report explicitly stated the reality that an exclusively Sri Lankan judicial process cannot provide the much needed justice and accountability given its lack of capacity and independence or the statutes needed to prosecute such crimes.
(a) the Report of the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL
) to be presented at the 30th Session of the Human Rights Council so that its contents can be taken into account by the domestic investigative and judicial mechanism once they are set up by the government in accordance with its commitments to the public.
"In fact, the OHCHR has been inept in comprehending for reasons best known to it that the thrust of the concerns expressed by the Government of Sri Lanka related to the flawed procedure of the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL)," he said.
The forms were to then be used to submit false and fabricated information to the OISL. This information was shared by the Government in order to caution the interlocutors on attempts being made at manipulating the investigation process.
This is in contravention of the original deadline established in the OISL announcement.
It is in this context that the Government of Sri Lanka expected the OISL which claims to be the embodiment of best practices with regard to conducting investigations to at least maintain the same level of transparency to facilitate access to the public.
External Affairs Minister explained that Krishnarasa had revealed that the forms with signatures were to be completed with fabricated "eye witness" reports to be submitted to the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL).
Minister Peiris explained that Krishnarasa had revealed that the forms with signatures were to be completed with fabricated "eye witness" reports to be submitted to the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL).
He observed that these revelations point to several others having been employed and tasked with the collection of similar information to be presented to the OISL, particularly as Krishnarasa was in possession of a diary containing details of 400 persons who were missing, had died or been injured.
The discoveries that resulted from Krishnarasa's arrest, the Minister emphasised, reveal the manner in which interested parties are manipulating the OHCHR Investigation to deceive those affected by the conflict through luring them with false promises of compensation, and by taking advantage of their suffering to present distorted evidence to the OISL.