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Tuesday, 22 September 2015 - 19:34
Former President Mahinda Rajapakse requests the government not to accept the Geneva report
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Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the hybrid special court, comprising of foreign judges should not be set up in the country to inquire the alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka.

In a special statement issued on the recent report released by the UNHRC in Geneva, the former president says his government did not support the investigation proposed by the UNHRC as it had been prepared contravene to the accepted norm.

The statement says the independence of the UNHRC office is disputed.

Certain factions opine the gravity of the UNHRC report has been softened in the face of the new government of Sri Lanka.

But there is no any truth in it.

The UN Security Council only can establish a war crime court and not the Human Rights Council.

The former president further stated in his communiqué that war crime allegations, if any, against Sri Lankan security personnel, they should be trialed according to law in the land.

Former president Rajapaksa admitted that his government had disagreements with certain countries in the West.

At the same time, he highlighted the measures taken by his government for reconciliation.

Former President Rajapaksa concludes his statement by proposing the current government to reject the recent report released by the UNHRC on Sri Lanka.

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