Minister of Regional Development and former leader of the Democratic Party Sarath Fonseka receiving UNP membership from Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Sirikotha yesterday. (Pic. by Kamal Bogda)
Constitution won’t permit foreign judges in war crimes court
- Senior lawyer
Attorney-at-law Chrishmal Warnasuriya yesterday emphasized that foreign judges couldn’t be included in proposed war crimes court under any circumstances.
Warnasuriya said that UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein’s recent declaration that foreign judges were needed in the proposed hybrid court due to lack of credibility in the domestic justice system wasn’t acceptable.
The civil rights activist was addressing the media at the inauguration of the People’s Intellectual Assembly, at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute