The opposition (Rajapaksha supporters) today slammed the resolution adopted by the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) this week saying it is a threat to Sri Lanka’s national security and unity. They fear this will expose the killing of more than 40,000 Tamil civilians by the Sri Lankan government forces in May 2009 and the killing of more than 1000 LTTE Leaders and their family members who surrendered with white flag after UN negotiated the surrender which is a ‘WAR CRIME’ by the Sri Lankan forces..
Opposition leader Nimal Siripala de Silva said that the resolution raises concerns over the provincial council system introduced to Sri Lanka by India. He also said that the resolution can also be seen as an attempt to derail attempts by President Maithripala Sirisena to push for reconciliation in the country (which was never done by previous Previous President Mahinda Rajapaksha).
Nimal Siripala de Silva said that when resolutions of this nature, proposed by Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran, are adopted, it poses the question if a provincial council system is there to betray the country and take the soldiers who fought terrorism, before an international criminal court.
Interestingly the big question is ”If the soldiers had NOT done anything wrong why are Sinhala government fearing a International investigation?
- This only justifies that the claim that more than 40,000 Tamil Civilians were killed by the Army in May 2009.
- More than 1000 LTTE Leaders and their family members who surrendered with White Flag after UN negitiated the surrender were killed by the Army?
- Tamil girls were raped and killed by the Army.
The government soldiers are mostly all Sinhalese and the more than 100,000 killed by them were Minority Civilians the Tamils. The governments of Sri Lanka plays the racist cards to stay in power hence President Mahinda and his brother Gotha are heros in rural Sinhala areas as they bost of killing the Tamils in thousands. soon after the defeat Mahinda playe the racist card, by telling his supporters that Maithripala Sirisena, the new President, had won due to ‘Eelam’ votes as more than 80% minority voted for NEW President.
The opposition leader urged the NPC to withdraw the resolution, failing which there will need to be a rethink of the provincial council system as this will make it difficult for Mahinda and his supporting Racist political parties to gain any power in Northern and East of the country in future.
The resolution calls for an international investigation into alleged acts of genocide committed against the Tamils. The resolution notes that the obligation to prevent and punish genocide under the Genocide Convention is not a matter of political choice or calculation, but one of binding customary international law.
In the resolution, the NPC urged the team appointed by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to investigate the war in Sri Lanka, to comprehensively investigate and report on the charge of genocide in its submission to the UN Human Rights Council in March 2015.