14 February 2015
A domestic investigation cannot be accepted regardless of when the release of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights report into Sri Lanka’s atrocities (OISL) occurs, the Tamil National Alliance said on Sunday.
Commenting on Sri Lanka’s requests to delay the OISL report to allow for a domestic initiative, TNA MP M Sumanthiran, said,
“The government has announced that it is seeking support from the international community for an internal investigation. We do not have hope in an internal investigation.”
Mr Sumanthiran further added that a delay in the release of the OISL report would only be accepted if there was an agreement to extend the mandate of the investigation, and commitment from Sri Lanka to cooperate with the UN, reports Uthayan.
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