Sri Lanka's president has describes for national demonstrations against a UN report said to assert that war offenses were carried out at the end of the communal war.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said the blames were not fresh but called for a "illustrates of strength" against the report. Dripped quotes advised that Sri Lankan soldiers and Tamil Tiger insurgents made harsh abuses as the communal war came to an end in 2009. Troops compressed the rebellious in May 2009 after 26 years of bloody dispute.
Reacting to a disclose of the reports in a Sri Lankan newspaper, Mr. Rajapaksa said to the party officials May Day meetings should be could be utilized for demonstration. All the time we did not show our durability, but now on May Day we will demonstrate our strength," he said. The UN-nominated investigators collected witnesses for 10 months and presented its results to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon earlier few days.
"The Sri Lankan authorities say it followed a 'humanitarian save operation' with a policy of 'zero civilian deaths.' In severe dissimilarity, the board locates realistic allegations, which if confirmed, signs that a broad range of severe abuses were made by both sides," the report says, according to excerpts referred by the Associated Press.
Sri Lanka's government, which also obtained a copy of the report, explained it as "basically defective and clearly unfair," adding that it was "given without any clarification", AP reported.
Mr. Rajapaksa's remarks made to members of his Sri Lanka Freedom Party, are his first own remarks on the disclosure. Both sides were blamed of violations in Sri Lanka's long dispute. The Tamil Tigers were battlin g for a sovereign state for minority Tamils in the island's north and east.
More than 100,000 people were killed, along with some 7,000 in the end stages of the war, the United Nations expects. Various accuses have been made by the Tamils that their family members are misplaces, amongst them a large number of elders rebel rebels.