Elaine Pearson

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Since the decisive end of the decades-long conflict with the Tamil Tigers in May 2009, the Sri Lankan government has expended a great deal of energy and expense to prevent an international war crimes inquiry. Now the news has emerged that as part of this campaign, the government has hired the UK’s premier public relations firm, Bell Pottinger, to spin its story and salvage its reputation, said to be for almost £3m a year.

An independent inquiry is anathema to the Sri Lankan government. In spite of President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s promise to UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon 18 months ago to examine wartime atrocities, the government has done nothing serious in that regard.…  Seguir leyendo »