Who permitted UN Rapporteur to meet LTTE detainees: MS

Published : 8:40 am  July 19, 2017 | No comments so far |  | 

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By Kelum Bandara

DM_20170719_A004President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have asked at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting as to who gave permission for UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism Ben Emmerson to meet LTTE suspects in prison.   

Mr. Emmerson who concluded his mission in Sri Lanka accused it of using torture against people detained under the Anti-terror Act and that its progress on human rights, reforms and justice remained woefully slow.  

Mr. Emmerson accused Sri Lanka of using torture against people detained under the Anti-terror Act and that its progress on human rights, reforms and justice remained woefully slow

 

Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe criticized the UN official with regard to the allegations he had levelled at the government.   
It had been revealed that the Foreign Affairs Ministry had given permission for Mr. Emmerson to meet the LTTE detainees.   

 

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