Australian delegation at the ongoing United Nations Commission on Human
Rights sessions in Geneva, while expressing concern about the ethnic
conflict in Sri Lanka, condemned the continuing LTTE attacks on innocent
civilians and their use of child soldiers.
delegation had also welcomed the progress made by the Sri Lankan
government in investigating disappearances, like the Chemmani mass graves
and the successful prosecution of security force personnel.
remains deeply concerned by the continuing ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka
and urges all parties to cease hostilities and undertake negotiations to
find a lasting political solution that takes into account the legitimate
aspirations of all Sri Lankans".
the progress made in investigating disappearances, such as the Chemmani
multiple graves investigations, and the successful prosecution of members
of the security forces for human rights abuses, the delegation stated that
they are encouraged by the progress made by the Human Rights Commission.
They also urged it to be strengthened further.
deplores and condemns all acts of terrorism and is greatly concerned by
the continuing brutal killing of innocent civilians by the LTTE and their
use of child soldier".
to political sources, responses from the international community against
brutal massacres of the LTTE has been escalating day by day even with the
full swing of LTTE propaganda carried out by their activists.
"They are propagating a wrong picture about civilian deaths and their sufferings attaching the blame to the government and the security forces in order to maintain the influx of funds to the LTTE treasury".
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