Tamils who have been displaced from their homes for decades have written to the United Nations human rights chief, urging him to appoint an expert panel to “monitor and report the progress on resettlement,
De-militarisation of the North-East will be complete by next year said Sri Lanka’s foreign minister, whilst calling on the international community to “give Sri Lanka a chance” amidst civil society concerns of the government's slow progress and reneging on its commitment to the UN Human Rights Council resolution on accountability and reconciliation.
Photographs: Tamil Guardian
Speaking in Geneva at a public side event held by Sri Lanka’s permanent mission to the United Nations Human Rights Council,
Tamil National Alliance MP M A Sumanthiran stated that the Sri Lankan government “cannot backtrack” on implementing a UN resolution which will see foreign judges involved in a accountability mechanism.