UN exposes use of cluster munitions in Vanni War

[TamilNet, Thursday, 23 August 2012, 23:51 GMT]
The United Nations Mine Action Team, which coordinates the UN agencies engaged in humanitarian de-mining throughout the world, has documented the use of cluster munitions in the Vanni war, informed sources in Mullaiththeevu told TamilNet.

The SL Government Agent of Mullaiththeevu district was provided with a copy of evidence, the sources further said.

In the meantime, a Sri Lankan military officer, who was in charge of coordinating de-mining activities in Vanni, has resigned from his post.

The resignation comes after the Sri Lankan Defence Secretary and presidential sibling Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, had warned the SL military.

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa maintains that the SL military operated demining teams have failed in their work of destroying all the traces on the use of cluster munitions in PTK.


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