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Video :While answering Navi Pillai, Sri lanka rejects an international investigation
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The Sri Lankan Government has rejected the call by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navnanethem Pillay’s ‘to establish an international inquiry mechanism to further investigate the alleged violations of IHRL and IHL and monitor any domestic accountability process in Sri Lanka', saying 'it gives scant or no regard to the domestic processes ongoing in Sri Lanka within the framework of the LLRC NPOA, and is politicized in premise'.

The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN, Geneva said in a statement that the trajectory that has emerged with regard to the recommendation of the High Commissioner "reflects the preconceived, politicized and prejudicial agenda which she has relentlessly pursued with regard to Sri Lanka", since just a week following the defeat of terrorism in Sri Lanka, on 26th May 2009 at the 11th Special Session of the UNHRC on Sri Lanka, and at subsequent sessions and reports.

Responding to the concerns raised by the High Commissioner (HC), the governments said while the government rejects the initial Resolution 22/1, it has nevertheless continued to make significant progress in its own reconciliation process and Sri Lanka has continued to regularly update the UNHRC on such progress.

The government rejected the HC's claim that most of the recommendations made in her previous reports to the UNHRC remain unimplemented.

The government statement was released in response to the draft report of the High Commissioner on 12th February 2014, ahead of her final report on Sri Lanka to be presented to the 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on March 26h.

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