Some proposals in the UNHRC resolution has the potency to open the door for a a fully-fledged international intervention when investigating and prosecuting alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said today..
The JVP said that the resolution could also be a plan by the US, UK and their western allies to have a strangle hold on the country in the future.
JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva told journalists in Colombo today that in this backdrop the government has to seriously think about the future dangers the resolution will pose for the country if they agree to fully implement it.
“In such a backdrop the Government cannot claim they had achieved a great victory. The government should not try to seek cheap political mileage out of the issue but think in a very prudent manner about their future plan” he added.
Silva explaining said that the clause which calls for Sri Lanka to seek the assistance of investigators, lawyers, judges from Commonwealth and other international bodies in a proposed domestic mechanism could not be accepted.
He said that the Sri Lanka has the capacity to conduct a fully-fleged local probe on alleged human rights violations and the government should insist on such a mechanism.
Silva said that the government should implement necessary changes in the judicial mechanism and uplift it into a status where outsiders will not be able to questions about the judiciaries integrity.
However Silva welcomed the establishment of a truth commission and added that the JVP proposed such a mechanism as way back as 2009.
The JVP Secretary also blamed the previous Rajapaksa regime adding that it was the former government which had paved way for international meddling in Sri Lanka at the first place by giving promises to the international community which they could not keep.