The Straits Times
Published on Nov 15, 2012

Tamils demand foreign probe after Sri Lanka war report


COLOMBO (AFP) - Sri Lanka's main Tamil party on Thursday demanded an international probe after the UN admitted it failed to protect thousands of civilians killed by troops in the final phase of the country's conflict in 2009.

The moderate Tamil National Alliance said the report published by UN secretary general's office confirmed its long-standing allegations of widespread killing and incarceration of civilians.

"Now that the UN has come with this report we want action," party spokesman M. A. Sumanthiran told AFP.

"There should be an international inquiry. The government as the main accused party cannot be involved in the investigation."