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Published on Thursday, 04 April 2013 11:57
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Muthur kiling 360px 04-04-1French International Non-Governmental Organization Action Contre Le Faim (ACF)  has requested from the Sri Lankan government to commence a proper investigation with immediate effect regarding the massacre of  17 volunteer workers on 4th August 2006 in Mutur.

 ACF presumes it to be the most severe war crime against volunteer workers followed by the attack on a volunteer organization in Bagdad city in 2003.

The legal measures should be taken against the individuals responsible for the attack. Producing them to the court followed by an independent investigation can only bring lasting peace to the country, they stated.

There had not been a public trial against the wrong doers nor has a single arrest been made in relation to the crime. The continuous violation of human rights is prominent in Sri Lanka, ACF further complains.

However, Presidential Commission of Inquiry headed by retired Supreme Court Judge Nissanka Udalagama was appointed to look into cases of serious violations of Human Rights occurring since 2005, the killing of 17 aid workers of the French INGO ACF in Mutur , the killing of five youths in Trincomalee and several other human rights violations.

Furthermore an International Independent Group of Eminent Persons (IIGEP) was appointed to assist the commission.

However, the criticism of the chairman of the commission and several government parties lead to the lack of cooperation of IIGEP.

Commenting on the situation the IIGEP made statement that, they will not assist the commission as its independency is affected by external influences.

Accordingly, IIGEP quit the commission on 31st March 2008 putting an end to the investigation.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 April 2013 11:57