Sri Lankans Storm UN Building For War Crime Allegations
July 6, 2010
The war was between the army and members of the Tamil Tigers, and both groups are accused of committing serious abuses during the crisis.
According to the BBC, 7,000 civilians were killed by both sides in the first five months of the conflict, which ended last year.
Housing Minister Wimal Weerawansa has led hundreds of people to protest an investigation into war crimes, which human rights activists have been actively calling for for months. The groups fear that an impartial investigation from the government would be impossible, and given the response so far, they are obviously right.
Many UN staff members have left the buildings, but some senior staff remains.