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ITJP on President’s stance on Geneva commitment

ITJP on President’s stance on Geneva commitment

International Truth and Justice Project has expressed concerns over Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s questioning of mass atrocities during the armed conflict is “an insult to the thousands of victims and witnesses”.

ITJP Executive Director Yasmin Sooka said: The organisation “is deeply concerned that Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena appears to be rolling back on his commitment in Geneva to include international involvement in a future judicial mechanism” and “shocked that the Sri Lankan President should question that crimes took place after the detailed and graphic revelations of the year-long OHCHR Investigation, as well as reports by many other credible international and Sri Lankan organisations”.

It is disappointing to see the new President defame all those who allege there are still ongoing violations as linked to the LTTE. This is the sort of rhetoric and denial we’d hoped would change.


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