International investigation will further disrupt reconciliation process; UN Permanent representative in Geneva says at UNHRC session.-Video
The Oral update of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka was presented to the 27th UNHRC sessions today.
The UN appointed three experts to investigate alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka last June.
Addressing today’s sessions, Human Rights Deputy High Commissioner Flavia Pansieri stated the commission which conducts investigation on alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka met this month and discussed the progress of the investigations.
She also said that the interruptions made against the commission in Sri Lanka are disrupting the investigations.
The Deputy High Commissioner said that the investigators are gravely concerned about the increasing religious extremism in the country.
Meanwhile Sri Lankan UN permanent representative in Geneva Ravinath Ariyasinghe rejected the allegations made by the deputy high commissioner with regard to the religious extremism in the country.
Delivering his counter speech against the deputy high commissioner’s remarks, the Sri Lankan UN permanent representative in Geneva said the government would not hesitate to bring to book if there are such religious extremism groups operating in the country.
He also stressed that an international investigation would only further disrupt the reconciliation process in the country.