Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that human rights cannot be enforced just by passing laws as it cannot take place without the confidence building measures.
“We are addressing the issues of the missing persons. These are difficult ones. There needs to be confidence building measures before you get into it,” he said addressing the Inaugural Session of the 8th SAARC Interior/Home Ministers Meeting held in Colombo yesterday.
He stated that there are some who think you pass the laws and you enforce human rights. “Okay we want human rights but it cannot take place without the confidence building measures.”
Wickremesinghe said that it has shown as in those who try to bring up the politics of extremism, of race, of religion are not finding the support and those who try to use extremism are now sometimes brought before the courts of law and action taken.
“These are essential building blocks. It has taken us nearly one and a half years for the steering committee of the constituent assembly to decide to right a report but I think that one and a half years was worth it because we discussed, we argued, now we are putting it down and actually very little went out to the media.”
He also said that terrorism has taken a different form today and that the issue now is how face this new type of terrorism.