Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Peter Foster on Sri Lankan government's human rights violations


Sri Lanka's forgotten ethnic war is one of the nastiest conflicts on earth and ... the current administration is prosecuting that war with little or no regard for human rights. [...]

As the Sri Lankan government likes to remind anyone that accuses them of behaving badly, the Tamil Tigers are a proto-fascist organisation which recruits child soldiers, targets civilians and murders dissenters at will.

All that is true, but if the same Sri Lankan government wants to lay any claim to the moral high ground, then it must not stoop to the same level as its enemies.