originally publish on liam-theactivist.blogspot.com
The long awaited United Nations Report the closing stages of the Sri Lanka state’s war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has finally been released. The conclusions for the army, administration and President Mahinda Rajapaksa could not be more damning.
According to the panel of experts tasked with documenting those Sri Lanka Execution dark days between September 2008 and May 2009 …
Government forces shelled no fire zones where they had forced civilians to congregate, attacked UN food distribution points and Red Cross ships coming to collect the wounded, systematically destroyed hospitals, raped women and tortured suspected LTTE collaborators.
The panel found that graphic videos showing the extrajudicial executions of suspected LTTE members were genuine and that the majority of the approximately 40,000 civilian deaths were attributable to the government. Such acts, they concluded, may amount to Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes.
As was widely predicted, the report also presents an abundance of evidence demonstrating abhorrent human rights committed abuses by the LTTE – [read the entire article at Mahinda Rajapaksa – what next for a war criminal?