18 June, 2021

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UN ‘Failed Sri Lanka Civilians’, Says Internal Probe

The United Nations failed in its mandate to protect civilians in the last months of Sri Lanka’s bloody civil war, a leaked draft of a highly critical internal UN report says.

“Events in Sri Lanka mark a grave failure of the UN,” it concludes.  The government and Tamil rebels are accused of war crimes in the brutal conflict which ended in May 2009. The UN’s former humanitarian chief, John Holmes, has criticised the report.

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    Both Sinhalese and Tamils should hang their heads in shame, Sinhalese for alleged excesses committed during the final phase of the war and Tamils for the terror unleashed on the people in the South by the LTTE in the name of their `liberation’. It is the politicians who scrape raw the healing wounds. Ordinary people, both Sinhala and Tamil are prepared to forgive and forget. It is high time Sinhala chauvinists stop rubbing it in. Let there be probes to clear the air, but let not this agony get dragged on for another decade!

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    UN failed Sri Lanka civilians? You bet! The GOSL should tell the world community about the number of times UNO vehicles in Sri Lanka were caught smuggling weapons/explosives to the northern LTTE controlled war zone (from the South where UNO had its offices).

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      OaO Asithri says:

      “The GOSL should tell the world community about the number of times UNO vehicles in Sri Lanka were caught smuggling weapons/explosives to the northern LTTE controlled war zone (from the South where UNO had its offices”

      The GOSL continuously complained to the world community that LTTE was smuggling weapons and explosives from the North. Many Tamils were detained and tortured being the LTTE conduits.

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    UN ‘Failed Sri Lanka Civilians’ ??? I certainly think so. GoSL should tell the world community the number of times UNO vehicles were caught trying to smuggle guns/explosives to the LTTE controlled northern Sri Lanka (from the Govt. controlled South where the UNO was based).

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