Newly elected Norwegian Labour Party MP, Lankan born Kamzy Gunaratnam said that there should be an international investigation into Sri Lanka’s alleged war crimes
The war must be investigated.
UN has continually requested that the crimes committed during the last days of the war in Sri Lanka to be investigated, she said and pointed out,
“The Sri Lankan government has to let an international, independent investigation happen. Because openness and transparency are important keywords in a democracy. But also because it’s important with closure for the reconciliation. We have a responsibility to enlighten the international society about the war and the conflict.”
Gunaratnam also said that she will always have a link to both Sri Lanka and the tamil diaspora.
“I have both sympathy and empathy to find a long-lasting solution for the people of Sri Lanka.When it comes to Sri Lanka, I think there are some things we can do from the international society, but at the same time, there is a lot the Sri Lankan people have to come together and work with together themselves.”
Furthermore, she said that Norway should continue the partnership with Sri Lanka.
She said, “I don’t believe in boycott as a method. What the details should be in our future partnership, I believe the future foreign ministry and the new foreign minister will have a great plan for.”