UN Torture Prevention Body visits HRCSL
Posted on April 7th, 2019

Dr Sudath Gunasekara

April 6, 2019   11:53 pm

The delegation of the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) has visited the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka.

The SPT Delegation met with Dr. Deepika Udagama, Chairperson of the Commission and Commissioners Ms. Ramani Muttetuwegama and Ms. Ambika Satkunanathan and discussed issues of mutual concern and interest on 04 April.

The delegation is composed of Victor Zaharia, Head of Delegation (Republic of Moldova), Satyabhooshun Gupt Domah (Mauritius), Petros Michaelides (Cyprus), and June Lopez (Philippines).

The UN’s torture prevention body is visiting Sri Lanka from 2 to 12 April to examine the treatment of people deprived of their liberty and the safeguards in place for their protection against torture and ill-treatment.

In addition to meeting with the Human Rights Commission and civil society organizations, the four-member delegation will also meet government officials and hold discussions with relevant ministries.

Their talks in Colombo will focus on advising and assisting the Sri Lankan authorities regarding the measures they must take to be in compliance with the obligations contained in the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture.

The Subcommittee will be visiting places of deprivation of liberty and will hold discussions on Sri Lanka establishing an independent National Preventive Mechanism.

The Optional Protocol, which Sri Lanka ratified in 2017, requires such a mechanism to be established with the authority and capacity to undertake preventive visits to any place where persons may be deprived of their liberty.

During our visit we will be exploring the steps Sri Lanka needs to take to effectively prevent torture and ill-treatment of people deprived of their liberty,” said Victor Zaharia

Comments by Dr Sudath Gunasekara.

I suspect this to be another attempt to interfere with the internal affairs of this country where the Western groups with vested interests in collaboration with Tamil Diaspora is trying to collect cooked up data against the Government of this country.

Why does the Government allow this type of biased delegations to visit this country to create more headache in addition to damages done by such groups visited in the recent past. Their itinerary and the list of people they intend to meet clearly shows their hidden motives.

Why cant the Government ask them to go home without interfering in our internal matters.

Why do these people come only now to find faults with the government?. Why didn’t they come when the LTTE was murdering and torturing thousands for 30 long years. Where were they then.

 These are serious issues the Government takes immediately, if there is one in this country.

3 Responses to “UN Torture Prevention Body visits HRCSL”

  1. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    FULLY AGREE WITH YOU, DR. SUDATH. THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN REQUESTED TO GO BACK HOME IN THE SAME PLANE THEY CAME IN. BUDDHU SARANAI SRILANKA.

  2. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    QUESTION

    Where will these four ** Holier than thou ** Personalities be stationed ?

    I believe in the best of Hotel Resorts. MAY GOD PLEASE BLESS THEM.

    ***BUDDHU SARANAI **

  3. Christie Says:

    “The delegation is composed of Victor Zaharia, Head of Delegation (Republic of Moldova), Satyabhooshun Gupt Domah (Mauritius), Petros Michaelides (Cyprus), and June Lopez (Philippines).”.

    Satyabhooshun Gupt Domah (Mauritius),an Indian Colonial Parasite. This man will be the most powerful within the delegation like Yasmin Sooka with the Darusman report.

    If I remember correct it was Indian Colony Mauritius who was involved in UN and UNHCR against our country.

    Wake up Sinhalese against the Indian Empire and Indian Colonial Parasites before we end up another Mauritius.

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