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* Sri Lanka Marxist party calls on people not to allow foreign intervention in judicial affairs
Sun, Mar 19, 2017, 10:00 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says any human rights violations committed during the war should be investigated and punished only through an internal judicial process.

While clearly stating that any human rights violations that have been committed in the country should be investigated, the General Secretary of the JVP, Tilvin Silva stressed that no foreign bodies should be allowed to get involved in the judicial process and the process of such investigation should be carried out only by a Sri Lankan court.

"No foreign bodies should be allowed to get involved in this process. For, foreign countries have no right to intervene in our internal issues. It is wrong to allow foreign forces to intervene in our affairs," Mr. Silva said. JVP General Secretary made these remarks at a meeting held in Vavuniya District yesterday (18th) to distribute furniture to Warikuttur Farmers' Society and Warikuttur Village Development Society in Vavuniya.

Speaking further at the gathering JVP General Secretary said the UN resolution calling for war crime tribunal was adopted during Mahinda Rajapaksa regime because the previous government neglected the human rights issue. "As it was neglected the international community, especially the USA were able to use human rights issues to adopt resolutions against Sri Lanka," he said.

Mr. Silva pointed out that it is in this resolution that the recommendation to deploy foreign judges when investigating war crimes was made.

 


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