TNA MP M.A.Sumanthiran called for an international investigation for war crimes committed during the war.

He said a party involved in a dispute cannot inquire into that dispute and they need an independent arbiter to conduct that inquiry and there are no laws in this country yet to address international crimes or war crimes.

He blamed the current government for their failure to take action over the past four years alleging that the government is unwilling to bring the perpetrators to book. He said he was not afraid to accept that both parties engaged in the war have committed crimes, even though he would come under fire by his people and urged the government to also admit to such crimes and initiate an investigation with independent arbiters.

Joining the debate under the Mutual Assistance in the Criminal Matters Act, he said despite the killings and disappearances of Lasantha Wickrematunge, Wasim Thajudeen and Prageeth Ekneligoda being spoken about, nothing has been done regarding these cases to date.

“It’s been four years since you came into power but you only come and mouth these words and go. You haven’t taken any action and the killers have not been apprehended.It’s only words and nothing else,”he said.


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