Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Mangala responds to GL: The ICC doesn’t have jurisdiction over SL

Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera

The following is a response sent to us by Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera.


International legal practitioners both here in Sri Lanka and overseas have expressed their utter shock at the purported opinion expressed by Professor G.L. Peiris in the Daily Mirror  of 21st July, 2017, which isn’t only legally fundamentally flawed, but is also factually false. The question is if Professor Peiris has committed violence to the law in sheer ignorance of the law or being fully aware of the law, he deliberately attempts to mislead the public in the interest of narrow political gains. We leave it to the public to decide.