The Tamil National Alliances (TNA) today welcomed the draft text of a resolution on Sri Lanka tabled by the co-sponsors of the resolution at the UN Human Rights Council.
“In particular, we welcome the draft resolution’s call on Sri Lanka to involve foreign and Commonwealth judges, lawyers, investigators and defenders in a judicial mechanism to be set up in Sri Lanka that would be mandated to try international crimes.”
“This constitutes a significant victory for justice in Sri Lanka,” the Tamil party said in a statement.
The TNA said that it is committed to help the government and international stakeholders evolve such a court, and will support its work.
“We also wish to note our appreciation of the government’s assent to this text and its willingness to co-sponsor it in the Human Rights Council,” the statement said, adding that a court established on these lines would represent a dramatic break from the past and could herald the beginning of an end to impunity.