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PM: LTTE Sympathizers Trying To Make War Crimes Charges Again

Feb 8, 2011 8:43:54 AM - thesundayleader.lk

Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne has said the government has been informed of a plan by the Tamil Diaspora and LTTE sympathizers in Europe to raise allegations of war crimes against the country.

Speaking during the debate on the extension of emergency regulations in parliament today, Jayaratne has said the war crimes allegations against Sri Lanka are to be raised at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva.

According to the Premier, these groups are canvassing the support of the of politicians in Europe to get the resolution included in the agenda of the UNHRC sessions in March.
Jayaratne has also said the government is drafting new legislation to provide for a political solution to the ethnic issue.