Monday, May 25, 2009

‘Most saddening scenes’: UN Chief

(DM)VAVUNIYA, Sri Lanka (CNN) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who last Saturday visited a large camp for displaced people and flew over the site of the last battle in the country's recently ended civil war said what he saw was "appalling."Mr. Ban toured Manik Farm, a sprawling camp for internally displaced people in the North a few days after Sri Lanka declared victory in a 25-year civil war against the Tamil Tiger rebels.

"I have travelled around the world and visited similar places, but these are by far the most appalling scenes I have seen," Mr. Ban told CNN. "I sympathize fully with all of the displaced people." Full text