• Friday, May 20, 2022

ASIA

Army seeks war clarity

By: Eastern Eye Staff

NEW UNIT TO GIVE SRI LANKA MILITARY ‘A VOICE’ IN RIGHTS VIOLATION CLAIMS THE Sri Lankan army has formed a special unit to defend itself against alle­gations of grave human rights abuses at the end of the island’s decades-long ethnic war. Army chief Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanay­ake said the group would collate local and interna­tional reports and establish the truth to clear the mili­tary’s name. International human rights groups accuse the military of killing 40,000 Tamil civil­ians in the final months of the war which ended in May 2009. The government of the time said not one ci­vilian was killed.…

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