Mar 13, Colombo: The parents of the dead and persons went missing during the Tamil Tiger terrorist war in Sri Lanka due to the atrocities committed by the terrorists questioned the United Nations Human Rights Council today why the UN doses not look into the activities of the terror outfit.
Addressing a media briefing in Colombo today, the convener of the 'Dead and Missing Persons Front' Ananda Perera questioned why the UNHRC is silent about the atrocities committed by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam during the three decades of terror.
Perera accused the UNHRC of not looking into the plight of the people who became destitute due to the brutal activities of the terrorist organization.
Pointing out that overseas supporters of LTTE are now forcing the Council to take actions against Sri Lanka, Perera asked the Council to look into the crimes committed by the LTTE and hold the supporters of the terror outfit in other countries responsible for those crimes.
He further said the UNHRC should also focus its attention on Sri Lanka's major Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance, which was the proxy party of the LTTE during the war and assisted the terrorist organization.
The convener said that as per data collected by their organization that during the period from 1987 to 2009, 10,978 civilians went missing.
The organization last week handed over a detailed report on this matter to the UN office in Colombo and also forwarded to the High Commissioner of the UNHRC.
Perera said they are planning to inform about this matter to the Speaker of parliament and the Tamil National Alliance on Friday.
The group also plans to meet the Bishop of Jaffna and Monday and Tuesday and request him to raise a voice against the injustices caused by the LTTE to all nationalities of the country.
Meanwhile, the relatives of people who disappeared during the war in North also handed over a letter addressed to the High Commissioner Navi Pillay to the U.N. office in Colombo Wednesday. The letter has urged the UNHRC to pressure the government to account for thousands of people who went missing in the final phase of the war.