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‘Attempt to haul president before The Hague tribunal’

Foreign elements are attempting to haul president Mahinda Rajapaksa before the war crimes tribunal in The Hague by levelling war crimes accusations against him, alleges minister Wimal Weerawansa. All patriots should join together to prevent the attempt, the minister has told ‘Lakbima.’

He has expressed concern that the US could see the passage of a resolution by it against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Commission session in Geneva next month.

In such an eventuality, a decision could be taken for an international investigation into so called war crimes during the last stages of the war and an international team of observers will visit the country.
About a year later, they will submit a report establishing the allegations with a recommendation to file cases in the international criminal court, he said.
They will even issue warrants, but they will not be able to haul the president before The Hague tribunal, said the minister, stressing that everyone should prevent that from happening anyhow



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