QUICK ACTION IS NEEDED FOR IMMEDIATE FOLLOW UP –  U.S. clears Sri Lanka of civilian deaths: Faults Tiger human shield
Posted on August 16th, 2015

Sri Lankan American

The response to this and the follow up action required of the Sri Lanka Government should be high on the agenda.  They should not drop the ball because as Daya Gamage states, this is a matter of Sri Lanka’s integrity and the unprecedented downgrading of it as a country based on the LTTE lobby with deceit.

May be some capable Patriotic Sri Lankans should begin to follow up and do what is necessary to prevail on the Government to follow through.

The Government of Sri Lanka needs to give serious note of the interpretations, determinations and policy declarations of the Government of the United States on the law of war in the Department of Defense’ Law of War Manual to frustrate the efforts of the United States aimed at making Sri Lanka responsible for the deaths of unarmed innocent Tamil civilians killed during the final months of the battle. The State Department’s Office of Global Crimes in two reports made Sri Lanka mainly responsible for those killings while accusing the LTTE of using unarmed civilians as human shield.

Why Sri Lanka needs to bring up this issue a fresh because of the official position adopted by the United States through the DOD Manual. The interpretations, determinations and policy declarations in the Manual clearly absolves Sri Lanka of incidents that occurred during the final months of the battle.

The Government of Sri Lanka should immediately use its diplomatic channels to clear its name with the US Department of State based on the deliberations found in the 1204-page DOD Manual which can be found at http://www.defense.gov/pubs/Law-of-War-Manual-June-2015.pdf.

http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2015/08/15/u-s-clears-sri-lanka-of-civilian-deaths-faults-tiger-human-shield/

U.S. clears Sri Lanka of civilian deaths: Faults Tiger human shield
Posted on August 15th, 2015

By Daya Gamage – Asian Tribune Media Note

Washington, 14 August (Asiantribune.com):

U.S. Department of Defense – just released June 2015 – Law of War Manual, the authoritative position the Government of the United States takes in war situations in both international and non-international warfare, gives the USG official positions on may situation one of which is connected to ‘Human Shield’ and

One Response to “QUICK ACTION IS NEEDED FOR IMMEDIATE FOLLOW UP –  U.S. clears Sri Lanka of civilian deaths: Faults Tiger human shield”

  1. Sunil Mahattaya Says:

    Thus has been a reality for those aware of the salient truth. The fact that it was the LTTE responsible for the civilian deaths and using them as a human shield is indisputable and the Government should make rapid moves to consolidate and broadcast the conclusions globally. It is also a case in point in favour of fmr. Prez. MR who needs all the credit as CEO for the manner in which the LTTE were dealt with.
    It must also be noted that it was Ranil Wickremasinghe despite his rantings against MR who almost opened avenues for the LTTE to gain control but were thwarted by the timely actions of the MR administration. Wickremasinghe knows that he is on thin ice as he tries to suppress MR from regaining his former status inasmuch as the present namby pamby president Sirisena who does not seem to have any clear cut policies of his own and is manipulated much in the manner of a puppet on a string with the likes of RW and CBK being the puppeteers and inspirations also from certain powerful sources in the West.

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