Sri Lanka continues to sting the International Community on Human Rights: TGTE

Former head of a notorious Unit involved in torture was part of the Sri Lankan delegation to the UN Committee Against Torture (UNCAT) Former head of a notorious Unit involved in torture was part of the Sri Lankan delegation to the UN Committee Against Torture (UNCAT) said Mr. Manicka Vasagar, the Minister for International Affairs of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE). The attendance of the former head of the notorious Sri Lanka’s Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) Sisira Mendis, as a representative of the Sri Lankan delegation, to the UN Committee Against Torture (UNCAT) meeting in Geneva, shows that Sri Lanka continues to disrespect and smacks on the integrity on the United Nation’s body, he continued. Mr. Mendis who was in Charge of the Terrorism Investigation Department, was fully responsible for the numerous torture cases on victims under his watch, as documented by the International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) in their memo to UNCAT. Many are still left traumatized with injuries and some are still unaccounted for or missing. It is a body blow to the victims and families who are still waiting for justice and accountability, to see perpetrators, allowed to travel freely, when under investigation for human rights, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Sri Lanka continues to negate on its own co-sponsored resolution, the implementation for an independent international investigation, with foreign judges, prosecutors and lawyers, for justice, and for promoting reconciliation between the two peoples, accountability and human rights, and continues to contravene both the UN Human Rights Council resolutions and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. TGTE calls upon the International Community to refer Sri Lanka to the UN Security Council / ICC for an action plan similar to the HRC referral of North Korea to the general assembly, if Sri Lanka fails to implement the UN resolution in full by March 2017. Consistency is essential in the integrity of the UN mechanism. For further information contact: moia@tgte.org Hon.Manicka Vasagar Minister for International Affairs Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) http://world.einnews.com/pr_news/354598021/sri-lanka-continues-to-sting-the-international-community-on-human-rights-tgte
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