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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:30 PM
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Sri Lanka: UN issues much-delayed report on conflict
Source: BBC News

The UN has said widespread shelling by the Sri Lankan government killed most of the tens of thousands of civilians who died in the final months of the 25-year-long war, in 2009.

The report also accuses Tamil Tigers separatists of using civilians as human shields.

The UN is calling for an independent investigation into what it says could constitute war crimes.

Sri Lanka had asked the UN not to publish its findings.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13190576
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marasinghe Donating Member (754 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:57 PM
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1. thanks for posting this. the dead & destroyed should never be forgotten.
originally from over there, myself; from the majority ethnic group.
the entire conflict - from start to finish -
makes me ashamed of the way many of my people acted.
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