Diaspora want UN team in Lanka

A Sri Lankan Tamil woman holds a portrait of a missing relativeThe Tamil diaspora have called on the international community to demand Sri Lanka to allow UN Investigators into the island.

The National Council of Canadian Tamils (Canada), Danish Federation of Tamil Associations (Denmark), Italian Council of Eelam Tamils (Italy), Maison du Tamil Eelam France (France), National council of New Zealand Tamils (New Zealand), Dutch Tamil Forum (Netherland), Norwegian Council of Eelam Tamils (Norway), Swiss Council of Eelam Tamils (Swiss), Tamil cultural centre- Belgium (Belgium) and the Council of Eelam Tamils in Germany (Germany) noted that the new government has categorically rejected any international prosecution of those who bore command control over the Sri Lankan forces during the war.

“We reject any domestic investigation, given Sri Lanka’s well documented history of failed commissions of inquiries. Only a comprehensive investigation, carried out without fear of reprisals against the victims, conducted inside Sri Lanka by the OHCHR team can establish the truth and do justice to the victims,” the diaspora groups said.

The diaspora collective urged the international community to utilize the change in the political climate to demand the new Sri Lankan government to allow UN Investigators into the country and to ensure unhindered access to the victims and facilitate a comprehensive independent international investigation. (Colombo Gazette)