Sri Lanka Rejects call for Internation Probe

Indian & Srilankan Fishermen Discuss Possibility for Amicable Solution
  • Sri Lanka has rejected the U. S backed resolution for an international probe by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Sri Lanka, adding that no one can come to Sri Lanka without the govt’s cooperation.
  • Grounds of rejection:
    • Much of the funds likely to come from countries accusing Sri Lanka of rights abuse and war crimes.
    • Legally, its not within the scope of OHCHR to carry out an investigation in a particular country.
    • The basic requirement of being independent and objective, free from bias or prejudice not met.
    • Not convinced with the call for probe which came in a week after the conclusion of High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay’s visit to Sri Lanka.
  • Appreciating India’s abstention Sri Lanka said that this has strengthened avenues for dialogues. It said that it would continue its national process and remain engaged with the U. N.

Exams Perspective:

  1. India Srilanka Bilateral Relations
  2. UNHRC
  3. LLRC