‘War crimes’: Foreign judges proposed by govt. task force Report handed over to CBK, media to be briefed today
Posted on January 4th, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island

A government appointed Consultation Task Force on reconciliation Mechanism (CTFRM) has recommended the participation of foreign judges in war crimes courts to be established in accordance with 30/1 Geneva Resolution adopted in Oct 2015.

The UNP-SLFP coalition co-sponsored US-led resolution in 47-member United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

Task Force sources confirmed the recommendation that each court to be set up consist of local judges and one foreign judge.

Responding to a query, sources said that their recommendation was in line with the Geneva Resolution that proposed foreign judges including those from Commonwealth in the war crimes court.

Geneva Resolution was based on UN Panel of Experts (PoE) report that accused the Sri Lankan military of massacring over 40,000 Tamil civilians during the last phase of operations on the Vanni east front.

The CTFRM headed by Manouri Muttetuwegama comprised Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Gamini Viyangoda, Visaka Dharmadasa, Shantha Abhimanasingham, PC, Prof Sitralega Maunaguru, K.W. Janaranjana, Prof. Daya Somasundaram, Dr Farzana Haniffa, Prof. Gameela Samarasinghe and Mirak Raheem.

The government appointed CTFRM in January last year following the Geneva Resolution. Former President and head of Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) Chandrika Bandaranaike received the final report on Tuesday.

The Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms (SCRM) has invited the media to a briefing at the Information Department today at 2.00 pm.

The Muttetuwegama Task Force held consultations in the Northern and Eastern Provinces and also in areas outside the war zone over in 2016.

President Maithripala Sirisena and top government ministers have repeatedly declared that foreign judges wouldn’t be acceptable under any circumstances.

9 Responses to “‘War crimes’: Foreign judges proposed by govt. task force Report handed over to CBK, media to be briefed today”

  1. Ananda-USA Says:

    Foreign Judges to sit in judgment on Sri Lankan citizens?

    Is the Yamapalanaya ABSOLUTELY CRAZY?

    Chandrika Bandaranayaka Kumaratunga, Avamangala Samaraweera, Ranil Wikunanasinghe, and Aiyoooo Sirisena have ALL GONE MAD!

    These TRAITORS are selling out our war-heroes to please the Tamil Separatists!

    When taken together with every thing else they are doing to dismember Sri Lanka and gift our motherland to its enemies, it is a TOTAL SELLOUT!

    BASTILLE DAY is COMING for these TRAITORS!

    There will be NO REFUGE for them in Sri Lanka!

  2. Hiranthe Says:

    Three evil Sisters envied Mother Lanka.

    One of the Three Sisters, Jaya is dead. Other one, Hilary lost the election.

    CBK still survives!!

    Before disaster strike, you better give up hatred campaign lady and kick the butts of the War Crime crusaders and take care of Mother Lanka and her true sons and daughters!!!

  3. Christie Says:

    I like your comment Hiranthe. But then Banda and his Family were personal friends of Nehru. So she is doing the right thing by the Indian Empire.

  4. Nihal Perera Says:

    This is not a surprise..

    Right from the beginning this government gave into the pressure from pro-LTTE supporters in the West, which used UNHRC – their HRs mouth piece, to bring a resolution to punish SL Armed Forces for eradicating LTTE. Dumb-assed Ranil, Mangala, Chandrika, and spineless Sirisena gave into the demands of the West – supported by the pro-LTTE Tamil Diaspora, which wanted to punish SL for killing their beloved Sun God and his blood-thirsty LTTE animals.

    Ranil and his idiots who went to bed with the West & India, which helped them to defeat MR (Regime Change) have no choice now but give into the demands of the West, which includes having foreign judges to determine war crimes against our Armed Forces for defeating the worst terrorists that world has ever seen.

    No other country in the world would have agreed to allow any foreigners to investigate their Armed Forces for saving the country after 35 years of terrorism, mayhem, etc. Only our Sinhala traitors like Ranil, Sirisena, Mangala and Tamil-lover Chandrika, would do such heinous crimes against our own sons and daughters in the Armed Forces.

    This is the biggest betrayal of our Ranaviruans (Heroes) who scarified their lives to save our motherland. Shame on this regime and its supporters, for selling out our country and betraying our Armed Forces, just to please some Tamil terrorists and their pro-LTTE supporters in the West.

    If our Sinhala “modayas” don’t wake up soon and realise what’s happening to the country, they may very soon realise that they have lost their country and its dignity forever…

  5. S.Gonsal Says:

    Oh ! He will Punish the Pacha Champika , the Sinhala extremists, JVP and BBS. One more plus point.

  6. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    FIRST ! WHAT IS WRONG WITH OUR JUDGES ? THIS IS A TOTAL DEGRADATION OF OUR NOBLE JUDICIARY. WHAT HAS THE FOREIGN JUDGES HAVE AS AN EXTRA, WHICH OUR JUDGES DONT HAVE ? COULD IT BE AN EXTRA TESTICLE IN THE BRAIN ? WHO WANTS THESE JUDGES ? NO OTHER THAN THE LTTE PROXY EH ?

    THE PRESIDENT TOLD ONCE AND FOR ALL IN A VERY EMPHATIC LOUD VOICE THAT HE WILL NOT ENTERTAIN NOR ALLOW FOREIGN JUDGES ON THIS SOIL. I FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT HE HAS THE STRENGTH OF CHARACTER TO STAND BY HIS RESOLVE, NO PARTICIPATION OF FOREIGN JUDGES IN ANY ESTABLISHED COURT.

    ANANDA !! BASTILLE DAY IS TOO FAR AWAY. MR SAID THAT HE WILL *HUMPTY DUMPTY* THE GOVERNMENT WHEN THE PRIME MINISTER IS IN THE COUNTRY. MAY THE GUARDIAN DIETIES BLESS HIM.

  7. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    CTFRM VERY HIGH SOUNDING, JAW BREAKING, CONFUSION CAUSING, GOVERNMENT CONSULTATION TASK FORCE, ON RECONSILIATION MECHANISM, WHO ARE THE TREACHEROUS PROPONENTS OF THIS FOREIGN JUDGE IMPORT, TO THROTTLE THE RANVIRUVOS WHO SAVED THIS BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY FROM WILD LTTE ANIMALS. THE GOVERNMENT IS COMPLICIT. SICKENING JACKALS.

    THIS THE ONLY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WHOSE GOVERNMENT BROUGT A DAMNING RESOLUTION AT THE UN, AGAINST ITS OWN COUNTRY. SICKENING JACKALS.

  8. Sarath W Says:

    Sarath W Says:

    January 6th, 2017 at 12:00 am
    I can see Chandrika Modi’s dirty foot prints all over this report. What right this committee has to even suggest our own judges are not capable enough to conduct this alleged “War crimes” probe brought by non other than the terrorist supporters and our enemy countries? If the government accepts these judges will be biased and not capable to conduct this probe, the whole lot of them should sacked.

    If the government accepts our judges are not capable, then how can this traitor and puppet president and this corrupt incompetent government sworn by one of this incompetent judge be legal?

    Puppet My3 has told several times he is against the participation of foreign judges. If one can believe this two tonged traitor who has several times made such statements just to mislead the voters, then he should immediately sack this Task Force of suckers

  9. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    HONOURABLE MINISTER WIJEDASA HAS PROFOUNDLY DECLARED THAT HE HAS **NO** CONFIDENCE IN THE CONSULTATION TASK FORCE, OBVIOUSLY BECAUSE IT IS COMPOSED OF MECHANICS WHO HAVE CONJURED UP A RECONCILIATION MECHANISM, WHICH FITS THE IDEOLOGIES OF THE CONSULTATION TASK FORCE, WHO ARE BASICALLY MECHANICS WHO HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA OF WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO BE CONSULTED ABOUT. HENCE TO PULL THE WOOL OVER THE EYES OF THE PUBLIC, THEY HAVE GIVEN THEMSELVES A HIGH SOUNDING NAME, *THE CONSULTATION TASK FORCE* MY FOOT. WHAT IS THE PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE OF THIS CON SULTATION ASK FORCE ?

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