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While criticising the latest report issued by the Sri Lanka Defence Ministry on the Humanitarian operations, the New York-based Human Rights Watch said the report is an attempt to convince the world, that government forces committed no crimes in the conflict with the LTTE.

The report ‘Humanitarian Operation Factual Analysis July 2006 – May 2009,’ that was released yesterday claims that government forces did not use artillery against populated areas despite considerable evidence to the contrary and ignores compelling evidence of summary executions by its soldiers.

“The Sri Lankan government is finally admitting that its forces caused civilians losses during the conflict’s final months, but unconvincingly claims no responsibility,” said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “This is just the latest and glossiest effort to whitewash mounting evidence of government atrocities during the fighting.”
 
“The Sri Lankan Defense Ministry report is yet another feeble attempt to convince the world, despite growing evidence to the contrary, that government forces committed no crimes in the conflict with the Tamil Tigers,” Adams said. “Concerned governments should use this factually challenged report to jump-start international accountability efforts as the UN Panel of Experts recommended.”
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  • sama Tuesday, 02 August 2011 02:30 PM

    Musthafa, you are one of millions of civilians terrorized by LTTE last 30 years .that is the truth get them not realized.

    Bumba Tuesday, 02 August 2011 02:56 PM

    The age old saying. Need to tell a thousand like to cover one lie and you finally get caught.

    Yehiya-Doha Tuesday, 02 August 2011 03:36 PM

    But saying no more LTTE.

    Consultant Tuesday, 02 August 2011 09:08 AM

    This is getting more worst and worst.

    chandra Tuesday, 02 August 2011 09:15 AM

    As usual they do not see any single good thing in this report heh!

    Mendo Tuesday, 02 August 2011 09:19 AM

    HRW wants everybody to take what they say as the truth and prevent others listening to what the GOSL says.

    That is a violation of basic human right.

    TMA Tuesday, 02 August 2011 09:24 AM

    Now we'll say HRW is pro western & pro LTTE. Let's 4get that they condemned USA over war crimes

    udaya Tuesday, 02 August 2011 09:24 AM

    HRW, we did not ask for your opinion. You can bite your own tail.

    Samba Tuesday, 02 August 2011 09:32 AM

    Eliwena Jameta Hondha Hondha Sellam

    Asela Tuesday, 02 August 2011 09:58 AM

    President and his henchmen would say international conspiracy. My foot...

    aj Tuesday, 02 August 2011 10:01 AM

    WELL SAID HRW. WHITE REPORT N EYES WASHES VIDEO.

    polgediya Tuesday, 02 August 2011 10:02 AM

    any specific factual errors that HRW can challenge in this report?

    Baka Pundits Tuesday, 02 August 2011 10:25 AM

    Violating rights for information create problems. King's drum is not convincing in the 21st century.

    SWRD Wednesday, 03 August 2011 01:48 AM

    well said!! our people never going to open eyes!!

    Musthafa Tuesday, 02 August 2011 10:51 AM

    HRW please not that, killing terrorists is not war crime.
    As a citizen of Sri Lanka I would like HRW to talk with people like us in Sri Lanka - Now we are breathing with no fear. When I was age 14 in East of Sri Lanka the LTTE started attackes on us now I am 43- lot 30 years of life due to terrorism, LTTE violated human right almost 30 years. better look in to this matter.

    Kiwi Aust Tuesday, 02 August 2011 10:53 AM

    HRW is wrong, backed by LTTE
    UN is wrong, backed by LTTE
    US, UK and European Union are wrong, backed by LTTE
    CHANNEL 4 is wrong, backed by LTTE
    Amnesty International is wrong, backed by LTTE

    Always Sri Lanka is right, right right

    Raja Wednesday, 03 August 2011 02:17 AM

    HRW probably didn't even read the report. Their mission seems to be to protect the Tiger war criminals living overseas.

    salabala Tuesday, 02 August 2011 11:22 AM

    Bamba is missing

    Ranchi Tuesday, 02 August 2011 11:33 AM

    HRW - Why you are silent on Bin Laden death ? Is it an justified muder by US forces ?

    Asela Tuesday, 02 August 2011 11:42 AM

    Ranchi, Who is Bin Laden? Can you justify his actions?

    chryshan Tuesday, 02 August 2011 11:43 AM

    We need intelligent people to handle diplomatic issues. Now we play into their hands.

    hemjey Tuesday, 02 August 2011 11:53 AM

    Samba is there

    Konde Bendapucheenaa Tuesday, 02 August 2011 12:07 PM

    He is hiding when people start to tell bitter truth


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