‍ය නිදහසක්‌ දැන් නැහැ. රනිල් පසුගිය දවසක මාධ්‍යයට තහංචි දැම්මා ජිනීවා ගැන පළ කරන්න එපා කියලා. අපි හිරබත් කන්න සූදානම්. මවුබිම වෙනුවන් ලේ හැලූ අපි හිරබත් කන්න අපි සූදානම්. මේ කුමන්ත්‍රණයට එරෙහිව මව්බිම වෙනුවෙන් රණවිරුවෝ පෙළගැහෙනවා.

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