`A chance emerging to bring prabhakaran to international criminal court ` says Paul Harris

  • 3 Dec 2008 22:47:43 GMT

    [now there is a chance emerging for the international criminal court to bring Velupillai Prabhakaran before justice for personally choosing boys aged 14- 16 as suicide bombers, among other crimes. ]

    And what about the Sri Lankan government led by Mahinda Rajapakse - that also employs youngsters with less maturity than these young Tamils as well as includes Karuna who was also accused of employing young kids in his army? Or does this Payl Harris influence one-sided justice as per his influence?

  • 4 Dec 2008 01:13:51 GMT

    As far as I am aware the Int Criminal court was setup with a Treaty to which 108 countries signed. Sri Lanka is not one of the signataries, also an action can be initiated in the Int. Criminal Court only as a last resort when either there is no faith in the judiciary of the country of adjuducation or when all judicial remedies in the country of adjudication have been exhausted.

    As it is VP has been tried and convicted in our courts so it very likely the an application to charge him in the Int.Criminal Court will not be entertained. Of course Pauyl Harris may be knowing some other proceudre though which VP can be taken to the Int. Criminal Court.

  • 4 Dec 2008 01:18:14 GMT

    Will Mr Harris be keen to take Col Karuna to the same courts.

  • 4 Dec 2008 01:21:43 GMT

    [Will Mr Harris be keen to take Col Karuna to the same courts.]

    And Mahinder too?

  • 4 Dec 2008 02:56:26 GMT

    [Of course Pauyl Harris may be knowing some other proceudre though which VP can be taken to the Int. Criminal Court.]

    Like the Vice Chancellor of the University of NSW had with the Police and the Courts?

  • 4 Dec 2008 09:01:07 GMT

    [With movement at last in northern Sri Lanka, there is finally a chance that a large and malevolent hornet will be brought to justice.`]

    for the crimes and atrocities committed by Praba on Sri Lankan soil I think he should be punished in Sri Lanka.. there is no justice for a person like him, even though the GOSL has said in the past that praba will be given to India for the sentence..not only on behalf of Sinhalese but on behalf of all Sri Lankans he should be given the maximum punishment..

  • 4 Dec 2008 09:02:04 GMT

    [A chance emerging to bring prabhakaran to international criminal court ` says Paul Harris] when this southa frican spin bowlesr become article writer?

  • 4 Dec 2008 09:12:05 GMT

    Gaja,

    [And what about the Sri Lankan government led by Mahinda Rajapakse - that also employs youngsters with less maturity than these young Tamils as well as includes Karuna who was also accused of employing young kids in his army? Or does this Payl Harris influence one-sided justice as per his influence?]

    you have failed to understand the sufferance between child soldiers and normal soldiers.. you cant say a person is not mature and there by he will automatically be a child soldier... it shows the real maturity of a person to even claim something like that.. It was quite surprising to see that in your post...

    also Karuna has given up child conscripting... but I got strong doubts if praba has given up... anyways Praba is the overall commander he should be getting the blame...

  • 4 Dec 2008 09:43:42 GMT

    A chance emerging to bring prabhakaran to international criminal court ` says Paul Harris..

    (I studied Sri Lankan politics as an international observer for its 1994 general election)

    Mr.Harris from where you studied your Sri Lankan politics?

    From the Buddhist Monks? or from Dham Pasala?

    This is not your problem,it is the problem of your teacher,who taught you only upside of the book? You are seems to be a half boiled person Or screwed by the Rajapaksa `Junta` to do this for some US$!

    Do you know the story of your own people getting caught in Thailand for child prostitution and eating their own sh.t in the Jails?

    Do not try to play with the feeling of the Tamil people and burn your as..

    Mind your own business and keep your mouth shut..Okk

  • 4 Dec 2008 10:40:40 GMT

    Actually I don`t know which Tamil people you are referring to Mareesa03 as the once who have half an ounce of brains will know that he is nothing but a terrorist. This was clear when he prevented the UNP from wining the election. He wanted a war. But I am sure he never thought he`ll ever get it this bad. Who are the Tamil people he is protecting the little once who are sent to the front lines when he is in hiding or the innocent civilians who he is using as human shields to protect him? All of you who don`t actually know this situation and who are having a cushy life overseas please don`t try to act as patriotic Tamils as you are not!