Mahinda speaks about the underground bunker at the Presidentís House
October 25, 2015 05:19 pm
The US-sponsored resolution that was adopted at the recently concluded UN Human Rights Council Sessions in Geneva includes several terms that could be a threat to the island nation, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says.
The observation was made at a press conference held in Colombo this afternoon (25).
Rajapaksa pointed out that the suggestion to form a new criminal justice system parallel to the existing one involving foreign judges, prosecutors, investigators and lawyers would be an insult to the country’s court system, legal profession, investigative bodies and AG department.
He also said that he had no intention to avoid the Parliament debate on the US-sponsored resolution last week; however he could not participate because of a personal matter.
“The government has co-sponsored the Geneva resolution without considering its implications and without informing parliament and appraising the people about it,” Rajapaksa said.
Responding to a question regarding a bunker which is said to have built at the President’s House in Colombo Fort, the former President asserted that it was built during the war time owing to security reasons.
“There is one at the Temple Trees as well. These facts should not be revealed due to security matters,” he added. (Watch full speech above)