Top Ten Reasons to Write for Rights

Fall is my favorite time of year: the air is cooler, the leaves are pretty, Amnesty International student groups are back together again, and people start signing up for the Write for Rights Global Write-a-thon.

In this—the world’s largest human rights event—we use letters, cards and more to demand the human rights of individuals are respected, protected and fulfilled. We show solidarity with those suffering abuses and work to improve people’s lives.

Those are some pretty amazing reasons to participate, but in case you need more, here are my top ten reasons to Write for Rights:

TEN years: the number of years Mahdi Abu Dheeb, the former president of the Bahrain Teachers’ Association (BTA) was sentenced to by a military court in Bahrain, after supporting a teachers’ strike amid widescale pro-reform protests in Bahrain.

NINE years: the amount of time Shaker Aamer has been detained without charge at Guantanamo Bay, and also the number of years Indigenous Mexican women Inés Fernández Ortega and Valentina Rosendo Cantú have awaited justice from the Mexican government for the heinous crimes perpetrated against them by Mexican soldiers.

EIGHT prisoners released following the 2010 and 2009 Global Write-a-Thons, from Ethiopia to Myanmar.

SEVEN days a week, 52 weeks a year, for more than 20 years: how long Shin Sook-ja and her daughters have been held in Yodok political prison camp in North Korea, where inmates—including children—are tortured and forced to work in dangerous conditions.

SIX months: the length of time the already-lengthy prison sentences of Behareh Hedayat and Majid Tavakkoli were extended after the two youth leaders issued a joint statement from prison, encouraging others to continue to push for change in Iran.

FIVE Tamil students, including Ragihar Manoharan, shot dead by Sri Lankan security forces on January 2006, whose families still await justice or at the very least recognition of this atrocity. Those who actively pursue justice in this case have been subjected to harassment, death threats and intimidation.

FOUR in ten urban households in Nigeria do not have secure housing tenure; over 200,000 people living in around 40 informal settlements in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, are at risk of losing their homes and livelihoods as part of the states’ urban renewal program for the city. Up to 17,000 people have already been forcibly evicted.

THREE years: the amount of time Jean-Claude Roger Mbede has been sentenced to jail in Cameroon on a conviction of “homosexuality”.

TWO countries—Somalia and the United States—are the only ones not to have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which prohibits the sentencing of juvenile offenders to life imprisonment without the possibility of release. At age 16, Christi Cheramie was sentenced to life in prison without parole and has spent more than half of her life in a Louisiana prison.

ONE person can make a difference for the human rights of all these individuals (and many more), just by taking part in Write for Rights.

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74 thoughts on “Top Ten Reasons to Write for Rights

  1. AI's work in Children's Rights needs to, obviously, include boys' right to genital integrity. Equal rights for boys and girls now! Stop routine infant circumcision.

  2. AI’s work in Children’s Rights needs to, obviously, include boys’ right to genital integrity. Equal rights for boys and girls now! Stop routine infant circumcision.

  3. Thanks AI for your voice, but over 65 years Tamils without justice
    Commonwealth leaders must stop Sri Lanka hosting key summit http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/commonwealth-leade

    Every major power, especially the Western powers, allowed the genocidal massacre to happen and justified it in the name of the sovereignty of the Sri Lankan state. Why do the UN, the American and British governments want to talk about war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sri Lanka (two years after end of the war) by releasing the UN report on human rights situation in the country? …all they want to hide their complicity in the massacre of the Tamils and their responsibility in destroying the 2002 CFA/MOU….these powers depict the Tamils as ‘helpless victims’ and expect these victims to depend on them to look for solutions like in the case of South Sudan and Kosovo… http://www.theweekendleader.com/Causes/774/Stooge

  4. Thanks AI for your voice, but over 65 years Tamils without justice
    Commonwealth leaders must stop Sri Lanka hosting key summit http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/commonwealth-leade

    Every major power, especially the Western powers, allowed the genocidal massacre to happen and justified it in the name of the sovereignty of the Sri Lankan state. Why do the UN, the American and British governments want to talk about war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sri Lanka (two years after end of the war) by releasing the UN report on human rights situation in the country? …all they want to hide their complicity in the massacre of the Tamils and their responsibility in destroying the 2002 CFA/MOU….these powers depict the Tamils as ‘helpless victims’ and expect these victims to depend on them to look for solutions like in the case of South Sudan and Kosovo… http://www.theweekendleader.com/Causes/774/Stooge

  5. Thanks AI for your voice, but over 65 years Tamils without justice
    Commonwealth leaders must stop Sri Lanka hosting key summit http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/commonwealth-leade

    Every major power, especially the Western powers, allowed the genocidal massacre to happen and justified it in the name of the sovereignty of the Sri Lankan state. Why do the UN, the American and British governments want to talk about war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sri Lanka (two years after end of the war) by releasing the UN report on human rights situation in the country? …all they want to hide their complicity in the massacre of the Tamils and their responsibility in destroying the 2002 CFA/MOU….these powers depict the Tamils as ‘helpless victims’ and expect these victims to depend on them to look for solutions like in the case of South Sudan and Kosovo… http://www.theweekendleader.com/Causes/774/Stooge

  6. human rights abuse should not be tollerated anywhere in the world and it is important that you keep a close eye, denounce them and ask for public support, but having said that, as mentioned before, I think you have double standards which make me doubt of your sincerity as an organization.
    Not once have I received a mail asking for my signature with regards to over 60 Turkish journalists imprisoned some for nearly three years, some in solitary confinment (for nearly a year) without any of them being yet condemned. Nor any mentioned of the students who put out a banner asking for free university education and who spent 8 months in prison..I could go on for ever.
    Your indifference irritates me, so from now on do not ask for my signature
    on any issue unlessTurkey is also on your agenda and not just for Kurdish issues

  7. Thanks AI for your voice, but over 65 years Tamils without justice
    Commonwealth leaders must stop Sri Lanka hosting key summit
    http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/commonwealth-leaders-must-stop-sri-lanka-hosting-key-summit-2011-10-28

    Every major power, especially the Western powers, allowed the genocidal massacre to happen and justified it in the name of the sovereignty of the Sri Lankan state. Why do the UN, the American and British governments want to talk about war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sri Lanka (two years after end of the war) by releasing the UN report on human rights situation in the country? …all they want to hide their complicity in the massacre of the Tamils and their responsibility in destroying the 2002 CFA/MOU….these powers depict the Tamils as ‘helpless victims’ and expect these victims to depend on them to look for solutions like in the case of South Sudan and Kosovo…
    http://www.theweekendleader.com/Causes/774/Stooge-of-superpowers.html

  8. human rights abuse should not be tollerated anywhere in the world and it is important that you keep a close eye, denounce them and ask for public support, but having said that, as mentioned before, I think you have double standards which make me doubt of your sincerity as an organization.
    Not once have I received a mail asking for my signature with regards to over 60 Turkish journalists imprisoned some for nearly three years, some in solitary confinment (for nearly a year) without any of them being yet condemned. Nor any mentioned of the students who put out a banner asking for free university education and who spent 8 months in prison..I could go on for ever.
    Your indifference irritates me, so from now on do not ask for my signature
    on any issue unlessTurkey is also on your agenda and not just for Kurdish issues

  9. Mr Subherwal rightly highlights the awful case of five Tamil students (possibly) killed by Sri Lankan security forces.

    Where is AI's concern for over 5,000 dead Tamil children who died as child soldiers fighting for the LTTE? In a terrible battle in Weli Oya in 1995, the overwhelming majority of 500 LTTE casualties were Tamil child soldiers.

    Where is AI's campaign to indict and prosecute a self-admitted LTTE child abuser and war criminal living in London? Here's 'Aunty' Adele Balasingham who recruited these children, celebrating their induction into the LTTE fighting formations.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqbj8PHTtHY

    Are the lives of 5,000 dead Tamil children not worth AI's 'moral outrage'? [probably not.]

  10. Mr Subherwal rightly highlights the awful case of five Tamil students (possibly) killed by Sri Lankan security forces.

    Where is AI's concern for over 5,000 dead Tamil children who died as child soldiers fighting for the LTTE? In a terrible battle in Weli Oya in 1995, the overwhelming majority of 500 LTTE casualties were Tamil child soldiers.

    Where is AI's campaign to indict and prosecute a self-admitted LTTE child abuser and war criminal living in London? Here's 'Aunty' Adele Balasingham who recruited these children, celebrating their induction into the LTTE fighting formations.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqbj8PHTtHY

    Are the lives of 5,000 dead Tamil children not worth AI's 'moral outrage'? [probably not.]

  11. Mr Subherwal rightly highlights the awful case of five Tamil students (possibly) killed by Sri Lankan security forces.

    Where is AI's concern for over 5,000 dead Tamil children who died as child soldiers fighting for the LTTE? In a terrible battle in Weli Oya in 1995, the overwhelming majority of 500 LTTE casualties were Tamil child soldiers.

    Where is AI's campaign to indict and prosecute a self-admitted LTTE child abuser and war criminal living in London? Here's 'Aunty' Adele Balasingham who recruited these children, celebrating their induction into the LTTE fighting formations.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqbj8PHTtHY

    Are the lives of 5,000 dead Tamil children not worth AI's 'moral outrage'? [probably not.]

  12. Oh. My. God. The Eelam Losers are still whining to Amnesty two years after their Gloriously Fat Leader was 'shot whilst trying to escape'.

    Haven't you Eelamists learnt anything yet or have you simply become addicted to losing? Losing any chance of Eelam, losing at the UN, EU, CHOGM etc etc..

    Haven't you deluded fantasists learnt that Amnesty cannot get you revenge?

  13. Mr Subherwal rightly highlights the awful case of five Tamil students (possibly) killed by Sri Lankan security forces.

    Where is AI’s concern for over 5,000 dead Tamil children who died as child soldiers fighting for the LTTE? In a terrible battle in Weli Oya in 1995, the overwhelming majority of 500 LTTE casualties were Tamil child soldiers.

    Where is AI’s campaign to indict and prosecute a self-admitted LTTE child abuser and war criminal living in London? Here’s ‘Aunty’ Adele Balasingham who recruited these children, celebrating their induction into the LTTE fighting formations.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqbj8PHTtHY

    Are the lives of 5,000 dead Tamil children not worth AI’s ‘moral outrage’? [probably not.]

  14. Oh. My. God. The Eelam Losers are still whining to Amnesty two years after their Gloriously Fat Leader was ‘shot whilst trying to escape’.

    Haven’t you Eelamists learnt anything yet or have you simply become addicted to losing? Losing any chance of Eelam, losing at the UN, EU, CHOGM etc etc..

    Haven’t you deluded fantasists learnt that Amnesty cannot get you revenge?

  15. It's time to remind you Eelamists that relying on Amnesty to get revenge on Sri Lanka probably won't work out too well for you.

    Here are AI's Top Three errors, lies and obfuscations about Sri Lanka.
    http://thecarthaginiansolution.wordpress.com/2011

    But I guess its hard to give the habits of a lifetime of losing, no?.

    p.s. @various distraught Eelamists: if you have any connections to the Sri Lankan govt, I'll gladly take their money – if they can afford my rates! :) Just drop me a mail.

  16. It's time to remind you Eelamists that relying on Amnesty to get revenge on Sri Lanka probably won't work out too well for you.

    Here are AI's Top Three errors, lies and obfuscations about Sri Lanka.
    http://thecarthaginiansolution.wordpress.com/2011

    But I guess its hard to give the habits of a lifetime of losing, no?.

    p.s. @various distraught Eelamists: if you have any connections to the Sri Lankan govt, I'll gladly take their money – if they can afford my rates! :) Just drop me a mail.

  17. It's time to remind you Eelamists that relying on Amnesty to get revenge on Sri Lanka probably won't work out too well for you.

    Here are AI's Top Three errors, lies and obfuscations about Sri Lanka.
    http://thecarthaginiansolution.wordpress.com/2011

    But I guess its hard to give the habits of a lifetime of losing, no?.

    p.s. @various distraught Eelamists: if you have any connections to the Sri Lankan govt, I'll gladly take their money – if they can afford my rates! :) Just drop me a mail.

  18. Mango,
    The war in Sri Lanka presents a complete contrast to this situation. Instead of media access to war, nearly 40 media workers including journalists have been killed since 2005. The local and international media were not allowed access to the theatre of war by both sides of the conflict. Reporting war came under strict censorship, direct and indirect. The war in Sri Lanka became a war without witness. Even two and half years after the so-called end of the war, media persons have not been able to investigate the last phase of war and expose the truth of what took place on the battlefields. There is still no open and safe access to the war affected areas and to the civilian population there.

    The GoSL is right in saying that ‘the circumstances surrounding the death of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi require an explanation''

    What about the dozens of media workers killed in Sri Lanka? And the thousands – most probably tens of thousands – of civilian lives lost in the war in Sri Lanka? Do the people of Sri Lanka, and especially those of the Vanni, need no such explanation? http://www.lankanewsweb.com/english/plugins/conte

  19. Mango,
    The war in Sri Lanka presents a complete contrast to this situation. Instead of media access to war, nearly 40 media workers including journalists have been killed since 2005. The local and international media were not allowed access to the theatre of war by both sides of the conflict. Reporting war came under strict censorship, direct and indirect. The war in Sri Lanka became a war without witness. Even two and half years after the so-called end of the war, media persons have not been able to investigate the last phase of war and expose the truth of what took place on the battlefields. There is still no open and safe access to the war affected areas and to the civilian population there.

    The GoSL is right in saying that ‘the circumstances surrounding the death of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi require an explanation''

    What about the dozens of media workers killed in Sri Lanka? And the thousands – most probably tens of thousands – of civilian lives lost in the war in Sri Lanka? Do the people of Sri Lanka, and especially those of the Vanni, need no such explanation? http://www.lankanewsweb.com/english/plugins/conte

  20. Mango,
    The war in Sri Lanka presents a complete contrast to this situation. Instead of media access to war, nearly 40 media workers including journalists have been killed since 2005. The local and international media were not allowed access to the theatre of war by both sides of the conflict. Reporting war came under strict censorship, direct and indirect. The war in Sri Lanka became a war without witness. Even two and half years after the so-called end of the war, media persons have not been able to investigate the last phase of war and expose the truth of what took place on the battlefields. There is still no open and safe access to the war affected areas and to the civilian population there.

    The GoSL is right in saying that ‘the circumstances surrounding the death of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi require an explanation''

    What about the dozens of media workers killed in Sri Lanka? And the thousands – most probably tens of thousands – of civilian lives lost in the war in Sri Lanka? Do the people of Sri Lanka, and especially those of the Vanni, need no such explanation? http://www.lankanewsweb.com/english/plugins/conte

  21. Hi Singa,

    Nice to see you back at AI! :) I'm sorry, but my eyes glazed over at your tedious repetition of the usual stuff like 'War without witness', 'media workers' etc etc.. The war that caused those human rights abuses is now over, thanks to GoSL and no thanks to Amnesty and their tame Eelamists.

    Tens of thousands of fellow Sri Lankans lost their lives. That's what happens in a war.

    Where's your campaign to indict the biggest murderer of Tamil children, Aunty Adele and her friends in the LTTE command structure?

    GoSL pointed out the Libya/Gaddaffi conundrum because those Western countries at the forefront of 'accountability' in Sri Lanka are now complicit in nearly identical crimes in Libya!

    Didn't you hear what happened in Libya?
    – Surrendering Libyan soldiers being shot by the rebel rabble,
    – Gaddaffi tortured before being executed,
    – unknown thousands of civilians killed in the final siege of Sirte, by rebel artillery,
    – mass executions of black skinned Libyans and African migrants… .

    Does that sound familiar to you?

  22. It’s time to remind you Eelamists that relying on Amnesty to get revenge on Sri Lanka probably won’t work out too well for you.

    Here are AI’s Top Three errors, lies and obfuscations about Sri Lanka.

    http://thecarthaginiansolution.wordpress.com/2011/05/03/amnesty-intl-declares-war-on-sri-lanka/

    But I guess its hard to give the habits of a lifetime of losing, no?.

    p.s. @various distraught Eelamists: if you have any connections to the Sri Lankan govt, I’ll gladly take their money – if they can afford my rates! :) Just drop me a mail.

  23. Mango,
    The war in Sri Lanka presents a complete contrast to this situation. Instead of media access to war, nearly 40 media workers including journalists have been killed since 2005. The local and international media were not allowed access to the theatre of war by both sides of the conflict. Reporting war came under strict censorship, direct and indirect. The war in Sri Lanka became a war without witness. Even two and half years after the so-called end of the war, media persons have not been able to investigate the last phase of war and expose the truth of what took place on the battlefields. There is still no open and safe access to the war affected areas and to the civilian population there.

    The GoSL is right in saying that ‘the circumstances surrounding the death of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi require an explanation”

    What about the dozens of media workers killed in Sri Lanka? And the thousands – most probably tens of thousands – of civilian lives lost in the war in Sri Lanka? Do the people of Sri Lanka, and especially those of the Vanni, need no such explanation?
    http://www.lankanewsweb.com/english/plugins/content/ja_tabs/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=554:sri-lanka-and-the-death-of-muammar-gaddafi&catid=3:features&Itemid=108

  24. Hi Singa,

    Nice to see you back at AI! :) I’m sorry, but my eyes glazed over at your tedious repetition of the usual stuff like ‘War without witness’, ‘media workers’ etc etc.. The war that caused those human rights abuses is now over, thanks to GoSL and no thanks to Amnesty and their tame Eelamists.

    Tens of thousands of fellow Sri Lankans lost their lives. That’s what happens in a war.

    Where’s your campaign to indict the biggest murderer of Tamil children, Aunty Adele and her friends in the LTTE command structure?

    GoSL pointed out the Libya/Gaddaffi conundrum because those Western countries at the forefront of ‘accountability’ in Sri Lanka are now complicit in nearly identical crimes in Libya!

    Didn’t you hear what happened in Libya?
    – Surrendering Libyan soldiers being shot by the rebel rabble,
    – Gaddaffi tortured before being executed,
    – unknown thousands of civilians killed in the final siege of Sirte, by rebel artillery,
    – mass executions of black skinned Libyans and African migrants… .

    Does that sound familiar to you?

  25. Oh Mango, are u justifying the way sri lanka murdered over 40,000 Tamils in a month., over 65 years of murdering Tamils in terror island. Story of Sri Lanka in the last sixty five years is simply the repetitions of hundreds and thousands of similar horrific events at different scales. 99% of the perpetrators were either Sri Lankan military or extremist Sinhala mobs and 99% of the victims were innocent Tamils.

    The President does not realise that his lies, bogus promises and duping of the international community in the past can be considered the reason for today’s quick response to Libya by the international community! The way Sri Lanka took the international community for a ride during the final days of the war in 2009, primed the international community into neither listening nor trusting the Libyan President.
    During the peak hours of the war in Mullivaghzhal, when the Foreign Ministers of France and United Kingdom travelled to Sri Lanka with the aim of bringing about a cease-fire to prevent civilians casualties, the Sri Lankan government told utter lies that there were only 40-60,000 civilians in Mullivaghzhal, but claimed at the end of the war that there were 300,000 civilians. http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2011/04/10/what-is-

    Even After Two Years the Oppression Against Tamil minorities continues.
    Unmindful of their responsibilities to world order the Sinhala Sri-Lankan government is continuing to carry out cultural genocide of the Tamils. The Emergency Regulations(by name if is removed) and the Prevention of Terrorism Act are assiduously enforced in the Tamil’s Homeland (TH) North and East of Sri-Lanka; disappeared cases are not resolved yet; the remaining LTTE detainees are not rehabilitated nor released; no full relief measures for victims and survivors of the conflict, no public accounting for civilian deaths and no recovery and return of human remains to the victim’s families. All homes of the civilians that were destroyed had still been not rebuilt by the government. Instead military personnel, who carried out the genocide are being provided with stately homes at government expense. http://www.tamilcanadian.com/article/6112

    1. Taking of land belonging to Tamils.
    2. Annexing of sinhala areas to Tamil majority areas.
    3. Altering the names of Tamil villages.
    4. Removal of name boards of Tamil villages .
    5. Several acts which are detrimental to Tamil culture.
    6. Sinhala colonization.
    7. Increasing the presence of armed forces and effort to settle their families in the northland east.
    8. Effort to drive away the Tamils form their traditional village.
    9. Indirect effort to change the demography.
    10. The problems the resettled displaced people face.
    11. The problem the resettled persons face in the welfare centers.
    12. Appointment of sinhala senior officers in the government institution in the north and east
    13. The attack on the workers of nivitigala estate.
    14. The driving away of the Muslims settlers at kandalmadu and burning of their huts.
    15. The delay in the settlment of the people of sampur and expropriation of 1`0000 acres of land that belong to them.
    16. Not even a single Tamil speaking person was included in the list of 275 officers selected for the sir lank a administrative service.
    17. Of the hundred officers selected as surveyors only five were Tamils
    (From an article appeared in virakeshari on 7.11.2010.)

    18. Who are the greese devil, sri lanka military. In the name of greese devil, singhala army terrorising the whole minority.
    19.Why the Gov. bring visa system & land registration only for tamil area. Singhella take entire tamil land.

    20. Don't you see, innocent Tamil community that is slowly being wiped out from Sri Lanka.
    -UN lists 220,862 IDPs as still displaced from ‘former conflict affected regions’
    -146,679 Vanni people missing within a year of war: Bishop of Mannaar
    -5,653 cases of ‘disappeared’ pending in Sri Lanka: Forum-Asia at 16th session of UNHRC
    -Tamils ignored in Administrative Service examinations
    -Tamils threatened by Sinhalese to leave their lands in Poththuvil
    -Sri Lanka: Tamil Version Of The National Anthem Scrapped
    -Point Pedro to Mullaiththeevu coast encroached by Sinhala fishermen
    -SLA suppresses evidence of skeletal remains unearthed during demining
    -Occupying SL Navy confiscates lands for new HSZ in Ma’ndaitheevu
    -Released ex-Tigers constantly harassed, mentally tortured
    -Sinhalese continue to encroach paddy fields of Tamils, Muslims in Moothoor
    -330,000 voters ‘missing’ in Jaffna, Ki'linochchi electoral list after 2009 war of genocide
    -Mobile phone saves 30 abductees in Vanni from being taken to South
    -SLN, EPDP intimidate LLRC witnesses in Jaffna islets
    -‘Sinhala only’ implemented in Trinco DDC, DAC meetings
    -Sinhalese brought from South to settle in state lands in Vaakarai
    -Colombo pushes for 40,000 acres land grab for Sinhalese in Batticaloa
    -SRI LANKA: Perpetrators of a brutal attack on a student of Jaffna University have not been arrested
    -…

  26. Oh Mango, are u justifying the way sri lanka murdered over 40,000 Tamils in a month., over 65 years of murdering Tamils in terror island. Story of Sri Lanka in the last sixty five years is simply the repetitions of hundreds and thousands of similar horrific events at different scales. 99% of the perpetrators were either Sri Lankan military or extremist Sinhala mobs and 99% of the victims were innocent Tamils.

    The President does not realise that his lies, bogus promises and duping of the international community in the past can be considered the reason for today’s quick response to Libya by the international community! The way Sri Lanka took the international community for a ride during the final days of the war in 2009, primed the international community into neither listening nor trusting the Libyan President.
    During the peak hours of the war in Mullivaghzhal, when the Foreign Ministers of France and United Kingdom travelled to Sri Lanka with the aim of bringing about a cease-fire to prevent civilians casualties, the Sri Lankan government told utter lies that there were only 40-60,000 civilians in Mullivaghzhal, but claimed at the end of the war that there were 300,000 civilians. http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2011/04/10/what-is-

    Even After Two Years the Oppression Against Tamil minorities continues.
    Unmindful of their responsibilities to world order the Sinhala Sri-Lankan government is continuing to carry out cultural genocide of the Tamils. The Emergency Regulations(by name if is removed) and the Prevention of Terrorism Act are assiduously enforced in the Tamil’s Homeland (TH) North and East of Sri-Lanka; disappeared cases are not resolved yet; the remaining LTTE detainees are not rehabilitated nor released; no full relief measures for victims and survivors of the conflict, no public accounting for civilian deaths and no recovery and return of human remains to the victim’s families. All homes of the civilians that were destroyed had still been not rebuilt by the government. Instead military personnel, who carried out the genocide are being provided with stately homes at government expense. http://www.tamilcanadian.com/article/6112

    1. Taking of land belonging to Tamils.
    2. Annexing of sinhala areas to Tamil majority areas.
    3. Altering the names of Tamil villages.
    4. Removal of name boards of Tamil villages .
    5. Several acts which are detrimental to Tamil culture.
    6. Sinhala colonization.
    7. Increasing the presence of armed forces and effort to settle their families in the northland east.
    8. Effort to drive away the Tamils form their traditional village.
    9. Indirect effort to change the demography.
    10. The problems the resettled displaced people face.
    11. The problem the resettled persons face in the welfare centers.
    12. Appointment of sinhala senior officers in the government institution in the north and east
    13. The attack on the workers of nivitigala estate.
    14. The driving away of the Muslims settlers at kandalmadu and burning of their huts.
    15. The delay in the settlment of the people of sampur and expropriation of 1`0000 acres of land that belong to them.
    16. Not even a single Tamil speaking person was included in the list of 275 officers selected for the sir lank a administrative service.
    17. Of the hundred officers selected as surveyors only five were Tamils
    (From an article appeared in virakeshari on 7.11.2010.)

    18. Who are the greese devil, sri lanka military. In the name of greese devil, singhala army terrorising the whole minority.
    19.Why the Gov. bring visa system & land registration only for tamil area. Singhella take entire tamil land.

    20. Don't you see, innocent Tamil community that is slowly being wiped out from Sri Lanka.
    -UN lists 220,862 IDPs as still displaced from ‘former conflict affected regions’
    -146,679 Vanni people missing within a year of war: Bishop of Mannaar
    -5,653 cases of ‘disappeared’ pending in Sri Lanka: Forum-Asia at 16th session of UNHRC
    -Tamils ignored in Administrative Service examinations
    -Tamils threatened by Sinhalese to leave their lands in Poththuvil
    -Sri Lanka: Tamil Version Of The National Anthem Scrapped
    -Point Pedro to Mullaiththeevu coast encroached by Sinhala fishermen
    -SLA suppresses evidence of skeletal remains unearthed during demining
    -Occupying SL Navy confiscates lands for new HSZ in Ma’ndaitheevu
    -Released ex-Tigers constantly harassed, mentally tortured
    -Sinhalese continue to encroach paddy fields of Tamils, Muslims in Moothoor
    -330,000 voters ‘missing’ in Jaffna, Ki'linochchi electoral list after 2009 war of genocide
    -Mobile phone saves 30 abductees in Vanni from being taken to South
    -SLN, EPDP intimidate LLRC witnesses in Jaffna islets
    -‘Sinhala only’ implemented in Trinco DDC, DAC meetings
    -Sinhalese brought from South to settle in state lands in Vaakarai
    -Colombo pushes for 40,000 acres land grab for Sinhalese in Batticaloa
    -SRI LANKA: Perpetrators of a brutal attack on a student of Jaffna University have not been arrested
    -…

  27. Oh Mango, are u justifying the way sri lanka murdered over 40,000 Tamils in a month., over 65 years of murdering Tamils in terror island. Story of Sri Lanka in the last sixty five years is simply the repetitions of hundreds and thousands of similar horrific events at different scales. 99% of the perpetrators were either Sri Lankan military or extremist Sinhala mobs and 99% of the victims were innocent Tamils.

    The President does not realise that his lies, bogus promises and duping of the international community in the past can be considered the reason for today’s quick response to Libya by the international community! The way Sri Lanka took the international community for a ride during the final days of the war in 2009, primed the international community into neither listening nor trusting the Libyan President.
    During the peak hours of the war in Mullivaghzhal, when the Foreign Ministers of France and United Kingdom travelled to Sri Lanka with the aim of bringing about a cease-fire to prevent civilians casualties, the Sri Lankan government told utter lies that there were only 40-60,000 civilians in Mullivaghzhal, but claimed at the end of the war that there were 300,000 civilians. http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2011/04/10/what-is-

    Even After Two Years the Oppression Against Tamil minorities continues.
    Unmindful of their responsibilities to world order the Sinhala Sri-Lankan government is continuing to carry out cultural genocide of the Tamils. The Emergency Regulations(by name if is removed) and the Prevention of Terrorism Act are assiduously enforced in the Tamil’s Homeland (TH) North and East of Sri-Lanka; disappeared cases are not resolved yet; the remaining LTTE detainees are not rehabilitated nor released; no full relief measures for victims and survivors of the conflict, no public accounting for civilian deaths and no recovery and return of human remains to the victim’s families. All homes of the civilians that were destroyed had still been not rebuilt by the government. Instead military personnel, who carried out the genocide are being provided with stately homes at government expense. http://www.tamilcanadian.com/article/6112

    1. Taking of land belonging to Tamils.
    2. Annexing of sinhala areas to Tamil majority areas.
    3. Altering the names of Tamil villages.
    4. Removal of name boards of Tamil villages .
    5. Several acts which are detrimental to Tamil culture.
    6. Sinhala colonization.
    7. Increasing the presence of armed forces and effort to settle their families in the northland east.
    8. Effort to drive away the Tamils form their traditional village.
    9. Indirect effort to change the demography.
    10. The problems the resettled displaced people face.
    11. The problem the resettled persons face in the welfare centers.
    12. Appointment of sinhala senior officers in the government institution in the north and east
    13. The attack on the workers of nivitigala estate.
    14. The driving away of the Muslims settlers at kandalmadu and burning of their huts.
    15. The delay in the settlment of the people of sampur and expropriation of 1`0000 acres of land that belong to them.
    16. Not even a single Tamil speaking person was included in the list of 275 officers selected for the sir lank a administrative service.
    17. Of the hundred officers selected as surveyors only five were Tamils
    (From an article appeared in virakeshari on 7.11.2010.)

    18. Who are the greese devil, sri lanka military. In the name of greese devil, singhala army terrorising the whole minority.
    19.Why the Gov. bring visa system & land registration only for tamil area. Singhella take entire tamil land.

    20. Don't you see, innocent Tamil community that is slowly being wiped out from Sri Lanka.
    -UN lists 220,862 IDPs as still displaced from ‘former conflict affected regions’
    -146,679 Vanni people missing within a year of war: Bishop of Mannaar
    -5,653 cases of ‘disappeared’ pending in Sri Lanka: Forum-Asia at 16th session of UNHRC
    -Tamils ignored in Administrative Service examinations
    -Tamils threatened by Sinhalese to leave their lands in Poththuvil
    -Sri Lanka: Tamil Version Of The National Anthem Scrapped
    -Point Pedro to Mullaiththeevu coast encroached by Sinhala fishermen
    -SLA suppresses evidence of skeletal remains unearthed during demining
    -Occupying SL Navy confiscates lands for new HSZ in Ma’ndaitheevu
    -Released ex-Tigers constantly harassed, mentally tortured
    -Sinhalese continue to encroach paddy fields of Tamils, Muslims in Moothoor
    -330,000 voters ‘missing’ in Jaffna, Ki'linochchi electoral list after 2009 war of genocide
    -Mobile phone saves 30 abductees in Vanni from being taken to South
    -SLN, EPDP intimidate LLRC witnesses in Jaffna islets
    -‘Sinhala only’ implemented in Trinco DDC, DAC meetings
    -Sinhalese brought from South to settle in state lands in Vaakarai
    -Colombo pushes for 40,000 acres land grab for Sinhalese in Batticaloa
    -SRI LANKA: Perpetrators of a brutal attack on a student of Jaffna University have not been arrested
    -…

  28. Oh Mango, are u justifying the way sri lanka murdered over 40,000 Tamils in a month., over 65 years of murdering Tamils in terror island. Story of Sri Lanka in the last sixty five years is simply the repetitions of hundreds and thousands of similar horrific events at different scales. 99% of the perpetrators were either Sri Lankan military or extremist Sinhala mobs and 99% of the victims were innocent Tamils.

    The President does not realise that his lies, bogus promises and duping of the international community in the past can be considered the reason for today’s quick response to Libya by the international community! The way Sri Lanka took the international community for a ride during the final days of the war in 2009, primed the international community into neither listening nor trusting the Libyan President.
    During the peak hours of the war in Mullivaghzhal, when the Foreign Ministers of France and United Kingdom travelled to Sri Lanka with the aim of bringing about a cease-fire to prevent civilians casualties, the Sri Lankan government told utter lies that there were only 40-60,000 civilians in Mullivaghzhal, but claimed at the end of the war that there were 300,000 civilians.
    http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2011/04/10/what-is-the-difference-between-libyan-civilians-and-tamil-civilians/

    Even After Two Years the Oppression Against Tamil minorities continues.
    Unmindful of their responsibilities to world order the Sinhala Sri-Lankan government is continuing to carry out cultural genocide of the Tamils. The Emergency Regulations(by name if is removed) and the Prevention of Terrorism Act are assiduously enforced in the Tamil’s Homeland (TH) North and East of Sri-Lanka; disappeared cases are not resolved yet; the remaining LTTE detainees are not rehabilitated nor released; no full relief measures for victims and survivors of the conflict, no public accounting for civilian deaths and no recovery and return of human remains to the victim’s families. All homes of the civilians that were destroyed had still been not rebuilt by the government. Instead military personnel, who carried out the genocide are being provided with stately homes at government expense.
    http://www.tamilcanadian.com/article/6112

    1. Taking of land belonging to Tamils.
    2. Annexing of sinhala areas to Tamil majority areas.
    3. Altering the names of Tamil villages.
    4. Removal of name boards of Tamil villages .
    5. Several acts which are detrimental to Tamil culture.
    6. Sinhala colonization.
    7. Increasing the presence of armed forces and effort to settle their families in the northland east.
    8. Effort to drive away the Tamils form their traditional village.
    9. Indirect effort to change the demography.
    10. The problems the resettled displaced people face.
    11. The problem the resettled persons face in the welfare centers.
    12. Appointment of sinhala senior officers in the government institution in the north and east
    13. The attack on the workers of nivitigala estate.
    14. The driving away of the Muslims settlers at kandalmadu and burning of their huts.
    15. The delay in the settlment of the people of sampur and expropriation of 1`0000 acres of land that belong to them.
    16. Not even a single Tamil speaking person was included in the list of 275 officers selected for the sir lank a administrative service.
    17. Of the hundred officers selected as surveyors only five were Tamils
    (From an article appeared in virakeshari on 7.11.2010.)

    18. Who are the greese devil, sri lanka military. In the name of greese devil, singhala army terrorising the whole minority.
    19.Why the Gov. bring visa system & land registration only for tamil area. Singhella take entire tamil land.

    20. Don’t you see, innocent Tamil community that is slowly being wiped out from Sri Lanka.
    -UN lists 220,862 IDPs as still displaced from ‘former conflict affected regions’
    -146,679 Vanni people missing within a year of war: Bishop of Mannaar
    -5,653 cases of ‘disappeared’ pending in Sri Lanka: Forum-Asia at 16th session of UNHRC
    -Tamils ignored in Administrative Service examinations
    -Tamils threatened by Sinhalese to leave their lands in Poththuvil
    -Sri Lanka: Tamil Version Of The National Anthem Scrapped
    -Point Pedro to Mullaiththeevu coast encroached by Sinhala fishermen
    -SLA suppresses evidence of skeletal remains unearthed during demining
    -Occupying SL Navy confiscates lands for new HSZ in Ma’ndaitheevu
    -Released ex-Tigers constantly harassed, mentally tortured
    -Sinhalese continue to encroach paddy fields of Tamils, Muslims in Moothoor
    -330,000 voters ‘missing’ in Jaffna, Ki’linochchi electoral list after 2009 war of genocide
    -Mobile phone saves 30 abductees in Vanni from being taken to South
    -SLN, EPDP intimidate LLRC witnesses in Jaffna islets
    -‘Sinhala only’ implemented in Trinco DDC, DAC meetings
    -Sinhalese brought from South to settle in state lands in Vaakarai
    -Colombo pushes for 40,000 acres land grab for Sinhalese in Batticaloa
    -SRI LANKA: Perpetrators of a brutal attack on a student of Jaffna University have not been arrested
    -…

  29. Mango Says: November 4th, 2011 at 9:10 am
    if you have any connections to the Sri Lankan govt, I’ll gladly take their money – if they can afford my rates!

    Here is one connection
    Despite the high-minded aims of the trust, the only activity it appears to have engaged in has been the payment of up to £7,500 of Dr Fox’s travel expenses, incurred on three trips to the country in 2009 and 2010.
    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2049584/L

    check this one too http://harpers.org/archive/2009/04/hbc-90004852

  30. Mango Says: November 4th, 2011 at 9:10 am
    if you have any connections to the Sri Lankan govt, I’ll gladly take their money – if they can afford my rates!

    Here is one connection
    Despite the high-minded aims of the trust, the only activity it appears to have engaged in has been the payment of up to £7,500 of Dr Fox’s travel expenses, incurred on three trips to the country in 2009 and 2010.
    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2049584/L

    check this one too http://harpers.org/archive/2009/04/hbc-90004852

  31. Mango Says: November 4th, 2011 at 9:10 am
    if you have any connections to the Sri Lankan govt, I’ll gladly take their money – if they can afford my rates!

    Here is one connection
    Despite the high-minded aims of the trust, the only activity it appears to have engaged in has been the payment of up to £7,500 of Dr Fox’s travel expenses, incurred on three trips to the country in 2009 and 2010.
    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2049584/L

    check this one too http://harpers.org/archive/2009/04/hbc-90004852

  32. Mango Says: November 4th, 2011 at 9:10 am
    if you have any connections to the Sri Lankan govt, I’ll gladly take their money – if they can afford my rates!

    Here is one connection
    Despite the high-minded aims of the trust, the only activity it appears to have engaged in has been the payment of up to £7,500 of Dr Fox’s travel expenses, incurred on three trips to the country in 2009 and 2010.
    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2049584/Liam-Fox-Sri-Lankans-treated-Adam-Werritty-key-contact-office.html#ixzz1cywGWnEO

    check this one too
    http://harpers.org/archive/2009/04/hbc-90004852

  33. @ Various Eelamists:
    Can't you stop your copy 'n' paste habits? You got that entire load of drivel about LIbya from here: http://transcurrents.com/tc/2011/04/international

    Only 40,000 were killed? Surely it was at least a million? Or was it 20,000? Or was it 15,000? Pathetic.

    As for the Dr Fox business, GoSL didn't pay him anything. His 'trust' was funded by various UK companies and donors. I can only conclude that most of you Eelamists were dropped on your heads in your early childhood resulting in severe mental disabilities. What else can account for your proven stupidity? :)

    p.s. Eelam is still strong and growing, as shown here: http://thecarthaginiansolution.files.wordpress.co

  34. @ Various Eelamists:
    Can't you stop your copy 'n' paste habits? You got that entire load of drivel about LIbya from here: http://transcurrents.com/tc/2011/04/international

    Only 40,000 were killed? Surely it was at least a million? Or was it 20,000? Or was it 15,000? Pathetic.

    As for the Dr Fox business, GoSL didn't pay him anything. His 'trust' was funded by various UK companies and donors. I can only conclude that most of you Eelamists were dropped on your heads in your early childhood resulting in severe mental disabilities. What else can account for your proven stupidity? :)

    p.s. Eelam is still strong and growing, as shown here: http://thecarthaginiansolution.files.wordpress.co

  35. @ Various Eelamists:
    Can't you stop your copy 'n' paste habits? You got that entire load of drivel about LIbya from here: http://transcurrents.com/tc/2011/04/international

    Only 40,000 were killed? Surely it was at least a million? Or was it 20,000? Or was it 15,000? Pathetic.

    As for the Dr Fox business, GoSL didn't pay him anything. His 'trust' was funded by various UK companies and donors. I can only conclude that most of you Eelamists were dropped on your heads in your early childhood resulting in severe mental disabilities. What else can account for your proven stupidity? :)

    p.s. Eelam is still strong and growing, as shown here: http://thecarthaginiansolution.files.wordpress.co

  36. @ Various Eelamists:
    Can’t you stop your copy ‘n’ paste habits? You got that entire load of drivel about LIbya from here:
    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2011/04/international_hypocrisy_and_do.html

    Only 40,000 were killed? Surely it was at least a million? Or was it 20,000? Or was it 15,000? Pathetic.

    As for the Dr Fox business, GoSL didn’t pay him anything. His ‘trust’ was funded by various UK companies and donors. I can only conclude that most of you Eelamists were dropped on your heads in your early childhood resulting in severe mental disabilities. What else can account for your proven stupidity? :)

    p.s. Eelam is still strong and growing, as shown here:
    http://thecarthaginiansolution.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/eelam-dump.jpg

  37. Sri Lanka 'still torturing' Tamils http://www.channel4.com/news/sri-lanka-still-tort
    Sri Lanka's civil war ended with "credible" evidence that war crimes were committed. Now Channel 4 News can reveal mounting evidence that the government is still torturing Tamil prisoners.

    This not new in sri lanka, there are doing last 65 years. even now they are continuing because some power ful regional powers behind them. Sri lanka just blackmail each other.

  38. Sri Lanka 'still torturing' Tamils http://www.channel4.com/news/sri-lanka-still-tort
    Sri Lanka's civil war ended with "credible" evidence that war crimes were committed. Now Channel 4 News can reveal mounting evidence that the government is still torturing Tamil prisoners.

    This not new in sri lanka, there are doing last 65 years. even now they are continuing because some power ful regional powers behind them. Sri lanka just blackmail each other.

  39. Sri Lanka 'still torturing' Tamils http://www.channel4.com/news/sri-lanka-still-tort
    Sri Lanka's civil war ended with "credible" evidence that war crimes were committed. Now Channel 4 News can reveal mounting evidence that the government is still torturing Tamil prisoners.

    This not new in sri lanka, there are doing last 65 years. even now they are continuing because some power ful regional powers behind them. Sri lanka just blackmail each other.

  40. Sri Lanka ‘still torturing’ Tamils
    http://www.channel4.com/news/sri-lanka-still-torturing-tamils
    Sri Lanka’s civil war ended with “credible” evidence that war crimes were committed. Now Channel 4 News can reveal mounting evidence that the government is still torturing Tamil prisoners.

    This not new in sri lanka, there are doing last 65 years. even now they are continuing because some power ful regional powers behind them. Sri lanka just blackmail each other.

  41. Regarding truth, innocence and torture accusations, my guide in these matters is Amnesty International's Jim McDonald (country specialist for Sri Lanka) who said:
    "Anyone can make a charge at any time against anyone; that doesn’t require the person being charged to have to prove their innocence."

    I condemn without reservation torture and extra-legal punishments. If these guys were tortured, they'll be able to name the places, military units, names of the torturers etc.

    As our brain-damaged Eelamish friend correctly says, torture is unfortunately not new in Sri Lanka. The LTTE were also outstanding practitioners of torture and summary execution. The LTTE perpetrators of those crimes carry on with their lives in the West with complete immunity.

    Oh, look, here's Aunty Adele, self-admitted LTTE child abuser and war criminal (now living in London) celebrating the induction of Tamil children into the LTTE fighting formations. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqbj8PHTtHY” target=”_blank”>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqbj8PHTtHY

  42. Regarding truth, innocence and torture accusations, my guide in these matters is Amnesty International's Jim McDonald (country specialist for Sri Lanka) who said:
    "Anyone can make a charge at any time against anyone; that doesn’t require the person being charged to have to prove their innocence."

    I condemn without reservation torture and extra-legal punishments. If these guys were tortured, they'll be able to name the places, military units, names of the torturers etc.

    As our brain-damaged Eelamish friend correctly says, torture is unfortunately not new in Sri Lanka. The LTTE were also outstanding practitioners of torture and summary execution. The LTTE perpetrators of those crimes carry on with their lives in the West with complete immunity.

    Oh, look, here's Aunty Adele, self-admitted LTTE child abuser and war criminal (now living in London) celebrating the induction of Tamil children into the LTTE fighting formations. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqbj8PHTtHY” target=”_blank”>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqbj8PHTtHY

  43. Regarding truth, innocence and torture accusations, my guide in these matters is Amnesty International's Jim McDonald (country specialist for Sri Lanka) who said:
    "Anyone can make a charge at any time against anyone; that doesn’t require the person being charged to have to prove their innocence."

    I condemn without reservation torture and extra-legal punishments. If these guys were tortured, they'll be able to name the places, military units, names of the torturers etc.

    As our brain-damaged Eelamish friend correctly says, torture is unfortunately not new in Sri Lanka. The LTTE were also outstanding practitioners of torture and summary execution. The LTTE perpetrators of those crimes carry on with their lives in the West with complete immunity.

    Oh, look, here's Aunty Adele, self-admitted LTTE child abuser and war criminal (now living in London) celebrating the induction of Tamil children into the LTTE fighting formations. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqbj8PHTtHY” target=”_blank”>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqbj8PHTtHY

  44. War Crimes Unpunished http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/channel-4
    Yet the Sri Lankan government has so far failed to fully investigate the horrific crimes featured in the film – including videos of extra-judicial executions, the aftermath of targeted shelling of civilian camps and evidence of sexual violence including the naked and abused bodies of female Tamil fighters – captured on mobile phones, both by Tamils under attack and government soldiers as ‘war trophies.'

    Web Censorship Targeting Critical Voices in Sri Lanka . http://www.lankanewsweb.com/english/index.php?opt
    The GoSL’s record of web censorship stretches back to 2007, when Tamilnet, a website that speaks for and represents certain viewpoints of the country’s Tamil minority was blocked. In August this year, award-winning citizen journalism website Groundviews and its Sinhala-language equivalent Vikapla were also temporarily blocked.

  45. Regarding truth, innocence and torture accusations, my guide in these matters is Amnesty International’s Jim McDonald (country specialist for Sri Lanka) who said:
    Anyone can make a charge at any time against anyone; that doesn’t require the person being charged to have to prove their innocence.”

    I condemn without reservation torture and extra-legal punishments. If these guys were tortured, they’ll be able to name the places, military units, names of the torturers etc.

    As our brain-damaged Eelamish friend correctly says, torture is unfortunately not new in Sri Lanka. The LTTE were also outstanding practitioners of torture and summary execution. The LTTE perpetrators of those crimes carry on with their lives in the West with complete immunity.

    Oh, look, here’s Aunty Adele, self-admitted LTTE child abuser and war criminal (now living in London) celebrating the induction of Tamil children into the LTTE fighting formations.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqbj8PHTtHY

  46. War Crimes Unpunished http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/channel-4
    Yet the Sri Lankan government has so far failed to fully investigate the horrific crimes featured in the film – including videos of extra-judicial executions, the aftermath of targeted shelling of civilian camps and evidence of sexual violence including the naked and abused bodies of female Tamil fighters – captured on mobile phones, both by Tamils under attack and government soldiers as ‘war trophies.'

    Web Censorship Targeting Critical Voices in Sri Lanka . http://www.lankanewsweb.com/english/index.php?opt
    The GoSL’s record of web censorship stretches back to 2007, when Tamilnet, a website that speaks for and represents certain viewpoints of the country’s Tamil minority was blocked. In August this year, award-winning citizen journalism website Groundviews and its Sinhala-language equivalent Vikapla were also temporarily blocked.

  47. War Crimes Unpunished http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/channel-4
    Yet the Sri Lankan government has so far failed to fully investigate the horrific crimes featured in the film – including videos of extra-judicial executions, the aftermath of targeted shelling of civilian camps and evidence of sexual violence including the naked and abused bodies of female Tamil fighters – captured on mobile phones, both by Tamils under attack and government soldiers as ‘war trophies.'

    Web Censorship Targeting Critical Voices in Sri Lanka . http://www.lankanewsweb.com/english/index.php?opt
    The GoSL’s record of web censorship stretches back to 2007, when Tamilnet, a website that speaks for and represents certain viewpoints of the country’s Tamil minority was blocked. In August this year, award-winning citizen journalism website Groundviews and its Sinhala-language equivalent Vikapla were also temporarily blocked.

  48. War Crimes Unpunished
    http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/channel-4-commissions-second-sri-lanka-war-crimes-investigation
    Yet the Sri Lankan government has so far failed to fully investigate the horrific crimes featured in the film – including videos of extra-judicial executions, the aftermath of targeted shelling of civilian camps and evidence of sexual violence including the naked and abused bodies of female Tamil fighters – captured on mobile phones, both by Tamils under attack and government soldiers as ‘war trophies.’

    Web Censorship Targeting Critical Voices in Sri Lanka .
    http://www.lankanewsweb.com/english/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=609:web-censorship-targeting-critical-voices-in-sri-lanka&catid=1:general&Itemid=29
    The GoSL’s record of web censorship stretches back to 2007, when Tamilnet, a website that speaks for and represents certain viewpoints of the country’s Tamil minority was blocked. In August this year, award-winning citizen journalism website Groundviews and its Sinhala-language equivalent Vikapla were also temporarily blocked.