In Dublin today(16th) at 2 pm the Peoples Tribunal chairman Francois Houtart read the preliminary findings of the Peoples Tribunal on the war in Sri Lanka and its aftermath. There are 4 findings:
- That the Sri Lankan Government is guilty of war crimes
- That the Sri Lankan Government is guilty of crimes against humanity
- That the charge of genocide requires further investigation
- That the International Community, particularly the UK and USA, share responsibility for the breakdown of the peace process.
Harrowing evidence including video footage was submitted by eye witnesses of the use of heavy artillery and phosphorous munitions, and of the continuous violation of human rights by military activity to a panel of 10 international jurors over two days. Irish members of the jury were Denis Halliday and Mary Lawlor.