Sri Lankan state forces and Tamil Tiger rebels “most likely” committed war crimes including mass killings of civilians during their conflict that should be prosecuted by a special court with international judges, the United Nations said.
Thu, 17 Sep, 2015
The United Nations condemned both sides in Sri Lanka’s war zone today after artillery shells tore through a hospital packed with civilians for a second day, killing at least 50, setting an ambulance ablaze and forcing medical staff to huddle in bunkers for safety.
Thu, 14 May, 2009
AN overnight artillery barrage in Sri Lanka’s northern war zone killed at least 378 civilians and wounded more than 1,100, a government doctor said yesterday, calling it the bloodiest day he had seen in the army’s offensive against the Tamil Tiger rebels.
Mon, 11 May, 2009
Sri Lanka’s president today urged the Tamil Tiger rebels to allow the estimated 250,000 civilians trapped in the northern war zone to flee to safety following reports of heavy casualties among non-combatants stuck in the shrinking territory.
Fri, 30 Jan, 2009