UN Security Council slams the LTTE, lauds the GoSL
UN Security Council, after it's first formal session on the situation in Sri Lanka has come down heavily on the LTTE.
Furthermore, it has acknowledged the legitimate right of GoSL to combat terrorism.
The UNSC has also taken note of the humanitarian efforts of the GoSL.
SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON SRI LANKA
The following Security Council press statement on Sri Lanka was read out today by Council President Vitaly Churkin ( Russian Federation):
The members of the Security Council strongly condemn the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) for its acts of terrorism over many years, and for its continued use of civilians as human shields, and acknowledge the legitimate right of the Government of Sri Lanka to combat terrorism.
The members of the Security Council demand that the LTTE lay down its arms and allow the tens of thousands of civilians still in the conflict zone to leave.
The members of the Security Council take note of the steps taken by the Government of Sri Lanka to address the humanitarian situation of displaced persons and call on the Government of Sri Lanka to ensure the security of those displaced by the conflict and to cooperate with the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and other international humanitarian organizations in providing humanitarian relief and access to them as soon as they leave the conflict zone.