Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 19:46
Indian Supreme Court rejects the petition that charged Indian army presence in the final phase of war in Sri Lanka
A petition requesting for an inquiry on the intervention of Indian army during the last stage of war in Sri Lanka has been rejected by the Indian Supreme Courts.
The case for the recently submitted petition by Delhi Tamil Advocates Association Chairman Ram Shankar was taken for trial today.
The panel of Supreme Court judges stated that the petition cannot be considered within the legal and judicial framework.
Meanwhile, speaking during a media briefing convened in Colombo today, Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya stated that the relationship between the Sri Lankan and Indian armies were not tarnished during the Humanitarian Mission.
Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya also expressed his views regarding a statement made by US Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal.
Delivering a lecture at the Harvard University in the US, US Assistant Secretary of State expressed that she will take measures to maintain a full military cooperation with Sri Lanka, after the country achieves a considerable progress on reconciliation and accountability.
Expressing his views regarding the matter, Army media spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya stated that following the rehabilitation process only 3 out of approximately 12,000 former LTTE carders had been arrested for engaging in terrorism and that this should be enough for Neesha Biswal to come to a conclusion whether the rehabilitation process of the army was successful or not.