Finding the Disappeared

Gao Zhisheng with his family.

Disappeared human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng with his family. © AI

On August 30, Amnesty International and other human rights groups around the world will observe the International Day of the Disappeared.  We’ll be pressing governments to disclose the status of  the disappeared and to prosecute those responsible for enforced disappearances.  Here’s how you can join us:

  • Ask the government of Chad to reveal the whereabouts of opposition leader Dr. Ibni O.M. Saleh, abducted from his home by the security forces on Feb. 3, 2006.
  • In China, help us determine the fate of the human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, who was detained by the authorities in Feb. 2009 and has subsequently disappeared.
  • Demand that the government in Nepal disclose the location of Sanjiv Kumar Karna, who was picnicking with friends when he was arrested by the security forces on Oct. 8, 2003.
  • Hold the government of North Korea to account for the 50,000 detainees held in Yodok prison camp, most without charge or trial or any access to relatives.
  • In Sri Lanka, demand that the government investigate the fate of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, who went missing shortly after leaving work on Jan. 24, 2010.

These people haven’t really “disappeared” – their governments know what happened to them.  The governments just don’t want to tell the rest of us, including their families.  And every day that goes by, their families continue to suffer the agony of not knowing the fate of their loved ones.  Help us end the suffering of their families and get justice for the disappeared.  Write today!

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124 thoughts on “Finding the Disappeared

  1. 13000 Baloch have been disappeared by Pakistan since 2001 and more then 200 were killed under custody since June Last year. The disappearances and extra-judicial killings still continue unabated in Balochistan. Amnesty should press Pakistan to surface the disappeared Baloch and bring the culprits (Pakistani Army and Para Military) to the international criminal court

  2. Dear Editors …

    Sittingnut's still disappearing the disappeared… while disappearing himself from open view.

    Can't we do something ??

    Why this "Like" / "Dislike" democracy drill … when it's misused to disappear democracy herself ??

  3. 13000 Baloch have been disappeared by Pakistan since 2001 and more then 200 were killed under custody since June Last year. The disappearances and extra-judicial killings still continue unabated in Balochistan. Amnesty should press Pakistan to surface the disappeared Baloch and bring the culprits (Pakistani Army and Para Military) to the international criminal court

  4. Dear Editors …

    Sittingnut’s still disappearing the disappeared… while disappearing himself from open view.

    Can’t we do something ??

    Why this “Like” / “Dislike” democracy drill … when it’s misused to disappear democracy herself ??

  5. Thank you Editors for disabling the Vote buttons though it comes pretty late.

    A. Savage – Haven't you noticed ? There are many who appear and disappeat on these blogs. Mainly from the LTTE Supporter crowd…

    AI – I firmly believe that you should have a mass gathering in Colombo where we could get many signatures and handover to the President with Copies to UN demanding justice for Pradeep E. It has been way too long since he has dissapeared and trsut me, not a fly could pass by without the President of Sri Lanka knowing if he really wants to. the President should be put under pressure by all means and no other cause the others are basically useless…

    RVW :)

  6. I wholeheartedly support AI's call for the Sri Lankan government to expedite Prageeth's disappearance investigation. Their tardiness is simply disgraceful and the heartache for his family and those of the other disappeared people must be unimaginably awful.

    Another allegedly disappeared person, a human rights activist called Pattani Razeek has now been found, murdered. And even more surprisingly (for Sri Lanka), the people responsible for his murder have been arrested.

    ".. Razeek’s case is a rare instance where the body of a disappeared person has been found, based on information given by arrested suspects. The arrest of key suspects is itself a rare occurrence in the thousands of disappearance cases in Sri Lanka. It is even more unusual that people connected to a Minister in the ruling regime would be arrested for a serious crime." http://www.srilankabrief.org/2011/08/who-killed-r

    In February 2010, AI (correctly) drew attention to Razeek's disappearance and gave valuable publicity to this case.
    <a href="http://blog.amnestyusa.org/iar/sri-lanka-whats-happened-to-pattani-razeek/
    ” target=”_blank”>http://blog.amnestyusa.org/iar/sri-lanka-whats-happened-to-pattani-razeek/

  7. I wholeheartedly support AI's call for the Sri Lankan government to expedite Prageeth's disappearance investigation. Their tardiness is simply disgraceful and the heartache for his family and those of the other disappeared people must be unimaginably awful.

    Another allegedly disappeared person, a human rights activist called Pattani Razeek has now been found, murdered. And even more surprisingly (for Sri Lanka), the people responsible for his murder have been arrested.

    ".. Razeek’s case is a rare instance where the body of a disappeared person has been found, based on information given by arrested suspects. The arrest of key suspects is itself a rare occurrence in the thousands of disappearance cases in Sri Lanka. It is even more unusual that people connected to a Minister in the ruling regime would be arrested for a serious crime." http://www.srilankabrief.org/2011/08/who-killed-r

    In February 2010, AI (correctly) drew attention to Razeek's disappearance and gave valuable publicity to this case.
    <a href="http://blog.amnestyusa.org/iar/sri-lanka-whats-happened-to-pattani-razeek/
    ” target=”_blank”>http://blog.amnestyusa.org/iar/sri-lanka-whats-happened-to-pattani-razeek/

  8. I wholeheartedly support AI's call for the Sri Lankan government to expedite Prageeth's disappearance investigation. Their tardiness is simply disgraceful and the heartache for his family and those of the other disappeared people must be unimaginably awful.

    Another allegedly disappeared person, a human rights activist called Pattani Razeek has now been found, murdered. And even more surprisingly (for Sri Lanka), the people responsible for his murder have been arrested.

    ".. Razeek’s case is a rare instance where the body of a disappeared person has been found, based on information given by arrested suspects. The arrest of key suspects is itself a rare occurrence in the thousands of disappearance cases in Sri Lanka. It is even more unusual that people connected to a Minister in the ruling regime would be arrested for a serious crime." http://www.srilankabrief.org/2011/08/who-killed-r

    In February 2010, AI (correctly) drew attention to Razeek's disappearance and gave valuable publicity to this case.
    <a href="http://blog.amnestyusa.org/iar/sri-lanka-whats-happened-to-pattani-razeek/
    ” target=”_blank”>http://blog.amnestyusa.org/iar/sri-lanka-whats-happened-to-pattani-razeek/

  9. Thank you Editors for disabling the Vote buttons though it comes pretty late.

    A. Savage – Haven’t you noticed ? There are many who appear and disappeat on these blogs. Mainly from the LTTE Supporter crowd…

    AI – I firmly believe that you should have a mass gathering in Colombo where we could get many signatures and handover to the President with Copies to UN demanding justice for Pradeep E. It has been way too long since he has dissapeared and trsut me, not a fly could pass by without the President of Sri Lanka knowing if he really wants to. the President should be put under pressure by all means and no other cause the others are basically useless…

    RVW :)

  10. I wholeheartedly support AI’s call for the Sri Lankan government to expedite Prageeth’s disappearance investigation. Their tardiness is simply disgraceful and the heartache for his family and those of the other disappeared people must be unimaginably awful.

    Another allegedly disappeared person, a human rights activist called Pattani Razeek has now been found, murdered. And even more surprisingly (for Sri Lanka), the people responsible for his murder have been arrested.

    “.. Razeek’s case is a rare instance where the body of a disappeared person has been found, based on information given by arrested suspects. The arrest of key suspects is itself a rare occurrence in the thousands of disappearance cases in Sri Lanka. It is even more unusual that people connected to a Minister in the ruling regime would be arrested for a serious crime.
    http://www.srilankabrief.org/2011/08/who-killed-razeek.html

    In February 2010, AI (correctly) drew attention to Razeek’s disappearance and gave valuable publicity to this case.

    http://blog.amnestyusa.org/iar/sri-lanka-whats-happened-to-pattani-razeek/

  11. Dear Editors …

    You did the needful.

    Better the spirit sans the letter, than vice versa.

    It was a partisan tool of misrule anyway.

  12. Dear Editors …

    You did the needful.

    Better the spirit sans the letter, than vice versa.

    It was a partisan tool of misrule anyway.

  13. I wrote a poem and posted it on my blog: bodhirose.wordpress.com
    I hope people will see it and be moved to join with Amnesty International to help the cause.

    Day of the Disappeared

    I’m demanding today

    that you uncover their fate.

    Citizens are disappearing;

    you’re covering up.

    Unscrupulous regimes

    hiding their locations and

    secreting them away

    to unknown prison camps.

    These people are speaking

    and showing the truth

    of governments who rule

    with silencing oppression.

    Human rights are

    being trod on, people

    live in distress, of the

    harsh repercussions

    for justifiable demands.

    People worldwide

    deserve honorable

    treatment. Living

    lives of freedom

    from fear and disappearing.

    Your abduction of those

    who show courage to

    oppose, will soon be halted;

    your power eliminated.

    The world is watching.

    We won’t forget their faces.

    Stories of their lives

    are being told even here.

    We won’t stop until

    there’s liberty for all.

    It’s the least we can do for

    our brothers and sisters.

    So now we are campaigning

    to find out the truth,

    the Day of the Disappeared

    is now in effect.

    Light shown on your villainy

    will soon reveal their site.

    The world is watching.

    We won’t forget their faces.

    http://www.amnestyusa.org

    Gayle ~

  14. I wrote a poem and posted it on my blog: bodhirose.wordpress.com
    I hope people will see it and be moved to join with Amnesty International to help the cause.

    Day of the Disappeared

    I’m demanding today

    that you uncover their fate.

    Citizens are disappearing;

    you’re covering up.

    Unscrupulous regimes

    hiding their locations and

    secreting them away

    to unknown prison camps.

    These people are speaking

    and showing the truth

    of governments who rule

    with silencing oppression.

    Human rights are

    being trod on, people

    live in distress, of the

    harsh repercussions

    for justifiable demands.

    People worldwide

    deserve honorable

    treatment. Living

    lives of freedom

    from fear and disappearing.

    Your abduction of those

    who show courage to

    oppose, will soon be halted;

    your power eliminated.

    The world is watching.

    We won’t forget their faces.

    Stories of their lives

    are being told even here.

    We won’t stop until

    there’s liberty for all.

    It’s the least we can do for

    our brothers and sisters.

    So now we are campaigning

    to find out the truth,

    the Day of the Disappeared

    is now in effect.

    Light shown on your villainy

    will soon reveal their site.

    The world is watching.

    We won’t forget their faces.

    http://www.amnestyusa.org

    Gayle ~

  15. I wrote a poem and posted it on my blog: bodhirose.wordpress.com
    I hope people will see it and be moved to join with Amnesty International to help the cause.

    Day of the Disappeared

    I’m demanding today

    that you uncover their fate.

    Citizens are disappearing;

    you’re covering up.

    Unscrupulous regimes

    hiding their locations and

    secreting them away

    to unknown prison camps.

    These people are speaking

    and showing the truth

    of governments who rule

    with silencing oppression.

    Human rights are

    being trod on, people

    live in distress, of the

    harsh repercussions

    for justifiable demands.

    People worldwide

    deserve honorable

    treatment. Living

    lives of freedom

    from fear and disappearing.

    Your abduction of those

    who show courage to

    oppose, will soon be halted;

    your power eliminated.

    The world is watching.

    We won’t forget their faces.

    Stories of their lives

    are being told even here.

    We won’t stop until

    there’s liberty for all.

    It’s the least we can do for

    our brothers and sisters.

    So now we are campaigning

    to find out the truth,

    the Day of the Disappeared

    is now in effect.

    Light shown on your villainy

    will soon reveal their site.

    The world is watching.

    We won’t forget their faces.

    http://www.amnestyusa.org

    Gayle ~

  16. Colombo (AsiaNews) – "Help us to find our children, without looking at our ethnicity or religion." This is the appeal launched by Tamil mothers, yesterday, on the occasion of World Day of the disappeared. A collective of various civil society groups, mostly Christians, has organized a commemoration in Colombo, to demand the government of Sri Lanka investigate and reveal the truth about the disappearance of the children of these women, during the long years of ethnic conflict. http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tamil-Mothers:-Hel

    According to a UN study, Sri Lanka is the second country with the highest number of disappeared in the world, with about 12 thousand missing persons. In over 30 years, during the ethnic conflict that has bloodied the island, both the state and Tamil rebels were responsible for the large number of missing.

  17. Colombo (AsiaNews) – "Help us to find our children, without looking at our ethnicity or religion." This is the appeal launched by Tamil mothers, yesterday, on the occasion of World Day of the disappeared. A collective of various civil society groups, mostly Christians, has organized a commemoration in Colombo, to demand the government of Sri Lanka investigate and reveal the truth about the disappearance of the children of these women, during the long years of ethnic conflict. http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tamil-Mothers:-Hel

    According to a UN study, Sri Lanka is the second country with the highest number of disappeared in the world, with about 12 thousand missing persons. In over 30 years, during the ethnic conflict that has bloodied the island, both the state and Tamil rebels were responsible for the large number of missing.

  18. Colombo (AsiaNews) – "Help us to find our children, without looking at our ethnicity or religion." This is the appeal launched by Tamil mothers, yesterday, on the occasion of World Day of the disappeared. A collective of various civil society groups, mostly Christians, has organized a commemoration in Colombo, to demand the government of Sri Lanka investigate and reveal the truth about the disappearance of the children of these women, during the long years of ethnic conflict. http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tamil-Mothers:-Hel

    According to a UN study, Sri Lanka is the second country with the highest number of disappeared in the world, with about 12 thousand missing persons. In over 30 years, during the ethnic conflict that has bloodied the island, both the state and Tamil rebels were responsible for the large number of missing.

  19. I wrote a poem and posted it on my blog: bodhirose.wordpress.com
    I hope people will see it and be moved to join with Amnesty International to help the cause.

    Day of the Disappeared

    I’m demanding today

    that you uncover their fate.

    Citizens are disappearing;

    you’re covering up.

    Unscrupulous regimes

    hiding their locations and

    secreting them away

    to unknown prison camps.

    These people are speaking

    and showing the truth

    of governments who rule

    with silencing oppression.

    Human rights are

    being trod on, people

    live in distress, of the

    harsh repercussions

    for justifiable demands.

    People worldwide

    deserve honorable

    treatment. Living

    lives of freedom

    from fear and disappearing.

    Your abduction of those

    who show courage to

    oppose, will soon be halted;

    your power eliminated.

    The world is watching.

    We won’t forget their faces.

    Stories of their lives

    are being told even here.

    We won’t stop until

    there’s liberty for all.

    It’s the least we can do for

    our brothers and sisters.

    So now we are campaigning

    to find out the truth,

    the Day of the Disappeared

    is now in effect.

    Light shown on your villainy

    will soon reveal their site.

    The world is watching.

    We won’t forget their faces.

    http://www.amnestyusa.org

    Gayle ~

  20. Colombo (AsiaNews) – “Help us to find our children, without looking at our ethnicity or religion.” This is the appeal launched by Tamil mothers, yesterday, on the occasion of World Day of the disappeared. A collective of various civil society groups, mostly Christians, has organized a commemoration in Colombo, to demand the government of Sri Lanka investigate and reveal the truth about the disappearance of the children of these women, during the long years of ethnic conflict.
    http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tamil-Mothers:-Help-us-find-our-children-22512.html

    According to a UN study, Sri Lanka is the second country with the highest number of disappeared in the world, with about 12 thousand missing persons. In over 30 years, during the ethnic conflict that has bloodied the island, both the state and Tamil rebels were responsible for the large number of missing.

  21. Dear Editors …

    Wondering …

    Could you have "Like" / "Dislike" buttons WITHOUT the power to cover ( hide ) blogs ?

    Buttons just to COUNT the votes for & against ?

    Vote without veto ?

  22. Dear Editors …

    Wondering …

    Could you have “Like” / “Dislike” buttons WITHOUT the power to cover ( hide ) blogs ?

    Buttons just to COUNT the votes for & against ?

    Vote without veto ?

  23. Post-war, is the Sri Lankan Army going on a rampage in the North? http://groundviews.org/2011/09/03/post-war-is-the

    “The reactions to the ‘Grease Yaka/Mystery Man’ by communities and the State have largely led to increased violence and tension. Vigilance groups have assaulted suspects, damaged property and taken lives. The armed forces have responded with lethal force against protesting mobs, but also have beaten scared villagers and threatened community leaders in their attempts to quell fears – with quite the opposite effect.”

    Army saves Grease Devils http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2011_09_01_00
    A group of Army soldiers have come to the rescue of a Grease Devil who was being attacked by villagers in Pubudupura in Anuradhapura when he was caught trying to abuse a woman in the village.

    A man clad in black had knocked on the door of the residence in Pubudupura 3rd stage where the woman was living around 8.30 p.m. The house owner and villagers have assaulted him and tied the person to a tree.

    The group of Army personnel who had arrived at the spot a few minutes later in a white van without a number plate had asked that the person be handed over to either the Army or the police as he was an Army soldier.

  24. Post-war, is the Sri Lankan Army going on a rampage in the North? http://groundviews.org/2011/09/03/post-war-is-the

    “The reactions to the ‘Grease Yaka/Mystery Man’ by communities and the State have largely led to increased violence and tension. Vigilance groups have assaulted suspects, damaged property and taken lives. The armed forces have responded with lethal force against protesting mobs, but also have beaten scared villagers and threatened community leaders in their attempts to quell fears – with quite the opposite effect.”

    Army saves Grease Devils http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2011_09_01_00
    A group of Army soldiers have come to the rescue of a Grease Devil who was being attacked by villagers in Pubudupura in Anuradhapura when he was caught trying to abuse a woman in the village.

    A man clad in black had knocked on the door of the residence in Pubudupura 3rd stage where the woman was living around 8.30 p.m. The house owner and villagers have assaulted him and tied the person to a tree.

    The group of Army personnel who had arrived at the spot a few minutes later in a white van without a number plate had asked that the person be handed over to either the Army or the police as he was an Army soldier.

  25. Post-war, is the Sri Lankan Army going on a rampage in the North? http://groundviews.org/2011/09/03/post-war-is-the

    “The reactions to the ‘Grease Yaka/Mystery Man’ by communities and the State have largely led to increased violence and tension. Vigilance groups have assaulted suspects, damaged property and taken lives. The armed forces have responded with lethal force against protesting mobs, but also have beaten scared villagers and threatened community leaders in their attempts to quell fears – with quite the opposite effect.”

    Army saves Grease Devils http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2011_09_01_00
    A group of Army soldiers have come to the rescue of a Grease Devil who was being attacked by villagers in Pubudupura in Anuradhapura when he was caught trying to abuse a woman in the village.

    A man clad in black had knocked on the door of the residence in Pubudupura 3rd stage where the woman was living around 8.30 p.m. The house owner and villagers have assaulted him and tied the person to a tree.

    The group of Army personnel who had arrived at the spot a few minutes later in a white van without a number plate had asked that the person be handed over to either the Army or the police as he was an Army soldier.

  26. Post-war, is the Sri Lankan Army going on a rampage in the North?
    http://groundviews.org/2011/09/03/post-war-is-the-sri-lankan-army-going-on-a-rampage-in-the-north/

    “The reactions to the ‘Grease Yaka/Mystery Man’ by communities and the State have largely led to increased violence and tension. Vigilance groups have assaulted suspects, damaged property and taken lives. The armed forces have responded with lethal force against protesting mobs, but also have beaten scared villagers and threatened community leaders in their attempts to quell fears – with quite the opposite effect.”

    Army saves Grease Devils
    http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2011_09_01_003.html
    A group of Army soldiers have come to the rescue of a Grease Devil who was being attacked by villagers in Pubudupura in Anuradhapura when he was caught trying to abuse a woman in the village.

    A man clad in black had knocked on the door of the residence in Pubudupura 3rd stage where the woman was living around 8.30 p.m. The house owner and villagers have assaulted him and tied the person to a tree.

    The group of Army personnel who had arrived at the spot a few minutes later in a white van without a number plate had asked that the person be handed over to either the Army or the police as he was an Army soldier.

  27. Mahinda Rajapakse is the leader of a pack of rogues that committed the world’s worst war crimes of the century. The genocide of 40000 Tamils civilians in May 2009 in Mullivaikal was the culmination of the war crimes that destroyed the homeland of the Tamils in Vanni and disappeared nearly 146000 Tamils in total. The war also spawned 89000 Tamil widows and more than 125000 disabled persons. All these vicious acts were meticulously planned and the war was a ‘war without witnesses’ as described by the world media. The perpetrators of the conflict termed ‘blood bath on the beeches’ of Mullivaikal went unpunished by the UN and other watchdogs of the world. The inaction of the world to track down these war criminals is the dilemma that shook the world. With the impunity provided by such inaction the world had given licence to the Mahinda Rajapkse (MR) and his brothers to terrorise the Tamil Ethnic minorities and subjugate them. http://www.tamilcanadian.com/article/6155

  28. Mahinda Rajapakse is the leader of a pack of rogues that committed the world’s worst war crimes of the century. The genocide of 40000 Tamils civilians in May 2009 in Mullivaikal was the culmination of the war crimes that destroyed the homeland of the Tamils in Vanni and disappeared nearly 146000 Tamils in total. The war also spawned 89000 Tamil widows and more than 125000 disabled persons. All these vicious acts were meticulously planned and the war was a ‘war without witnesses’ as described by the world media. The perpetrators of the conflict termed ‘blood bath on the beeches’ of Mullivaikal went unpunished by the UN and other watchdogs of the world. The inaction of the world to track down these war criminals is the dilemma that shook the world. With the impunity provided by such inaction the world had given licence to the Mahinda Rajapkse (MR) and his brothers to terrorise the Tamil Ethnic minorities and subjugate them. http://www.tamilcanadian.com/article/6155

  29. Mahinda Rajapakse is the leader of a pack of rogues that committed the world’s worst war crimes of the century. The genocide of 40000 Tamils civilians in May 2009 in Mullivaikal was the culmination of the war crimes that destroyed the homeland of the Tamils in Vanni and disappeared nearly 146000 Tamils in total. The war also spawned 89000 Tamil widows and more than 125000 disabled persons. All these vicious acts were meticulously planned and the war was a ‘war without witnesses’ as described by the world media. The perpetrators of the conflict termed ‘blood bath on the beeches’ of Mullivaikal went unpunished by the UN and other watchdogs of the world. The inaction of the world to track down these war criminals is the dilemma that shook the world. With the impunity provided by such inaction the world had given licence to the Mahinda Rajapkse (MR) and his brothers to terrorise the Tamil Ethnic minorities and subjugate them. http://www.tamilcanadian.com/article/6155

  30. Mahinda Rajapakse is the leader of a pack of rogues that committed the world’s worst war crimes of the century. The genocide of 40000 Tamils civilians in May 2009 in Mullivaikal was the culmination of the war crimes that destroyed the homeland of the Tamils in Vanni and disappeared nearly 146000 Tamils in total. The war also spawned 89000 Tamil widows and more than 125000 disabled persons. All these vicious acts were meticulously planned and the war was a ‘war without witnesses’ as described by the world media. The perpetrators of the conflict termed ‘blood bath on the beeches’ of Mullivaikal went unpunished by the UN and other watchdogs of the world. The inaction of the world to track down these war criminals is the dilemma that shook the world. With the impunity provided by such inaction the world had given licence to the Mahinda Rajapkse (MR) and his brothers to terrorise the Tamil Ethnic minorities and subjugate them.
    http://www.tamilcanadian.com/article/6155

  31. The many countries, who wished for a fair settlement to the many decades old ethnic strife in Sri Lanka, have finally shown some impatience over the turn of events. The utter disregard by the Sri Lankan regime over its justification in keeping its Tamil minority shackled; worse murdered, has become quite transparent in recent times. This truth though was told over decades by the Tamils, the not so believers of the international community, has finally been hit hard with the gruesome outcome of the genocidal war. The truth; but nothing but the truth – all in filmed first hand witness accounts and logistics has given the world an urgency to act. http://www.tamilcanadian.com/article/6158

    The death or better put, the sacrifice of nearly 40,000 Tamil lives should put a stop to this blindness, and bring an era of mutual understanding with respect and equality. Without

    Justice, there cannot be reconciliation or power sharing – no lessons will be learnt; but furthering the racial superiority with unaccountable evil intentions.

  32. The many countries, who wished for a fair settlement to the many decades old ethnic strife in Sri Lanka, have finally shown some impatience over the turn of events. The utter disregard by the Sri Lankan regime over its justification in keeping its Tamil minority shackled; worse murdered, has become quite transparent in recent times. This truth though was told over decades by the Tamils, the not so believers of the international community, has finally been hit hard with the gruesome outcome of the genocidal war. The truth; but nothing but the truth – all in filmed first hand witness accounts and logistics has given the world an urgency to act. http://www.tamilcanadian.com/article/6158

    The death or better put, the sacrifice of nearly 40,000 Tamil lives should put a stop to this blindness, and bring an era of mutual understanding with respect and equality. Without

    Justice, there cannot be reconciliation or power sharing – no lessons will be learnt; but furthering the racial superiority with unaccountable evil intentions.

  33. The many countries, who wished for a fair settlement to the many decades old ethnic strife in Sri Lanka, have finally shown some impatience over the turn of events. The utter disregard by the Sri Lankan regime over its justification in keeping its Tamil minority shackled; worse murdered, has become quite transparent in recent times. This truth though was told over decades by the Tamils, the not so believers of the international community, has finally been hit hard with the gruesome outcome of the genocidal war. The truth; but nothing but the truth – all in filmed first hand witness accounts and logistics has given the world an urgency to act. http://www.tamilcanadian.com/article/6158

    The death or better put, the sacrifice of nearly 40,000 Tamil lives should put a stop to this blindness, and bring an era of mutual understanding with respect and equality. Without

    Justice, there cannot be reconciliation or power sharing – no lessons will be learnt; but furthering the racial superiority with unaccountable evil intentions.

  34. The many countries, who wished for a fair settlement to the many decades old ethnic strife in Sri Lanka, have finally shown some impatience over the turn of events. The utter disregard by the Sri Lankan regime over its justification in keeping its Tamil minority shackled; worse murdered, has become quite transparent in recent times. This truth though was told over decades by the Tamils, the not so believers of the international community, has finally been hit hard with the gruesome outcome of the genocidal war. The truth; but nothing but the truth – all in filmed first hand witness accounts and logistics has given the world an urgency to act.
    http://www.tamilcanadian.com/article/6158

    The death or better put, the sacrifice of nearly 40,000 Tamil lives should put a stop to this blindness, and bring an era of mutual understanding with respect and equality. Without

    Justice, there cannot be reconciliation or power sharing – no lessons will be learnt; but furthering the racial superiority with unaccountable evil intentions.

  35. Editors !

    Also appreciate if you could ban the copy paste monkeys who dirty this blog forum.

  36. Editors !

    Also appreciate if you could ban the copy paste monkeys who dirty this blog forum.

  37. “[The UN panel] report was released in April 2011. It is September now. There is no indication that you have done justice to the report – not even sent a copy to the UN Human Rights Council for discussion and action. Your inaction has emboldened Sri Lanka to order the Security Forces to menacingly intrude into homes of the peace loving Tamil and Muslim peoples of the traditional Tamil speaking areas – the North and East of Sri Lanka http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  38. “[The UN panel] report was released in April 2011. It is September now. There is no indication that you have done justice to the report – not even sent a copy to the UN Human Rights Council for discussion and action. Your inaction has emboldened Sri Lanka to order the Security Forces to menacingly intrude into homes of the peace loving Tamil and Muslim peoples of the traditional Tamil speaking areas – the North and East of Sri Lanka http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  39. “[The UN panel] report was released in April 2011. It is September now. There is no indication that you have done justice to the report – not even sent a copy to the UN Human Rights Council for discussion and action. Your inaction has emboldened Sri Lanka to order the Security Forces to menacingly intrude into homes of the peace loving Tamil and Muslim peoples of the traditional Tamil speaking areas – the North and East of Sri Lanka http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  40. “[The UN panel] report was released in April 2011. It is September now. There is no indication that you have done justice to the report – not even sent a copy to the UN Human Rights Council for discussion and action. Your inaction has emboldened Sri Lanka to order the Security Forces to menacingly intrude into homes of the peace loving Tamil and Muslim peoples of the traditional Tamil speaking areas – the North and East of Sri Lanka
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=34399

  41. Sri Lanka: Open Letter to Commonwealth Foreign Ministers http://www.hrw.org/news/2011/09/08/sri-lanka-open

    1.Ensuring meaningful domestic implementation of the international human rights treaties to which the Government of Sri Lanka is party and bringing all legislation in line with international human rights standards;

    2.Providing guarantees that all Sri Lankan people will be treated with dignity and respect as equal citizens and live in an environment in which they can enjoy all fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution of Sri Lanka;

    3.Restoring Constitutional provisions that guarantee separation of powers and re-instating the independence of the three wings of government;

    4.Restoring the independence of key government institutions, such as the National Human Rights Commission;

    5.Instituting effective mechanisms to protect journalists, civil society groups and human rights defenders who work for the promotion and protection of human rights;

    6.Supporting and cooperating with independent and credible domestic and international investigations into all allegations concerning violations of international humanitarian and human rights law in the country, especially related to the conduct of the conflict which ended in 2009; and

    7.Committing to collaborate with the Office of the UN Secretary General to initiate the implementation of the recommendations set out in the report of the UN Secretary General’s Panel of Experts.

  42. Sri Lanka: Open Letter to Commonwealth Foreign Ministers http://www.hrw.org/news/2011/09/08/sri-lanka-open

    1.Ensuring meaningful domestic implementation of the international human rights treaties to which the Government of Sri Lanka is party and bringing all legislation in line with international human rights standards;

    2.Providing guarantees that all Sri Lankan people will be treated with dignity and respect as equal citizens and live in an environment in which they can enjoy all fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution of Sri Lanka;

    3.Restoring Constitutional provisions that guarantee separation of powers and re-instating the independence of the three wings of government;

    4.Restoring the independence of key government institutions, such as the National Human Rights Commission;

    5.Instituting effective mechanisms to protect journalists, civil society groups and human rights defenders who work for the promotion and protection of human rights;

    6.Supporting and cooperating with independent and credible domestic and international investigations into all allegations concerning violations of international humanitarian and human rights law in the country, especially related to the conduct of the conflict which ended in 2009; and

    7.Committing to collaborate with the Office of the UN Secretary General to initiate the implementation of the recommendations set out in the report of the UN Secretary General’s Panel of Experts.

  43. Sri Lanka: Open Letter to Commonwealth Foreign Ministers http://www.hrw.org/news/2011/09/08/sri-lanka-open

    1.Ensuring meaningful domestic implementation of the international human rights treaties to which the Government of Sri Lanka is party and bringing all legislation in line with international human rights standards;

    2.Providing guarantees that all Sri Lankan people will be treated with dignity and respect as equal citizens and live in an environment in which they can enjoy all fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution of Sri Lanka;

    3.Restoring Constitutional provisions that guarantee separation of powers and re-instating the independence of the three wings of government;

    4.Restoring the independence of key government institutions, such as the National Human Rights Commission;

    5.Instituting effective mechanisms to protect journalists, civil society groups and human rights defenders who work for the promotion and protection of human rights;

    6.Supporting and cooperating with independent and credible domestic and international investigations into all allegations concerning violations of international humanitarian and human rights law in the country, especially related to the conduct of the conflict which ended in 2009; and

    7.Committing to collaborate with the Office of the UN Secretary General to initiate the implementation of the recommendations set out in the report of the UN Secretary General’s Panel of Experts.

  44. Sri Lanka: Open Letter to Commonwealth Foreign Ministers
    http://www.hrw.org/news/2011/09/08/sri-lanka-open-letter-commonwealth-foreign-ministers

    1.Ensuring meaningful domestic implementation of the international human rights treaties to which the Government of Sri Lanka is party and bringing all legislation in line with international human rights standards;

    2.Providing guarantees that all Sri Lankan people will be treated with dignity and respect as equal citizens and live in an environment in which they can enjoy all fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution of Sri Lanka;

    3.Restoring Constitutional provisions that guarantee separation of powers and re-instating the independence of the three wings of government;

    4.Restoring the independence of key government institutions, such as the National Human Rights Commission;

    5.Instituting effective mechanisms to protect journalists, civil society groups and human rights defenders who work for the promotion and protection of human rights;

    6.Supporting and cooperating with independent and credible domestic and international investigations into all allegations concerning violations of international humanitarian and human rights law in the country, especially related to the conduct of the conflict which ended in 2009; and

    7.Committing to collaborate with the Office of the UN Secretary General to initiate the implementation of the recommendations set out in the report of the UN Secretary General’s Panel of Experts.

  45. Mahinda Samarasinghe, minister protecting human rights or minister protecting human rights violators? . http://www.lankanewsweb.com/english/index.php?opt

    During his tenure as the minister in charge of human rights, Mahinda Samarasinghe’s main task has been to protect human rights violators in the police, military and paramilitaries while pretending to the diplomatic community that he is protecting human rights.

    His intervention to protect STF men who killed five university students in Trincomalee in January 2006 is the perfect example of Minister Samarasinghe’s double game.

    The man once again is trying to hoodwink the international community in Geneva as the head of government delegation to UNHRC sessions that begin on 12 September.

  46. Mahinda Samarasinghe, minister protecting human rights or minister protecting human rights violators? . http://www.lankanewsweb.com/english/index.php?opt

    During his tenure as the minister in charge of human rights, Mahinda Samarasinghe’s main task has been to protect human rights violators in the police, military and paramilitaries while pretending to the diplomatic community that he is protecting human rights.

    His intervention to protect STF men who killed five university students in Trincomalee in January 2006 is the perfect example of Minister Samarasinghe’s double game.

    The man once again is trying to hoodwink the international community in Geneva as the head of government delegation to UNHRC sessions that begin on 12 September.

  47. Mahinda Samarasinghe, minister protecting human rights or minister protecting human rights violators? . http://www.lankanewsweb.com/english/index.php?opt

    During his tenure as the minister in charge of human rights, Mahinda Samarasinghe’s main task has been to protect human rights violators in the police, military and paramilitaries while pretending to the diplomatic community that he is protecting human rights.

    His intervention to protect STF men who killed five university students in Trincomalee in January 2006 is the perfect example of Minister Samarasinghe’s double game.

    The man once again is trying to hoodwink the international community in Geneva as the head of government delegation to UNHRC sessions that begin on 12 September.

  48. Mahinda Samarasinghe, minister protecting human rights or minister protecting human rights violators? .
    http://www.lankanewsweb.com/english/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=146:mahinda-samarasinghe-minister-protecting-human-rights-or-minister-protecting-human-rights-violators&catid=1:general&Itemid=29

    During his tenure as the minister in charge of human rights, Mahinda Samarasinghe’s main task has been to protect human rights violators in the police, military and paramilitaries while pretending to the diplomatic community that he is protecting human rights.

    His intervention to protect STF men who killed five university students in Trincomalee in January 2006 is the perfect example of Minister Samarasinghe’s double game.

    The man once again is trying to hoodwink the international community in Geneva as the head of government delegation to UNHRC sessions that begin on 12 September.

  49. Thanks Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper for your initiative

    I have expressed concerns about holding of the next Commonwealth Summit, the one after the one coming up in Sri Lanka, I intend to make clear to my fellow leaders of the Commonwealth that if we do not see progress in Sri Lanka in terms of human rights and some of the issues you’ve raised, I will not as Prime Minister be attending that Commonwealth Summit….And…
    I hope that others will take a similar position http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  50. Finally,
    Sri Lanka Civil War Report Heads to UN Rights Council http://blogs.voanews.com/breaking-news/2011/09/12

    The U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sent a report about alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka's recent civil war to the president of the Geneva-based Human Rights Council and the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
    http://www.tamilcanadian.com/article/6160
    It is imperative that the UN Human Rights system act as a deterrent to breaches of international human rights laws, and war crimes, and deterrence can only take place where there is consistency in the application of the law, and proper investigation and prosecution of it. Mme. President, the Human Rights Council must act swiftly to bring about justice in Sri Lanka. The first step to that long process is to adopt the recommendations of the Secretary Generals Panel of Experts on Accountability in Sri Lanka.

  51. Thanks Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper for your initiative

    I have expressed concerns about holding of the next Commonwealth Summit, the one after the one coming up in Sri Lanka, I intend to make clear to my fellow leaders of the Commonwealth that if we do not see progress in Sri Lanka in terms of human rights and some of the issues you’ve raised, I will not as Prime Minister be attending that Commonwealth Summit….And…
    I hope that others will take a similar position http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  52. Thanks Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper for your initiative

    I have expressed concerns about holding of the next Commonwealth Summit, the one after the one coming up in Sri Lanka, I intend to make clear to my fellow leaders of the Commonwealth that if we do not see progress in Sri Lanka in terms of human rights and some of the issues you’ve raised, I will not as Prime Minister be attending that Commonwealth Summit….And…
    I hope that others will take a similar position http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  53. Finally,
    Sri Lanka Civil War Report Heads to UN Rights Council http://blogs.voanews.com/breaking-news/2011/09/12

    The U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sent a report about alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka's recent civil war to the president of the Geneva-based Human Rights Council and the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
    http://www.tamilcanadian.com/article/6160
    It is imperative that the UN Human Rights system act as a deterrent to breaches of international human rights laws, and war crimes, and deterrence can only take place where there is consistency in the application of the law, and proper investigation and prosecution of it. Mme. President, the Human Rights Council must act swiftly to bring about justice in Sri Lanka. The first step to that long process is to adopt the recommendations of the Secretary Generals Panel of Experts on Accountability in Sri Lanka.

  54. Finally,
    Sri Lanka Civil War Report Heads to UN Rights Council http://blogs.voanews.com/breaking-news/2011/09/12

    The U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sent a report about alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka's recent civil war to the president of the Geneva-based Human Rights Council and the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
    http://www.tamilcanadian.com/article/6160
    It is imperative that the UN Human Rights system act as a deterrent to breaches of international human rights laws, and war crimes, and deterrence can only take place where there is consistency in the application of the law, and proper investigation and prosecution of it. Mme. President, the Human Rights Council must act swiftly to bring about justice in Sri Lanka. The first step to that long process is to adopt the recommendations of the Secretary Generals Panel of Experts on Accountability in Sri Lanka.

  55. Thanks Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper for your initiative

    I have expressed concerns about holding of the next Commonwealth Summit, the one after the one coming up in Sri Lanka, I intend to make clear to my fellow leaders of the Commonwealth that if we do not see progress in Sri Lanka in terms of human rights and some of the issues you’ve raised, I will not as Prime Minister be attending that Commonwealth Summit….And…
    I hope that others will take a similar position
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=34410

  56. Finally,
    Sri Lanka Civil War Report Heads to UN Rights Council
    http://blogs.voanews.com/breaking-news/2011/09/12/sri-lanka-civil-war-report-heads-to-un-rights-council/

    The U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sent a report about alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka’s recent civil war to the president of the Geneva-based Human Rights Council and the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

    http://www.tamilcanadian.com/article/6160
    It is imperative that the UN Human Rights system act as a deterrent to breaches of international human rights laws, and war crimes, and deterrence can only take place where there is consistency in the application of the law, and proper investigation and prosecution of it. Mme. President, the Human Rights Council must act swiftly to bring about justice in Sri Lanka. The first step to that long process is to adopt the recommendations of the Secretary Generals Panel of Experts on Accountability in Sri Lanka.

  57. Stop paramilitary activity in north; US tells govt http://www.dailymirror.lk/top-story/13565-encoura

    The United States today called for paramilitary activity in the North to be controlled and for Tamil Policemen to be deployed to the North. The US Assistant Secretary of State Robert O. Blake also expressed his concern about Human Rights in the country. “I am concerned about human rights. I discussed with relevant officials the importance of disarming paramilitary groups, on which progress is being made. It is important to deploy Tamil policeman in the north so the military no longer needs to perform these functions,” he said. “Paramilitary groups are not allowed to carry weapons in public. While I was in Jaffna I myself, experienced the power of the EPDP who was able to prevent me from meeting with some university students,” he said.

  58. Stop paramilitary activity in north; US tells govt http://www.dailymirror.lk/top-story/13565-encoura

    The United States today called for paramilitary activity in the North to be controlled and for Tamil Policemen to be deployed to the North. The US Assistant Secretary of State Robert O. Blake also expressed his concern about Human Rights in the country. “I am concerned about human rights. I discussed with relevant officials the importance of disarming paramilitary groups, on which progress is being made. It is important to deploy Tamil policeman in the north so the military no longer needs to perform these functions,” he said. “Paramilitary groups are not allowed to carry weapons in public. While I was in Jaffna I myself, experienced the power of the EPDP who was able to prevent me from meeting with some university students,” he said.

  59. Stop paramilitary activity in north; US tells govt http://www.dailymirror.lk/top-story/13565-encoura

    The United States today called for paramilitary activity in the North to be controlled and for Tamil Policemen to be deployed to the North. The US Assistant Secretary of State Robert O. Blake also expressed his concern about Human Rights in the country. “I am concerned about human rights. I discussed with relevant officials the importance of disarming paramilitary groups, on which progress is being made. It is important to deploy Tamil policeman in the north so the military no longer needs to perform these functions,” he said. “Paramilitary groups are not allowed to carry weapons in public. While I was in Jaffna I myself, experienced the power of the EPDP who was able to prevent me from meeting with some university students,” he said.

  60. Stop paramilitary activity in north; US tells govt
    http://www.dailymirror.lk/top-story/13565-encouraged-by-tna-govt-talks-blake.html

    The United States today called for paramilitary activity in the North to be controlled and for Tamil Policemen to be deployed to the North. The US Assistant Secretary of State Robert O. Blake also expressed his concern about Human Rights in the country. “I am concerned about human rights. I discussed with relevant officials the importance of disarming paramilitary groups, on which progress is being made. It is important to deploy Tamil policeman in the north so the military no longer needs to perform these functions,” he said. “Paramilitary groups are not allowed to carry weapons in public. While I was in Jaffna I myself, experienced the power of the EPDP who was able to prevent me from meeting with some university students,” he said.

  61. in 1983

    The Welikada Prison Massacre took place during the 1983 Black July pogrom against Sri Lankan Tamil minority in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Fifty-three prisoners were killed inside a high-security prison. No one has been convicted of crimes relating to these incidents. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welikada_prison_mass

    Other prison massacres
    Bindunuwewa prison massacre
    Kalutara prison massacre

    Anti-Tamil riots in Sri Lanka
    Gal Oya (1956)
    1958 riots (1958)
    1977 riots (1977)
    Jaffna library (1981)
    Black July (1983)
    Welikada (1983)
    Kalutara (1997)
    Bindunuwewa (2000)

    Again in 2011

    18 Tamil political detainees were wounded Tuesday night when Sinhala extremist inmates attacked them, sources at the Welikade prison told TamilNet Wednesday. The attack has taken place when 250 Tamil political prisoners were suddenly transferred to a Ward I cell where convicted criminals from South have been imprisoned.

    The 18 Tamil political prisoners who were injured have been denied medical assistance by the prison authorities, the sources further said.

    Tamil political prisoners arrested under the draconian Emergency Regulations (ER) and Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), have been languishing in the Sri Lankan prisons for many years. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    2009 Tamil Genocide, over 40,000 killed within a month

    Sri Lanka aims to get more time to complete genocide
    [TamilNet, Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 16:46 GMT]
    The primary aim of Sri Lanka in the UN human rights council is to buy some more time to complete its genocide of Eezham Tamils through structural means and militarisation so that the question of war crimes would eventually lose its importance and would become acceptable means of contemporary world polity. The more time is given to a virtually Sinhala military to occupy the country of Eezham Tamils with impunity, the more the world will be contributing to a dangerous paradigm.

  62. in 1983

    The Welikada Prison Massacre took place during the 1983 Black July pogrom against Sri Lankan Tamil minority in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Fifty-three prisoners were killed inside a high-security prison. No one has been convicted of crimes relating to these incidents. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welikada_prison_mass

    Other prison massacres
    Bindunuwewa prison massacre
    Kalutara prison massacre

    Anti-Tamil riots in Sri Lanka
    Gal Oya (1956)
    1958 riots (1958)
    1977 riots (1977)
    Jaffna library (1981)
    Black July (1983)
    Welikada (1983)
    Kalutara (1997)
    Bindunuwewa (2000)

    Again in 2011

    18 Tamil political detainees were wounded Tuesday night when Sinhala extremist inmates attacked them, sources at the Welikade prison told TamilNet Wednesday. The attack has taken place when 250 Tamil political prisoners were suddenly transferred to a Ward I cell where convicted criminals from South have been imprisoned.

    The 18 Tamil political prisoners who were injured have been denied medical assistance by the prison authorities, the sources further said.

    Tamil political prisoners arrested under the draconian Emergency Regulations (ER) and Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), have been languishing in the Sri Lankan prisons for many years. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    2009 Tamil Genocide, over 40,000 killed within a month

    Sri Lanka aims to get more time to complete genocide
    [TamilNet, Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 16:46 GMT]
    The primary aim of Sri Lanka in the UN human rights council is to buy some more time to complete its genocide of Eezham Tamils through structural means and militarisation so that the question of war crimes would eventually lose its importance and would become acceptable means of contemporary world polity. The more time is given to a virtually Sinhala military to occupy the country of Eezham Tamils with impunity, the more the world will be contributing to a dangerous paradigm.

  63. in 1983

    The Welikada Prison Massacre took place during the 1983 Black July pogrom against Sri Lankan Tamil minority in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Fifty-three prisoners were killed inside a high-security prison. No one has been convicted of crimes relating to these incidents. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welikada_prison_mass

    Other prison massacres
    Bindunuwewa prison massacre
    Kalutara prison massacre

    Anti-Tamil riots in Sri Lanka
    Gal Oya (1956)
    1958 riots (1958)
    1977 riots (1977)
    Jaffna library (1981)
    Black July (1983)
    Welikada (1983)
    Kalutara (1997)
    Bindunuwewa (2000)

    Again in 2011

    18 Tamil political detainees were wounded Tuesday night when Sinhala extremist inmates attacked them, sources at the Welikade prison told TamilNet Wednesday. The attack has taken place when 250 Tamil political prisoners were suddenly transferred to a Ward I cell where convicted criminals from South have been imprisoned.

    The 18 Tamil political prisoners who were injured have been denied medical assistance by the prison authorities, the sources further said.

    Tamil political prisoners arrested under the draconian Emergency Regulations (ER) and Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), have been languishing in the Sri Lankan prisons for many years. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    2009 Tamil Genocide, over 40,000 killed within a month

    Sri Lanka aims to get more time to complete genocide
    [TamilNet, Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 16:46 GMT]
    The primary aim of Sri Lanka in the UN human rights council is to buy some more time to complete its genocide of Eezham Tamils through structural means and militarisation so that the question of war crimes would eventually lose its importance and would become acceptable means of contemporary world polity. The more time is given to a virtually Sinhala military to occupy the country of Eezham Tamils with impunity, the more the world will be contributing to a dangerous paradigm.

  64. in 1983

    The Welikada Prison Massacre took place during the 1983 Black July pogrom against Sri Lankan Tamil minority in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Fifty-three prisoners were killed inside a high-security prison. No one has been convicted of crimes relating to these incidents.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welikada_prison_massacre

    Other prison massacres
    Bindunuwewa prison massacre
    Kalutara prison massacre

    Anti-Tamil riots in Sri Lanka
    Gal Oya (1956)
    1958 riots (1958)
    1977 riots (1977)
    Jaffna library (1981)
    Black July (1983)
    Welikada (1983)
    Kalutara (1997)
    Bindunuwewa (2000)

    Again in 2011

    18 Tamil political detainees were wounded Tuesday night when Sinhala extremist inmates attacked them, sources at the Welikade prison told TamilNet Wednesday. The attack has taken place when 250 Tamil political prisoners were suddenly transferred to a Ward I cell where convicted criminals from South have been imprisoned.

    The 18 Tamil political prisoners who were injured have been denied medical assistance by the prison authorities, the sources further said.

    Tamil political prisoners arrested under the draconian Emergency Regulations (ER) and Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), have been languishing in the Sri Lankan prisons for many years.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=34418

    2009 Tamil Genocide, over 40,000 killed within a month

    Sri Lanka aims to get more time to complete genocide
    [TamilNet, Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 16:46 GMT]
    The primary aim of Sri Lanka in the UN human rights council is to buy some more time to complete its genocide of Eezham Tamils through structural means and militarisation so that the question of war crimes would eventually lose its importance and would become acceptable means of contemporary world polity. The more time is given to a virtually Sinhala military to occupy the country of Eezham Tamils with impunity, the more the world will be contributing to a dangerous paradigm.

  65. US Urged to Deny Sri Lanka President Entry http://www.einnews.com/pr-news/537408-us-urged-to

    /EINPresswire.com/ Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) citing § 212(a)(3)(E)(ii) and § 212(a)(3)(E)(iii) of the US Immigration and Nationality Act appealed to the United States Government to not to allow Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse to visit the United States for committing torture, war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against the Tamil people.

    The appeal also cites an earlier incident in 1987, when United States denied entry to Kurt Waldheim to attend the United Nations on the ground that he participated in Nazi sponsored persecution. Waldheim, who was elected president of Austria in 1986, had staunchly denied any wrong doing.

    This appeal was made in a letter to US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano by TGTE's Minister for the Investigation of Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity DeLuxon Morris.

    That letter highlighted the details of the United Nations Panel report which documented abuses by the Sri Lanka Security forces, under the command of President Mahinda Rajapakse. UN Report alleged that around 40,000 people and women were sexually assaulted and more than140,000 people are unaccounted for. It further alleged that these abuses constitutes War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide.

  66. US Urged to Deny Sri Lanka President Entry http://www.einnews.com/pr-news/537408-us-urged-to

    /EINPresswire.com/ Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) citing § 212(a)(3)(E)(ii) and § 212(a)(3)(E)(iii) of the US Immigration and Nationality Act appealed to the United States Government to not to allow Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse to visit the United States for committing torture, war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against the Tamil people.

    The appeal also cites an earlier incident in 1987, when United States denied entry to Kurt Waldheim to attend the United Nations on the ground that he participated in Nazi sponsored persecution. Waldheim, who was elected president of Austria in 1986, had staunchly denied any wrong doing.

    This appeal was made in a letter to US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano by TGTE's Minister for the Investigation of Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity DeLuxon Morris.

    That letter highlighted the details of the United Nations Panel report which documented abuses by the Sri Lanka Security forces, under the command of President Mahinda Rajapakse. UN Report alleged that around 40,000 people and women were sexually assaulted and more than140,000 people are unaccounted for. It further alleged that these abuses constitutes War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide.

  67. US Urged to Deny Sri Lanka President Entry http://www.einnews.com/pr-news/537408-us-urged-to

    /EINPresswire.com/ Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) citing § 212(a)(3)(E)(ii) and § 212(a)(3)(E)(iii) of the US Immigration and Nationality Act appealed to the United States Government to not to allow Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse to visit the United States for committing torture, war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against the Tamil people.

    The appeal also cites an earlier incident in 1987, when United States denied entry to Kurt Waldheim to attend the United Nations on the ground that he participated in Nazi sponsored persecution. Waldheim, who was elected president of Austria in 1986, had staunchly denied any wrong doing.

    This appeal was made in a letter to US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano by TGTE's Minister for the Investigation of Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity DeLuxon Morris.

    That letter highlighted the details of the United Nations Panel report which documented abuses by the Sri Lanka Security forces, under the command of President Mahinda Rajapakse. UN Report alleged that around 40,000 people and women were sexually assaulted and more than140,000 people are unaccounted for. It further alleged that these abuses constitutes War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide.

  68. US Urged to Deny Sri Lanka President Entry
    http://www.einnews.com/pr-news/537408-us-urged-to-deny-sri-lanka-president-entry

    /EINPresswire.com/ Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) citing § 212(a)(3)(E)(ii) and § 212(a)(3)(E)(iii) of the US Immigration and Nationality Act appealed to the United States Government to not to allow Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse to visit the United States for committing torture, war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against the Tamil people.

    The appeal also cites an earlier incident in 1987, when United States denied entry to Kurt Waldheim to attend the United Nations on the ground that he participated in Nazi sponsored persecution. Waldheim, who was elected president of Austria in 1986, had staunchly denied any wrong doing.

    This appeal was made in a letter to US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano by TGTE’s Minister for the Investigation of Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity DeLuxon Morris.

    That letter highlighted the details of the United Nations Panel report which documented abuses by the Sri Lanka Security forces, under the command of President Mahinda Rajapakse. UN Report alleged that around 40,000 people and women were sexually assaulted and more than140,000 people are unaccounted for. It further alleged that these abuses constitutes War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide.

  69. US cables show how international silence enabled Sri Lanka’s genocide
    [TamilNet, Thursday, 22 September 2011, 03:55 GMT]
    In March 2009 Sri Lanka had come to the attention of the UN’s Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide, Francis Deng, but despite his disquiet he did not take further steps as Sri Lanka had assured him the United States and India supported its military campaign, according to a leaked US cable. The account of the meeting on March 16, 2009 between Mr. Deng and the US Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, as well as other US cables, shows how international inaction and silence, rather than ignorance, made it possible for Sri Lanka to continue and escalate its mass killings of Tamil civilians. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

  70. US cables show how international silence enabled Sri Lanka’s genocide
    [TamilNet, Thursday, 22 September 2011, 03:55 GMT]
    In March 2009 Sri Lanka had come to the attention of the UN’s Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide, Francis Deng, but despite his disquiet he did not take further steps as Sri Lanka had assured him the United States and India supported its military campaign, according to a leaked US cable. The account of the meeting on March 16, 2009 between Mr. Deng and the US Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, as well as other US cables, shows how international inaction and silence, rather than ignorance, made it possible for Sri Lanka to continue and escalate its mass killings of Tamil civilians. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

  71. US cables show how international silence enabled Sri Lanka’s genocide
    [TamilNet, Thursday, 22 September 2011, 03:55 GMT]
    In March 2009 Sri Lanka had come to the attention of the UN’s Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide, Francis Deng, but despite his disquiet he did not take further steps as Sri Lanka had assured him the United States and India supported its military campaign, according to a leaked US cable. The account of the meeting on March 16, 2009 between Mr. Deng and the US Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, as well as other US cables, shows how international inaction and silence, rather than ignorance, made it possible for Sri Lanka to continue and escalate its mass killings of Tamil civilians. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

  72. US cables show how international silence enabled Sri Lanka’s genocide
    [TamilNet, Thursday, 22 September 2011, 03:55 GMT]
    In March 2009 Sri Lanka had come to the attention of the UN’s Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide, Francis Deng, but despite his disquiet he did not take further steps as Sri Lanka had assured him the United States and India supported its military campaign, according to a leaked US cable. The account of the meeting on March 16, 2009 between Mr. Deng and the US Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, as well as other US cables, shows how international inaction and silence, rather than ignorance, made it possible for Sri Lanka to continue and escalate its mass killings of Tamil civilians.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&artid=34443

  73. Diplomatic immunity can save war criminals?

    Sri Lanka is to seek diplomatic immunity for Maj Gen Shavendra Silva, who has been summoned by an US court following a case filed against him for alleged torture and extra judicial execution of ‘Col’ Ramesh, an LTTE commander, who had surrendered to the Lankan forces in the final days of action against the Tamil Tigers in 2009. “Being Sri Lanka’s Deputy Permanent Representative at the United Nations, Shavendra Silva has diplomatic immunity. He cannot be dragged to a court in the US. The UN Secretary General will write to the court to inform it of the immunity,” asserted Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Lanka’s powerful Defence Secretary. http://expressbuzz.com/world/Lanka-to-seek-diplom

    Torture is continuing to take place after the conflict has ended. Torture is now a daily reality in Sri Lanka. http://www.channel4.com/news/uk-complicit-in-tort

  74. Diplomatic immunity can save war criminals?

    Sri Lanka is to seek diplomatic immunity for Maj Gen Shavendra Silva, who has been summoned by an US court following a case filed against him for alleged torture and extra judicial execution of ‘Col’ Ramesh, an LTTE commander, who had surrendered to the Lankan forces in the final days of action against the Tamil Tigers in 2009. “Being Sri Lanka’s Deputy Permanent Representative at the United Nations, Shavendra Silva has diplomatic immunity. He cannot be dragged to a court in the US. The UN Secretary General will write to the court to inform it of the immunity,” asserted Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Lanka’s powerful Defence Secretary. http://expressbuzz.com/world/Lanka-to-seek-diplom

    Torture is continuing to take place after the conflict has ended. Torture is now a daily reality in Sri Lanka. http://www.channel4.com/news/uk-complicit-in-tort

  75. Diplomatic immunity can save war criminals?

    Sri Lanka is to seek diplomatic immunity for Maj Gen Shavendra Silva, who has been summoned by an US court following a case filed against him for alleged torture and extra judicial execution of ‘Col’ Ramesh, an LTTE commander, who had surrendered to the Lankan forces in the final days of action against the Tamil Tigers in 2009. “Being Sri Lanka’s Deputy Permanent Representative at the United Nations, Shavendra Silva has diplomatic immunity. He cannot be dragged to a court in the US. The UN Secretary General will write to the court to inform it of the immunity,” asserted Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Lanka’s powerful Defence Secretary. http://expressbuzz.com/world/Lanka-to-seek-diplom

    Torture is continuing to take place after the conflict has ended. Torture is now a daily reality in Sri Lanka. http://www.channel4.com/news/uk-complicit-in-tort

  76. Diplomatic immunity can save war criminals?

    Sri Lanka is to seek diplomatic immunity for Maj Gen Shavendra Silva, who has been summoned by an US court following a case filed against him for alleged torture and extra judicial execution of ‘Col’ Ramesh, an LTTE commander, who had surrendered to the Lankan forces in the final days of action against the Tamil Tigers in 2009. “Being Sri Lanka’s Deputy Permanent Representative at the United Nations, Shavendra Silva has diplomatic immunity. He cannot be dragged to a court in the US. The UN Secretary General will write to the court to inform it of the immunity,” asserted Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Lanka’s powerful Defence Secretary.
    http://expressbuzz.com/world/Lanka-to-seek-diplomatic-immunity-for-General/317556.html

    Torture is continuing to take place after the conflict has ended. Torture is now a daily reality in Sri Lanka.
    http://www.channel4.com/news/uk-complicit-in-torture-as-tamils-return-to-sri-lanka

  77. Appeal for critically ill Tamil prisoner http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2011/09/1

    In 2009 he was injured at Mullivaikal while fleeing with his family for safety.
    He was then taken to Trincomalee hospital for treatment by ICRC naval craft.

    He was arrested at Pulmoddai soon after he left the hospital and sent to Boosa prison and then transferred to Welikade remand prison where he fell ill a few months back.
    Ranitha says that her husband has not been neither produced in courts for a trial and charges have been not served by the police since his arrest in 2009.

    Channel 4 Documentary ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ to be screened in Canadian Parliament http://www.tamilcanadian.com/article/6171

  78. Appeal for critically ill Tamil prisoner http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2011/09/1

    In 2009 he was injured at Mullivaikal while fleeing with his family for safety.
    He was then taken to Trincomalee hospital for treatment by ICRC naval craft.

    He was arrested at Pulmoddai soon after he left the hospital and sent to Boosa prison and then transferred to Welikade remand prison where he fell ill a few months back.
    Ranitha says that her husband has not been neither produced in courts for a trial and charges have been not served by the police since his arrest in 2009.

    Channel 4 Documentary ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ to be screened in Canadian Parliament http://www.tamilcanadian.com/article/6171

  79. Appeal for critically ill Tamil prisoner http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2011/09/1

    In 2009 he was injured at Mullivaikal while fleeing with his family for safety.
    He was then taken to Trincomalee hospital for treatment by ICRC naval craft.

    He was arrested at Pulmoddai soon after he left the hospital and sent to Boosa prison and then transferred to Welikade remand prison where he fell ill a few months back.
    Ranitha says that her husband has not been neither produced in courts for a trial and charges have been not served by the police since his arrest in 2009.

    Channel 4 Documentary ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ to be screened in Canadian Parliament http://www.tamilcanadian.com/article/6171

  80. Appeal for critically ill Tamil prisoner
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2011/09/110925_tamil_prisoner.shtml

    In 2009 he was injured at Mullivaikal while fleeing with his family for safety.
    He was then taken to Trincomalee hospital for treatment by ICRC naval craft.

    He was arrested at Pulmoddai soon after he left the hospital and sent to Boosa prison and then transferred to Welikade remand prison where he fell ill a few months back.
    Ranitha says that her husband has not been neither produced in courts for a trial and charges have been not served by the police since his arrest in 2009.

    Channel 4 Documentary ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ to be screened in Canadian Parliament
    http://www.tamilcanadian.com/article/6171

  81. Grease Devils and Police and Army attacks on civilians in Mannar and Vavuniya http://groundviews.org/2011/10/02/grease-devils-a

    At around 2 am on 21st August, two officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) came to the cell and called out two persons including the seminarian. The witness states that the officers appeared to be drunk. Both men were pushed in to the interrogation room and fell to the floor. There were five officers, two in police uniform and others in civilian clothing.

    One victim states that: “the officers dragged me up and asked ‘will you hit the police’ when I tried to tell them that I did not hit the police, they asked me to shut up. When the officers began to hit me, I tried to shield my face with my hand. The officer ordered me to put my hand down and hit me with his fist, on my forehead, cheeks, chin and my ears. When he hit my ears I felt an electric shock pass through my body. I saw the seminarian being beaten by other officers in the same room. An officer hit me on the head with a baton. When I fell down, they trampled me and continued to beat me. They put me on a table and two officers held my hands and another beat the soles of my feet and my head with a baton. They pushed me on the floor and trampled and kicked my head. They questioned me about a robbery that took place in the village over three years ago. I said that I did not know anything about the robbery. When I tried to stand up, an officer kicked me in the head and I fell backward. Another officer grabbed me and slammed me against the wall. While I was being tortured, another senior officer in uniform entered the room. I thought that he was the OIC and begged him to release me. The officer picked up a baton and hit me on the head.”

  82. Grease Devils and Police and Army attacks on civilians in Mannar and Vavuniya http://groundviews.org/2011/10/02/grease-devils-a

    At around 2 am on 21st August, two officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) came to the cell and called out two persons including the seminarian. The witness states that the officers appeared to be drunk. Both men were pushed in to the interrogation room and fell to the floor. There were five officers, two in police uniform and others in civilian clothing.

    One victim states that: “the officers dragged me up and asked ‘will you hit the police’ when I tried to tell them that I did not hit the police, they asked me to shut up. When the officers began to hit me, I tried to shield my face with my hand. The officer ordered me to put my hand down and hit me with his fist, on my forehead, cheeks, chin and my ears. When he hit my ears I felt an electric shock pass through my body. I saw the seminarian being beaten by other officers in the same room. An officer hit me on the head with a baton. When I fell down, they trampled me and continued to beat me. They put me on a table and two officers held my hands and another beat the soles of my feet and my head with a baton. They pushed me on the floor and trampled and kicked my head. They questioned me about a robbery that took place in the village over three years ago. I said that I did not know anything about the robbery. When I tried to stand up, an officer kicked me in the head and I fell backward. Another officer grabbed me and slammed me against the wall. While I was being tortured, another senior officer in uniform entered the room. I thought that he was the OIC and begged him to release me. The officer picked up a baton and hit me on the head.”

  83. Grease Devils and Police and Army attacks on civilians in Mannar and Vavuniya http://groundviews.org/2011/10/02/grease-devils-a

    At around 2 am on 21st August, two officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) came to the cell and called out two persons including the seminarian. The witness states that the officers appeared to be drunk. Both men were pushed in to the interrogation room and fell to the floor. There were five officers, two in police uniform and others in civilian clothing.

    One victim states that: “the officers dragged me up and asked ‘will you hit the police’ when I tried to tell them that I did not hit the police, they asked me to shut up. When the officers began to hit me, I tried to shield my face with my hand. The officer ordered me to put my hand down and hit me with his fist, on my forehead, cheeks, chin and my ears. When he hit my ears I felt an electric shock pass through my body. I saw the seminarian being beaten by other officers in the same room. An officer hit me on the head with a baton. When I fell down, they trampled me and continued to beat me. They put me on a table and two officers held my hands and another beat the soles of my feet and my head with a baton. They pushed me on the floor and trampled and kicked my head. They questioned me about a robbery that took place in the village over three years ago. I said that I did not know anything about the robbery. When I tried to stand up, an officer kicked me in the head and I fell backward. Another officer grabbed me and slammed me against the wall. While I was being tortured, another senior officer in uniform entered the room. I thought that he was the OIC and begged him to release me. The officer picked up a baton and hit me on the head.”

  84. Grease Devils and Police and Army attacks on civilians in Mannar and Vavuniya
    http://groundviews.org/2011/10/02/grease-devils-and-police-and-army-attacks-on-civilians-in-mannar-and-vavuniya/

    At around 2 am on 21st August, two officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) came to the cell and called out two persons including the seminarian. The witness states that the officers appeared to be drunk. Both men were pushed in to the interrogation room and fell to the floor. There were five officers, two in police uniform and others in civilian clothing.

    One victim states that: “the officers dragged me up and asked ‘will you hit the police’ when I tried to tell them that I did not hit the police, they asked me to shut up. When the officers began to hit me, I tried to shield my face with my hand. The officer ordered me to put my hand down and hit me with his fist, on my forehead, cheeks, chin and my ears. When he hit my ears I felt an electric shock pass through my body. I saw the seminarian being beaten by other officers in the same room. An officer hit me on the head with a baton. When I fell down, they trampled me and continued to beat me. They put me on a table and two officers held my hands and another beat the soles of my feet and my head with a baton. They pushed me on the floor and trampled and kicked my head. They questioned me about a robbery that took place in the village over three years ago. I said that I did not know anything about the robbery. When I tried to stand up, an officer kicked me in the head and I fell backward. Another officer grabbed me and slammed me against the wall. While I was being tortured, another senior officer in uniform entered the room. I thought that he was the OIC and begged him to release me. The officer picked up a baton and hit me on the head.”

  85. Sinhalese moving into Tamil areas, http://expressbuzz.com/world/Sinhalese-moving-int

    Three Tamil politicians Monday complained to India that the government was settling Sinhalese in Sri Lanka's dominantly Tamil north without resolving the festering "ethnic problem". The submission was made to Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai when he met V. Anadasangaree, D. Siddharthan and T. Sritharan at the India House as part of his interactions with political players in Sri Lanka. The three accused the government of Mahinda Rajapaksa of trying to pit one ethnic group amidst another following the end of the military conflict in May 2009, "to change the demographic pattern of the (northeast)".

  86. Sinhalese moving into Tamil areas, http://expressbuzz.com/world/Sinhalese-moving-int

    Three Tamil politicians Monday complained to India that the government was settling Sinhalese in Sri Lanka's dominantly Tamil north without resolving the festering "ethnic problem". The submission was made to Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai when he met V. Anadasangaree, D. Siddharthan and T. Sritharan at the India House as part of his interactions with political players in Sri Lanka. The three accused the government of Mahinda Rajapaksa of trying to pit one ethnic group amidst another following the end of the military conflict in May 2009, "to change the demographic pattern of the (northeast)".

  87. Sinhalese moving into Tamil areas, http://expressbuzz.com/world/Sinhalese-moving-int

    Three Tamil politicians Monday complained to India that the government was settling Sinhalese in Sri Lanka's dominantly Tamil north without resolving the festering "ethnic problem". The submission was made to Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai when he met V. Anadasangaree, D. Siddharthan and T. Sritharan at the India House as part of his interactions with political players in Sri Lanka. The three accused the government of Mahinda Rajapaksa of trying to pit one ethnic group amidst another following the end of the military conflict in May 2009, "to change the demographic pattern of the (northeast)".

  88. The genocidal State of Sri Lanka takes every possible action to make life miserable, intimidated and subjugated so that more Eezham Tamils would leave and the genocide would be complete. Sri Lankan government also actually doesn’t want the diaspora to return, as could be seen by its new regulations on visa requirements, land registration etc. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    Whether one shows legal land deeds of heredity or not, to establish the private ownership of land in the country of Eezham Tamils, the occupying Sri Lanka Army would place a signboard that the land is out of reach. Thereafter, if the owner of the land is not prepared to bribe the occupying Army, the land will be given to anyone who collaborates with the occupying Army. This is the reality about fertile cultivation lands especially in Vanni, since genocidal Sri Lanka has embarked upon ‘re-registering’ lands in the country of Eezham Tamils under a programme ‘Bim Saviya’ of Sinhala nomenclature. The explicit land-related structural genocide has made even a Rajapaksa-supporting Tamil politician like Anandasangaree to become more vociferous than the TNA in calling for a non-cooperation movement of Tamils. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

    Sinhala encroachment of grazing lands continues unabated in Batticaloa
    [Wed, 05 Oct 2011, 20:32 GMT]
    Under the direction of SL authorities in Colombo, the Ampaa'rai District Agrarians Services Department has begun issuing permits to Sinhala encroachers on grazing lands in the Batticaloa district giving permanent status. Batticaloa district Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian Mr.P.Selvarasa addressing a meeting of the farmers at Vavu'natheevu DS secretariat last week requested the Sri Lanka Government Agent of Batticaloa District to stop legalizing encroachment by Sinhalese on grazing land located in Vavu'natheevu, Paddippazhai and Vellaave'li DS division in the Batticaloa district.

  89. The genocidal State of Sri Lanka takes every possible action to make life miserable, intimidated and subjugated so that more Eezham Tamils would leave and the genocide would be complete. Sri Lankan government also actually doesn’t want the diaspora to return, as could be seen by its new regulations on visa requirements, land registration etc. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    Whether one shows legal land deeds of heredity or not, to establish the private ownership of land in the country of Eezham Tamils, the occupying Sri Lanka Army would place a signboard that the land is out of reach. Thereafter, if the owner of the land is not prepared to bribe the occupying Army, the land will be given to anyone who collaborates with the occupying Army. This is the reality about fertile cultivation lands especially in Vanni, since genocidal Sri Lanka has embarked upon ‘re-registering’ lands in the country of Eezham Tamils under a programme ‘Bim Saviya’ of Sinhala nomenclature. The explicit land-related structural genocide has made even a Rajapaksa-supporting Tamil politician like Anandasangaree to become more vociferous than the TNA in calling for a non-cooperation movement of Tamils. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

    Sinhala encroachment of grazing lands continues unabated in Batticaloa
    [Wed, 05 Oct 2011, 20:32 GMT]
    Under the direction of SL authorities in Colombo, the Ampaa'rai District Agrarians Services Department has begun issuing permits to Sinhala encroachers on grazing lands in the Batticaloa district giving permanent status. Batticaloa district Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian Mr.P.Selvarasa addressing a meeting of the farmers at Vavu'natheevu DS secretariat last week requested the Sri Lanka Government Agent of Batticaloa District to stop legalizing encroachment by Sinhalese on grazing land located in Vavu'natheevu, Paddippazhai and Vellaave'li DS division in the Batticaloa district.

  90. The genocidal State of Sri Lanka takes every possible action to make life miserable, intimidated and subjugated so that more Eezham Tamils would leave and the genocide would be complete. Sri Lankan government also actually doesn’t want the diaspora to return, as could be seen by its new regulations on visa requirements, land registration etc. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    Whether one shows legal land deeds of heredity or not, to establish the private ownership of land in the country of Eezham Tamils, the occupying Sri Lanka Army would place a signboard that the land is out of reach. Thereafter, if the owner of the land is not prepared to bribe the occupying Army, the land will be given to anyone who collaborates with the occupying Army. This is the reality about fertile cultivation lands especially in Vanni, since genocidal Sri Lanka has embarked upon ‘re-registering’ lands in the country of Eezham Tamils under a programme ‘Bim Saviya’ of Sinhala nomenclature. The explicit land-related structural genocide has made even a Rajapaksa-supporting Tamil politician like Anandasangaree to become more vociferous than the TNA in calling for a non-cooperation movement of Tamils. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

    Sinhala encroachment of grazing lands continues unabated in Batticaloa
    [Wed, 05 Oct 2011, 20:32 GMT]
    Under the direction of SL authorities in Colombo, the Ampaa'rai District Agrarians Services Department has begun issuing permits to Sinhala encroachers on grazing lands in the Batticaloa district giving permanent status. Batticaloa district Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian Mr.P.Selvarasa addressing a meeting of the farmers at Vavu'natheevu DS secretariat last week requested the Sri Lanka Government Agent of Batticaloa District to stop legalizing encroachment by Sinhalese on grazing land located in Vavu'natheevu, Paddippazhai and Vellaave'li DS division in the Batticaloa district.

  91. Sinhalese moving into Tamil areas,
    http://expressbuzz.com/world/Sinhalese-moving-into-Tamil-areas-India-told/321876.html

    Three Tamil politicians Monday complained to India that the government was settling Sinhalese in Sri Lanka’s dominantly Tamil north without resolving the festering “ethnic problem”. The submission was made to Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai when he met V. Anadasangaree, D. Siddharthan and T. Sritharan at the India House as part of his interactions with political players in Sri Lanka. The three accused the government of Mahinda Rajapaksa of trying to pit one ethnic group amidst another following the end of the military conflict in May 2009, “to change the demographic pattern of the (northeast)”.

  92. The genocidal State of Sri Lanka takes every possible action to make life miserable, intimidated and subjugated so that more Eezham Tamils would leave and the genocide would be complete. Sri Lankan government also actually doesn’t want the diaspora to return, as could be seen by its new regulations on visa requirements, land registration etc.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=34473

    Whether one shows legal land deeds of heredity or not, to establish the private ownership of land in the country of Eezham Tamils, the occupying Sri Lanka Army would place a signboard that the land is out of reach. Thereafter, if the owner of the land is not prepared to bribe the occupying Army, the land will be given to anyone who collaborates with the occupying Army. This is the reality about fertile cultivation lands especially in Vanni, since genocidal Sri Lanka has embarked upon ‘re-registering’ lands in the country of Eezham Tamils under a programme ‘Bim Saviya’ of Sinhala nomenclature. The explicit land-related structural genocide has made even a Rajapaksa-supporting Tamil politician like Anandasangaree to become more vociferous than the TNA in calling for a non-cooperation movement of Tamils.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&artid=34507

    Sinhala encroachment of grazing lands continues unabated in Batticaloa
    [Wed, 05 Oct 2011, 20:32 GMT]
    Under the direction of SL authorities in Colombo, the Ampaa’rai District Agrarians Services Department has begun issuing permits to Sinhala encroachers on grazing lands in the Batticaloa district giving permanent status. Batticaloa district Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian Mr.P.Selvarasa addressing a meeting of the farmers at Vavu’natheevu DS secretariat last week requested the Sri Lanka Government Agent of Batticaloa District to stop legalizing encroachment by Sinhalese on grazing land located in Vavu’natheevu, Paddippazhai and Vellaave’li DS division in the Batticaloa district.

  93. The Tamils in Sri Lanka are in a helpless situation. They are not in a position to demand their rights.

    A Tamil journalist from Sri Lanka was in Chennai recently. He reportedly said that people outside Sri Lanka have not understood the real problems faced by the Tamils there. The Tamils are fighting for their survival and the government is not helping them in any way.

    The money that the Indian government provided Sri Lanka to build houses for the Tamils has not been used for the purpose.

    (According to a report in The Hindu, just 52 houses have been built with Indian funds in Jaffna peninsula out of a proposed 1000 houses.)

    Colombo has been diverting the funds for other purposes. But India doesn’t seem to care or monitor how the funds are being used. India is not sincere about helping the Tamils. http://www.theweekendleader.com/Causes/737/Eelam-

  94. The Tamils in Sri Lanka are in a helpless situation. They are not in a position to demand their rights.

    A Tamil journalist from Sri Lanka was in Chennai recently. He reportedly said that people outside Sri Lanka have not understood the real problems faced by the Tamils there. The Tamils are fighting for their survival and the government is not helping them in any way.

    The money that the Indian government provided Sri Lanka to build houses for the Tamils has not been used for the purpose.

    (According to a report in The Hindu, just 52 houses have been built with Indian funds in Jaffna peninsula out of a proposed 1000 houses.)

    Colombo has been diverting the funds for other purposes. But India doesn’t seem to care or monitor how the funds are being used. India is not sincere about helping the Tamils. http://www.theweekendleader.com/Causes/737/Eelam-

  95. The Tamils in Sri Lanka are in a helpless situation. They are not in a position to demand their rights.

    A Tamil journalist from Sri Lanka was in Chennai recently. He reportedly said that people outside Sri Lanka have not understood the real problems faced by the Tamils there. The Tamils are fighting for their survival and the government is not helping them in any way.

    The money that the Indian government provided Sri Lanka to build houses for the Tamils has not been used for the purpose.

    (According to a report in The Hindu, just 52 houses have been built with Indian funds in Jaffna peninsula out of a proposed 1000 houses.)

    Colombo has been diverting the funds for other purposes. But India doesn’t seem to care or monitor how the funds are being used. India is not sincere about helping the Tamils. http://www.theweekendleader.com/Causes/737/Eelam-

  96. The Tamils in Sri Lanka are in a helpless situation. They are not in a position to demand their rights.

    A Tamil journalist from Sri Lanka was in Chennai recently. He reportedly said that people outside Sri Lanka have not understood the real problems faced by the Tamils there. The Tamils are fighting for their survival and the government is not helping them in any way.

    The money that the Indian government provided Sri Lanka to build houses for the Tamils has not been used for the purpose.

    (According to a report in The Hindu, just 52 houses have been built with Indian funds in Jaffna peninsula out of a proposed 1000 houses.)

    Colombo has been diverting the funds for other purposes. But India doesn’t seem to care or monitor how the funds are being used. India is not sincere about helping the Tamils.
    http://www.theweekendleader.com/Causes/737/Eelam-status.html

  97. Switzerland government improperly passing over information of 235 phone numbers to Colombo by the end of 2010 is feared to have contributed to arrests, disappearances or extrajudicial killings of Tamils traced by those numbers in the island, Switzerland National TV, Schweizer Fernsehen said Tuesday. Swiss gave the phone numbers in the island that were contacted by alleged LTTE sympathisers in Switzerland. Commenting, Social Democratic Party’s Luzern Canton parliamentarian Lathan Sudaralingam told TamilNet that accused war-criminal and former SL Ambassador Maj. Gen. Jagath Dias was instrumental in facilitating such transactions. “We have long been raising alarm on such human rights violations, but Swiss Government appeared to have allowed an alleged criminal to engage in more crimes while in Switzerland, and had allowed him to escape from facing prosecution,” Mr. Lathan said. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    Jageth Dias- War crime commander turned diplomat
    The recent decision by Germany and Switzerland is unlikely to lead to a criminal investigation, since Dias has stated that he is unlikely to return to those countries either as a diplomat or as a private individual. http://www.salem-news.com/articles/october122011/

  98. Switzerland government improperly passing over information of 235 phone numbers to Colombo by the end of 2010 is feared to have contributed to arrests, disappearances or extrajudicial killings of Tamils traced by those numbers in the island, Switzerland National TV, Schweizer Fernsehen said Tuesday. Swiss gave the phone numbers in the island that were contacted by alleged LTTE sympathisers in Switzerland. Commenting, Social Democratic Party’s Luzern Canton parliamentarian Lathan Sudaralingam told TamilNet that accused war-criminal and former SL Ambassador Maj. Gen. Jagath Dias was instrumental in facilitating such transactions. “We have long been raising alarm on such human rights violations, but Swiss Government appeared to have allowed an alleged criminal to engage in more crimes while in Switzerland, and had allowed him to escape from facing prosecution,” Mr. Lathan said. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    Jageth Dias- War crime commander turned diplomat
    The recent decision by Germany and Switzerland is unlikely to lead to a criminal investigation, since Dias has stated that he is unlikely to return to those countries either as a diplomat or as a private individual. http://www.salem-news.com/articles/october122011/

  99. Switzerland government improperly passing over information of 235 phone numbers to Colombo by the end of 2010 is feared to have contributed to arrests, disappearances or extrajudicial killings of Tamils traced by those numbers in the island, Switzerland National TV, Schweizer Fernsehen said Tuesday. Swiss gave the phone numbers in the island that were contacted by alleged LTTE sympathisers in Switzerland. Commenting, Social Democratic Party’s Luzern Canton parliamentarian Lathan Sudaralingam told TamilNet that accused war-criminal and former SL Ambassador Maj. Gen. Jagath Dias was instrumental in facilitating such transactions. “We have long been raising alarm on such human rights violations, but Swiss Government appeared to have allowed an alleged criminal to engage in more crimes while in Switzerland, and had allowed him to escape from facing prosecution,” Mr. Lathan said. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    Jageth Dias- War crime commander turned diplomat
    The recent decision by Germany and Switzerland is unlikely to lead to a criminal investigation, since Dias has stated that he is unlikely to return to those countries either as a diplomat or as a private individual. http://www.salem-news.com/articles/october122011/

  100. If Sri Lanka becomes successful in the bid to host 2018 Commonwealth Games in Hambantota, India will get 5 billion dollar investment opportunity in building facilities, The Hindu Business Online reported SL envoy Prasad Kariyawasam saying in New Delhi on Tuesday. The construction corruption of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and the diplomatic corruption of Rajapaksa being the ‘Guest of Honour’ are well known. While Sri Lanka’s very membership in Commonwealth and it hosting the 2013 Heads of Govt Meet have become controversies likely to be raised in Perth this month, Colombo entices India by offering partnership in swindling ‘Common Wealth’ to further development imbalance of the nation of Eezham Tamils and to diplomatically establish Genocide as an acceptable State paradigm for the region http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

    Meanwhile, the Canadian Prime Minister has recently announced that he would not take part in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet of 2013, if the venue were going to be Sri Lanka.

  101. If Sri Lanka becomes successful in the bid to host 2018 Commonwealth Games in Hambantota, India will get 5 billion dollar investment opportunity in building facilities, The Hindu Business Online reported SL envoy Prasad Kariyawasam saying in New Delhi on Tuesday. The construction corruption of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and the diplomatic corruption of Rajapaksa being the ‘Guest of Honour’ are well known. While Sri Lanka’s very membership in Commonwealth and it hosting the 2013 Heads of Govt Meet have become controversies likely to be raised in Perth this month, Colombo entices India by offering partnership in swindling ‘Common Wealth’ to further development imbalance of the nation of Eezham Tamils and to diplomatically establish Genocide as an acceptable State paradigm for the region http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

    Meanwhile, the Canadian Prime Minister has recently announced that he would not take part in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet of 2013, if the venue were going to be Sri Lanka.

  102. If Sri Lanka becomes successful in the bid to host 2018 Commonwealth Games in Hambantota, India will get 5 billion dollar investment opportunity in building facilities, The Hindu Business Online reported SL envoy Prasad Kariyawasam saying in New Delhi on Tuesday. The construction corruption of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and the diplomatic corruption of Rajapaksa being the ‘Guest of Honour’ are well known. While Sri Lanka’s very membership in Commonwealth and it hosting the 2013 Heads of Govt Meet have become controversies likely to be raised in Perth this month, Colombo entices India by offering partnership in swindling ‘Common Wealth’ to further development imbalance of the nation of Eezham Tamils and to diplomatically establish Genocide as an acceptable State paradigm for the region http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

    Meanwhile, the Canadian Prime Minister has recently announced that he would not take part in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet of 2013, if the venue were going to be Sri Lanka.

  103. Switzerland government improperly passing over information of 235 phone numbers to Colombo by the end of 2010 is feared to have contributed to arrests, disappearances or extrajudicial killings of Tamils traced by those numbers in the island, Switzerland National TV, Schweizer Fernsehen said Tuesday. Swiss gave the phone numbers in the island that were contacted by alleged LTTE sympathisers in Switzerland. Commenting, Social Democratic Party’s Luzern Canton parliamentarian Lathan Sudaralingam told TamilNet that accused war-criminal and former SL Ambassador Maj. Gen. Jagath Dias was instrumental in facilitating such transactions. “We have long been raising alarm on such human rights violations, but Swiss Government appeared to have allowed an alleged criminal to engage in more crimes while in Switzerland, and had allowed him to escape from facing prosecution,” Mr. Lathan said.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=34510

    Jageth Dias- War crime commander turned diplomat
    The recent decision by Germany and Switzerland is unlikely to lead to a criminal investigation, since Dias has stated that he is unlikely to return to those countries either as a diplomat or as a private individual.
    http://www.salem-news.com/articles/october122011/jageth-dias.php

  104. If Sri Lanka becomes successful in the bid to host 2018 Commonwealth Games in Hambantota, India will get 5 billion dollar investment opportunity in building facilities, The Hindu Business Online reported SL envoy Prasad Kariyawasam saying in New Delhi on Tuesday. The construction corruption of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and the diplomatic corruption of Rajapaksa being the ‘Guest of Honour’ are well known. While Sri Lanka’s very membership in Commonwealth and it hosting the 2013 Heads of Govt Meet have become controversies likely to be raised in Perth this month, Colombo entices India by offering partnership in swindling ‘Common Wealth’ to further development imbalance of the nation of Eezham Tamils and to diplomatically establish Genocide as an acceptable State paradigm for the region
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&artid=34516

    Meanwhile, the Canadian Prime Minister has recently announced that he would not take part in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet of 2013, if the venue were going to be Sri Lanka.