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* Sri Lanka parliament to commence debating the UN investigation today
Tue, Jun 17, 2014, 12:10 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's parliament today will begin the debate on the comprehensive international investigation mandated by the United Nations Human Right Council (UNHRC) to probe alleged war crimes.

The debate will commence at 2:00 p.m. on today (17th) and will conclude at 6:30 p.m. for the day. It will resume on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. A vote will be taken at the end of the debate if needed at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday. Parliament will convene at 1:00 p.m. on both days.

A motion signed by nine parliamentarians against the international investigation on Sri Lanka was submitted to the Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake on last Tuesday (June 10).

The motion submitted by MPs Achala Jagodage, Malini Fonseka, Janaka Bandara, Uditha Lokubandara, A.H.M. Azwer, Shantha Bandara, J.R.P Suriyapperuma, Nimal Wijesinghe and Duminda Silva says that the Investigation against Sri Lanka by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights should not be held.

"This Parliament resolves that the investigation to be conducted against Sri Lanka by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights should not be carried out on the ground that such a course of action is detrimental to the process of reconciliation and peace and that it erodes the sovereignty, dignity and stature of Sri Lanka," the motion reads.

Sri Lanka flatly rejected the investigation mandated to the OHCHR by the adoption of the UNHRC resolution 25/1 in March this year and refused to cooperate with the "OHCHR-driven so called comprehensive investigation emanating from it (resolution)."

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