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Ex-LTTE doctor reveals Horrifying last two days in Mulliwaikkal

ex ltte wittnessThe 30-year war and the gory events of it ended on 18 May 2009 but they are unforgettable and unforgivable. The Tamils who fled the island, the like-minded civil societies and the human rights activists started documenting each event in phases and tabled them at the UNHRC in the last seven years.

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What happened to Tamils in Sri Lanka is genocide: British MP

What happened to Tamils in Sri Lanka is genocide: British MP

 


The Repression of Sri Lanka’s Tamils Continues

Unfortunately, Tamils residing in war-torn Sri Lanka’s north and east are facing a period of heightened repression. A recent spate of arrests in these Tamil-dominated locations is very troubling. What does this actually mean and what might one look for in the weeks ahead? “Actually abductions and arrests have been reported to be ongoing for a while,” says…

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The Sad Story Of Widows In The North

by Dilisha Abeysundara At a time the blazing sun’s heat was boiling the still waters of Nandikadal lagoon situated in the South Eastern part of mullaitivu, we arrived at Salewaraji’s residence. Through the walls of her shabby and small house, dark shadows of a sad past…

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Photographs of suspects of Tamil Tigers imprisoned at undisclosed torture camps in Sri Lanka

ex lttes torture camps in Sri Lanka Media has much reported on the fate of more than 300,000 tamil IDPs currently held in internment camps funded by UN and International agencies and their lack of freedom of movement.

These rare images emerging from Sri Lanka shows the forgotten storey of Tamils who are “dog-tag”ed and arrested by Sri Lankan Military Officers for interrogations as possible suspects of Tamil Tigers.ltte veera

Sri Lankan government has claimed that they have arrested more than 10,000 suspects but ICRC has only access 2,000 of them.

None of this suspects were produced in courts and don’t have access to any legal support & effectively in illegal imprisonment.

Released on Dec 4, 2009

we don’t know what happened to them now ?????????


War Without Witness in Sri Lanka

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UN Investigating Video & Photo of Tamil Tiger Commander Ramesh and Ram’s Family

Sri Lankan Military Intelligence Operatives planning a secret operation to execute Tamil Prisoners of War – HR Activist

Sri Lankan Army War Crime Evidence Photo & Video – SriLankan Army Sexually Abusing Tamil Female Combatants during bloody blood bath on vanni beaches

Sri Lanka_ 34 journalists and media workers killed during Rajapaksa brothers regime

Profile – List of culpable Individuals accused of War Crimes in Sri Lanka

Journalist name command officers involved in killing surrendering combatants in Sri Lanka

Gothabaya Rajapaksa issued illegal orders to General Shavendra Silva to kill surrendering LTTE carders

Eyewitness account from Sri Lanka – Tamil behind barbed wire Concentration Camps

Eyewitness Account _ Sri Lankan Army Shelling on Tamil New Year Day ( 14th Apr 2009 )

Heavy Gun Fighting near So called ‘safe-zone’ during so called holiday ‘ceasefire’

US Department of State Country Report on Human Rights Sri Lanka 2015

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How Britain Funded Possible War Crimes in Sri Lanka

blair bush war criminalsExclusive: Secret Documents Reveal How Britain Funded Possible War Crimes in Sri Lanka [March 31, 2016]

In 2009, as the Sri Lankan civil war reached its bloody conclusion, David Miliband touched down in Colombo to appeal for peace. “Now is the time for the fighting to stop,” Miliband warned. “Protection of civilians is absolutely paramount in our minds.”
However, Miliband’s public plea stood in direct contrast to what his department was doing in private, secret Foreign Office documents seen by VICE can reveal. British aid to Sri Lanka helped set up a vigilante network that supplied police with intelligence at the height of a bloody government crack down. The documents show that the UK was aware of the risk of human rights abuses but continued nonetheless. This raises questions of British complicity in war crimes

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Oppressive Sri Lanka benefited from Ban Ki-moon’s lax hand: The Guardian

Coming hard on the United Nations and its incumbent administration for neglecting the very founding principles of the UN and thus allowing its slow decay, a renowned UK-based independent daily, The Guardian said in its editorial on Sunday that the Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s “lax hand” has benefited oppressive Sri Lankan government.

Quoting this year’s Human Rights Watch report, the editorial said that the UN Chief, instead of condemning the repression and tate violence, “sometimes went out of his way to portray oppressive governments in a positive light”.

Claiming that the “myopia of powerful governments is clearly shown in their preference for weak candidates for UN secretary-general”, the Guardian said that world body is confronted with a vast array of problems, “some potentially terminal” within seven decades of its inception.

“The myopia of powerful governments is clearly shown in their preference for weak candidates for UN secretary-general. Occasionally they misjudge their man, with interesting results. With Dag Hammarskjöld, it was peacekeeping. Kofi Annan’s staff devised the millennium development goals. This time – with the quiet reappointment of secretary-general Ban Ki-moon this summer – they got what they wanted,” it said.

“Mr Ban presides over the slow decay of the UN secretariat, an institution that should be working, as Hammarskjöld said, on the edge of progress. In its last annual report, Human Rights Watch wrote “far from condemning repression, Ban sometimes went out of his way to portray oppressive governments in a positive light”. China, Burma, Sri Lanka have benefited from Mr Ban’s lax hand,” the Guardian pointed out its Sunday editorial.

“To save his legacy he must refresh his top team with people who understand the UN’s principles,” it said, without naming some of the UN top officials such as his Chief of Staff Vijay Nambiar, who is allegedly involved in mediating the surrendering of top LTTE political wing leaders, who were shot down while surrendering to the Sri Lankan troops with white flags in the final days of the war.

Pointing out that the emerging powers “are jealous of their sovereignty and ambivalent about human rights”, it said that the challenge is to bind these powers into a progressive security council.

“Take Libya – Britain, America and France should never again elide the responsibility to protect populations with regime change. Brazil and India, among others, must also recognise that when a ruler declares war on his own people he forfeits sovereignty,” the newspaper said.

“The United Nations resembles Gaudi’s cathedral, the Sagrada Familia. It is half-built, it has great achievements to its name, but its parts are not connected and there are new threats to its foundations. Millions of people need its sanctuary and protection. History will frown on those who do not build,” it said.

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India answerable for both genocide and structural genocide of Eelam Tamils

The Speaker of the Indian Parliament, Meira Kumar, conceding to an objection from a Congress member, altered the topic of discussion in the parliament from “Alleged killing of Sri Lankan Tamils by the island nation’s Lankan army in 2009 as recently revealed in a United Nations report” to “On the steps taken by Government of India for relief and resettlement of Tamils in Sri Lanka and other measures to promote their welfare.” The deviated discussion scheduled for last Thursday has also been postponed to coming Tuesday. But whether in war or in post-war, New Delhi cannot escape answering for its partnership in committing genocide and structural genocide of Eezham Tamils, commented Tamil political circles in the island, citing the activities of India-partnered SL Army in the war and its aftermath.

Where was genocide and where is genocide, ask Colombo and the establishments in complicity, because any acknowledgement of genocide would justify the independence of Eezham Tamils.

But who could hide the fact that the state Army in the island is virtually a Sinhala Army and the victims of mass killings by it numbering well more than 200,000 in the three decades of war were Eezham Tamils.

The UN panel report figure of 40,000 in the last war alone is a conservative figure. As pointed out by the Bishop of Mannaar, a figure of 146,679 people has gone unaccounted in Vanni just in 7 months time.

The SL government’s official statistics for the Vanni districts in October 2008 was 429,069 and at the end of the war in May 2009, only 282,380 were registered alive in the barbed-wire internment camps of the SL Army, according to UN records.

The surviving people, their incarceration, inhuman treatment and systematic subjugation even after release are no evidences for the absence of genocide as claimed shamelessly by some.

Who could hide the fact that the SL Army fought the war with genocidal intentions and orientation, as the commander of the SL Army during the war, Sarath Fonseka, has gone on record saying that the island belongs to the Sinhalese.

* * *Some academics in India by bringing out an analogue between the state killings during the JVP rebellions and the Eezham war try to project that state authoritarianism in the island is the problem. But they fail to project the difference amounting to genocide and on-going structural genocide in the case of the latter, for they have to concede solutions logical to genocide that will go beyond unity of state in the island.

The International Crisis Group (ICG) that voices the inner thinking of the establishments in the West is naked in implying that it is not merit but context that matters and the context doesn’t favour liberation of Eezham Tamils, which shamelessly means context could ignore or allow genocide.

It is with such an orientation organizations like the ICG were setting the opinion platform for the war in the island that took a genocidal course but they now chose to blame the diaspora for not demanding the LTTE to tell the people to surrender to the SL Army.

Some vicious elements even interpret it as Jaffna-dominated diaspora’s preparedness to sacrifice the people of Vanni to save the LTTE leadership.

A large part of the people trapped in Vanni was either from Jaffna or of Jaffna origins. The diaspora had its kith and kin among them. The diaspora’s demand to the international community was to stop the war and directly take charge of the people. The diaspora’s concern was that the people should never get into the hands of the genocidal Army.

The IC and India didn’t want to do it and the diaspora’s concern is proved by the way the war was ended and the way the remaining people were treated by the genocidal Army.

* * *The subsequent developments show that India and the IC were prepared not only to ignore or allow genocide in war but also prepared for the ensuing structural genocide.

By strongly and adamantly backing a process of leaving the land and people of the nation of Eezham Tamils in the hands of the same genocidal state and Army, the establishments are now in complicity to structural genocide that is worse than the genocide in war.

The New Delhi establishment is the foremost partner of Colombo in the genocide as well as in the structural genocide, because New Delhi’s role in setting the decision-making ‘context’ referred to by the ICG is predominant compared to others.

The role played by New Delhi in the genocide in war is still nebulous to public knowledge. But New Delhi’s role in setting stage for the structural genocide to the extermination of the nation of Eezham Tamils in the aftermath of war is very evident from the way it backs the Rajapaksa regime and its military from the UN Human Rights Council to ‘Army to Army’ talk between the regimes.

Last Thursday the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Ms. Jayalalitha has rightly observed how the stand of India encourages the ways of Sri Lanka.

The Indian Prime Minister continues to maintain that the problem in the island was only ‘terrorism’ and as that has been vanquished what remains is resettlement and some political devolution.

The SL Army has come to stay, proclaim, the commander of the occupying Army, Maj. Gen Hathurusighe as well as SL defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, while engaging in establishing permanent military cantonments and camps in the length and breadth of the Tamil country.

The existing constitution is more than enough and there is no need of any further political devolution says Gotabhaya, while the regime swiftly carries out Sinhala colonization for demographic genocide, administrative Sinhalicisation to make any political devolution meaningless, economic programme using ‘development’ aid to keep Tamils subservient, military occupation to keep them subjugated and a captive leadership to justify that the winner’s genocidal whims and fancies have to be accommodated and even collaborated.

Those in the Colombo regime who ask where is genocide will conduct an ‘international course’ on how to conduct genocide and structural genocide in a few years time, and those in the other establishments who now play the chorus asking where is genocide in Sri Lanka will attend it to ‘learn lessons’.

* * *Army and Archaeology to Army and Agriculture is a typical example how the structural genocide is carried out in the country of Eezham Tamils, leaving no stone unturned.

The cultural genocide committed through thousands of newly constructed Buddhist enclaves in a land where there are no Sinhala-Buddhists except that of the occupying Army is already on record.

Now, hereditary agriculturists forcibly uprooted in the country of Eezham Tamils, especially in Vanni, complain that they are unable to compete with occupying Army’s vast scale cultivation and horticulture that use development funds channelled from outside.

The occupying Army now cultivates the lands of Eezham Tamils and markets the produce.

A small but significant example to understand that to what minute level the genocidal attitude of the occupying Army could go is that whenever the Army handed over house premises to owners, it took care of bulldozing the houses to the foundation.

Resettled people in the Valikamam High Security Zone felt their blood boiling when they saw their houses razed down just before handover so that they have to begin their lives from nothing. In most of the lands only the wells and toilets were remaining as the occupying Army was using them. In some cases the wells were filled-up.

In resettled parts of the HSZ, whenever people hear demolition sounds in their prohibited neighbourhood they recognize it as preparation for handing over the lands.

* * *If New Delhi wants to discuss not the genocide or logical solutions to it, but ‘relief, resettlement and welfare’ then those who twist the agenda should know that no relief, welfare or resettlement with dignity could take place as long as a genocidal Army occupies the land of Eezham Tamils.

It is reported that the Speaker of the Indian parliament ‘corrected’ the agenda, as discussion on the killings by the SL Army would be interfering in the internal affairs of a neighbour.

But in a sharp contradiction, last month the outgoing Indian Foreign Secretary and India’s new ambassador to the US, Nirupama Menon Rao said that India has to be directly involved in resolving the situation in the island, keeping it within the region and avoiding any third party’s involvement.

That means India is primarily answerable for the genocide and the structural genocide in the island resulting from its policies and it can’t shun away any discussion on this matter in the Indian parliament or among the Indian public with dubious excuses of non-interference.

Peoples in the island, both the Eezham Tamils and the Sinhalese are carefully watching what New Delhi is actually caring in the island from KKS harbour to oil in the Palk Bay by promoting militarism and genocide.

Even while the entire Tamil Nadu State Assembly was up in arms against the New Delhi-boosted regime in Colombo, New Delhi was busy in its land and sea acquisitions in the island.

While the Palk Bay drill started in the recent days, Indocean Developers, a firm backed by an Indian property group of Kolkotta connections, chaired by RS Agarwal, signed an agreement on Thursday with Sri Lanka’s Urban Development Authority for a 40 million US dollar real estate venture in Colombo.

Of all the powers poking their noses in the island, because of its prime responsibilities India will face the first brunt of any revolt coming in the island resulting from the use of genocide and militarism as means to achieve economic and strategic interests, and that is what perhaps China wants to see.

Whether contemporary India has gone ideologically bankrupt in conceiving alternative ways of achieving its goals by setting ‘context’ compelling the world to appropriately attend to genocide and militarism in the island is the question that needs discussion in India.

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Iran, Turkey follow Sri Lanka model: Kurdish paper

While the Sri Lankan government is accused of deploying Israeli ‘Gazafication’ model in Sinhalicising the occupied country of Eezham Tamils, Iran and Turkey are adopting the so-called Sri Lankan model of ‘warfare’ against Kurdish people. In an article titled, “Reminding the Kurdish nation of the case of Tamil,” The Kurdish Globe, a weekly published in Erbil, Kurdistan in northern Iraq, on Saturday cited recent instances of pro-Turkey writers discussing ‘Sri Lanka model’. In the meantime, the executives of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have also gone on record comparing the Tamil situation with their own, the paper said.

The Kurdish Globe

The Kurdish weekly, which is viewed as a pro Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) paper, in its article cited Fehmi Koru, a Turkish columnist, whom the paper viewed as being close to Turkey government, which is fighting the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). The Kuridish Globe said that Mr. Fehmi Koru, recently evaluating the military operations carried out by Iran against Free Life Party of Kurdistan (PJAK) illustrated that the model of Sri Lanka could also be discussed in Turkey. The PJAK is seen as an offshoot of the Turkey-based PKK in Iran.

Meanwhile, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has gone on record that Turkey is in search of new ways for the war with the PKK, the paper said.

The paper further said that the current Parliament Speaker of Turkey, Cemil Cicek, also made a comparison between PKK and LTTE last year and that he had put forth some ideas about what the government of Sri Lanka did to Tamils could be a model for Turkey in its struggle against the PKK.

“As a matter of fact, the military struggle was won against the LTTE in Sri Lanka, but peace did not come and Sri Lanka is boiling internally,” the Turkish Globe article warned.

In the meantime, Duran Kalkan, one of the executives of the PKK, has made an explicit analogy between the recent attacks against Kurds and the Tamil Tigers, the paper said.

Kalkan of the PKK has said that the Iranian operation against Kurds, which began on July 16 in the Qandil area, as the “first phase of a plan in analogy to the blockade and annihilation attack aimed at the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka”.

Kalkan argued that a war agenda exists in Turkey by emphasizing that attacks aimed at Qandil were developed in line with AKP’s plans and he stated the region’s countries had joined against Kurds during the course of history, too. AKP is the ruling party in Turkey, opposed to the Kurds.

After all, the example of the Tamil Tigers is not strange at all for the Kurdish nation, who experienced Barzan, Sheikh Said and Dersim rebellions in the last century and tragedies such as Anfal, Halabja and Zilan later on, the paper said.

“Consequently, for the sovereign states, too, this made Kurdish nation experience these tragedies and the Tamil incident is not an unfamiliar example and reminding Kurds of this example is nothing of note.”

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Those who committed Genocide on Tamils should be brought to Justice: BJP

“We are not going to give up till all those people involved in genocide are brought to justice,” said India’s former Foreign Minister and a top leader of the Bharatiya Janatha Party (BJP) Yashwant Sinha Friday, questioning the motives behind New Delhi’s silence on the UN Chief’s expert panel report that found credible evidences for the wide-spread allegations of war-crime committed by the Sri Lankan troops. According to media reports from India, leaders of various mainstream political parties, including the BJP, on Friday have expressed solidarity with Eezham Tamils, saying that they would continue to raise their voice until everyone responsible for the “genocide” there were brought to justice.

At a protest rally organised in New Delhi by MDMK chief Vaiko to protest the Centre’s “silence” on the UN report, BJP’s Yashwant Sinha and Lok Jan Shakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan have criticised the Congress-led Indian government for citing China’s growing influence as a reason for India’s engagement with Sri Lanka.

Sinha, who was External Affairs Minister during the NDA regime, has criticised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his reported remarks that India cannot impose economic sanctions against Sri Lanka as it would encourage China to displace it as a strategic and trading partner of the island nation.

“This shows mere helplessness that we have lost all out clout and friends and that we have to surrender ourselves to China. It is a matter of shame for our country and it is matter of greater shame for the government,” the Press Trust of India (PTI) has quoted Mr. Sinha as saying at the rally on Friday.

Suggesting Vaiko to organise a rally in Tamil Nadu in which he would also participate, Mr Sinha has said: “We are not going to give up till all those people involved in genocide are brought to justice”.

“I will also join you and we will all set sail for Sri Lanka and go there and tell the world that India is with you. We will mount an unarmed attack on Sri Lanka. We would like to tell the world that Indians are solidly behind the Eelam Tamils,” he has said.

Echoing his views, Paswan said the LJP would raise its voice for the cause of Sri Lankan Tamils both inside and outside Parliament.

Encouraged by the support extended by India’s major political parties, the firebrand leader of the MDMK Vaiko on Friday urged the coalition government of India to “impose economic sanctions on Colombo and cancel all India-Sri Lanka trade and commercial agreements” as means of punishment for committing war crimes and crimes against humanity against the Tamil brethren by its military during the final months of the war.

Addressing the rally, Vaiko has said India’s Central government should take up the issue of war crimes allegedly committed by the Rajapaksa government with the United Nations and its human rights council and get the guilty punished by the International Court of Justice.

He has also criticised Sri Lanka Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa’s recent remarks against Indian politicians, particularly Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha, asking them to mind their own business and not interfere in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka.

He wondered why Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was not condemning the remarks made by Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, who also a younger brother of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Mr. Vaiko has said that achieving Tamil Eelam was the only solution to the Tamils issue and suggested that an international move was needed to call for a referendum on this.

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