French 24, Channel 4 and Times UK continue to reveal the truth…
Channel 4 : Civilian Massacre
Credible sources reveal death toll of Tamil civilians in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka said it would only allow its own courts – and not international ones – to investigate reported human rights abuses and thousands of civilian deaths during the government’s military campaign against Tamil Tigers, which ended in May.
After denouncing the UN’s complacency toward civilian casualties in Sri Lanka, French daily Le Monde on Friday ran an article about three doctors who, because they stayed behind to care for the wounded, are now in police custody.
Reporter from French Media Agency reports from Sri Lanka.
Times Online : Time for Witness
The UN Secretary-General must speak out about civilian deaths in Sri Lanka
The Sri Lankan Government has much to account for. Yet it has responded with disingenuity and fantasy. It first denied the deaths of civilians and then claimed that the photographic evidence, repeated by independent witnesses, had been forged. In doing so, it is perpetrating sins of omission in order to obscure those of commission. Mr Ban must speak; the UN must investigate. Nothing else will demonstrate a decent respect for the opinions of mankind.
The decision by its Human Rights Council to praise the Sri Lankan Government over its war against the Tamil Tigers is the latest incident to raise questions about how effective the UN is.
Britain and other EU countries sold military equipment worth millions of pounds to the Sri Lankan Government in the last three years of its bloody civil war with the Tamil Tigers, The Times has learnt.
Times Online : Sri Lanka’s crucial role in Indian Ocean power struggle