Read the Sri Lanka Briefing Note Read a PDF: Briefing Note GOTABAYA RAJAPAKSAACCOUNTABILITY FOR ECONOMIC CRIMES AGAINST THE SRI LANKAN PEOPLE
Recommendation made in the report are:
International Human Rights Community, including the United Nations, should further investigate the economic crimes inflicted by former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on the Sri Lankan people and should take appropriate steps to ensure that justice is carried out. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, his Ministers and officials responsible must be made accountable for their actions and inactions. They must also be brought within the procedures of the UN Human Rights Council, the relevant treaty bodies and Special Rapporteurs.
The international human rights community should closely monitor the ongoing fundamental rights cases at the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka in relation to Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s accountability for economic crimes to take follow-up action. Whether the “new” Sri Lankan Government would defend the perpetrators in the Supreme Court and thereby acquiesce in their actions needs to be watched.