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Sri Lanka says aid worker massacre probe concluded

Sri Lanka’s top rights panel said Thursday it has concluded investigations into the murder of 17 local employees of a French charity and six other high profile cases from the island’s civil war.

The head of the probe, however, refused to say who had been found responsible for the 2006 massacre of the aid workers, which international monitors and rights groups have blamed on Sri Lankan government forces.

“We have completed seven cases, including the ACF (French charity Action Against Hunger) case, and we have asked for a date to hand over the report to the president,” Nissanka Udalagama said.

“I can’t discuss our findings because it is up to the president to decide,” he added, saying his panel would ask the president to establish a more permanent body to keep up investigations.

Reports AFP, via Google News.


Riz Khan on Sri Lanka

AlJazera’s Riz Khan show focused on Sri Lanka this week. The panel consists of Eric Solheim, Francis Boyle (A law professor) and Nirj Deva, the Sri Lankan-British member of the European Parliament.

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The Opposition discredits Government, Again

News flash (Daily Mirror):

Editor of Rivira newspaper Upali Tennakoon has been assaulted and stabbed this morning, stated staff members of Rivira. His injuries are said to be non-critical.

But not to worry, the grand conspiracy by the invisible forces trying to discredit the government will not succeed. 

A full investigation will be put in place. 

Posted by Deane.