Friday, January 16, 2009

Human Rights Watch determines 'end of ceasefire' in Sri Lanka cause for deterioration of human rights

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent Asian Tribune

Washington, D.C. 16 January (Asiantribune.com): The Human Rights Watch annual report released here in Washington on Wednesday, January 14 in its assessment on Sri Lanka faults the Government of Sri Lanka’s unilateral withdrawal from the ceasefire agreement with separatist Tamil Tigers deteriorated the human rights situation in the country. While mentioning the excesses of the LTTE in passing the report blames the government using emergency regulations for widespread arrests and detentions. HRW further states that government’s removal of NGOs from the north of the country has created a humanitarian situation where the government was unable to provide adequate food to the growing refugees. Full Text