THE OHCHR INVESTIGATION ON SRI LANKA: A BRIEF ANALYSIS
It’s been over a week since the report of the OHCHR investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL) was released to the public, but, to the best of my knowledge, not even a single evaluation of the report, in terms of whether the evidence in the report establishes to any reasonable degree of certainty that the Government in fact committed the various violations alleged, has appeared in any Sri Lankan newspaper, journal or magazine.
This is both unfortunate and surprising. The Human Rights Council is set to consider a resolution against Sri Lanka on the 30th of September, based on the conclusions and recommendations of the OISL report, or using it as a backdrop. Obviously, a rudimentary assessment of the substance of the report is needed before one can decide if further action on the report is justified.