ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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The UN Report on Accountability in Sri Lanka: Substance and Reactions

The report by a UN panel of experts on accountability in Sri Lanka found credible allegations of war crimes as having been committed by both the Sri Lankan government's armed forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam at the end of the civil war between September 2008 and May 2009. Predictably, reactions from both the government as well as the LTTE's supporters have been of denial or a selective acceptance of the report. The strength of the UN panel report is that it provides an authoritative account of what happened at the end of the war, but does not focus on war crimes alone.

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