By Dinasena Ratugamage
A special note would be sent to the UNHRC via the Governor of the Northern Province, Suren Raghavan, former Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP, M. K. Sivajilingam said.
Sivajilingam said that after learning that Raghavan would attend the UNHRC sessions, as a representative of the President, he had handed over the letter to the Secretary to the Governor a few days back.
“I went there with former Northern Provincial Council minister, Ananthi Sasitharan and a few others. This letter contains a resolution passed by the Northern Provincial council.”
According to Sivajilingam one of the proposals in the letter was made by the former Northern Provincial Council, Chief Minister, C.V. Wigneswaran. It stated that there should be an independent international investigation into alleged war crimes and human rights violations that took place in Sri Lanka during the war.
“We insist that the UNHRC can take those who violated human rights to an international court via the Security Council.
We have also stated that there should be a referendum in the North and the East as the government has failed to provide a political solution.”
The Secretary to the Governor acknowledged receipt of the letter and thus he hoped that the letter would be presented to the UNHRC, Sivajilingam said.