Genocide the Tamil people in Srilanka

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sri Lanka bans BBC from covering civil war hearings

The BBC has been blocked from covering public hearings about Sri Lanka's civil war in former rebel-held territory. For three days, civilians will have the chance to give evidence on life under the Tamil Tigers or LTTE. The government says the Commission on Lessons Learned and Reconciliation is working to prevent a repeat of the conflict. A senior defence ministry official said he could not allow the BBC to attend the sittings, due to start on Saturday. An important part of the commission's work is to meet ordinary Tamil civilians who were displaced by the war and suffered severe trauma, injury or the loss of close family members.


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