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Wednesday 20 September 2017
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UN committee asks Sri Lanka to end military involvement in commercial, civilian activities

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A United Nations (UN) committee has recommended to the Sri Lankan government that the military end its involvement in commercial and civilian activities and provide legal protection against forced evictions of thousands of people reportedly carried out by it.

The UN Committee for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (UNCESCR) has asked the Sri Lankan government to “take measures” to map private and public land under the control of the military and ensure its restitution, and also “to end military involvement in commercial and other civilian activities”.

“The Committee is concerned that the Urban Regeneration Programme by the Urban Development Authority since 2010 has led to forced evictions and relocation of around 5500 families in Colombo, reportedly involving the military, without due process or compensation,” the UNCESCR report says in its review of Sri Lanka in June…..

http://www.firstpost.com/world/un-committee-asks-sri-lanka-to-end-military-involvement-in-commercial-civilian-activities-3811541.html


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