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As Killing of Those Seeking to Surrender in Sri Lanka Is Alleged, Will UN Investigate?

[Inner City Press, Monday, 14 December 2009 19:14 One Comment]

In the final days in Sri Lanka of what even the UN called the bloodbath on the beach, there were reports that when some in the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam sought to surrender with white flags, they were killed by the Army. The UN’s Vijay Nambiar, it was reported, had urged the LTTE officials to come out waving white flags.

Now, General Sarath Fonseka has confirmed that Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, presidential brother and Defense Secretary, ordered his forced to execute even those seeking to surrender, in violation of the Geneva Conventions.

Months ago the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who has met with all three Rajapaksa brothers, spoke vaguely about an independent international inquiry into war crimes in Sri Lanka. While he seemed to count on the Rajapaksas to credibly investigate themselves, this has not happened.

 UN's Ban and Mahinda Rajapaksa, brother Gotabhaya off camera to right
UN’s Ban and Mahinda Rajapaksa, brother Gotabhaya off camera to right

Even since killing of tens of thousands of civilians in Sri Lanka in the first five months of this year, Ban has sent a group of UN investigators to Guinea to probe the killing of 157 civilians there.

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  • dees pillay said:

    Ban Ki-Moon, Sri Lanka’s GODFATHER, who protects the land of TERROR,
    Sri Lankan evil government got 90% of world leaders wrapped around its finger,promising them a little bit of the virgin island.
    Sadly they even got South Africa.
    THE EARLY ELECTION IS NOTHING BUT KARMA…they are starting to fight each other, this is only the beginning……………