Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sri Lanka: U.N. probes civilian deaths as guns fall silent

(TI)UNITED NATIONS, May 22 (IPS) - The Sri Lankan government, which has claimed military victory against a 26-year-old brutal insurgency in the country’s northern and eastern provinces, will be battling charges of violating humanitarian law at a special session of the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva next week.

A rash of similar charges has also been made against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) which unsuccessfully fought for a separate nation state in Sri Lanka. Full text