Mahinda Samarasinghe – Sri Lankan Minister of Disaster Management and Human Rights
In a HARDtalk interview originally broadcast on 3rd March 2009, Stephen Sackur talks to Mahinda Samarasinghe , Sri Lankan Minister of Disaster Management and Human Rights.
The Sri Lankan Government is intent on destroying the Tamil Tigers once and for all.
The military offensive in the north east of the island has reduced the Tamil militants to a tiny sliver of territory, but at what cost?
Mahinda Samarasinghe is Sri Lanka's minister for disaster management and human rights.
Has respect for international law, and basic human rights become collateral damage in Colombo's war? Mahinda Samarasinghe talks to Stephen Sackur.
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