The Muttur Massacre: ACF Demands International Inquiry into Sri Lankan Assassinations

Even as the Sri Lankan organization University Teachers for Human Rights (UTHR) publishes its report on an investigation into the savage 2006 assassination of 17 Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) aid workers in Muttur, ACF is calling for an international inquiry to fully investigate these murders to reveal the whole truth and bring those responsible to justice.

ACF is shocked by the amount of detail exposed in the UTHR report: trails of responsibility are disclosed that have never before been mentioned during the investigations that the Sri Lankan authorities have been conducting for the past year and a half.

Action Against Hunger duly notes the content of UTHR’s report. Nevertheless, our absolute priority is to obtain a criminal indictment against those responsible for the murder of ACF's 17 staff members. The culprits, whoever they are, must be brought before a Court of Justice if we are to put an end to the atmosphere of impunity that reigns today in Sri Lanka.