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* Tamil civil society in Sri Lanka's North and East denounce US resolution
Mon, Mar 10, 2014, 01:18 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 10, Colombo: A Tamil civil society in Sri Lanka's Northern and Eastern Provinces has denounced the US resolution on Sri Lanka presented before the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva.

The Tamil Civil Society Forum (TCSF), a network of Tamil civil society activists in the North and East, has denounced the draft of the US resolution, a local media report said.

"If there is to be a proper international investigation, it must involve criminal prosecutions and a Commission of Inquiry is needed as an important part of the process towards that," the TCSF was quoted in local media.

An activist and founder-member of TCSF, Kumaravadivel Guruparan has told journalists at the Jaffna Press Club (JPC) that there is a "slight but significant" difference between the UN Human Rights Council being asked to undertake a report (following an inquiry) and Navi Pillay's office being asked to undertake it.

Guruparan has said that the government would simply reject any report from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) as another Pillay report, while one mandated by the UNHRC would carry the sway needed to lead to a criminal investigation.

He has added that an investigation led by the OHCHR would not fulfil the call of Tamil people for an international inquiry and criminal prosecutions.

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