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HRW urges Govt to probe Karuna’s actions

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on the Sri Lankan Government to investigate and appropriately prosecute Vinyagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman for war crimes and other grave human rights abuses.

“In truth... Karuna Amman, should have been criminally investigated long ago for war crimes. During the 26-year armed conflict, the LTTE was responsible for countless grave abuses, including unlawful killings and attacks on civilians. Forces under Karuna’s command were implicated in the summary execution of several hundred police officers in June 1990, after they had surrendered to the LTTE. The following month his forces executed about 75 Muslim travellers. And in August that year, his forces were allegedly responsible for killing more than 200 civilians in Batticaloa district,” their statement read.



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