Govt. has plans to deal with judicial mechanism with int’l assistance: Mangala

would be one which had the confidence of all stakeholders.

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera making a statement at the 32nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva said that Sri Lanka had strategies and plans to deal with the more serious and controversial issue of setting up a judicial mechanism with international assistance.

“Sri Lanka is no stranger to international assistance and participation with many investigative and forensic experts having worked with us in the past. There are varying views on the nature, level and role of international participation. Divergent views are indicative of a healthy democracy and consultative process.  Despite such divergent views, however, I can assure you that the mechanism that is finally set up will be one which has the confidence of the stakeholders, especially the victims, with fair trial and due process guarantees,” he said.

He said the Government was united and firm in its commitment to achieve reconciliation, development and ensure non-recurrence.

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