Sri Lanka slams UN report on civil war

Sri Lanka's government says a United Nations' report last week 'appears to be another attempt at castigating Sri Lanka for militarily defeating' the Tamil Tiger guerrillas.

hidden November 23, 2012 18:28:25 IST
Sri Lanka slams UN report on civil war

Colombo, Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka's government says a United Nations' report last week "appears to be another attempt at castigating Sri Lanka for militarily defeating" the Tamil Tiger guerrillas who fought for a separate state in the Indian ocean island.

Sri Lanka slams UN report on civil war

A huge cache of arms, allegedly hidden by Tamil Tigers, were recovered in Sri Lanka recently. AP.

The report said inadequate efforts by the world body to protect civilians during the bloody final months of the civil war marked a "grave failure." A separate UN report released last year said up to 40,000 ethnic minority Tamil civilians may have been killed in the war's final months.

On Friday, the External Affairs ministry said parts of the report made allegations directed at Sri Lanka's government that are "regrettably unsubstantiated, erroneous and replete with conjecture and bias."

The civil war ended in 2009 after the government forces crushed the rebels.

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