Lankapage Logo CP 18 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* MP Sumanthiran denies reports on TNA's stance on granting Sri Lanka more time to implement UN resolution proposals
Mon, Mar 20, 2017, 09:35 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 20, Colombo: Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Jaffna District parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran denied the media reports which said the Tamil party opposes the attempt to grant more time for Sri Lanka to implement the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) proposals and he would be visiting Geneva on March 23 to take part in the UNHRC session.

Clarifying the stance of the Tamil party, MP Sumanthiran said the ColomboPage reportwhich quoted a BBC Sandeshaya report on TNA's stance on extension of time and his impending Geneva visit is incorrect.

However, the Tamil National Alliance is firm on appointment of foreign judges in any war crime tribunal.

Addressing media in Jaffna on Saturday MP Sumanthiran said the Tamil National Alliance is of the stance that the appointment of foreign judges in the establishment of the war crimes tribunal is a must and stressed that the government must implement all the proposals as adopted in the 2015 October resolution.

Commenting on the recent statements by the President, Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister that Sri Lanka's Constitution will not allow foreign judges, MP Sumanthiran said revising Sri Lankan laws would be necessary when setting up a judicial mechanism to fulfill the pledges made by the government when it co-sponsored the 2015 resolution.

** Related Story :: Sri Lanka Tamil party TNA firm against granting Sri Lanka more time to implement UN resolution proposals

 


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Joint opposition to protest LG election delay
-- [32 minutes ago]
Iran, Sri Lanka sign extradition treaty
-- [1 hour and 3 minutes ago]
Large gap in household incomes between Sri Lanka's urban, rural and estate sectors
-- [8 hours ago]
OPV provided by India Coast Guard to Sri Lanka Navy commissioned as Sri Lanka Coast Guard Ship Suraksha
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Government to grant over 3,700 permanent houses to hill country plantation community this year
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka and Samoa propose to protect the Blue Shark at global migratory species conference
Ven. Arambepola Rathanasara Thera remanded until the 30th
Purpose of devolution is not to strengthen politicians but people - President
Dengue Prevention Programme in Colombo district wins international recognition at Digital Health awards
President, PM visit Vavuniya to resolve problems of the public in the North

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.