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PR Sundaram, who has shifted to the rebel group, said a state government probe would not be able to reveal the truth.
The Sri Lankan representative Dr.Harsha de Silva that Sri Lanka is striving “to establish a Sri Lankan Government-led processes with international assistance, engagement and support.”
In his statement, the British delegate did not mention the issue of foreign judges but called for a “credible” transitional justice mechanism among other things.
Maitreyan said the session of the UNHRC is in progress in Geneva and the resolution will be put to vote on March 22.
According to the UN figures, up to 40,000 civilians were killed by the security forces during former president Rajapaksa's regime that brought an end to the conflict with the defeat of LTTE in 2009.
In its latest report to UNHRC, the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights had demanded a hybrid court comprising Sri Lankan and foreign judges to try war crimes cases.
Informed sources told Express that Sirisena had asked the Steering Committee to draft a simplified report that members of the Constitutional Assembly could understand.
Trump and May offer Sri Lanka window of opportunity to renegotiate UNHRC resolution: Former Ambassador
According to Jayatilleka, Sirisena has also sensed the possibility of working with a reoriented US Administration under President Trump.
The European Commission has recommended to the EU parliament that GSP+ be granted to Sri Lanka.
Her proactive steps, including Assembly resolution for economic sanctions on the island nation after the war and stand on Katchatheevu issue, had many takers
Sri Lanka had jointly sponsored the UNHRC resolution along with the US.
Theme of speech was access to UN rights investigators.
Reconciliation is “slow but steady” Ban said, but didn’t give any time limit to complete the process.
Srilanka is trying to make up for 30 years of stagnation brought about by an ethnic conflict and a brutal war.
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