It is a dangerous piece of legislation: GL
Posted on April 6th, 2017

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

 The Joint Opposition said yesterday the Bill to give legal effect to the International Convention to Protect All Persons from Enforced Disappearances was a dangerous piece of legislation with provisions enabling a foreign government or an institution on behalf of it to appeal for the extradition of a Sri Lankan political leader or military leader on the ground of command responsibility.

Addressing a press briefing, former External Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris said the Bill had been presented to Parliament on March 7 by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

This is not for something they have done, but for something happened within their scope of responsibility. Sri Lanka will have to oblige by all the provisions enforced by the International Convention if this Bill is enacted. The Prime Minister keeps saying Sri Lanka is not a signatory to the Rome Treaty and that a Sri Lankan could not be tried before International Criminal Court. What happens if the country seeking extradition has signed the Rome Treaty? Then, there is the damage of military or political leader extradited being ended up as a defendant before the ICC,” he said.

He said, There is a provision to set up a special High Court in Colombo to try offences in this category. No bail can be granted. The Police will be given the authority to investigate in the absence of investigations.” He said his side would strong public opinion against the bill. (Kelum Bandara)

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2 Responses to “It is a dangerous piece of legislation: GL”

  1. Ananda-USA Says:

    The Yamapalana government is led by unpatriotic people who don’t have the patriotism, intelligence, education and the skills to enact critical laws to preserve the safety of the nation and it’s people.

    They have DEMONSTRATED their RANK INCOMPETENCE and LACK OF REGARD for the safety and prosperity of the majority community of Sinhala Buddhists of Sri Lanka.

    The Yamapalanaya should be PREVENTED BY ALL MEANS AVAILABLE from ENACTING ANY & ALL LAWS until a PATRIOTIC government is RESTORED to Sri Lanka!

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    RUN-NIL should be extradited for BATALANDA killings.

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