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Foreign Ministeremphasizes to the Human Rights Council that there is no need for a hybrid Court

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By ITN News Editor March 21, 2019 19:11

Foreign Ministeremphasizes to the Human Rights Council that there is no need for a hybrid Court

Foreign Minister TilakMarapone has emphasized that that there are no allegations of war crimes proved in in the 2015 Report on Sri Lanka or any other official document. He laid this emphasis at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The Foreign Minister further emphasized that there is no need for a hybrid court.
Foreign Minister TilakMarapone was responding to facts mentioned in the Report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The Foreign Minister said that there is no need for the establishment of Human Rights Office in Sri Lanka. What should be done was to encourage Sri Lanka and not presenting proposals against it. During the end of 2018 the political incidents in the country displayed the strength of the local mechanisms. Sri Lanka has displayed the independence of the judiciary, he bureaucracy and security institutions.
He said it is the State that must pursue Truth, Justice, Reparations and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence. The Minister pointed out that Sri Lanka committed to such a process in 2015, and has been taking concrete action since, to move forward on these pillars.
Minister TilakMarapanastated that Sri Lanka does not believe there is justification for the setting up of an Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Sri Lanka.He also said that pressing for time bound benchmarks to show quick results on decades old, sensitive and complex issues, is bound for failure. As a sovereign state, Sri Lanka must set its priorities in addressing the well-being and sustainable peace for her people.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 21, 2019 19:11