Sri Lanka

UN Secretary-General condemns killings of Sri Lanka Red Cross workers, demands investigation

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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General condemns the brutal killings of two workers of the Sri Lankan Red Cross, and offers his condolences to their families.

He demands a thorough investigation by the police. He reminds the Government of their obligation to investigate the murders of 17 aid workers from Action Contre la Faim, who were killed 10 months ago.

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the security of civilians and aid workers in Sri Lanka and reminds all parties in the country that aid workers have a right to protection at all times.

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