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Tamils hoping for an international investigation - Jaffna bishop tells Norwegian Ambassador

The Bishop of Jaffna has reiterated that the Tamil people are hoping for an international investigation to take place, in a meeting with the Norwegian Ambassador, reported the Uthayan.

Whilst meeting a Norwegian delegation that included Ambassador Grete Løchen, the Bishop said that an investigation must be undertaken by the international community and not Sri Lanka, noting that the Tamil people were hoping that a resolution in Geneva, where the UNHRC is set to meet in March, would call for this.

Stating that complaints regarding disappeared persons have been ignored, he added that the Tamil people need justice and went on to tell the delegation that since the end of the armed conflict, drug use and sexual assaults have increased.

See the full report from the Uthayan (in Tamil) here.

Also see our earlier post:

Police pushing Tamil youth into drugs and prostitution says Wigneswaran (09 February 2014)

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