United Nations report on Sri Lanka human rights violations resurfaces at CHOGM SUMMIT 2013. According to U.N. report in August, suggested Sri Lanka’s Sinhalese-dominated armed forces may have killed up to 40,000 minority Tamils, while the rebels killed civilians.
Sri Lankan government failed to advance justice for the victims of the country’s 26-year-long civil war in 2011, using civilians as human shields and forcibly recruited child soldiers, according to U.N report.
But Sri Lanka has remained defiant, snubbing the report by U.N. human rights commissioner Navi Pillay, who said she saw no effort by the country to properly investigate despite repeated demands by the U.N. human rights council.
The UNHRC has passed two resolutions on Sri Lanka in 2012 and 2013 and the country is likely to face renewed scrutiny in March 2014, according to Bernama.com report. Photo credit: ISHARA S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images/Newscom