Petition Closed
Petitioning Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon

Investigate War Crimes in Sri Lanka


One year after the end of the conflict in Sri Lanka, thousands of victims of human rights violations committed by both government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are being denied justice, truth and reparations. The complete failure of the Sri Lankan government to genuinely address this impunity means that the United Nations must step in and conduct an independent international investigation as a first step towards international justice.

The truth must be established about the extent of violations that occurred in the final stages of the war, when the government prohibited independent monitoring and reporting by the United Nations and other observers.

Stand together and urge the government of Sri Lanka to put an end to these violations by signing this petition that will be delivered to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon. 

 

Letter to
Secretary-General of the United Nations  Ban Ki-moon
I call on the United Nations to establish an independent, international investigation without further delay to investigate human rights abuses in Sri Lanka. One year after the end of the conflict in Sri Lanka, thousands of victims of human rights violations committed by both government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are being denied justice, truth and reparations.

The complete failure of the Sri Lankan government to genuinely address this impunity means that the United Nations must step in and conduct an independent international investigation as a first step towards international justice. In particular, the truth must be established about the extent of violations that occurred in the final stages of the war, when the government prohibited independent monitoring and reporting by the United Nations and other observers.

For lasting peace in Sri Lanka, there must be accountability. Allegations of war crimes and other crimes under international law must be fully investigated and those found to be responsible must be prosecuted before competent, impartial and independent criminal courts.

Survivors and the families of those killed must be provided with full and effective reparations to address their suffering and to help them rebuild their lives. Impunity will continue in Sri Lanka unless the United Nations establishes an independent international investigation.