20th November 2015

SRI LANKA – EXPERT PANEL NOMINATED TO MONITOR TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE MECHANISMS FROM VICTIMS’ PERSPECTIVE : TGTE

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The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (“TGTE”) has nominated a panel of five legal experts to monitor the design and implementation of the transitional justice mechanisms in Sri Lanka, including the judicial measures to investigate and prosecute war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide (“Monitoring Accountability Panel” or “MAP”). Following the Report of the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka, dated 16 September 2015, and the UN Human Rights Council Resolution on ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka,’ dated 1 October 2015, the Sri Lankan Government undertook to establish accountability mechanisms to address the crimes committed during the Sri Lankan armed conflict. These will include a special criminal court with foreign judges and prosecutors. The MAP will provide independent monitoring, advice, and recommendations, […]

PM Ranil is fooling the World leaders like Mahinda.

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Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe refutes media reports about a continuation of secret detention camps of the Navy in the eastern province. Speaking to BBC Sandeshaya, he said anyone is free to investigate the alleged existence of such camps. But unknown to to the powerful Prime Minister of Sri Lanka the UN OFFICIALS HAD VISITED THE SECRET TORTURE CAMPS IN TRINCOMALEE.   It is believed that over 700 Tamil’s have been detained at a secret Sri Lankan army camp, known as “Gota’s camp” in the Eastern port city of Trincomalee. It is claimed that most of the 700 prisoners held in these torture camps had surrendered with White Flag on the 18th May 2009.   PM Ranil also said the persons whose names are not in the list […]

Sri Lanka Government says it was NOT aware of the Secret Torture Camp found at the Naval Base in Trincomalee

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UN visit ‘Gota’s Camp’ secret torture site in Sri Lanka navy base By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan The government pledged yesterday that it would investigate the secret torture camp at the Naval Base in Trincomalee that was in operation during the last regime and also investigate complaints made by the UN Working Group to the government that families of missing persons were intimidated and harassed by CID officials after the UN officials had spoken to them. The Foreign Ministry quoted the UN Working Group as having said that they saw secret detention chambers in the Trincomalee Naval Base which were maintained in the past, and not existing now, and urged the government to investigate. The government in return assured them it would do so. Foreign Ministry’s […]