India was fully aware of the war situation: former UN spokesperson

[TamilNet, Monday, 25 April 2011, 07:32 GMT]
The Indian government which wanted to "see the Tamil Tigers destroyed" was "fully aware" of the real situation in the battle zone, including the civilian casualties, said, Mr. Gorden Weiss speaking to BBC Sinhala Service Sunday. "I believe that Indians were aware of the civilian casualties that were happening, because they had pretty good intelligence inside the siege zone," Weiss who was the UN spokesperson in Colombo during the war said. He admitted that Ban Ki-moon's chief of staff, Vijay Nambiar, made an agreement between the LTTE and the Sri Lanka authorities to arrange the surrender of senior Tamil Tiger leaders including B Nadesan and Pulithevan, who were executed after the surrender. The UN should have done more to prevent civilian casualties, he further said.

Mr Weiss completely agreed with the UN Secretary General’s panel findings.

Like the judiciary and the press, the UN was also under pressure from the Sri Lankan government during the war, Mr. Weiss said.


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