Sri Lanka monk threatens self immolation over UN panel report
Colombo: A Buddhist monk on Saturday warned of
self immolation unless UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon
withdrew his advisory panel report that has called for an
investigation in to alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka.
Reverend Aththadassi, the chief of the Bodirukkaramaya
in the southern town of Matara, made the statement following a
street protest this morning.
"Over 5000 people participated in the protest
demonstration against the UN report. Some of them signed the
public petition in blood including Reverend Aththadassi. He
said he would set himself on fire if Moon took no action to
withdraw the report," said Aruna Gunarathna, a ruling party
politician in Matara.
The Matara public had joined the public petition
signing against the three member UN panel report which called
for the setting up of a war crimes investigation inquiry into
the last stages of the military conflict with the LTTE which
ended two years ago.
Sri Lanka has slammed the report as flawed and full of
unverified evidence compiled by the West using the UN as a
tool to undermine Sri Lanka.
More public protests will be held tomorrow when the
traditional May Day rally will be converted to project a
massive show of strength against the panel report.
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