Appointing family of dead LTTE cadre to HRCSL caused many issues – former President | Daily News
Presidential Commission of Inquiry Probing the Easter Sunday Attacks:

Appointing family of dead LTTE cadre to HRCSL caused many issues – former President

Appointing a family member of a deceased Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) cadre to the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) caused numerous issues during the previous government, former President Maithripala Sirisena told the Presidential Commission of Inquiry Probing the Easter Sunday Attacks on Monday.

He said due to this situation he had to summon the then Chairperson of the HRCSL and question her too.

According to the witness, the HRCSL had informed the United Nations' Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva that human rights violations were taking place in Sri Lanka during his tenure.

The former President also said that due to the complaints lodged by the HRCSL, Sri Lankan military and Police officers had lost the opportunity to join the UN Peacekeeping Forces, which was a major source of earning foreign exchange.

After summoning the then Chairperson, I came to know about the family member of the deceased LTTE cadre, and he was the one who involved in doing such activities, he said.