Request to Singapore to Investigate Gotabaya

by 17 NGOs, July 26, 2022


People for Equality and Relief in Lanka
Adayaalam Centre for Policy Research
Australian Centre for International Justice
Center for Justice and Accountability
Centre de Protections des Droits du Peuple Tamoul
Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America
Global Rights Compliance
Human Rights Watch
International Commission of Jurists
International Human Rights Clinic, Harvard Law School
Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice
Tamil Americans United PAC
Tamil Rights Group
Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam
United States Tamil Action Group
World Thamil Organisation

We, the undersigned organizations, write to the Attorney-General’s Chambers (“AGC”) to
urgently request that Gotabaya Rajapaksa (“Rajapaksa”) be investigated and, as
appropriate, prosecuted for his role in alleged serious crimes under international law in
Sri Lanka. Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka’s former president and defense secretary, is reportedly
in Singapore on a Short Term Visit Pass.1 Rajapaksa submitted his resignation as Sri
Lanka’s president via e-mail from Singapore on July 14, 2022,2 and is thus no longer
immune from prosecution.

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