23 June, 2021

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India And Sri Lanka’s Civil War

“Last month the United Nations published a highly critical internal report in which it admitted it didn’t do enough to protect Tamil civilians in the final months of the Sri Lanka civil war. In late 2008, the UN had withdrawn staff from the northern part of the country in anticipation of the Sri Lanka government’s bloody military offensive against the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, more commonly known as Tamil Tigers). Tamil civilians had pleaded with the UN to stay at the time, but the international organization said it was unable to ensure the safety of its staff members. Still, the new report raises real questions about the international community’s response during and after the conflict.” Pratyush writes to The Diplomat.

Pratyush is a journalist based in New Delhi, India.  His areas of interest include South Asia, the Middle East and China. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics.

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    Wake up, UNSG Ban Ki Moon, please take effective adequate measures to halt Sri Lanka’s fast slide towards a sinister dictatorship with concomitant blatant human rights violations, assaults on the independence of the judiciary, abuse of state media to slander the Chief Justice of the country and a host of other crimes against the defenseless people! Please don’t wait till another internal inquiry several years hence reveal that the UN has failed Sri Lanka under the MR regime!

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