Assistant US Secretary of State Nisha Biswal had said that her country proposed to sponsor a resolution at the UN Human Rights meet in September supporting Sri Lanka’s initiative for its own probe into alleged crimes.
The US move marks a clear shift in its stance towards Sri Lanka as a resolution moved by it had called for an international probe into alleged war crimes.
It was adopted last year in the 47-member UN Human Rights Council.
Meanwhile, TNA Northern Provincial Councillor M K Sivajilingam stated that they cannot be satisfied with a domestic inquiry in to the alleged war crimes.
When we inquired if the views expressed by M K Sivajilingam portrayed the stance of the TNA this is what TNA Leader R Sambanthan had to say.
However, Former Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe who led the Sri Lankan delegation at the previous Geneva Human Rights Commission explained the importance of a domestic investigation at a media briefing held recently.