Sri Lankan ‘War Criminals’ Deployed as UN Peace Keepers


A confidential report sent to the United Nations (UN) Department of Peacekeeping Operations claims that senior Sri Lankan officers accused of war crimes have been deployed to UN operations in Mali, Lebanon, Darfur, and South Sudan. The report, authored by the South Africa-based International Truth and Justice Project, claims that a number of the senior Sri Lankan commanders were involved in abuses during the final phase of war with Tamil rebels in 2009. The UN said it was working with the government of Sri Lanka to ensure the country’s domestic screening and vetting process complied with UN policy.

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