Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga using her position to bring disrepute upon armed forces – Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Posted on February 23rd, 2017

  By Yusuf Ariff Courtesy Adaderana

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the statement made by Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga to foreign correspondents in Colombo last week to the effect that war widows in Sri Lanka now face ‘widespread’ sexual exploitation by members of the army among others, is a matter of grave concern.”

The rape and sexual exploitation of women in the war zone both during and after the war was one of the main unsubstantiated accusations made by two irregularly set up investigations against Sri Lanka within the UN system – the Darusman report of 31 March 2011 and the Navi Pillai/Zeid Al Hussein report of 16 September 2015.”

The latter report had a whole chapter of about ten pages devoted to the subject of rape and sexual exploitation, the UPFA MP said in a statement.

He said that with days to go for the 34th Sessions of the UN Human Rights Council, a former President of Sri Lanka and a former Commander in Chief of the armed forces now says that our armed forces are sexually exploiting war widows in the north.

What we have here is a former President of Sri Lanka and a former Commander in Chief of our armed forces echoing the accusations made by our enemies in what is obviously a deliberate attempt to vilify our armed forces on the eve of the UNHRC meeting.”

Rajapaksa said that Kumaratunga holds the position of head of the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) which functions under the Presidential Secretariat and the statements she makes goes to the world as the official position of the Sri Lankan government.

The Sri Lanka Army’s statement rebutting Mrs Kumaratunga’s accusations does not carry any weight, he said, adding that the President himself should condemn the statement.

When a former President and commander in chief makes such a statement the person to respond should be the present President and the Commander in Chief.”

As a former President and Commander in Chief myself, I call upon the President to publicly condemn the statement made by Mrs Kumaratunga.”

The government should also seriously consider whether Mrs Kumaratunga is fit to be the head of ONUR as she is using that position to bring disrepute upon the armed forces of Sri Lanka,” he said.

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One Response to “Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga using her position to bring disrepute upon armed forces – Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa”

  1. Ananda-USA Says:

    Here is a PARA-GATHI former President, the Choura Rajina, defaming the Armed Forces she failed to protect and lead to VICTORY even when she was President.

    Driven by INSANE JEALOUSY of those who CAN DO and DID DO it, this apology of a leader has become a TOOL of Western Neocolonialists and the Separatist Tamil Diaspora and is trying to DEMOLISH THE ACHIEVEMENTS of the MR/UPFA government.

    What a SHAME! Not even love of one’s own Motherland and one’s own long suffering People can prevent this JEALOUS WOMAN from getting her pound of flesh from those who have SUCCEEDED where she abjectly FAILED!

    This is a classic example of IMMORAL UNPATRIOTIC behavior of an EGO-DRIVEN leader who demands honor and status based on HEREDITY and not on PERFORMANCE!

    Her REVERED long-departed PARENTS must be SQUIRMING in SHAME!

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