Former Chief Minister of the Northern Province, Justice C.V. Wigneswaran said the continuous chaos in the legislature of Sri Lanka underscores the need for international input into the war crimes investigations.
“The World community will now be able to gauge if this is how peers and equals in Parliament are treated by our Parliamentarians most of whom belong to the majority community, how their soldiers would have treated the minority communities under their complete authority and power. The World community should now realise why we insist on International input into the war crimes’ inquiry,” Wigneswaran said responding to a media query.
He also added, “No Sri Lankan Government will grant anything to Tamils and the responsibility to solve the ethnic conflict lies with the International Community. The International Community should now act with greater responsibility knowing the type of people they are dealing with to place a proper war crimes’ investigation mechanism before the forthcoming UNHRC sessions in Geneva regardless of who is in power in Sri Lanka. Current constitutional crisis should not in any way be given consideration for giving more time to Sri Lanka to implement the consensus resolution. The world community should take appropriate steps instead to help the victims of Sri Lankan military brutality. As for your question, my response is ‘I am not surprised’.”