UN to refer Sri Lanka to ICC I Justice delayed will be justice denied I TGTE I OHCHR
Interactive dialogue on the report of OHCHR on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka - Interactive Dialogue - 51st Session 12/09/2022
I represent the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam as their Human Rights Minister in this assembly. The Transnational Government, or TGTE, is a representative body thatrepresents Eelam Tamils of Sri Lanka in the diaspora.
I begin my speech by raising the TGTE’s important concerns regarding the UN General Assembly’s current approach to Sri Lanka. We believe UN has so far not acted decisively and firmly to make Sri Lanka accountable for the war crimes committed against the Tamilpeople.
Despite the UN making resolutions 30/1 and 46/1 Sri Lanka has not paid heed to any of those directions contained in them. The Sri Lankan government has not shown any willingness or desire to implement the directions contained in those resolutions.
The Tamils have not only become frustrated and despondent in their endeavours to seekjustice for the mass killings and enforced disappearances of their relatives during the war but also about the current ongoing human rights abuses against their community.
The Sri Lankan government is continuing to grab the Tamil lands illegally and settle them with the Sinhalese.
These forced colonisations with the armed forces of the Tamil homeland is the most destructive aspect of the structural genocide the Sinhalese government is currently carrying out against the Tamil nation.
on behalf of the Transnational government of Tamil Eelam, urge your esteemed selves to act quickly and decisively. Any more time given to the Sinhalese government will onlyfacilitate them in their endeavours to carry out and complete their systematic genocide of
We urge the UN to refer Sri Lanka to the security council immediately and for their subsequent prosecution in the ICC. Justice delayed will be justice denied.
Mr V P Lingajothy LLB (Hons) LLM MSc DFMS ACilex
Member of the international bar association (Human Rights Section)
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (London)
Member of the Parliament Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam