Urgent Petition – President Maithripala Sirisena
Posted on April 2nd, 2016

BY: Sri Lankan Solidarity Movement

Dear President Sirisena,

Written below are urgent concerns that Sri Lankans living overseas (as well as within Sri Lanka) would like you to implement with immediate effect for the greater benefit of Sri Lanka.

  1. A total rejection of the report of the OHCHR as presented by the UNHRC High Commissioner in which sentence after sentence (or in its entirety) is supposition, innuendo and downright lies.
  2. A total rejection of the US resolution in its entirety that was forced upon Sri Lanka at the UNHRC.
  3. Absolute no to setting up of an office of the OHCHR in Sri Lanka to implement the US resolution which should be rejected in total.
  4. Absolutely no to hybrid courts, foreign judges, foreign defence lawyers, foreign prosecutors, foreign investigators or foreign technical assistance (whose salaries will be paid by the OHCHR which in turn is paid by the US).
  5. Absolute no to any domestic court either (whose salaries will be paid by the OHCHR which in turn is paid by the US). We can have a commission of inquiry only into any outstanding issues (not a judicial process) if at all necessary (we have already had many commissions of inquiry).
  6. Absolute no to new Acts of Parliament which if approved will enable courts of law in Sri Lanka to accept ‘evidence’ provided by anonymous witnesses whose identities will only be revealed after twenty years (these so called witnesses are in fact LTTE terrorists or their supporters and their ‘evidence’ i…

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One Response to “Urgent Petition – President Maithripala Sirisena”

  1. Fran Diaz Says:

    Agree totally with all of the Six Points in this Petition. Many thanks to the Patriots abroad.


    This is the time to look at Lanka’s near history to see how we got into this mess, and remove all the items that may bring in neo-Colonisation of the country.

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