UN shows no positive progress for our issue, says Wigneswaran

UN shows no positive progress for our issue, says Wigneswaran

May 18, 2015   03:05 pm

Chief Minister of Northern Provincial Council Justice C.V. Wigneswaran on Monday (18) condemned the international community for its delay in handling the accountability issue in Sri Lanka and  failure to bring justice to the Tamil people.

The Chief Minister made the observation while addressing at the Mullivaikkal commemoration event this morning.

TNA MPs including Mavai Senathirasa, Suresh Premechandran, Sritharan, Saravanabavan and Northern Provincial Council Members also attended the event. 

Wigneswaran has also called on the Sri Lankan government together with the international community to intensify its efforts for reaching a decision regarding the political aspirations of the Tamil speaking people.  He warned that further delay would change the dimensions of the problems further.
He said “the Mullivaikal incident left indelible marks on the collective human conscience of our people. Human rights’ denied, media intervention refused, it was a war without witnesses. International organizations at that time seriously alleged the use of prohibited lethal weapons in the said war. 
We are obliged to remember those who passed away during the war. It cannot be denied that the said sad incident laid the foundation for the International Community to become aware of our predicament and this delineated our future political course.

Six years have passed. Proper particulars of those who passed away during  the  said period are still to be ascertained. A transparent and honest mechanism to inquire into and report as to the identity of the perpetrators is still to be put into place. All this has created much heartache among the Tamil people.

Though International and Tamil organizations have been trying their best to involve the UN Human Rights’ Council to intervene, we have had no positive progress. Every time UN Human Rights’ Council have their meeting and the Tamils on their part expect positive results, ultimately there are only delays and postponements. It is our view that the International Community must do everything within their purview to procure justice for those innocents who passed away during the last stages of the war.”

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