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Govt. under flak at Asia Society forum

By Mendaka Abeysekera in New York
Rohini Hensman, the Asian Society scholar from Sri Lanka severely criticised the Sri Lanka Government’s role in the current ethnic conflict at a panel discussion organised by the Asia Society, New York.
This panel discussion was held at Rose Conference Hall at Asia Society, 725 Park avenue on March 26 and the topic was “South Asian Outlook 2007: Peace, Prosperity and Pluralism”.
She blamed the Sri Lankan Government for being complicit with child soldier recruitment by the Karuna group and intensifying the “war against Tamil people.” Hensman pointed out that there is credible evidence that the Sri Lanka Government was behind the child soldier recruitment of Karuna group.
The Asian Society scholar also stated that a major moderate force among the Sri Lankan Tamils is now emerging and the Sri Lankan Government should deal with them in the future.
The Sri Lanka mission to the UN, the New York Society of United Sri Lankans, The Consortium of Sri Lankan Expatriates and a number of other Sri Lanka interest groups in New York made representation at this discussion from the audience.