The government’s appointment of a committee as an alternative to Navi Pillai’s committee is an infringement by the government of its own policy of opposing outside mediation, says the government affiliate JHU in a statement. The statement by its media spokesman Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe says his party has neither been informed nor consulted as a UPFA partner regarding the appointment of the committee. Warning the country about this committe, the JHU says it strongly objects to its appointment.
It notes the LLRC established to counter the Darusman report had boomeranged on the Sri Lankan government, and the new committee would similarly rebound on the government and the military.
Foreign or outside representatives or experts are unnecessary, and an investigation could take place within a local legal and judicial mechanism, says the JHU.
It calls on all patriotic organizations and peoples to remain vigilant and not to allow a betrayal of the heroic soldiers who had acted to defeat terrorism.