Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sri Lanka says Army's caution prolonged war

(TH)Geneva (AP): Sri Lanka's human rights minister claimed on Tuesday his country's Army took over two months longer to defeat the Tamil Tiger rebels because it avoided using heavy weapons and aerial bombardments.

The Army suffered heavy casualties in the final phase of Sri Lanka's civil war because it was constrained to use light weapons, Mahinda Samarasinghe told the U.N. Human Rights Council. Full text

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