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By Jamila Najmuddin


The government says a UN report which, in a section on Sri Lanka, mentions abuses committed by the LTTE during the final stages of the war has come a little too late and proves that the world body is not pious as it had claimed to be.

Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, commenting on the UN report to Daily Mirror online, said that it was a well known fact that the LTTE committed war crimes during the war and not the military as alleged by various human rights groups.

The report by UN Chief Ban ki-moon noted that the LTTE had forcibly cut the hair of girls trying to flee the conflict during the last stages of the war to mislead the military into thinking they were Tiger cadres.

Minister Rambukwella noted that even LTTE cadres who fled the fighting and surrendered to the military was given fair treatment and not abused in any way as claimed by human rights organizations.

The Minister noted that the UN should not bring up crimes committed by the LTTE now after remaining virtually silent when the rebel outfit actually existed and committed these very crimes against the civilians. (Daily Mirror online)

SEE STORY ON UN REPORT: http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/3893-ltte-abused-fleeing-girls-.html

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  • Monday, 24 May 2010 03:36 AM

    We have to accept the truth.

    Monday, 24 May 2010 05:41 AM

    When LTTE- holds civilians with them in a small area of land for the safety and killed them also no fodd , medical and other facility during last stage of war, where did all amnesty or human rights bodies go that time? Sri lankan Goverment won the dangerous terrorist in the war, Sri Lanka should not cooparate with USA for fight against terrorism, what ever UN is just safe guard of US

    Sunday, 23 May 2010 09:20 AM

    You mean LATE like our Reconciliation Commission and what it will achieve ?

    Sunday, 23 May 2010 09:23 AM

    who ever comited the war crimes,justice must be served to those poor civilians!!!UN a puppet of UK and USA!!

    Sunday, 23 May 2010 09:33 AM

    well done Sri Lanka....stand up for your rights!!!!

    Monday, 24 May 2010 06:50 AM

    Report against LTTE is too late since there is no one left to be punished

    Sunday, 23 May 2010 10:12 AM

    Well said, minister Keheliya. We all remember the way you protected SL, when most of leading International Media were reporting in support of the LTTE. You did a tremendous job as the spokesman of MCNS.
    As long as you are with Gota, Basil & MR, Sri Lanka is protected from all harmful forces.
    Pls do the needful as you did to the country, we all are with you!!

    Sunday, 23 May 2010 10:32 AM

    Here you go. Your first acception on UN reorts.

    Sunday, 23 May 2010 10:46 AM

    It seems that Ban ki-moon has not got money promised by LTTE supporters. Now he will go against LTTE.

    Sunday, 23 May 2010 10:46 AM

    Yes Minister. I have seen recently photos of surrendered LTTE carder and how he has been treated. This UN do not know any thing and give report too late... :)

    Sunday, 23 May 2010 11:02 AM

    They were sleeping last 4-5 years when ltte done all the abuses. Now, another jilmart from UNO to show how fair their organization is. Next they will bring so called abuses done by Srilankan government or Army.

    Sunday, 23 May 2010 11:28 AM

    you are correct Mr.Keheliya.

    Sunday, 23 May 2010 02:21 PM

    well said Minister, Hats Off to You Sir. You are teaching the young genaration of SL how to stand up. We never heard these kind of straight forward comments 3-4 years ago. Its a new Sri Lanka

    Sunday, 23 May 2010 02:41 PM

    You mean civilians of Iraq and Afghanistan?

    Sunday, 23 May 2010 02:57 PM

    regardless of who committed crimes against humanity, yes, UN is late to investigate all those allegations and to punish those who commited crimes. LTTE and the government are alleged to have committed war crimes. Both should face an international inquiry which is credible.

    Sunday, 23 May 2010 03:33 PM

    UN= USA+EU+Canada++++

    Sunday, 23 May 2010 03:54 PM

    Most young girls in south have their hair cut short . Then the hair dressers are all terrorist according to this report?
    Secondly, Keheliya admits that Armys criteria for terrorist is short hair?

    Monday, 24 May 2010 12:55 AM

    I am sure "Hair Cutting" story is too late.

    Monday, 24 May 2010 03:06 AM

    All this boils down to one thing-that little Sri Lanka somehow,against all odds, with a little help from some friends did the impossible and annihilated a very vicious enemy. And it is simply: PURE JEALOUSY!

    Monday, 24 May 2010 03:07 AM

    Had there been a UNP govt, they would have welcomed the UN report and praised the UN body for the 'timely report'


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