A notice from the Human Rights Commission to the current President regarding the former President



The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has informed President Ranil Wickramasinghe that Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa should also be entitled to the privileges and facilities provided by law for a former president.

Accordingly, it is stated in the letter sent to the President signed by retired Supreme Court Judge Ms. Rohini Marasinghe and Commissioner Dr. Nimal Karunasiri of the Human Rights Commission that a complaint has been received stating that Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa has not been able to retu without a guarantee from the gove ment regarding the security that a former president of Sri Lanka is legally entitled to.

In the letter sent to the President, the Commission has quoted the articles of the Constitution and recalled the facts confirmed by the Constitution for any citizen to retu to his country.
 
The Commission has recommended to the President to take appropriate measures regarding the threats to the former President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and provide the necessary protection to a former President to retu to the island.

Also, the commission has informed the President that it recommends the Sri Lankan gove ment to provide adequate protection to the family members of Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to retu to the country.


(colombotimes.lk)