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Sri Lanka: UN relief chief calls on Government to probe aid workers’ murders

"Terming the killings a year ago today of 17 Sri Lankan aid workers 'probably the single worst crime committed against humanitarian workers in recent history,' the top United Nations humanitarian official called on the Government to investigate 'with the full weight and force of the justice system' the crime that has seemingly become a cold case...Noting that the deaths of the 17 had not, sadly, been the last, Mr. Holmes voiced the hope that that the anniversary would finally serve as a wake-up call to all those who take too lightly the unique role of humanitarian workers."


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