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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 104

Dissolve Karuna Group - Richard Boucher

Oslo, 28 June, (Asiantribune.com): Richard Boucher has insisted that Karuna Group has to be dissolved. The US Assistant Secretary, for South and Central Asian Affairs urged ‘to dissolve the Karuna group’ as they continue to recruit child soldiers.Richard Boucher : “When it comes to the Karuna group it has to be dissolved.” Richard Boucher : “When it comes to the Karuna group it has to be dissolved.”

In an interview with Dagsavisen in Oslo Boucher said, "Both the Tamil Tigers and the Karuna group - who has defected from the Tigers and who today supports the Government forces, continues according to UNICEF to recruit child soldiers."

Boucher said that the USA is aware of Karuna recruiting underage children and involved in other illegal activities.

Richard Boucher was in Oslo to participate in the Co-Chair meeting held on 26 June. After the meeting, he was interviewed by Dagsavisen Norwegian Language news daily.

“In order to get the Tigers to abandon the use of child soldiers there must be pressure from the international community,” Boucher emphasized.

“When it comes to the Karuna group it has to be dissolved,” he emphasized.

“They have been involved in too many unacceptable actions”, says the US Assistant Secretary.

- Asian Tribune -

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