Sri Lanka ‘war crimes’ soldiers ordered to ‘finish the job’

[Channel 4 News] One of these eyewitnesses, an army officer, accuses Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa – the president’s brother – of ordering Brigadier Shavendra Silva to execute Tamil rebel leaders, whose safe surrender had been guaranteed by the president. [Full Story]

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Will New Evidence of War Crimes Tip the Scales Against the Sri Lankan Government

[Time] On June 14, the British television network Channel 4 broadcast¬†a stunning hour-long documentary presenting footage of horrific abuses allegedly committed by Sri Lankan troops during the last months of the country’s war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. The images are graphic and profoundly disturbing. They include the execution of naked, bound prisoners; […]

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