Sri Lanka accused over massacre

March 31, 2008

"The bodies of the Action Against Hunger workers were found in the north-eastern town of Muttur... It was one of the worst attacks on humanitarian workers since the 2003 bombing of the UN compound in Baghdad...Meanwhile an international panel invited by Sri Lanka to observe the government's probe into human rights abuses has shut down, three weeks after accusing Colombo of failing to tackle the issue...The IIGEP's final report is expected to be presented to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse next month and the panel's office will formally close on 30 April, the statement said."