Post-war reconciliation and accountability – Premier Wickremesinghe explains

Post-war reconciliation and accountability – Premier Wickremesinghe explains

Post-war reconciliation and accountability – Premier Wickremesinghe explains

Written by Tharushan Fernando

28 Jan, 2016 | 9:15 pm

Prime Minster Ranil Wickremesinghe spoke to Channel 4 on accountability and reconciliation. The Prime Minister noted that mechanisms for accountability and reconciliation are being put together before the UN Council meets in Geneva in May.

Questions were raised on the critical issue of international involvement in these investigation, to which the Prime Minster replied that this is an option that has not been ruled out.  He further confirmed that the government is standing by its committment to the Geneva Resolution

“There isn’t anything to be worried about Jon, we are all people who fought for it,” said PM Wickremesinghe. The Prime Minster also put to rest, allegations of detention centres in the North and South and added that the 292 in detention centres are known to the government

However, speaking to BBC Sinhala Sandheshaya recently, President Sirisena stated that there will be no international involvement in regard to investigation into accountability and reconciliation

“Anyone in Sri Lanka can be prosecuted,” said the PM when Journalist Jon Snow questioned whether persons in the previous administration could be brought before the law, if the existence of detention facilities are proven.

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