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The former UN spokesman Gordon Weiss said the Indian government wanted to see the Tamil Tigers destroyed and was completely aware of the real situation in the battle zone

“The Indian government which wanted to ‘see the Tamil Tigers destroyed’ was ‘fully aware’ of the real situation in the battle zone, including the civilian casualties,” the UN spokesman in Colombo during the peak of the conflict, said.

“I believe that Indians were aware of the civilian casualties that were happening, because they had pretty good intelligence inside the siege zone,” he told the BBC Sinhala service, Sandeshaya.

He also said that the United Nations should have done more to prevent civilian casualties at the last stage of the war in Sri Lanka. Weiss also said the UN should have exerted pressure on the Sri Lankan government to stop attacks on civilians.

“I believe that the UN should have used greater pressure in order to assuage the kind of assaults that it seems was made on civilians,” he said adding that “certainly, casualty figures from a part of that armoury.”

However, the UN was not in a position to stop the final assault against the Tamil Tigers apart from trying to minimise civilian casualties, according to Gordon Weiss.

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  • Kumara Tuesday, 26 April 2011 03:45 AM

    Mayu, do you really believe that LTTE is an institution ? Yes. It is a terrorist institution where Mayu is a member/sympatheser!!!

    mayu Monday, 25 April 2011 10:57 PM

    Do you mean Rahul Gandi was the big threat to India!

    mayu Monday, 25 April 2011 11:15 PM

    Destroying an institution or organization may not be the begining of the peace! It may also be an beginning of a disastrous.

    mayu Monday, 25 April 2011 11:02 PM

    He is worried about the future of the Sri Lankan ordinary public, who is going to suffer of economic sanctions and travel bands.

    Dakuna Monday, 25 April 2011 11:21 PM

    Russian ambassodor in Sri Lanka made a statement, which is true in your statement too Gordon. UN can even argue true balck colour as white if that suit their plate.

    Louisa Tuesday, 26 April 2011 12:12 AM

    Only people like you and your cronies who are havng a feast inside the LTTE pockets does not want the LTTE destroyed. What would you have said if the LTTE did this to the Aussies?

    ranjith Tuesday, 26 April 2011 02:43 AM

    Ranjith

    WHy not fly a kite and mind your own buisness

    bren Tuesday, 26 April 2011 03:21 AM

    This wont last long..it takes time to recover...

    bren Tuesday, 26 April 2011 03:25 AM

    Yes thats true...where was UN...too busy plotting against a country is not polluted yet...like Sri Lanka

    bren Tuesday, 26 April 2011 03:26 AM

    Totally Agreee......

    mayu Monday, 25 April 2011 10:56 PM

    The correctness of their decision is yet to conformed!

    M-J Tuesday, 26 April 2011 03:57 AM

    Mayu -DESTROYING A TERRORIST ORGANISATION.....dont get things cofused....

    M-J Tuesday, 26 April 2011 03:59 AM

    why are you always trying to safeguard a Terror Outfit?....

    M-J Tuesday, 26 April 2011 04:03 AM

    oh.. see how he is so loving to our country as well as you.

    Milson Tuesday, 26 April 2011 04:13 AM

    Yes , India must have been aware just like America wanted Palestine completely destroyed by Israel. Mr . Gordon Weiss are you aware of this.

    Rasika Alwis Tuesday, 26 April 2011 04:30 AM

    Yes that is very true. But you guys wanted to save LTTE killers

    wiki Monday, 25 April 2011 02:02 PM

    this is rajapaksa chinthanai and action of china.

    NADARAJAH SETHURUPAN Monday, 25 April 2011 11:56 AM

    ""they had pretty good intelligence inside the siege zone"" - 100%

    Thomas Monday, 25 April 2011 12:06 PM

    Absolutely correct statement and it is a FACT

    Ryan Monday, 25 April 2011 12:19 PM

    Not only india, the entire globe except who are paid by ltte wanted the end of LTTE.

    Nihal Monday, 25 April 2011 12:44 PM

    Yesterday has no future it's tomorrow Srilanka was looking forward, to achive that goal our security forces removed todays nuisence. What is wrong in that.

    Yehiya-Doha Monday, 25 April 2011 12:46 PM

    LTTE is major threat to Mr. Rahul Gandi. India took the correct decision.

    rajkay Monday, 25 April 2011 01:19 PM

    somebody said it was only Rajapakse's efforts which won the war.

    NADARAJAH SETHURUPAN Monday, 25 April 2011 01:18 PM

    India took the 100% correct decision.

    Sara Monday, 25 April 2011 01:27 PM

    exept LTTE sympathyers

    siripala Monday, 25 April 2011 11:42 AM

    Why crying foul for the lost game. If you couldn't correct something it is your fault, not of the GoSL. Rest in pease now.

    maganaya Monday, 25 April 2011 02:37 PM

    Then India is also part and parcel of violation of "HUMAN RIGHTS IN SRI LANKA DURING THE WAR"

    damsen Monday, 25 April 2011 03:50 PM

    Dear Mr Gorden, You are partly correct.Not only India all peace loving nations in the world except some western countries wanted LTTE destroyed.

    meranchi Monday, 25 April 2011 05:06 PM

    Of coarse distraction of LTTE is piece of mind for india kill their leader another target what ever is nobody knows as well as sri lankan people

    D. Amarakoon Monday, 25 April 2011 07:35 PM

    Where was UN when genocide (million lives) took place in Ruwanda during the 1990's?

    Ranil Monday, 25 April 2011 07:49 PM

    Nothing wrong, it is exactly what needs to be done. Just cant agree with the way it was done. Never mind the tactics used by the LTTE in the past, or other nations in their wars.

    Musthafa Monday, 25 April 2011 08:45 PM

    So UN knew what went on in last battle, what they so now pammathu??? .

    Guru Monday, 25 April 2011 10:22 PM

    This is the reality and you have said it.

    cracko Monday, 25 April 2011 10:17 PM

    Because western countries have full democracy. Others don't.


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