Rally in DC on Tuesday to Demand Justice for Sri Lanka

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Just a few months ago, the New York Times ranked Sri Lanka as the top place to visit as a tourist in 2010. While Sri Lanka is a beautiful country, the article failed to mention the outstanding issues that remain one year after the end of the conflict. Issues such as the failure by the Sri Lanka government to investigate violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law by both Sri Lankan armed forces and the LTTE.

So join us on Tuesday, May 18th, to rally outside the Sri Lanka embassy in DC. The rally will kick off our four-month global action asking for an international, independent investigation into war crimes committed in Sri Lanka.

Where: Embassy of Sri Lanka, 2148 Wyoming Ave, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20008

When: Tuesday, May 18th.

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

And keep reading our blog in the next few months to find out more about the campaign and what Amnesty is doing to ensure justice for the survivors of Sri Lanka’s conflict.

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240 thoughts on “Rally in DC on Tuesday to Demand Justice for Sri Lanka

  1. Justice has failed in sri lanka, Tamils struggle to survive, over 61 years of state state-sponsored chauvinistic oppression against the Tamil. International legal systems have so far failed to bring the Sri Lankan War Criminals to justice.

    After 61 years, Tamils lost everything, over 1/3 of the Tamils escaped the country. Every single Tamils in North & east became refugee one or many times. Still over 100,000 Tamils in the camps. Vanni people only see now buddist statue/temples along with army in vanni. Escaping Tamils are victim even for shark, FIVE Sri Lankan asylum seekers who swam for help after their Australia-bound boat ran out of fuel and food hundreds of kilometres off the coast may have been eaten by sharks.

    May 2009, a significant month that will never by forgotten by the Tamils living across the globe. A month filled with terror, a month filled with sorrows; a month in which families were separated, children displaced from parents, and mountains of corpses were left to rot. May 2009, the month in which we lost more than 50 000 of our innocent brothers and sisters. May 2009: Genocide of the Tamils.

    The Sri Lankan Government deliberately attempted to destroy Tamils in Sri Lanka the past year, the peak of its actions resulting in the catastrophe that took place in Mullivaikaal. Newborn babies, children, youth; those who would be the future of Tamileelam were wiped out in May 2009. These innocent lives, must not be forgotten.

    Let’s remember our people and our Maveerar whom we lost during the final war upon Tamils in Sri Lanka on May 2009. (post by Javahir)

    Tamils throughout the world, remember the victims of Black July ’83. Twenty-six years ago, the state-sponsored pogrom against Tamils in Sri Lanka resulted in the deaths of 3000 people, and property damages of over $300 million U.S. The days between July 24 and July 30, 1983, were tragic, and unforgettable, for the Tamils. The May 2009 war, which killed nearly 40,000 Tamil civilians, was record high, beating the July ‘83 holocaust. For the Sri Lankan government, it is victory, but for Tamils, it is the month to reflect and remember. Now May is, to Tamils, like February is to Black people around the world. Tamils the world over observe this occasion with rallies, vigils, and prayers. http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=145&amp

    Behind Barbed Wires
    Tens of thousand souls forever perished in those early months of 2009, not just on that sombre May. Our agonising cries, to the world we appealed. Our kith and kin crushed, scattered like the ash of withered leaves on their native soil. Our ebbing hopes clung to the morality of leaders and nations; we tried in vain to save them from unabated carnage. Oh, land of Vanni, once our refuge, why has your life been sacrificed? http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_12

  2. Over 50,000 Tamils were mudered last year. is the war without witness? No the whole world has the evidence, But the UN & world remained silent when thousands of women and children experienced painful slow death in the killing fields of Sri Lanka http://www.warwithoutwitness.com/

    Lest We Forget: Children affected by Genocidal War Crimes of Colombo
    Tamils all over the world mark 18 May as Genocidal War Crimes Day, observing one year remembrance of thousands who perished in the war, waged by the Sri Lankan state and its abettors, on the de-facto state of Tamil Eelam. Despite its repeated pledges to the International Community, the Sri Lankan state and its military machine vowing to erase 'separatism demand' from Tamils for generations, to turn heavy arms on civilian population claiming the lives of thousands of children and women in addition to depriving them of food, medicine and medical evacuation on time. The conduct of the Sri Lankan state, which disregarded all norms of humanity in the war, has posed a civilisational question, and justice remains undelivered. TamilNet releases 14 of 512 photos taken by a humanitarian worker to mark the Genocidal War Crimes Day. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    14.05.10 Lest We Forget: Children affected by Genocidal War..
    20.05.09 Fears mount for safety of doctors arrested by SLA
    16.05.09 Doctors quit safety zone, volunteer medics remain ..
    16.05.09 SLA continues intense barrage of heavy weapons
    16.05.09 Stench of dead bodies permeate Vanni, wounded allo..
    15.05.09 More than 100,000 civilians in safe zone, ICRC sus..
    15.05.09 'Safety zone' in smoke, close-quarter fighting is ..
    14.05.09 LTTE urges IC to save civilians in the name of hum..
    13.05.09 SLA barrage inflicts carnage, makeshift hospital r..
    13.05.09 SLA shells hospital again, several killed includin..
    12.05.09 US, UK want UN to facilitate 'safe evacuation' of ..
    12.05.09 SLA attacks hospital, 47 massacred
    11.05.09 SLA continues to inflict carnage
    10.05.09 1200 bodies counted, hundreds seriously injured, a..
    10.05.09 LTTE urges IC to act in the international way
    10.05.09 2,000 civilians feared slaughtered in a single nig..
    09.05.09 SLA artillery barrage hits 'safety zone' as ICRC s..
    09.05.09 Malnutrition in mothers triggers Jaundice, Hepatit..
    08.05.09 SLA steps up carnage on civilians
    05.05.09 US responsible, least humanitarian is dropping foo..
    05.05.09 TRO: Food shortage in Safe Zone, critical
    05.05.09 'Drop food now if the concern is humanitarian': Va..
    03.05.09 Colombo builds up for imminent massacre
    02.05.09 SLA massacres patients with targeted shelling, 64 ..
    01.05.09 SLA steps up attacks, civilian casualties mount am..
    29.04.09 300 feared killed, worst spurt of massacre imminen..
    29.04.09 Hospital attacked, SLN naval crafts fire artillery..
    28.04.09 500 grams rice, 20 grams sugar per person to reach..
    28.04.09 SLA fired 5,600 shells within 15 hours: LTTE
    28.04.09 IC makes history in experimenting ‘genocide bomb’
    28.04.09 Unprecedented carnage unfolds in Vanni
    27.04.09 Sri Lanka steps up intense barrage of heavy weapon..
    27.04.09 Sri Lanka continues air strikes violating own anno..
    26.04.09 Several civilians killed, 200 wounded within 5 hou..
    26.04.09 Inaction may cause 10,000 casualties: SOS appeal t..
    26.04.09 SLA poised for all-out-carnage
    26.04.09 Sri Lankan Defence Secretary rejects ceasefire, ca..
    26.04.09 LTTE announces unilateral ceasefire
    26.04.09 Colombo steps up air strikes, safe zone targeted 3..
    25.04.09 Starvation: Colombo deploys the worst genocidal we..
    25.04.09 Sri Lanka intensifies bombardment, 'safe zone' bom..
    25.04.09 Another carnage imminent as the two Indian mandari..
    24.04.09 165,000 civilians face imminent starvation, LTTE u..
    24.04.09 Colombo uses starvation, denial of medicine as wea..
    24.04.09 Civilian casualties top 20,000 in Vanni: Leaked UN..
    23.04.09 SLN crafts encircle ICRC ship in Vanni
    23.04.09 SLA shelling on church kills 14, Caritas-HUDEC Van..
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    19.04.09 SLA launches ground push targeting 'safety zone'
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    16.04.09 UN and IC signal civilian carnage
    16.04.09 Onslaught of civilians continues, more than 57 kil..
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    12.04.09 Plight of babies born and unborn
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    09.04.09 Carnage continues in Vanni
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    07.04.09 Colombo turns firepower onto 'safety zone'
    07.04.09 Threat of starvation haunts "Safe Zone" families
    06.04.09 Medical official reports on pattern of shelling in..
    05.04.09 Mangled bodies, torn limbs litter Safe Zone – medi..
    05.04.09 SLA intensifies attacks on Safe Zone, 71 civilians..
    04.04.09 Recognize our freedom: Vanni civilian leader
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    06.03.09 Acid test for international actors
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    05.03.09 Diarrhea claims 13 lives in Vanni within 14 days
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    04.03.09 ICRC worker killed in SLA shelling
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    04.03.09 Shell landed on a civilian saves others
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    03.03.09 Skin rash breaks among children in Vanni
    03.03.09 Vanni IDPs starving due to acute shortage of food
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    02.03.09 Hunger claims lives in Vanni
    02.03.09 Colombo killed 700 children in 2 months – LTTE Rad..
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    27.02.09 Downed SLAF aircraft was engaged in carpet-bombing
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    24.02.09 Children vulnerable to SLA shelling in new 'safe z..
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    14.02.09 75 feared killed in SLA shelling, elders home
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    04.02.09 Deliberate massacre, not 'crossfire' killing Tamil..
    02.02.09 SLAF bombers attack Vanni, deploy cluster bombs
    02.02.09 Nurse killed in Udaiyaarkaddu hospital, ICRC staff..
    02.02.09 More than 5,000 shells fired on 'safety zone', cas..
    02.02.09 SLA fires MBRL rockets on IDP camp, several feared..
    02.02.09 SLA shells PTK hospital, 9 killed, 15 wounded
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    01.02.09 Shelling hits hospital, ICRC shocked
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    27.01.09 300,000 civilians face hunger, Colombo, abettors r..
    27.01.09 Norway breaks silence, condemns war
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    22.01.09 SLA attacks civilians in 'secure zone', several ki..
    21.01.09 IC urged to act on humanitarian grounds to safegua..
    20.01.09 Unprecedented civilian carnage in Vanni
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    13.01.09 Doctors call for attack free zones surrounding dis..
    13.01.09 Humanitarian tragedy unfolds in Vanni

  3. Justice has failed in sri lanka, Tamils struggle to survive, over 61 years of state state-sponsored chauvinistic oppression against the Tamil. International legal systems have so far failed to bring the Sri Lankan War Criminals to justice.

    After 61 years, Tamils lost everything, over 1/3 of the Tamils escaped the country. Every single Tamils in North & east became refugee one or many times. Still over 100,000 Tamils in the camps. Vanni people only see now buddist statue/temples along with army in vanni. Escaping Tamils are victim even for shark, FIVE Sri Lankan asylum seekers who swam for help after their Australia-bound boat ran out of fuel and food hundreds of kilometres off the coast may have been eaten by sharks.

    May 2009, a significant month that will never by forgotten by the Tamils living across the globe. A month filled with terror, a month filled with sorrows; a month in which families were separated, children displaced from parents, and mountains of corpses were left to rot. May 2009, the month in which we lost more than 50 000 of our innocent brothers and sisters. May 2009: Genocide of the Tamils.

    The Sri Lankan Government deliberately attempted to destroy Tamils in Sri Lanka the past year, the peak of its actions resulting in the catastrophe that took place in Mullivaikaal. Newborn babies, children, youth; those who would be the future of Tamileelam were wiped out in May 2009. These innocent lives, must not be forgotten.

    Let’s remember our people and our Maveerar whom we lost during the final war upon Tamils in Sri Lanka on May 2009. (post by Javahir)

    Tamils throughout the world, remember the victims of Black July ’83. Twenty-six years ago, the state-sponsored pogrom against Tamils in Sri Lanka resulted in the deaths of 3000 people, and property damages of over $300 million U.S. The days between July 24 and July 30, 1983, were tragic, and unforgettable, for the Tamils. The May 2009 war, which killed nearly 40,000 Tamil civilians, was record high, beating the July ‘83 holocaust. For the Sri Lankan government, it is victory, but for Tamils, it is the month to reflect and remember. Now May is, to Tamils, like February is to Black people around the world. Tamils the world over observe this occasion with rallies, vigils, and prayers. http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=145&amp

    Behind Barbed Wires
    Tens of thousand souls forever perished in those early months of 2009, not just on that sombre May. Our agonising cries, to the world we appealed. Our kith and kin crushed, scattered like the ash of withered leaves on their native soil. Our ebbing hopes clung to the morality of leaders and nations; we tried in vain to save them from unabated carnage. Oh, land of Vanni, once our refuge, why has your life been sacrificed? http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_12

  4. Justice has failed in sri lanka, Tamils struggle to survive, over 61 years of state state-sponsored chauvinistic oppression against the Tamil. International legal systems have so far failed to bring the Sri Lankan War Criminals to justice.

    After 61 years, Tamils lost everything, over 1/3 of the Tamils escaped the country. Every single Tamils in North & east became refugee one or many times. Still over 100,000 Tamils in the camps. Vanni people only see now buddist statue/temples along with army in vanni. Escaping Tamils are victim even for shark, FIVE Sri Lankan asylum seekers who swam for help after their Australia-bound boat ran out of fuel and food hundreds of kilometres off the coast may have been eaten by sharks.

    May 2009, a significant month that will never by forgotten by the Tamils living across the globe. A month filled with terror, a month filled with sorrows; a month in which families were separated, children displaced from parents, and mountains of corpses were left to rot. May 2009, the month in which we lost more than 50 000 of our innocent brothers and sisters. May 2009: Genocide of the Tamils.

    The Sri Lankan Government deliberately attempted to destroy Tamils in Sri Lanka the past year, the peak of its actions resulting in the catastrophe that took place in Mullivaikaal. Newborn babies, children, youth; those who would be the future of Tamileelam were wiped out in May 2009. These innocent lives, must not be forgotten.

    Let’s remember our people and our Maveerar whom we lost during the final war upon Tamils in Sri Lanka on May 2009. (post by Javahir)

    Tamils throughout the world, remember the victims of Black July ’83. Twenty-six years ago, the state-sponsored pogrom against Tamils in Sri Lanka resulted in the deaths of 3000 people, and property damages of over $300 million U.S. The days between July 24 and July 30, 1983, were tragic, and unforgettable, for the Tamils. The May 2009 war, which killed nearly 40,000 Tamil civilians, was record high, beating the July ‘83 holocaust. For the Sri Lankan government, it is victory, but for Tamils, it is the month to reflect and remember. Now May is, to Tamils, like February is to Black people around the world. Tamils the world over observe this occasion with rallies, vigils, and prayers. http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=145&amp

    Behind Barbed Wires
    Tens of thousand souls forever perished in those early months of 2009, not just on that sombre May. Our agonising cries, to the world we appealed. Our kith and kin crushed, scattered like the ash of withered leaves on their native soil. Our ebbing hopes clung to the morality of leaders and nations; we tried in vain to save them from unabated carnage. Oh, land of Vanni, once our refuge, why has your life been sacrificed? http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_12

  5. Why UN secretary general didn't set up an expert panel to look into alleged violations by the Sri Lankan army, even after one year? http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?2b24OXx4a43B

    Their voices are suppressed. They have lost their strength to fight back the oppression. But their heart cries are obvious. "Free thousands of our loved ones who are going through hunger and torture in the notorious Sri Lankan prisons,", "Give us back our homes and lands", "Give us the freedom to work in our own farms and fish in our own waters", "Stop abducting our sons and daughters" "stop abusing, torturing, raping and murdering our children", "Stop destroying our culture", "Give us back the freedom that we were all born with as humans on this planet" http://my.telegraph.co.uk/richarddixons/blog/2010

    What make things worse in Sri Lanka are not just the atrocities carried out by the fascist forces but the compromise made by some international elements, who have decided to support the criminals but turned a blind eye to the victims. They danced when the war criminals sang, and hid their faces in the sand when thousands of innocents were murdered in cold blood. UN, who is supposed to be a guardian for the oppressed and vulnerable in the world, had in fact assisted Sri Lanka in mass murdering innocent Tamils, simply by ignoring the cries of the dying at the crucial hours.

    Sri Lankan Tragedy is also about an unfair world that is letting the murderers and rapists to walk on red carpets but ignoring the plight of the innocents that are languishing in torture camps and prisons.

  6. Over 50,000 Tamils were mudered last year. is the war without witness? No the whole world has the evidence, But the UN & world remained silent when thousands of women and children experienced painful slow death in the killing fields of Sri Lanka http://www.warwithoutwitness.com/

    Lest We Forget: Children affected by Genocidal War Crimes of Colombo
    Tamils all over the world mark 18 May as Genocidal War Crimes Day, observing one year remembrance of thousands who perished in the war, waged by the Sri Lankan state and its abettors, on the de-facto state of Tamil Eelam. Despite its repeated pledges to the International Community, the Sri Lankan state and its military machine vowing to erase 'separatism demand' from Tamils for generations, to turn heavy arms on civilian population claiming the lives of thousands of children and women in addition to depriving them of food, medicine and medical evacuation on time. The conduct of the Sri Lankan state, which disregarded all norms of humanity in the war, has posed a civilisational question, and justice remains undelivered. TamilNet releases 14 of 512 photos taken by a humanitarian worker to mark the Genocidal War Crimes Day. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    14.05.10 Lest We Forget: Children affected by Genocidal War..
    20.05.09 Fears mount for safety of doctors arrested by SLA
    16.05.09 Doctors quit safety zone, volunteer medics remain ..
    16.05.09 SLA continues intense barrage of heavy weapons
    16.05.09 Stench of dead bodies permeate Vanni, wounded allo..
    15.05.09 More than 100,000 civilians in safe zone, ICRC sus..
    15.05.09 'Safety zone' in smoke, close-quarter fighting is ..
    14.05.09 LTTE urges IC to save civilians in the name of hum..
    13.05.09 SLA barrage inflicts carnage, makeshift hospital r..
    13.05.09 SLA shells hospital again, several killed includin..
    12.05.09 US, UK want UN to facilitate 'safe evacuation' of ..
    12.05.09 SLA attacks hospital, 47 massacred
    11.05.09 SLA continues to inflict carnage
    10.05.09 1200 bodies counted, hundreds seriously injured, a..
    10.05.09 LTTE urges IC to act in the international way
    10.05.09 2,000 civilians feared slaughtered in a single nig..
    09.05.09 SLA artillery barrage hits 'safety zone' as ICRC s..
    09.05.09 Malnutrition in mothers triggers Jaundice, Hepatit..
    08.05.09 SLA steps up carnage on civilians
    05.05.09 US responsible, least humanitarian is dropping foo..
    05.05.09 TRO: Food shortage in Safe Zone, critical
    05.05.09 'Drop food now if the concern is humanitarian': Va..
    03.05.09 Colombo builds up for imminent massacre
    02.05.09 SLA massacres patients with targeted shelling, 64 ..
    01.05.09 SLA steps up attacks, civilian casualties mount am..
    29.04.09 300 feared killed, worst spurt of massacre imminen..
    29.04.09 Hospital attacked, SLN naval crafts fire artillery..
    28.04.09 500 grams rice, 20 grams sugar per person to reach..
    28.04.09 SLA fired 5,600 shells within 15 hours: LTTE
    28.04.09 IC makes history in experimenting ‘genocide bomb’
    28.04.09 Unprecedented carnage unfolds in Vanni
    27.04.09 Sri Lanka steps up intense barrage of heavy weapon..
    27.04.09 Sri Lanka continues air strikes violating own anno..
    26.04.09 Several civilians killed, 200 wounded within 5 hou..
    26.04.09 Inaction may cause 10,000 casualties: SOS appeal t..
    26.04.09 SLA poised for all-out-carnage
    26.04.09 Sri Lankan Defence Secretary rejects ceasefire, ca..
    26.04.09 LTTE announces unilateral ceasefire
    26.04.09 Colombo steps up air strikes, safe zone targeted 3..
    25.04.09 Starvation: Colombo deploys the worst genocidal we..
    25.04.09 Sri Lanka intensifies bombardment, 'safe zone' bom..
    25.04.09 Another carnage imminent as the two Indian mandari..
    24.04.09 165,000 civilians face imminent starvation, LTTE u..
    24.04.09 Colombo uses starvation, denial of medicine as wea..
    24.04.09 Civilian casualties top 20,000 in Vanni: Leaked UN..
    23.04.09 SLN crafts encircle ICRC ship in Vanni
    23.04.09 SLA shelling on church kills 14, Caritas-HUDEC Van..
    22.04.09 SLA fire hampers ICRC evacuation of seriously woun..
    22.04.09 SLA shells Church in Valaignarmadam, Fr. James Pat..
    21.04.09 SLA cluster bombs kill doctor, medical staff at Va..
    21.04.09 'SLA advances behind human shield, act fast to res..
    20.04.09 Nadesan denies reports of human bomb, blames Colom..
    20.04.09 Casualties cross 1000 in SLA's attempt to capture ..
    20.04.09 SLA fires cluster bombs on 'safety zone'
    20.04.09 Chaos and carnage as SLA enters 'safety zone'
    19.04.09 SLA launches ground push targeting 'safety zone'
    19.04.09 SLA attacks continue to target 'safety zone'
    18.04.09 'Starvation poised for worse killings than shellin..
    16.04.09 UN and IC signal civilian carnage
    16.04.09 Onslaught of civilians continues, more than 57 kil..
    16.04.09 SLA, SLAF intensify offensive targeting safety zon..
    15.04.09 SLA offensive on civilian zone continues
    15.04.09 Unprecedented carnage, SLA turns firepower on civi..
    14.04.09 Mass human tragedy possible any moment in 'safety ..
    14.04.09 SLA continues offensive at the doorstep of 'safe z..
    13.04.09 SLA attacks kill 23 Tamil civilians within 12 hour..
    13.04.09 SLA steps up ground offensive targeting 'safety zo..
    12.04.09 Plight of babies born and unborn
    12.04.09 31 civilians killed in SLA shelling, gunfire in 's..
    11.04.09 SLA embarks upon capturing attack on civilians, 30..
    11.04.09 SLA buildup poses severe threat to civilian securi..
    11.04.09 599 killed, 3350 injured inside 'safety zone' sinc..
    11.04.09 69 percent kids malnourished: Vanni health officia..
    10.04.09 Stop shelling say Co-chairs, attack continues amid..
    09.04.09 Carnage continues in Vanni
    08.04.09 SLA attacks kill 129 civilians, 282 wounded in 'sa..
    08.04.09 SLA bombs child nutrition centre in safety zone, 2..
    07.04.09 Colombo turns firepower onto 'safety zone'
    07.04.09 Threat of starvation haunts "Safe Zone" families
    06.04.09 Medical official reports on pattern of shelling in..
    05.04.09 Mangled bodies, torn limbs litter Safe Zone – medi..
    05.04.09 SLA intensifies attacks on Safe Zone, 71 civilians..
    04.04.09 Recognize our freedom: Vanni civilian leader
    03.04.09 SLA attacks kill 90 civililans within 3 days, 195 ..
    03.04.09 Eyewitness reports horrific experiences at makeshi..
    02.04.09 SLA fired artillery shells create havoc inside saf..
    31.03.09 SLA fires cluster shells, 45 civilians killed, 120..
    31.03.09 SLA attacks kill 88 Tamils, including 21 children ..
    30.03.09 SLA attacks kill 53 civilians inside 'safety zone'..
    29.03.09 'Global order' experiments with body and mind of V..
    28.03.09 179 civilians including 76 children killed within ..
    26.03.09 SLA attacks kill Mullai DS officials engaged in hu..
    26.03.09 SLA attacks hospital, 5 patients killed, 11 wounde..
    26.03.09 Carnage continues, 131 civilians including 32 chil..
    24.03.09 62 civilians killed, SLA, SLAF step up attacks on ..
    24.03.09 SLA attacks kill 128 civilians in 48 hours
    22.03.09 42 civilians killed, 80 wounded in Vanni Saturday
    21.03.09 SLA shelling kills 102 civilians within 3 days ins..
    17.03.09 84 killed, 182 wounded in SLAF attacks, shelling o..
    17.03.09 18 civilians reported missing in 'safe-zone' borde..
    17.03.09 'Safe zone' under encircling fire, 137 killed in 3..
    15.03.09 Makeshift-hospital struggles without medicines
    15.03.09 Shelling doesn't spare even babies in wombs
    15.03.09 Civilian casualties mount as intense bombing and s..
    13.03.09 SLA shelling targets relief supplies and hospital,..
    13.03.09 SLA shelling targets humanitarian supplies in 'saf..
    12.03.09 SLA shelling kills 82 civilians inside 'safe zone'..
    12.03.09 50,000 families affected by floods in 'safe zone'
    11.03.09 SLA shelling kills 133 civilians including 49 chil..
    10.03.09 Sri Lankan cluster shelling kills 129 civilians wi..
    10.03.09 Colombo's shelling carnage of flood-hit civilians,..
    09.03.09 Shelling amidst mini-cyclone and lashing rains, th..
    07.03.09 Sri Lankan attacks kill 208 civilians within 72 ho..
    06.03.09 Doctors warn severe shortage of medicines in Vanni
    06.03.09 Acid test for international actors
    06.03.09 Only 2.2% of humanitarian supplies reached Vanni i..
    05.03.09 Perpetrating civilian starvation is violation of a..
    05.03.09 SLA fires cluster shells near hospital, scores wou..
    05.03.09 Diarrhea claims 13 lives in Vanni within 14 days
    04.03.09 SLA shelling kills more children, carnage in 'safe..
    04.03.09 ICRC worker killed in SLA shelling
    04.03.09 SLA in killing spree in the 'safety zone', 73 kill..
    04.03.09 Shell landed on a civilian saves others
    04.03.09 Deputy ZDE of Mullaiththeevu dies of shock from sh..
    03.03.09 RDHS confirms 13 hunger deaths, urges officials to..
    03.03.09 SLA shells hospital environs, 13 killed including ..
    03.03.09 Skin rash breaks among children in Vanni
    03.03.09 Vanni IDPs starving due to acute shortage of food
    02.03.09 SLA shelling kills 122 within 3 days in Mullaithth..
    02.03.09 Hunger claims lives in Vanni
    02.03.09 Colombo killed 700 children in 2 months – LTTE Rad..
    28.02.09 Newborn babies bereft of milk, humanitarian situat..
    27.02.09 Downed SLAF aircraft was engaged in carpet-bombing
    24.02.09 Heavy fighting in PTK, civilians trapped in SLA ba..
    24.02.09 Children vulnerable to SLA shelling in new 'safe z..
    22.02.09 50 Tamil civilians killed, 130 wounded within 48 h..
    21.02.09 13 civilians killed, 70 wounded in SLA barrage Fri..
    21.02.09 SLA barrages Mullaiththeevu after Tiger air attack..
    19.02.09 30 families wiped out in massive attack Wednesday,..
    18.02.09 Massive air attack on civilian targets, scores kil..
    18.02.09 SLA artillery fire hits new 'safety zone', 108 kil..
    16.02.09 260 killed, SLA shells and boxes civilians, preven..
    16.02.09 Colombo uses firebombs setting ablaze civilian tar..
    14.02.09 75 feared killed in SLA shelling, elders home
    13.02.09 Herding people by terror: Intense shelling, dead b..
    10.02.09 Relentless shelling expels civilians from 'safety ..
    08.02.09 80 killed, 200 wounded, carnage continues inside '..
    08.02.09 More than 180 killed in Sri Lankan bombardment wit..
    07.02.09 SLAF bombs Ponnampalam hospital, 61 patients kille..
    05.02.09 SLA attacks 'safety zone' using short-range mortar..
    05.02.09 Hospital attacked, 7 killed, dozens wounded
    04.02.09 Deliberate massacre, not 'crossfire' killing Tamil..
    02.02.09 SLAF bombers attack Vanni, deploy cluster bombs
    02.02.09 Nurse killed in Udaiyaarkaddu hospital, ICRC staff..
    02.02.09 More than 5,000 shells fired on 'safety zone', cas..
    02.02.09 SLA fires MBRL rockets on IDP camp, several feared..
    02.02.09 SLA shells PTK hospital, 9 killed, 15 wounded
    01.02.09 Civilian casualties rise, SLA, SLAF attacks contin..
    01.02.09 Shelling hits hospital, ICRC shocked
    31.01.09 Artillery-fired cluster shells, aerial bombing on ..
    31.01.09 SLA shelling continues on 'safety zone', Colombo r..
    30.01.09 Only international-sponsored ceasefire can lead to..
    29.01.09 Artillery barrage kills 44 civilians, 178 wounded ..
    28.01.09 Brutal attack on civilians, assurance to Mukherjee..
    28.01.09 46 more civilians killed Tuesday, few wounded surv..
    28.01.09 Hospitals, ambulances hit by shelling, hundreds ki..
    27.01.09 300,000 civilians face hunger, Colombo, abettors r..
    27.01.09 Norway breaks silence, condemns war
    27.01.09 Dead bodies decomposed beyond identification – med..
    27.01.09 Artillery barrage continues on 'safety zone', no s..
    26.01.09 Targeting civilians in safety zone, premeditated w..
    26.01.09 'Biased UN official misleads humanity, safely sitt..
    26.01.09 More than 1,000 wounded, Mullai RDHS urges IC to s..
    26.01.09 TNA seeks IC to stop carnage, urges medical help t..
    26.01.09 More than 300 civilians feared killed, people blee..
    26.01.09 Does IC know no human dignity of civilians, asks a..
    26.01.09 100 civilians feared killed, countless wounded, ar..
    25.01.09 SLA shelling kills 22 civilians, wounds 60, target..
    24.01.09 12 civilians killed, 87 wounded, SLA continues art..
    23.01.09 'Safety zone' shelled again, 5 civilians killed, 8..
    23.01.09 Artillery barrage continues, 3 killed, 33 wounded
    22.01.09 2 medical staff wounded in artillery barrage on ho..
    22.01.09 Military was provided with exact coordinates of ho..
    22.01.09 Hospital bombed, 5 killed, 15 wounded
    22.01.09 66 civilians killed within 3 days – Mullai RDHS
    22.01.09 SLA attacks civilians in 'secure zone', several ki..
    21.01.09 IC urged to act on humanitarian grounds to safegua..
    20.01.09 Unprecedented civilian carnage in Vanni
    18.01.09 Vanni civilians under deadly siege
    18.01.09 Artillery barrage kills several civilians, dozens ..
    18.01.09 Sri Lankan shelling kills 4 civilians, children am..
    17.01.09 Catholic priests appeal to UN to intervene in Vann..
    16.01.09 5 civilians killed, 7 injured in Sri Lankan artill..
    16.01.09 Jaffna Bishop urges SL President to stop bombardme..
    16.01.09 Humanitarian tragedy in Vanni enters deadlier phas..
    16.01.09 "Which norms of liberal democracy preclude IC atte..
    13.01.09 Doctors call for attack free zones surrounding dis..
    13.01.09 Humanitarian tragedy unfolds in Vanni

  7. Over 50,000 Tamils were mudered last year. is the war without witness? No the whole world has the evidence, But the UN & world remained silent when thousands of women and children experienced painful slow death in the killing fields of Sri Lanka http://www.warwithoutwitness.com/

    Lest We Forget: Children affected by Genocidal War Crimes of Colombo
    Tamils all over the world mark 18 May as Genocidal War Crimes Day, observing one year remembrance of thousands who perished in the war, waged by the Sri Lankan state and its abettors, on the de-facto state of Tamil Eelam. Despite its repeated pledges to the International Community, the Sri Lankan state and its military machine vowing to erase 'separatism demand' from Tamils for generations, to turn heavy arms on civilian population claiming the lives of thousands of children and women in addition to depriving them of food, medicine and medical evacuation on time. The conduct of the Sri Lankan state, which disregarded all norms of humanity in the war, has posed a civilisational question, and justice remains undelivered. TamilNet releases 14 of 512 photos taken by a humanitarian worker to mark the Genocidal War Crimes Day. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    14.05.10 Lest We Forget: Children affected by Genocidal War..
    20.05.09 Fears mount for safety of doctors arrested by SLA
    16.05.09 Doctors quit safety zone, volunteer medics remain ..
    16.05.09 SLA continues intense barrage of heavy weapons
    16.05.09 Stench of dead bodies permeate Vanni, wounded allo..
    15.05.09 More than 100,000 civilians in safe zone, ICRC sus..
    15.05.09 'Safety zone' in smoke, close-quarter fighting is ..
    14.05.09 LTTE urges IC to save civilians in the name of hum..
    13.05.09 SLA barrage inflicts carnage, makeshift hospital r..
    13.05.09 SLA shells hospital again, several killed includin..
    12.05.09 US, UK want UN to facilitate 'safe evacuation' of ..
    12.05.09 SLA attacks hospital, 47 massacred
    11.05.09 SLA continues to inflict carnage
    10.05.09 1200 bodies counted, hundreds seriously injured, a..
    10.05.09 LTTE urges IC to act in the international way
    10.05.09 2,000 civilians feared slaughtered in a single nig..
    09.05.09 SLA artillery barrage hits 'safety zone' as ICRC s..
    09.05.09 Malnutrition in mothers triggers Jaundice, Hepatit..
    08.05.09 SLA steps up carnage on civilians
    05.05.09 US responsible, least humanitarian is dropping foo..
    05.05.09 TRO: Food shortage in Safe Zone, critical
    05.05.09 'Drop food now if the concern is humanitarian': Va..
    03.05.09 Colombo builds up for imminent massacre
    02.05.09 SLA massacres patients with targeted shelling, 64 ..
    01.05.09 SLA steps up attacks, civilian casualties mount am..
    29.04.09 300 feared killed, worst spurt of massacre imminen..
    29.04.09 Hospital attacked, SLN naval crafts fire artillery..
    28.04.09 500 grams rice, 20 grams sugar per person to reach..
    28.04.09 SLA fired 5,600 shells within 15 hours: LTTE
    28.04.09 IC makes history in experimenting ‘genocide bomb’
    28.04.09 Unprecedented carnage unfolds in Vanni
    27.04.09 Sri Lanka steps up intense barrage of heavy weapon..
    27.04.09 Sri Lanka continues air strikes violating own anno..
    26.04.09 Several civilians killed, 200 wounded within 5 hou..
    26.04.09 Inaction may cause 10,000 casualties: SOS appeal t..
    26.04.09 SLA poised for all-out-carnage
    26.04.09 Sri Lankan Defence Secretary rejects ceasefire, ca..
    26.04.09 LTTE announces unilateral ceasefire
    26.04.09 Colombo steps up air strikes, safe zone targeted 3..
    25.04.09 Starvation: Colombo deploys the worst genocidal we..
    25.04.09 Sri Lanka intensifies bombardment, 'safe zone' bom..
    25.04.09 Another carnage imminent as the two Indian mandari..
    24.04.09 165,000 civilians face imminent starvation, LTTE u..
    24.04.09 Colombo uses starvation, denial of medicine as wea..
    24.04.09 Civilian casualties top 20,000 in Vanni: Leaked UN..
    23.04.09 SLN crafts encircle ICRC ship in Vanni
    23.04.09 SLA shelling on church kills 14, Caritas-HUDEC Van..
    22.04.09 SLA fire hampers ICRC evacuation of seriously woun..
    22.04.09 SLA shells Church in Valaignarmadam, Fr. James Pat..
    21.04.09 SLA cluster bombs kill doctor, medical staff at Va..
    21.04.09 'SLA advances behind human shield, act fast to res..
    20.04.09 Nadesan denies reports of human bomb, blames Colom..
    20.04.09 Casualties cross 1000 in SLA's attempt to capture ..
    20.04.09 SLA fires cluster bombs on 'safety zone'
    20.04.09 Chaos and carnage as SLA enters 'safety zone'
    19.04.09 SLA launches ground push targeting 'safety zone'
    19.04.09 SLA attacks continue to target 'safety zone'
    18.04.09 'Starvation poised for worse killings than shellin..
    16.04.09 UN and IC signal civilian carnage
    16.04.09 Onslaught of civilians continues, more than 57 kil..
    16.04.09 SLA, SLAF intensify offensive targeting safety zon..
    15.04.09 SLA offensive on civilian zone continues
    15.04.09 Unprecedented carnage, SLA turns firepower on civi..
    14.04.09 Mass human tragedy possible any moment in 'safety ..
    14.04.09 SLA continues offensive at the doorstep of 'safe z..
    13.04.09 SLA attacks kill 23 Tamil civilians within 12 hour..
    13.04.09 SLA steps up ground offensive targeting 'safety zo..
    12.04.09 Plight of babies born and unborn
    12.04.09 31 civilians killed in SLA shelling, gunfire in 's..
    11.04.09 SLA embarks upon capturing attack on civilians, 30..
    11.04.09 SLA buildup poses severe threat to civilian securi..
    11.04.09 599 killed, 3350 injured inside 'safety zone' sinc..
    11.04.09 69 percent kids malnourished: Vanni health officia..
    10.04.09 Stop shelling say Co-chairs, attack continues amid..
    09.04.09 Carnage continues in Vanni
    08.04.09 SLA attacks kill 129 civilians, 282 wounded in 'sa..
    08.04.09 SLA bombs child nutrition centre in safety zone, 2..
    07.04.09 Colombo turns firepower onto 'safety zone'
    07.04.09 Threat of starvation haunts "Safe Zone" families
    06.04.09 Medical official reports on pattern of shelling in..
    05.04.09 Mangled bodies, torn limbs litter Safe Zone – medi..
    05.04.09 SLA intensifies attacks on Safe Zone, 71 civilians..
    04.04.09 Recognize our freedom: Vanni civilian leader
    03.04.09 SLA attacks kill 90 civililans within 3 days, 195 ..
    03.04.09 Eyewitness reports horrific experiences at makeshi..
    02.04.09 SLA fired artillery shells create havoc inside saf..
    31.03.09 SLA fires cluster shells, 45 civilians killed, 120..
    31.03.09 SLA attacks kill 88 Tamils, including 21 children ..
    30.03.09 SLA attacks kill 53 civilians inside 'safety zone'..
    29.03.09 'Global order' experiments with body and mind of V..
    28.03.09 179 civilians including 76 children killed within ..
    26.03.09 SLA attacks kill Mullai DS officials engaged in hu..
    26.03.09 SLA attacks hospital, 5 patients killed, 11 wounde..
    26.03.09 Carnage continues, 131 civilians including 32 chil..
    24.03.09 62 civilians killed, SLA, SLAF step up attacks on ..
    24.03.09 SLA attacks kill 128 civilians in 48 hours
    22.03.09 42 civilians killed, 80 wounded in Vanni Saturday
    21.03.09 SLA shelling kills 102 civilians within 3 days ins..
    17.03.09 84 killed, 182 wounded in SLAF attacks, shelling o..
    17.03.09 18 civilians reported missing in 'safe-zone' borde..
    17.03.09 'Safe zone' under encircling fire, 137 killed in 3..
    15.03.09 Makeshift-hospital struggles without medicines
    15.03.09 Shelling doesn't spare even babies in wombs
    15.03.09 Civilian casualties mount as intense bombing and s..
    13.03.09 SLA shelling targets relief supplies and hospital,..
    13.03.09 SLA shelling targets humanitarian supplies in 'saf..
    12.03.09 SLA shelling kills 82 civilians inside 'safe zone'..
    12.03.09 50,000 families affected by floods in 'safe zone'
    11.03.09 SLA shelling kills 133 civilians including 49 chil..
    10.03.09 Sri Lankan cluster shelling kills 129 civilians wi..
    10.03.09 Colombo's shelling carnage of flood-hit civilians,..
    09.03.09 Shelling amidst mini-cyclone and lashing rains, th..
    07.03.09 Sri Lankan attacks kill 208 civilians within 72 ho..
    06.03.09 Doctors warn severe shortage of medicines in Vanni
    06.03.09 Acid test for international actors
    06.03.09 Only 2.2% of humanitarian supplies reached Vanni i..
    05.03.09 Perpetrating civilian starvation is violation of a..
    05.03.09 SLA fires cluster shells near hospital, scores wou..
    05.03.09 Diarrhea claims 13 lives in Vanni within 14 days
    04.03.09 SLA shelling kills more children, carnage in 'safe..
    04.03.09 ICRC worker killed in SLA shelling
    04.03.09 SLA in killing spree in the 'safety zone', 73 kill..
    04.03.09 Shell landed on a civilian saves others
    04.03.09 Deputy ZDE of Mullaiththeevu dies of shock from sh..
    03.03.09 RDHS confirms 13 hunger deaths, urges officials to..
    03.03.09 SLA shells hospital environs, 13 killed including ..
    03.03.09 Skin rash breaks among children in Vanni
    03.03.09 Vanni IDPs starving due to acute shortage of food
    02.03.09 SLA shelling kills 122 within 3 days in Mullaithth..
    02.03.09 Hunger claims lives in Vanni
    02.03.09 Colombo killed 700 children in 2 months – LTTE Rad..
    28.02.09 Newborn babies bereft of milk, humanitarian situat..
    27.02.09 Downed SLAF aircraft was engaged in carpet-bombing
    24.02.09 Heavy fighting in PTK, civilians trapped in SLA ba..
    24.02.09 Children vulnerable to SLA shelling in new 'safe z..
    22.02.09 50 Tamil civilians killed, 130 wounded within 48 h..
    21.02.09 13 civilians killed, 70 wounded in SLA barrage Fri..
    21.02.09 SLA barrages Mullaiththeevu after Tiger air attack..
    19.02.09 30 families wiped out in massive attack Wednesday,..
    18.02.09 Massive air attack on civilian targets, scores kil..
    18.02.09 SLA artillery fire hits new 'safety zone', 108 kil..
    16.02.09 260 killed, SLA shells and boxes civilians, preven..
    16.02.09 Colombo uses firebombs setting ablaze civilian tar..
    14.02.09 75 feared killed in SLA shelling, elders home
    13.02.09 Herding people by terror: Intense shelling, dead b..
    10.02.09 Relentless shelling expels civilians from 'safety ..
    08.02.09 80 killed, 200 wounded, carnage continues inside '..
    08.02.09 More than 180 killed in Sri Lankan bombardment wit..
    07.02.09 SLAF bombs Ponnampalam hospital, 61 patients kille..
    05.02.09 SLA attacks 'safety zone' using short-range mortar..
    05.02.09 Hospital attacked, 7 killed, dozens wounded
    04.02.09 Deliberate massacre, not 'crossfire' killing Tamil..
    02.02.09 SLAF bombers attack Vanni, deploy cluster bombs
    02.02.09 Nurse killed in Udaiyaarkaddu hospital, ICRC staff..
    02.02.09 More than 5,000 shells fired on 'safety zone', cas..
    02.02.09 SLA fires MBRL rockets on IDP camp, several feared..
    02.02.09 SLA shells PTK hospital, 9 killed, 15 wounded
    01.02.09 Civilian casualties rise, SLA, SLAF attacks contin..
    01.02.09 Shelling hits hospital, ICRC shocked
    31.01.09 Artillery-fired cluster shells, aerial bombing on ..
    31.01.09 SLA shelling continues on 'safety zone', Colombo r..
    30.01.09 Only international-sponsored ceasefire can lead to..
    29.01.09 Artillery barrage kills 44 civilians, 178 wounded ..
    28.01.09 Brutal attack on civilians, assurance to Mukherjee..
    28.01.09 46 more civilians killed Tuesday, few wounded surv..
    28.01.09 Hospitals, ambulances hit by shelling, hundreds ki..
    27.01.09 300,000 civilians face hunger, Colombo, abettors r..
    27.01.09 Norway breaks silence, condemns war
    27.01.09 Dead bodies decomposed beyond identification – med..
    27.01.09 Artillery barrage continues on 'safety zone', no s..
    26.01.09 Targeting civilians in safety zone, premeditated w..
    26.01.09 'Biased UN official misleads humanity, safely sitt..
    26.01.09 More than 1,000 wounded, Mullai RDHS urges IC to s..
    26.01.09 TNA seeks IC to stop carnage, urges medical help t..
    26.01.09 More than 300 civilians feared killed, people blee..
    26.01.09 Does IC know no human dignity of civilians, asks a..
    26.01.09 100 civilians feared killed, countless wounded, ar..
    25.01.09 SLA shelling kills 22 civilians, wounds 60, target..
    24.01.09 12 civilians killed, 87 wounded, SLA continues art..
    23.01.09 'Safety zone' shelled again, 5 civilians killed, 8..
    23.01.09 Artillery barrage continues, 3 killed, 33 wounded
    22.01.09 2 medical staff wounded in artillery barrage on ho..
    22.01.09 Military was provided with exact coordinates of ho..
    22.01.09 Hospital bombed, 5 killed, 15 wounded
    22.01.09 66 civilians killed within 3 days – Mullai RDHS
    22.01.09 SLA attacks civilians in 'secure zone', several ki..
    21.01.09 IC urged to act on humanitarian grounds to safegua..
    20.01.09 Unprecedented civilian carnage in Vanni
    18.01.09 Vanni civilians under deadly siege
    18.01.09 Artillery barrage kills several civilians, dozens ..
    18.01.09 Sri Lankan shelling kills 4 civilians, children am..
    17.01.09 Catholic priests appeal to UN to intervene in Vann..
    16.01.09 5 civilians killed, 7 injured in Sri Lankan artill..
    16.01.09 Jaffna Bishop urges SL President to stop bombardme..
    16.01.09 Humanitarian tragedy in Vanni enters deadlier phas..
    16.01.09 "Which norms of liberal democracy preclude IC atte..
    13.01.09 Doctors call for attack free zones surrounding dis..
    13.01.09 Humanitarian tragedy unfolds in Vanni

  8. Why UN secretary general didn't set up an expert panel to look into alleged violations by the Sri Lankan army, even after one year? http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?2b24OXx4a43B

    Their voices are suppressed. They have lost their strength to fight back the oppression. But their heart cries are obvious. "Free thousands of our loved ones who are going through hunger and torture in the notorious Sri Lankan prisons,", "Give us back our homes and lands", "Give us the freedom to work in our own farms and fish in our own waters", "Stop abducting our sons and daughters" "stop abusing, torturing, raping and murdering our children", "Stop destroying our culture", "Give us back the freedom that we were all born with as humans on this planet" http://my.telegraph.co.uk/richarddixons/blog/2010

    What make things worse in Sri Lanka are not just the atrocities carried out by the fascist forces but the compromise made by some international elements, who have decided to support the criminals but turned a blind eye to the victims. They danced when the war criminals sang, and hid their faces in the sand when thousands of innocents were murdered in cold blood. UN, who is supposed to be a guardian for the oppressed and vulnerable in the world, had in fact assisted Sri Lanka in mass murdering innocent Tamils, simply by ignoring the cries of the dying at the crucial hours.

    Sri Lankan Tragedy is also about an unfair world that is letting the murderers and rapists to walk on red carpets but ignoring the plight of the innocents that are languishing in torture camps and prisons.

  9. Why UN secretary general didn't set up an expert panel to look into alleged violations by the Sri Lankan army, even after one year? http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?2b24OXx4a43B

    Their voices are suppressed. They have lost their strength to fight back the oppression. But their heart cries are obvious. "Free thousands of our loved ones who are going through hunger and torture in the notorious Sri Lankan prisons,", "Give us back our homes and lands", "Give us the freedom to work in our own farms and fish in our own waters", "Stop abducting our sons and daughters" "stop abusing, torturing, raping and murdering our children", "Stop destroying our culture", "Give us back the freedom that we were all born with as humans on this planet" http://my.telegraph.co.uk/richarddixons/blog/2010

    What make things worse in Sri Lanka are not just the atrocities carried out by the fascist forces but the compromise made by some international elements, who have decided to support the criminals but turned a blind eye to the victims. They danced when the war criminals sang, and hid their faces in the sand when thousands of innocents were murdered in cold blood. UN, who is supposed to be a guardian for the oppressed and vulnerable in the world, had in fact assisted Sri Lanka in mass murdering innocent Tamils, simply by ignoring the cries of the dying at the crucial hours.

    Sri Lankan Tragedy is also about an unfair world that is letting the murderers and rapists to walk on red carpets but ignoring the plight of the innocents that are languishing in torture camps and prisons.

  10. Justice has failed in sri lanka, Tamils struggle to survive, over 61 years of state state-sponsored chauvinistic oppression against the Tamil. International legal systems have so far failed to bring the Sri Lankan War Criminals to justice.

    After 61 years, Tamils lost everything, over 1/3 of the Tamils escaped the country. Every single Tamils in North & east became refugee one or many times. Still over 100,000 Tamils in the camps. Vanni people only see now buddist statue/temples along with army in vanni. Escaping Tamils are victim even for shark, FIVE Sri Lankan asylum seekers who swam for help after their Australia-bound boat ran out of fuel and food hundreds of kilometres off the coast may have been eaten by sharks.

    May 2009, a significant month that will never by forgotten by the Tamils living across the globe. A month filled with terror, a month filled with sorrows; a month in which families were separated, children displaced from parents, and mountains of corpses were left to rot. May 2009, the month in which we lost more than 50 000 of our innocent brothers and sisters. May 2009: Genocide of the Tamils.

    The Sri Lankan Government deliberately attempted to destroy Tamils in Sri Lanka the past year, the peak of its actions resulting in the catastrophe that took place in Mullivaikaal. Newborn babies, children, youth; those who would be the future of Tamileelam were wiped out in May 2009. These innocent lives, must not be forgotten.

    Let’s remember our people and our Maveerar whom we lost during the final war upon Tamils in Sri Lanka on May 2009. (post by Javahir)

    Tamils throughout the world, remember the victims of Black July ’83. Twenty-six years ago, the state-sponsored pogrom against Tamils in Sri Lanka resulted in the deaths of 3000 people, and property damages of over $300 million U.S. The days between July 24 and July 30, 1983, were tragic, and unforgettable, for the Tamils. The May 2009 war, which killed nearly 40,000 Tamil civilians, was record high, beating the July ‘83 holocaust. For the Sri Lankan government, it is victory, but for Tamils, it is the month to reflect and remember. Now May is, to Tamils, like February is to Black people around the world. Tamils the world over observe this occasion with rallies, vigils, and prayers.
    http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=145&id=5897

    Behind Barbed Wires
    Tens of thousand souls forever perished in those early months of 2009, not just on that sombre May. Our agonising cries, to the world we appealed. Our kith and kin crushed, scattered like the ash of withered leaves on their native soil. Our ebbing hopes clung to the morality of leaders and nations; we tried in vain to save them from unabated carnage. Oh, land of Vanni, once our refuge, why has your life been sacrificed?
    http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_12662.shtml

  11. Over 50,000 Tamils were mudered last year. is the war without witness? No the whole world has the evidence, But the UN & world remained silent when thousands of women and children experienced painful slow death in the killing fields of Sri Lanka
    http://www.warwithoutwitness.com/

    Lest We Forget: Children affected by Genocidal War Crimes of Colombo
    Tamils all over the world mark 18 May as Genocidal War Crimes Day, observing one year remembrance of thousands who perished in the war, waged by the Sri Lankan state and its abettors, on the de-facto state of Tamil Eelam. Despite its repeated pledges to the International Community, the Sri Lankan state and its military machine vowing to erase ‘separatism demand’ from Tamils for generations, to turn heavy arms on civilian population claiming the lives of thousands of children and women in addition to depriving them of food, medicine and medical evacuation on time. The conduct of the Sri Lankan state, which disregarded all norms of humanity in the war, has posed a civilisational question, and justice remains undelivered. TamilNet releases 14 of 512 photos taken by a humanitarian worker to mark the Genocidal War Crimes Day.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31753

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    22.04.09 SLA shells Church in Valaignarmadam, Fr. James Pat..
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    21.04.09 ‘SLA advances behind human shield, act fast to res..
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    20.04.09 SLA fires cluster bombs on ‘safety zone’
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    16.04.09 UN and IC signal civilian carnage
    16.04.09 Onslaught of civilians continues, more than 57 kil..
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    15.04.09 Unprecedented carnage, SLA turns firepower on civi..
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    13.04.09 SLA steps up ground offensive targeting ‘safety zo..
    12.04.09 Plight of babies born and unborn
    12.04.09 31 civilians killed in SLA shelling, gunfire in ‘s..
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    11.04.09 599 killed, 3350 injured inside ‘safety zone’ sinc..
    11.04.09 69 percent kids malnourished: Vanni health officia..
    10.04.09 Stop shelling say Co-chairs, attack continues amid..
    09.04.09 Carnage continues in Vanni
    08.04.09 SLA attacks kill 129 civilians, 282 wounded in ‘sa..
    08.04.09 SLA bombs child nutrition centre in safety zone, 2..
    07.04.09 Colombo turns firepower onto ‘safety zone’
    07.04.09 Threat of starvation haunts “Safe Zone” families
    06.04.09 Medical official reports on pattern of shelling in..
    05.04.09 Mangled bodies, torn limbs litter Safe Zone – medi..
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    04.04.09 Recognize our freedom: Vanni civilian leader
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    03.04.09 Eyewitness reports horrific experiences at makeshi..
    02.04.09 SLA fired artillery shells create havoc inside saf..
    31.03.09 SLA fires cluster shells, 45 civilians killed, 120..
    31.03.09 SLA attacks kill 88 Tamils, including 21 children ..
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    29.03.09 ‘Global order’ experiments with body and mind of V..
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    26.03.09 SLA attacks hospital, 5 patients killed, 11 wounde..
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    24.03.09 SLA attacks kill 128 civilians in 48 hours
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    17.03.09 18 civilians reported missing in ‘safe-zone’ borde..
    17.03.09 ‘Safe zone’ under encircling fire, 137 killed in 3..
    15.03.09 Makeshift-hospital struggles without medicines
    15.03.09 Shelling doesn’t spare even babies in wombs
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    13.03.09 SLA shelling targets relief supplies and hospital,..
    13.03.09 SLA shelling targets humanitarian supplies in ‘saf..
    12.03.09 SLA shelling kills 82 civilians inside ‘safe zone’..
    12.03.09 50,000 families affected by floods in ‘safe zone’
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    10.03.09 Colombo’s shelling carnage of flood-hit civilians,..
    09.03.09 Shelling amidst mini-cyclone and lashing rains, th..
    07.03.09 Sri Lankan attacks kill 208 civilians within 72 ho..
    06.03.09 Doctors warn severe shortage of medicines in Vanni
    06.03.09 Acid test for international actors
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    05.03.09 Perpetrating civilian starvation is violation of a..
    05.03.09 SLA fires cluster shells near hospital, scores wou..
    05.03.09 Diarrhea claims 13 lives in Vanni within 14 days
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    04.03.09 ICRC worker killed in SLA shelling
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    04.03.09 Shell landed on a civilian saves others
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    03.03.09 RDHS confirms 13 hunger deaths, urges officials to..
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    03.03.09 Skin rash breaks among children in Vanni
    03.03.09 Vanni IDPs starving due to acute shortage of food
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    27.02.09 Downed SLAF aircraft was engaged in carpet-bombing
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  12. Now the war is ended but the excuse that “LTTE remnants in the country pose a threat” is used to continue the ER/PTA, though 12,000 tamils are held in secret detention camps.

    It is reported that there is dissention in the attorney general’s department about prosecuting these in courts.

    It is evident that ER/PTA is being used to suppress civil liberties.

    Will this go on for the next six years is the fear of ordinary citizens.

    This seems likely from the voting on the ‘emergency’.

  13. The detention, trial, imprisonment and subsequent pardon of the journalist Tissainayagam reveals that the rule of law no longer applies in Sri Lanka. Tissanayagam’s almost two and a half year ordeal by law sets out the extent to which the law in Sri Lanka has become an instrument of political and ethnic coercion rather than the guarantor of justice, rights and stability.

    After months of mounting international pressure, it appears that Tissainayagam will finally be pardoned by Presidential decree – an outcome that does little to restore faith in the system whilst revealing that Sri Lanka’s legalised capacity for violence and coercion can only be restrained by international intervention.

    The conditions of Tissainayagam’s detention as well as the charges that were laid against him violated all the fundamental principles that guarantee the law’s compliance with the principle of the rule of law. Despite all of this Sri Lanka’s legal system delivered a verdict of guilty and in accordance with its own distorted principles sentenced him to twenty years of imprisonment.

    Kept in detention for months without charge Tissainayagam and the other Tamil journalists were subject to abuse including the extraction of forced confessions. They were denied proper access to defence and police officers supervised the few meetings the defendants were allowed with their lawyers.

    Not only was Tissainayagam finally convicted and sentenced on the basis of a forced conviction, the charges of ‘inciting communal hatred’ were also a clear violation of universally applicable norms regarding the reasonable expression of political dissent.

    He was charged on the basis of articles and editorials that appeared in the English language North East Herald that reported on Sri Lanka’s military campaign from a Tamil perspective as a fundamental threat to Tamil lives, security and integrity of the Tamil polity.

    Although there was nothing in this that could reasonably be interpreted as inciting communal hatred, it was of course fundamentally at odds with the mainstream Sri Lankan media’s depiction of the war as an epic struggle against terrorism which would finally liberate the Sinhala motherland from the clutches of LTTE separatism.

    The legal system’s ability to convict Tissainayagam on the basis of a confession obtained under torture on charges that amount to accusations ‘thought crime’ reveal that Sri Lanka has fully departed from the principles of the rule of law.

  14. I think, Sri Lankan president’s reported decision to pardon him does not restore legality or a sense of fairness to the conduct of this case. A presidential pardon is not the same as a legal acquittal and Tissanayagam’s life and freedom has ultimately been decided by presidential whim rather than the normal operation of an impersonal but just set of legal mechanisms.

    The Presidential pardon echoes medieval forms of justice dispensed as royal patronage and is in keeping with Sinhala leaders’ proclivity for styling themselves as mythical Sinhala rulers.

    Rajapakse associates himself with the fabled Duttugemunu, his predecessor Chandrika chose to mark the Sinhala military’s capture of Jaffna in a ‘royal’ style ritual in which she received the Tamil city that was renamed in Sinhala as ‘Yappapatune’. Meanwhile Sri Lanka’s first executive president Jeyawardene penned a treatise entitled ‘Golden Chains’ in which he presented himself as the latest in a 2,000 year line of Sinhala chieftains.

    Not only does the pardon fail to exonerate Tissanayagam of the chilling charges of ‘thought crime’, it also fails to address the sinister provision of Sri Lanka’s anti terrorism legislation that leaves Tamils at the mercy of an ethnically biased legal system.

  15. Well, a report by the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association found that Tamils were left ‘unprotected’ in Sri Lanka’s legal system as the legal aid system, funded by the UN, operated a policy of not providing assistance to cases involving terrorism legislation. This has left many Tamils incarcerated for years at a time without hope of legal redress.

    In October 2009 for example a Colombo based human rights group found a twenty nine year old Tamil youth in Welikada prison who had been detained for fifteen years, since the age of fourteen, under the terrorism legislation. He had not been charged or brought before a court and had been deprived of fifteen years of his youth for no apparent reason except that he was Tamil. There are possibly countless others in a similar situation.

    Tissainayagam’s freedom was finally assured by his international profile which led to sustained pressure on his behalf. Tellingly it was Sri Lanka’s external affairs minister, G. L Pieris, who announced the pardon to the gathered international media. The pardon is clearly an act of Sri Lanka’s international diplomacy, an act made possible by the complete absence of the rule of law as an operating principle in its legal system.

    Sri Lanka may hope that pardoning Tissainayagam will ease the international pressure, perhaps reversing the European Union’s suspension of preferential tariffs on the island’s key export, garments. However, the international community can no longer afford to be bought off with such superficial gestures.

    Royal pardons have no place in a state that must now grow up and become a stable, inclusive and constitutional democracy. Sri Lanka’s legal, administrative and constitutional systems require a radical overhaul. As the outcome of Tissainayagam’s legal ordeal demonstrates, the only way this can be achieved is through sustained and ongoing international intervention.

  16. Why UN secretary general didn’t set up an expert panel to look into alleged violations by the Sri Lankan army, even after one year?
    http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?2b24OXx4a43B54Ie4a4YAQ6ce2acYBP3cd2pdmA2e0dC0MmAce03cYBJ0cd3vlmAd0

    Their voices are suppressed. They have lost their strength to fight back the oppression. But their heart cries are obvious. “Free thousands of our loved ones who are going through hunger and torture in the notorious Sri Lankan prisons,”, “Give us back our homes and lands”, “Give us the freedom to work in our own farms and fish in our own waters”, “Stop abducting our sons and daughters” “stop abusing, torturing, raping and murdering our children”, “Stop destroying our culture”, “Give us back the freedom that we were all born with as humans on this planet”
    http://my.telegraph.co.uk/richarddixons/blog/2010/01/22/can_the_new_king_of_sri_lanka_bring_deliverance_to_the_tamils

    What make things worse in Sri Lanka are not just the atrocities carried out by the fascist forces but the compromise made by some international elements, who have decided to support the criminals but turned a blind eye to the victims. They danced when the war criminals sang, and hid their faces in the sand when thousands of innocents were murdered in cold blood. UN, who is supposed to be a guardian for the oppressed and vulnerable in the world, had in fact assisted Sri Lanka in mass murdering innocent Tamils, simply by ignoring the cries of the dying at the crucial hours.

    Sri Lankan Tragedy is also about an unfair world that is letting the murderers and rapists to walk on red carpets but ignoring the plight of the innocents that are languishing in torture camps and prisons.

  17. The numbers of disappearances are known.

    In Colombo alone there had been nearly 600 disappearances.

    Then , in the whole Island , how many more could have disappeared ?

    Our Lanka e news website ahs published the names , addresses, the place of abduction etc. in detail from time to time .

    Because the 600 who disappeared are Tamils and Muslims , the Sinhala people have been made to make it a habit to say they are ‘Tigers’ or ‘ it is alright, after all it is they’.

    If there were 600 Tigers in Colombo , there should have been 24 of their platoons .

    What couldn’t they have done in the city of Colombo ?

    These are utter falsehoods.

    Many of those who disappeared are innocent youngsters..

  18. Do ou know what is done to those who are abducted?

    One allegation that they are killed.

    Their heads and bodies are then cut into pieces , and taken by boat to the sea and thrown .

    When that happens , neither the body nor the head comes to the surface of the water, he pointed out.

    Never can any evidence be traced.

    A Sinhlese man from Colombo, was taking treatment in Hospital.

    In the next bed , was a Naval officer.

    He heard his wife whispering referring to her husband , ‘my husband by going to the sea in the night to throw dead bodies , has become mentally deranged.’

  19. Apartments are being built for 60 000 Sinhalese families of Sri Lankan of armed services personnel in Jaffna, Kankesanthurai, Mullaitivu and Pooneryn.

    Two cantonments are coming up in Killinochi and Mullaitivu, both in Northern Sri Lanka under an agreement signed by Basil Rajapaksa, head of Presidential Task Force for reconstruction with China. About 500 acres have been acquired for the purpose.

    Why such urgency of beefing up military installations in North Sri Lanka?

    And on the continued involvement of China in the war like preparations in the post-war period so close to the Indian shores

  20. Now the war is ended but the excuse that “LTTE remnants in the country pose a threat” is used to continue the ER/PTA, though 12,000 tamils are held in secret detention camps.

    It is reported that there is dissention in the attorney general’s department about prosecuting these in courts.

    It is evident that ER/PTA is being used to suppress civil liberties.

    Will this go on for the next six years is the fear of ordinary citizens.

    This seems likely from the voting on the ‘emergency’.

  21. The detention, trial, imprisonment and subsequent pardon of the journalist Tissainayagam reveals that the rule of law no longer applies in Sri Lanka. Tissanayagam’s almost two and a half year ordeal by law sets out the extent to which the law in Sri Lanka has become an instrument of political and ethnic coercion rather than the guarantor of justice, rights and stability.

    After months of mounting international pressure, it appears that Tissainayagam will finally be pardoned by Presidential decree – an outcome that does little to restore faith in the system whilst revealing that Sri Lanka’s legalised capacity for violence and coercion can only be restrained by international intervention.

    The conditions of Tissainayagam’s detention as well as the charges that were laid against him violated all the fundamental principles that guarantee the law’s compliance with the principle of the rule of law. Despite all of this Sri Lanka’s legal system delivered a verdict of guilty and in accordance with its own distorted principles sentenced him to twenty years of imprisonment.

    Kept in detention for months without charge Tissainayagam and the other Tamil journalists were subject to abuse including the extraction of forced confessions. They were denied proper access to defence and police officers supervised the few meetings the defendants were allowed with their lawyers.

    Not only was Tissainayagam finally convicted and sentenced on the basis of a forced conviction, the charges of ‘inciting communal hatred’ were also a clear violation of universally applicable norms regarding the reasonable expression of political dissent.

    He was charged on the basis of articles and editorials that appeared in the English language North East Herald that reported on Sri Lanka’s military campaign from a Tamil perspective as a fundamental threat to Tamil lives, security and integrity of the Tamil polity.

    Although there was nothing in this that could reasonably be interpreted as inciting communal hatred, it was of course fundamentally at odds with the mainstream Sri Lankan media’s depiction of the war as an epic struggle against terrorism which would finally liberate the Sinhala motherland from the clutches of LTTE separatism.

    The legal system’s ability to convict Tissainayagam on the basis of a confession obtained under torture on charges that amount to accusations ‘thought crime’ reveal that Sri Lanka has fully departed from the principles of the rule of law.

  22. I think, Sri Lankan president’s reported decision to pardon him does not restore legality or a sense of fairness to the conduct of this case. A presidential pardon is not the same as a legal acquittal and Tissanayagam’s life and freedom has ultimately been decided by presidential whim rather than the normal operation of an impersonal but just set of legal mechanisms.

    The Presidential pardon echoes medieval forms of justice dispensed as royal patronage and is in keeping with Sinhala leaders’ proclivity for styling themselves as mythical Sinhala rulers.

    Rajapakse associates himself with the fabled Duttugemunu, his predecessor Chandrika chose to mark the Sinhala military’s capture of Jaffna in a ‘royal’ style ritual in which she received the Tamil city that was renamed in Sinhala as ‘Yappapatune’. Meanwhile Sri Lanka’s first executive president Jeyawardene penned a treatise entitled ‘Golden Chains’ in which he presented himself as the latest in a 2,000 year line of Sinhala chieftains.

    Not only does the pardon fail to exonerate Tissanayagam of the chilling charges of ‘thought crime’, it also fails to address the sinister provision of Sri Lanka’s anti terrorism legislation that leaves Tamils at the mercy of an ethnically biased legal system.

  23. Well, a report by the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association found that Tamils were left ‘unprotected’ in Sri Lanka’s legal system as the legal aid system, funded by the UN, operated a policy of not providing assistance to cases involving terrorism legislation. This has left many Tamils incarcerated for years at a time without hope of legal redress.

    In October 2009 for example a Colombo based human rights group found a twenty nine year old Tamil youth in Welikada prison who had been detained for fifteen years, since the age of fourteen, under the terrorism legislation. He had not been charged or brought before a court and had been deprived of fifteen years of his youth for no apparent reason except that he was Tamil. There are possibly countless others in a similar situation.

    Tissainayagam’s freedom was finally assured by his international profile which led to sustained pressure on his behalf. Tellingly it was Sri Lanka’s external affairs minister, G. L Pieris, who announced the pardon to the gathered international media. The pardon is clearly an act of Sri Lanka’s international diplomacy, an act made possible by the complete absence of the rule of law as an operating principle in its legal system.

    Sri Lanka may hope that pardoning Tissainayagam will ease the international pressure, perhaps reversing the European Union’s suspension of preferential tariffs on the island’s key export, garments. However, the international community can no longer afford to be bought off with such superficial gestures.

    Royal pardons have no place in a state that must now grow up and become a stable, inclusive and constitutional democracy. Sri Lanka’s legal, administrative and constitutional systems require a radical overhaul. As the outcome of Tissainayagam’s legal ordeal demonstrates, the only way this can be achieved is through sustained and ongoing international intervention.

  24. The numbers of disappearances are known.

    In Colombo alone there had been nearly 600 disappearances.

    Then , in the whole Island , how many more could have disappeared ?

    Our Lanka e news website ahs published the names , addresses, the place of abduction etc. in detail from time to time .

    Because the 600 who disappeared are Tamils and Muslims , the Sinhala people have been made to make it a habit to say they are ‘Tigers’ or ‘ it is alright, after all it is they’.

    If there were 600 Tigers in Colombo , there should have been 24 of their platoons .

    What couldn’t they have done in the city of Colombo ?

    These are utter falsehoods.

    Many of those who disappeared are innocent youngsters..

  25. Do ou know what is done to those who are abducted?

    One allegation that they are killed.

    Their heads and bodies are then cut into pieces , and taken by boat to the sea and thrown .

    When that happens , neither the body nor the head comes to the surface of the water, he pointed out.

    Never can any evidence be traced.

    A Sinhlese man from Colombo, was taking treatment in Hospital.

    In the next bed , was a Naval officer.

    He heard his wife whispering referring to her husband , ‘my husband by going to the sea in the night to throw dead bodies , has become mentally deranged.’

  26. Figures as of 22 April

    • 80,246 people – in camps in Vavuniya, Mannar and Jaffna Districts.
    • 207,027 people – released from camps (of which 112,408 have returned to their districts of origin).
    • 93,427 people- staying with host families
    • 1,192 people – in social care institutions.

    Red Cross data
    http://www.ifrc.org/docs/appeals/10/MDRLK00201.pd

  27. Twenty houses where 45 families—mostly Muslim—lived were bulldozed on the orders of the Sri Lankan Defence Ministry

    Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse, one of the president’s brothers, declared the Slave Island shanties to be “eyesores” that had to be removed. The government is seeking to clear what is prime real estate for development.

    Urban Development Authority (UDA) offered each household 100,000 rupees ($US880) as annual rental for an alternative residence. However, when men reluctantly went to the UDA office to obtain the money, they were given only 5,000 rupees to transport their belongings.

    SLMC leader Rauf Hakeem declared the group would take legal action, saying: “It is disgraceful the way people have been evicted. They should have at least been given one month instead of two hours.” UNP provincial councillor Mujibur Rahman claimed that the eviction was retaliation for many shanty dwellers voting UNP in last month’s parliamentary elections

    Chamal Jayaneththi, a NSSP leader said “This is not Mahinda’s vision but Mahinda’s dastardly vision. We say that we are firing the first shot to expel the Mahinda’s vision at Slave Island. We can’t allow the building of this country in this method. This is a disastrous development.”

  28. Figures as of 22 April

    • 80,246 people – in camps in Vavuniya, Mannar and Jaffna Districts.
    • 207,027 people – released from camps (of which 112,408 have returned to their districts of origin).
    • 93,427 people- staying with host families
    • 1,192 people – in social care institutions.

    Red Cross data
    http://www.ifrc.org/docs/appeals/10/MDRLK00201.pd

  29. Figures as of 22 April

    • 80,246 people – in camps in Vavuniya, Mannar and Jaffna Districts.
    • 207,027 people – released from camps (of which 112,408 have returned to their districts of origin).
    • 93,427 people- staying with host families
    • 1,192 people – in social care institutions.

    Red Cross data
    http://www.ifrc.org/docs/appeals/10/MDRLK00201.pd

  30. Sri Lanka The Reconciliation Commission ?

    This commission is going to be a farce. It is going to be a repetition of the traditions of denial, the suppression of truth and trying to strengthen the local suppression that has been going on with the help of the people who are willing to support that tradition. Therefore it will not be a surprise that the so-called commissioners would be those who have a long record of being engaged in the suppression of all attempts of people to seek justice and find ways of dealing with a barbarous, indigenous past.

  31. Apartments are being built for 60 000 Sinhalese families of Sri Lankan of armed services personnel in Jaffna, Kankesanthurai, Mullaitivu and Pooneryn.

    Two cantonments are coming up in Killinochi and Mullaitivu, both in Northern Sri Lanka under an agreement signed by Basil Rajapaksa, head of Presidential Task Force for reconstruction with China. About 500 acres have been acquired for the purpose.

    Why such urgency of beefing up military installations in North Sri Lanka?

    And on the continued involvement of China in the war like preparations in the post-war period so close to the Indian shores

  32. Former caretaker of Uduppiddi E’l’langku’lam was found dead Saturday evening near the cremation grounds in Veampadi area in Thunnaalay South, Karaveddi,

    Vadamaraadchi, sources in Jaffna said. His body was naked and hands bound with many assault injuries.

    The victim was identified as Nallaiah Baskaran, 44, the father of four children.

  33. The poor are getting poorer, the cost of living is soaring, no salary hikes were given as promised, no money they say but these tamashas will go on not only in Colombo, in eight other towns as well.

    The intentions of the Rajapakse clan is to rule the nation with the concept of fear at the paramount, they will diddle and fiddle the Sinhala people till the cows come home.

    The master craftsman called the elections at the right time, before the masses could even digest the after effects of the war,, the foolish voters saw the modern day Dutugemunu and without thinking twice blinded by the victory over the much feared Tamils have handed an eternal gift to the modern day imitation Dutugemunu.

    Now, he desires to rule for ever and ever, then his brother may have a sniff, the way things are going with the infighting the mantle will go to the oldest son and the baton will be passed from pillar to post.

    All these will be achieved using the fear psychosis :kottiya is still coming, kotti still around will get the Pakse’s what they desire on a platter.

    There’s lots of truth in the saying Sinhalayo, modayo kawun kanda yothayo, even the kawuns will become a luxury.

  34. I dont know how to describe this country.

    So confused, so disoriente, so misguided and so foolish

    I have never seen such educated men behaving in this manner.

    This country has simply lost it values.

    It looks like there is no hope for this country.

    Looks like everything is working according to Prabaharans master plan.

    I am sure he should be laughing when the Sinhalease are executing his plan to destroy Sri Lanka

  35. GoSL stubborn failure in establishing a modern, democratic nation State with plurality for over 60 years since independence. Failure in establishing a nation State that should necessarily accommodate all ethnic, linguistic and religious communities and groups as equals with equal opportunities, in forging a futuristic society that accepts life within a competitive global economy. Political neglect in establishing such a pluralistic nation State, fostered and nurtured Bandaranayakes, Rajaratnams, Cyril Mathews, Nalin de Silvas, Amarasekaras, Champika Ranawakas and then the JVP as Sinhala entities that politically force bred Chelvanayagams, Amithalingams

  36. All of it together left this country at the end of the war, not only with accusations on crimes against humanity and war crimes for international lobbying, but with a massive human tragedy heaped on vast scale destruction to infrastructure and property in war ravaged areas.

    That being no small issue in this post 19/5 period, what is crucially important is the complete militarisation of society and a seriously endangered democracy that also decides the quality of rehabilitation and resettlement of all war affected people

    This in a failing economy that has little option but to sustain a family regime with no future plans for the country. Added is a miserable Opposition that is unable to understand what goes wrong with it, in living a viable Opposition.

  37. Rajapakse regime has so much stupid arrogance, insipid power which left the Opposition bewildered. Its this war that established this regime outside the Constitution and independent of a parliamentary majority. Its strength during the pre 19/5 period was beyond laws and Acts passed in parliament and that of enforcing Emergency Regulations (ER).

    That power, that arrogance to establish itself as a family “kleptocracy” came through a political ideology that thawed and garnished the Sinhala psyche into accepting this war with all its accompanying tragedy. That turned the Sinhala South to live with a malleable Sinhala psyche, justifying and enjoying all arbitrary arrests, all threats to life, all abductions and forced disappearances, all savage physical assaults, all extra judicial killings and also all extortions. This regime thus took hold of the State and political power, beyond law and above the constitution, with a warped Sinhala popularity.

    Yet after all these years of passivity, the Sinhala society can not be expected to live with a hopelessly failing economy that cuts across the very Sinhala supremacy it approved. The dilemma nevertheless is that this Sinhala society has no organised social structures, strong and credible enough to win over and mobilise people. Accepting the Opposition as a naïve presence, the trade union leaderships are also in disarray. Most sectors don’t have organic leaderships. Most public and private sector places are least unionised. They are heavily divided as professions and trades and on political affiliations too, with loose alliances and fronts that add little meaning to the divisions. Since late 60’s these politically led trade union leaderships have tended to go with State power. Today they have opted to tail the regime with most leaderships provided with petty perks.

    Therefore pressure on this regime comes from its own need to survive in a failing economy, over which the international community is placing conditions. What ever is said for public consumption, the apparel market in the EU draws the regime to compromise on human rights. The IMF has to be listened to, to restructure the economy to qualify for the next tranche of the loan. The world has to see the regime act democratically, to douse the fuming human rights lobby and also have Indian pressure satisfied. The very weight of these issues emerging after the war have pushed the regime to move with slow and cautious steps in compromising its existence.

    The “Lessons Learnt & Reconciliation Commission” comes just that way. It was approved in cabinet with a Rs.10 million budget, but in no way seems independent. Lacks capability in generating confidence among the affected Tamil people. The necessity to have such a Commission and the lack of any commitment in the regime, exposes the contradiction the regime lives with. Establishing the Commission on its own choice, while leaving the best option of making it inclusive and credible by having it discussed and approved in parliament, proves it beyond doubt.

    The Tamil people, who were victims of this war would have no reason to be part of it, even in their wildest dreams. Tamil parents in the war affected Vanni and North have even been denied the right to remember their own sons and daughters who died in this 30 year conflict. Their cemeteries have been ploughed and flattened to the ground, leaving the parents to sigh in mutilated post war agony.

  38. The Tamil people, who were victims of this war would have no reason to be part of it, even in their wildest dreams.

    Tamil parents in the war affected Vanni and North have even been denied the right to remember their own sons and daughters who died in this 30 year conflict.

    Their cemeteries have been ploughed and flattened to the ground, leaving the parents to sigh in mutilated post war agony.

  39. Twenty houses where 45 families—mostly Muslim—lived were bulldozed on the orders of the Sri Lankan Defence Ministry

    Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse, one of the president’s brothers, declared the Slave Island shanties to be “eyesores” that had to be removed. The government is seeking to clear what is prime real estate for development.

    Urban Development Authority (UDA) offered each household 100,000 rupees ($US880) as annual rental for an alternative residence. However, when men reluctantly went to the UDA office to obtain the money, they were given only 5,000 rupees to transport their belongings.

    SLMC leader Rauf Hakeem declared the group would take legal action, saying: “It is disgraceful the way people have been evicted. They should have at least been given one month instead of two hours.” UNP provincial councillor Mujibur Rahman claimed that the eviction was retaliation for many shanty dwellers voting UNP in last month’s parliamentary elections

    Chamal Jayaneththi, a NSSP leader said “This is not Mahinda’s vision but Mahinda’s dastardly vision. We say that we are firing the first shot to expel the Mahinda’s vision at Slave Island. We can’t allow the building of this country in this method. This is a disastrous development.”

  40. Figures as of 22 April

    • 80,246 people – in camps in Vavuniya, Mannar and Jaffna Districts.
    • 207,027 people – released from camps (of which 112,408 have returned to their districts of origin).
    • 93,427 people- staying with host families
    • 1,192 people – in social care institutions.

    Red Cross data

    http://www.ifrc.org/docs/appeals/10/MDRLK00201.pdf

  41. Sri Lanka The Reconciliation Commission ?

    This commission is going to be a farce. It is going to be a repetition of the traditions of denial, the suppression of truth and trying to strengthen the local suppression that has been going on with the help of the people who are willing to support that tradition. Therefore it will not be a surprise that the so-called commissioners would be those who have a long record of being engaged in the suppression of all attempts of people to seek justice and find ways of dealing with a barbarous, indigenous past.

  42. Former caretaker of Uduppiddi E’l’langku’lam was found dead Saturday evening near the cremation grounds in Veampadi area in Thunnaalay South, Karaveddi,

    Vadamaraadchi, sources in Jaffna said. His body was naked and hands bound with many assault injuries.

    The victim was identified as Nallaiah Baskaran, 44, the father of four children.

  43. The poor are getting poorer, the cost of living is soaring, no salary hikes were given as promised, no money they say but these tamashas will go on not only in Colombo, in eight other towns as well.

    The intentions of the Rajapakse clan is to rule the nation with the concept of fear at the paramount, they will diddle and fiddle the Sinhala people till the cows come home.

    The master craftsman called the elections at the right time, before the masses could even digest the after effects of the war,, the foolish voters saw the modern day Dutugemunu and without thinking twice blinded by the victory over the much feared Tamils have handed an eternal gift to the modern day imitation Dutugemunu.

    Now, he desires to rule for ever and ever, then his brother may have a sniff, the way things are going with the infighting the mantle will go to the oldest son and the baton will be passed from pillar to post.

    All these will be achieved using the fear psychosis :kottiya is still coming, kotti still around will get the Pakse’s what they desire on a platter.

    There’s lots of truth in the saying Sinhalayo, modayo kawun kanda yothayo, even the kawuns will become a luxury.

  44. I dont know how to describe this country.

    So confused, so disoriente, so misguided and so foolish

    I have never seen such educated men behaving in this manner.

    This country has simply lost it values.

    It looks like there is no hope for this country.

    Looks like everything is working according to Prabaharans master plan.

    I am sure he should be laughing when the Sinhalease are executing his plan to destroy Sri Lanka

  45. GoSL stubborn failure in establishing a modern, democratic nation State with plurality for over 60 years since independence. Failure in establishing a nation State that should necessarily accommodate all ethnic, linguistic and religious communities and groups as equals with equal opportunities, in forging a futuristic society that accepts life within a competitive global economy. Political neglect in establishing such a pluralistic nation State, fostered and nurtured Bandaranayakes, Rajaratnams, Cyril Mathews, Nalin de Silvas, Amarasekaras, Champika Ranawakas and then the JVP as Sinhala entities that politically force bred Chelvanayagams, Amithalingams

  46. All of it together left this country at the end of the war, not only with accusations on crimes against humanity and war crimes for international lobbying, but with a massive human tragedy heaped on vast scale destruction to infrastructure and property in war ravaged areas.

    That being no small issue in this post 19/5 period, what is crucially important is the complete militarisation of society and a seriously endangered democracy that also decides the quality of rehabilitation and resettlement of all war affected people

    This in a failing economy that has little option but to sustain a family regime with no future plans for the country. Added is a miserable Opposition that is unable to understand what goes wrong with it, in living a viable Opposition.

  47. Rajapakse regime has so much stupid arrogance, insipid power which left the Opposition bewildered. Its this war that established this regime outside the Constitution and independent of a parliamentary majority. Its strength during the pre 19/5 period was beyond laws and Acts passed in parliament and that of enforcing Emergency Regulations (ER).

    That power, that arrogance to establish itself as a family “kleptocracy” came through a political ideology that thawed and garnished the Sinhala psyche into accepting this war with all its accompanying tragedy. That turned the Sinhala South to live with a malleable Sinhala psyche, justifying and enjoying all arbitrary arrests, all threats to life, all abductions and forced disappearances, all savage physical assaults, all extra judicial killings and also all extortions. This regime thus took hold of the State and political power, beyond law and above the constitution, with a warped Sinhala popularity.

    Yet after all these years of passivity, the Sinhala society can not be expected to live with a hopelessly failing economy that cuts across the very Sinhala supremacy it approved. The dilemma nevertheless is that this Sinhala society has no organised social structures, strong and credible enough to win over and mobilise people. Accepting the Opposition as a naïve presence, the trade union leaderships are also in disarray. Most sectors don’t have organic leaderships. Most public and private sector places are least unionised. They are heavily divided as professions and trades and on political affiliations too, with loose alliances and fronts that add little meaning to the divisions. Since late 60’s these politically led trade union leaderships have tended to go with State power. Today they have opted to tail the regime with most leaderships provided with petty perks.

    Therefore pressure on this regime comes from its own need to survive in a failing economy, over which the international community is placing conditions. What ever is said for public consumption, the apparel market in the EU draws the regime to compromise on human rights. The IMF has to be listened to, to restructure the economy to qualify for the next tranche of the loan. The world has to see the regime act democratically, to douse the fuming human rights lobby and also have Indian pressure satisfied. The very weight of these issues emerging after the war have pushed the regime to move with slow and cautious steps in compromising its existence.

    The “Lessons Learnt & Reconciliation Commission” comes just that way. It was approved in cabinet with a Rs.10 million budget, but in no way seems independent. Lacks capability in generating confidence among the affected Tamil people. The necessity to have such a Commission and the lack of any commitment in the regime, exposes the contradiction the regime lives with. Establishing the Commission on its own choice, while leaving the best option of making it inclusive and credible by having it discussed and approved in parliament, proves it beyond doubt.

    The Tamil people, who were victims of this war would have no reason to be part of it, even in their wildest dreams. Tamil parents in the war affected Vanni and North have even been denied the right to remember their own sons and daughters who died in this 30 year conflict. Their cemeteries have been ploughed and flattened to the ground, leaving the parents to sigh in mutilated post war agony.

  48. The Tamil people, who were victims of this war would have no reason to be part of it, even in their wildest dreams.

    Tamil parents in the war affected Vanni and North have even been denied the right to remember their own sons and daughters who died in this 30 year conflict.

    Their cemeteries have been ploughed and flattened to the ground, leaving the parents to sigh in mutilated post war agony.

  49. Tamils have two september 11, one in May, other in July http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_12

    Former caretaker of Uduppiddi LTTE Heroes Resting Home found dead in Jaffna http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?2bIAQKe0dnlm

    Tracing Missing Persons http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art
    About one hundred thousand uprooted persons are still in internment camps while another two hundred thousand uprooted persons after their release are wandering without any future and without proper security

  50. Tamils have two september 11, one in May, other in July http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_12

    Former caretaker of Uduppiddi LTTE Heroes Resting Home found dead in Jaffna http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?2bIAQKe0dnlm

    Tracing Missing Persons http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art
    About one hundred thousand uprooted persons are still in internment camps while another two hundred thousand uprooted persons after their release are wandering without any future and without proper security

  51. Tamils have two september 11, one in May, other in July http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_12

    Former caretaker of Uduppiddi LTTE Heroes Resting Home found dead in Jaffna http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?2bIAQKe0dnlm

    Tracing Missing Persons http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art
    About one hundred thousand uprooted persons are still in internment camps while another two hundred thousand uprooted persons after their release are wandering without any future and without proper security

  52. DELHI SAYS ‘NO’ TO SRI LANKAN MODEL TO FIGHT NON-JIHARDI INSURGENCY

    Chidambaram allowing ethical (or moral or Dharmic) considerations in dealing with Maoist and Naxalite groups avoids the crude brutality embedded in Bush’s terrorism approach. SL is a pious devotee of the Bush doctrine. Observing the ethical dimension to non-jihardi insurgency policies would have saved the ignominious end of the leadership of the Tamil resistance leadership from the brutal Gothabhaya-Narayanan massacres in which tens of thousands civilians were also massacred; all serious crimes against humanity. In fact this rationale explains US’s attempt to ship out the Tamil resistance leaders to safety in May 2009 that Narayanan/Menon team ensured was defeated.

    The timing of Chidambaram bringing to focus an important policy dimension though delayed is to avoid the policies of the past that would have taken India down the divisive road. But that delay enabled Narayanan Gothabhaya to successfully execute the May 2009 massacres in SL. Some analysts are of the view that Delhi delayed the application of Chidambaram’s ‘ethical’ dimension to accommodate Narayanan Gothabhaya mission to destroy the leadership of the Tamil resistance and quench the Sonia family’s thirst for revenge for the alleged killing of Rajiv by the Tamil resistance leadership.
    http://www.groundreport.com/Politics/DELHI-SAYS-N

  53. Tamil are “free” to starve to death

    Kokkadicholai Suffers From Extreme Poverty

    Despite the end of war, many residents in rural areas of Batticaloa claim that they are fighting a ‘war for survival’ due to high costs of living combined with extreme poverty levels.

    “We are fighting a war on daily basis because of poverty. It’s hard to find something to eat. We have nobody to tell about our sufferings. We feel helpless and we feel that we are marginalized and ignored by authorities,” Sellamma Vinagamurthi (45) from Kokkadicholai

    “The food items are expensive. My husband died during the war time. I work on odd jobs to feed my family. I have three children to feed. I can’t feel anything other than being helpless and frustrated,”

    It’s been almost been three years since the government took control of the whole of rural Batticaloa – nothing has changed.

    Rev. Ampitiye Sumanarathana Thero from Mangalaramaya temple, Batticaloa, who works closely with the Tamil community said that hunger and poverty is a ‘real’ issue in the area that had not yet been addressed by authorities.
    “The Tamil community in rural Batticaloa areas are helpless. They have no leaders. The poverty continues to plague the Tamil community. Authorities are turning a blind eye to this problem and this will have serious repercussions,” he added.
    http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/05/16/kokkadic

  54. Sri Lanka reminds me of Zimbabwe when Robert Mugabe was voted in over 3 decades ago. I was no fan of the racist Ian Smith.But I had a feeling that proud of African country then Rhodesia, which was renamed Zimbabwe’s fortune will slide. A large exporter of Sugar, Wheat, Tobacco,Meat and many other that ensure the nationals of the country a high PQL is now one of the poorest. Over 4 million Zimbabweans – some professionals – are in the streets of South Africa illegally and working as menial labourers. Within the country there is hunger, unemployment and inflation going over 2 million percent. People are killing each other for food. Thuggery is everywhere in the name of Nationalism. Zimbabwe cannot find its feet for the next several generations.

  55. Tamils have two september 11, one in May, other in July
    http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_12667.shtml

    Former caretaker of Uduppiddi LTTE Heroes Resting Home found dead in Jaffna
    http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?2bIAQKe0dnlme0ecBBYU4a4f54Ucd3cYB2dc2Amd2a434OX3e230Mm30

    Tracing Missing Persons
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31755
    About one hundred thousand uprooted persons are still in internment camps while another two hundred thousand uprooted persons after their release are wandering without any future and without proper security

  56. DELHI SAYS ‘NO’ TO SRI LANKAN MODEL TO FIGHT NON-JIHARDI INSURGENCY

    Chidambaram allowing ethical (or moral or Dharmic) considerations in dealing with Maoist and Naxalite groups avoids the crude brutality embedded in Bush’s terrorism approach. SL is a pious devotee of the Bush doctrine. Observing the ethical dimension to non-jihardi insurgency policies would have saved the ignominious end of the leadership of the Tamil resistance leadership from the brutal Gothabhaya-Narayanan massacres in which tens of thousands civilians were also massacred; all serious crimes against humanity. In fact this rationale explains US’s attempt to ship out the Tamil resistance leaders to safety in May 2009 that Narayanan/Menon team ensured was defeated.

    The timing of Chidambaram bringing to focus an important policy dimension though delayed is to avoid the policies of the past that would have taken India down the divisive road. But that delay enabled Narayanan Gothabhaya to successfully execute the May 2009 massacres in SL. Some analysts are of the view that Delhi delayed the application of Chidambaram’s ‘ethical’ dimension to accommodate Narayanan Gothabhaya mission to destroy the leadership of the Tamil resistance and quench the Sonia family’s thirst for revenge for the alleged killing of Rajiv by the Tamil resistance leadership.
    http://www.groundreport.com/Politics/DELHI-SAYS-N

  57. DELHI SAYS ‘NO’ TO SRI LANKAN MODEL TO FIGHT NON-JIHARDI INSURGENCY

    Chidambaram allowing ethical (or moral or Dharmic) considerations in dealing with Maoist and Naxalite groups avoids the crude brutality embedded in Bush’s terrorism approach. SL is a pious devotee of the Bush doctrine. Observing the ethical dimension to non-jihardi insurgency policies would have saved the ignominious end of the leadership of the Tamil resistance leadership from the brutal Gothabhaya-Narayanan massacres in which tens of thousands civilians were also massacred; all serious crimes against humanity. In fact this rationale explains US’s attempt to ship out the Tamil resistance leaders to safety in May 2009 that Narayanan/Menon team ensured was defeated.

    The timing of Chidambaram bringing to focus an important policy dimension though delayed is to avoid the policies of the past that would have taken India down the divisive road. But that delay enabled Narayanan Gothabhaya to successfully execute the May 2009 massacres in SL. Some analysts are of the view that Delhi delayed the application of Chidambaram’s ‘ethical’ dimension to accommodate Narayanan Gothabhaya mission to destroy the leadership of the Tamil resistance and quench the Sonia family’s thirst for revenge for the alleged killing of Rajiv by the Tamil resistance leadership.
    http://www.groundreport.com/Politics/DELHI-SAYS-N

  58. Tamil are “free” to starve to death

    Kokkadicholai Suffers From Extreme Poverty

    Despite the end of war, many residents in rural areas of Batticaloa claim that they are fighting a ‘war for survival’ due to high costs of living combined with extreme poverty levels.

    “We are fighting a war on daily basis because of poverty. It’s hard to find something to eat. We have nobody to tell about our sufferings. We feel helpless and we feel that we are marginalized and ignored by authorities,” Sellamma Vinagamurthi (45) from Kokkadicholai

    “The food items are expensive. My husband died during the war time. I work on odd jobs to feed my family. I have three children to feed. I can’t feel anything other than being helpless and frustrated,”

    It’s been almost been three years since the government took control of the whole of rural Batticaloa – nothing has changed.

    Rev. Ampitiye Sumanarathana Thero from Mangalaramaya temple, Batticaloa, who works closely with the Tamil community said that hunger and poverty is a ‘real’ issue in the area that had not yet been addressed by authorities.
    “The Tamil community in rural Batticaloa areas are helpless. They have no leaders. The poverty continues to plague the Tamil community. Authorities are turning a blind eye to this problem and this will have serious repercussions,” he added.
    http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/05/16/kokkadic

  59. Tamil are “free” to starve to death

    Kokkadicholai Suffers From Extreme Poverty

    Despite the end of war, many residents in rural areas of Batticaloa claim that they are fighting a ‘war for survival’ due to high costs of living combined with extreme poverty levels.

    “We are fighting a war on daily basis because of poverty. It’s hard to find something to eat. We have nobody to tell about our sufferings. We feel helpless and we feel that we are marginalized and ignored by authorities,” Sellamma Vinagamurthi (45) from Kokkadicholai

    “The food items are expensive. My husband died during the war time. I work on odd jobs to feed my family. I have three children to feed. I can’t feel anything other than being helpless and frustrated,”

    It’s been almost been three years since the government took control of the whole of rural Batticaloa – nothing has changed.

    Rev. Ampitiye Sumanarathana Thero from Mangalaramaya temple, Batticaloa, who works closely with the Tamil community said that hunger and poverty is a ‘real’ issue in the area that had not yet been addressed by authorities.
    “The Tamil community in rural Batticaloa areas are helpless. They have no leaders. The poverty continues to plague the Tamil community. Authorities are turning a blind eye to this problem and this will have serious repercussions,” he added.
    http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/05/16/kokkadic

  60. Sri Lanka reminds me of Zimbabwe when Robert Mugabe was voted in over 3 decades ago. I was no fan of the racist Ian Smith.But I had a feeling that proud of African country then Rhodesia, which was renamed Zimbabwe’s fortune will slide. A large exporter of Sugar, Wheat, Tobacco,Meat and many other that ensure the nationals of the country a high PQL is now one of the poorest. Over 4 million Zimbabweans – some professionals – are in the streets of South Africa illegally and working as menial labourers. Within the country there is hunger, unemployment and inflation going over 2 million percent. People are killing each other for food. Thuggery is everywhere in the name of Nationalism. Zimbabwe cannot find its feet for the next several generations.

  61. DELHI SAYS ‘NO’ TO SRI LANKAN MODEL TO FIGHT NON-JIHARDI INSURGENCY

    Chidambaram allowing ethical (or moral or Dharmic) considerations in dealing with Maoist and Naxalite groups avoids the crude brutality embedded in Bush’s terrorism approach. SL is a pious devotee of the Bush doctrine. Observing the ethical dimension to non-jihardi insurgency policies would have saved the ignominious end of the leadership of the Tamil resistance leadership from the brutal Gothabhaya-Narayanan massacres in which tens of thousands civilians were also massacred; all serious crimes against humanity. In fact this rationale explains US’s attempt to ship out the Tamil resistance leaders to safety in May 2009 that Narayanan/Menon team ensured was defeated.

    The timing of Chidambaram bringing to focus an important policy dimension though delayed is to avoid the policies of the past that would have taken India down the divisive road. But that delay enabled Narayanan Gothabhaya to successfully execute the May 2009 massacres in SL. Some analysts are of the view that Delhi delayed the application of Chidambaram’s ‘ethical’ dimension to accommodate Narayanan Gothabhaya mission to destroy the leadership of the Tamil resistance and quench the Sonia family’s thirst for revenge for the alleged killing of Rajiv by the Tamil resistance leadership.

    http://www.groundreport.com/Politics/DELHI-SAYS-NO-TO-SRI-LANKAN-MODEL-TO-FIGHT-NON-JIH_1/2923410

  62. Tamil are “free” to starve to death

    Kokkadicholai Suffers From Extreme Poverty

    Despite the end of war, many residents in rural areas of Batticaloa claim that they are fighting a ‘war for survival’ due to high costs of living combined with extreme poverty levels.

    “We are fighting a war on daily basis because of poverty. It’s hard to find something to eat. We have nobody to tell about our sufferings. We feel helpless and we feel that we are marginalized and ignored by authorities,” Sellamma Vinagamurthi (45) from Kokkadicholai

    “The food items are expensive. My husband died during the war time. I work on odd jobs to feed my family. I have three children to feed. I can’t feel anything other than being helpless and frustrated,”

    It’s been almost been three years since the government took control of the whole of rural Batticaloa – nothing has changed.

    Rev. Ampitiye Sumanarathana Thero from Mangalaramaya temple, Batticaloa, who works closely with the Tamil community said that hunger and poverty is a ‘real’ issue in the area that had not yet been addressed by authorities.
    “The Tamil community in rural Batticaloa areas are helpless. They have no leaders. The poverty continues to plague the Tamil community. Authorities are turning a blind eye to this problem and this will have serious repercussions,” he added.

    http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/05/16/kokkadicholai-suffers-from-extreme-poverty/

  63. We are here to pay our respects to the people of the Vanni and to seek justice for them.

    We stand here in Washington DC in the very heart of a nation built on a promise, on the promise that all are equal, all are free and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.

    We have come here to honour a people who pursued this God-given promise with their very life.

    The Vanni region has always been a part of Tamil Eelam. But it has historically been a safe haven. When the Catholic Church fled persecution by the Protestant Dutch in 1670, it was to the Vanni that the Virgin of Madhu fled.

    When the Sri Lankan army invaded the North in 1995, it was to the Vanni that the Tamil people as a whole fled; a whole people emptied from their ancestral lands to a new frontier – the largest exodus of a people fleeing persecution in this century.

    In 1995, when the Sri Lanka state restored its oppressive grip on the Northern Tamil homeland, the people who chose the Vanni were a people who chose to carve out a new life from nature rather than to return to their ancestral home under repressive occupation.

    Like so many people enduring persecution, they chose freedom. They chose freedom above material comfort, liberty over oppression.

    But in truth the people of the Vanni chose freedom knowing that it was fleeting, knowing full well that they would be called to defend it with their very life.

    And in this freedom they materialized the dream of Tamil Eelam, as it has never before been materialized in this century. This was their gift to us.

    When I visited the Vanni in 2004, I saw a land that was beautiful: a land of criss-crossing rice fields, banana and coconut groves. A people who created a surplus of food for export to feed the rest of the island.

    In recompense, the unimaginable horror of hunger was to be forced upon this people.

    When I visited the Vanni I saw children, as young as seven years old, cycling alone along country lanes. The people of the Vanni did not fear for their children to play outside.

    But in 2009, the unimaginable terror of modern war was visited upon the children of this people.

  64. Two decades after the Jaffna library – with its circa 97 000 books, many of them irreplaceable centuries-old original manuscripts of one of the worlds oldest classical languages – had been brunt down by the Sri Lankan state, the people of the Vanni began to build a new library in its memory.

    And they did not stop building. They built all of the material institutions of a nation anew. Everything that I saw in the Vanni was built brick by brick with hope and courage.

    Yet it was, as they knew and we all knew, a fleeting freedom opposed by unrelenting menace.

    And for this reason, every moment in the Vanni was beautiful. The people of the Vanni had acquired a happiness that is only possible when you know that life is precious and fragile.

    They were a people united who lived for each other.

    Thus when war came to the Tamil people again in 2008, the Vanni represented hope and freedom.

    In the final years as the Sri Lankan army came North there fled before it tens of thousands of Tamil people, converging from every direction into this symbolic centre of Tamil Eelam.

    They too chose the hope of freedom over the certainty of repression.

    But the promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness has been cruelly betrayed.

    Because the people of Tamil Eelam, courageous as they were, were forbidden to defend themselves. They were forbidden to acquire arms – and we were forbidden to provide them with the means of defense.

  65. R2P – the responsibility to protect – fell perversely on an Orwellian state that was determined to destroy them. It fell to international institutions that had already been bankrupted by their repeated failures in history – the United Nations that failed in Srebrenica as it did in Rwanda.

    R2P, like the UN convention on the prevention and punishment of genocide, turned out to be a cynical and false promise issued by bankrupt institutions.

    For the Tamil people, the so-called safe zone on the beach was a cynical and cruel manipulation.

    It was a place to which the people could be herded and then destroyed in large numbers so that the surrounding areas could be ethnically cleansed.

    For the Tamil people, democracy in Sri Lanka is a cynical and cruel promise: a promise collateralised by the morally bankrupt institutions of racism.

    For the people of Tamil Eelam were allowed to be murdered and the survivors incarcerated en masse, it was said, so that a new constitutional people can be created from their ashes.

    The violent cleansing of the Vanni region and the destruction of everything that the Tamil people had created there was allowed, it was said, so that a new democracy could be built over the very bones of the creators.

    In Sri Lanka , where the constitution privileges one language over another, one religion over another, one race over another, one nation over another, the very idea of a single constitutional people is a cynical perversion.

    The Vanni was defended till it was no longer humanly possible to defend.

    The Vanni was never surrendered.

    Those who sacrificed their lives in the Vanni epitomized the fundamental values of the millennial old Tamil nation – the values of courage, duty and truth. This is their gift to us: a gift that will live in eternity.

  66. The Thirukkural says:

    “Anpillaar ellaam thamkkuriyar
    Anupudaiyaar enpum uriyar pirarrku”

    In English, the Thirukkural says: “The unloving belong only to themselves, but the loving belong to others to their very bones”. Those who made their last stand for freedom in the Vanni did so in the hope that a new nation may be born in freedom. Their gift to us is to remind us of the core of our own being.

    So yes we must seek justice. But what kind of justice will it be? We can and must continue to seek criminal justice for the perpetrators – under the laws of war and the law of genocide.

    But criminal justice alone can never be adequate reparation. We must demand political justice. The soul of the Vanni can only take shape again in freedom.

    Yes, great states, great democracies have been built on the deaths of entire peoples. Witness this democracy where we stand today.

    The United States of America is founded on the ideal of a single constitutional people. It is built on a constitution that proclaims that all are equal, all are free and that all have the right to the pursuit of happiness.

    The people of this great democracy have fought and died to implement this promise – in Gettysburg and Normandy as elsewhere.

    But democracy on the island of Sri Lanka cannot be built on a cynical myth. Democracy cannot be built where, a single constitutional people has neither existed nor can realistically be constructed without mass murder; where the proposition that all men are created equal is falsified through every fibre of the state apparatus.

    And never again, in the history of mankind must democracy be built on the destruction of a people.

    This great American democracy is founded on a promise to those huddled masses yearning to breathe free. In a global era, it is time for that promise to be delivered to the Tamil people.

  67. How how can anyone trust Sri Lankan government which has only one aim which is to wipe out all Tamils from the island and convert the rest to Budhism and force them become Sinhalese?

    The genocide continues as faster than ever before. Tamils are even not allowed to mourn for the anniversay of their dead children and families.

    The cemetaries are being destroyed, they are not allowed to hold any kind of memorial meetings etc. Basic rights of Tamils are being denied, their land, houses wealth are being taken away from them by the genocideal Sri Lanka every day. There are Sri Lankan army which is 100% Sinhalese, are harassing and subjugating each and every Tamil. 100,000 Army is in Jaffna for the population of 500,000.

    Do you expect any kind of guarantee and security for Tamils' life and future under the govt of Sri Lanka, afterall what we have been through for 62+ years?

    Unless, Sinhalese abandon the myth of 'mahavamsa' theory, their mind will not accept Tamils as equal as Budhists? I remember reading that Mahavamsa says, even 10 Tamils lives are not equal to one Buddhist’s life.

    And the case of recent war it is 1000 10 Tamils lives are not equal to one Sinhalese life!!!!!!!

    Unless Tamils establish their own security, nation building and rebuild the infrastructure, they cannot live with peace and secure, which means self determination ie: separation.

    Tamil nation has all the criteria to go separate from Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka must be told to hold UN/independent supervised UN referendum for a separation, similar to what Tamil Diaspora did in the last few months.

  68. Sri Lanka responsible for mass killings – ICG

    The report by International Crisis Group, a Europe based NGO, said that despite its [Colombo’s] promises to protect civilians and aid workers as it made its assault on the Tigers, the Sri Lankan government had bombed relentlessly in areas where it knew unarmed people were present, according to the Monday edition of New York Times. “Evidence gathered by Crisis Group provides reasonable grounds to believe that during these months [the security forces intentionally and repeatedly shelled civilians, hospitals and humanitarian operations,” the paper said quoting from the text of the ICG report, and added that “[i]t [the report] also provides reason to believe that senior government and military officials were aware of the massive civilian casualties due to the security forces’ attacks, but failed to protect the civilian population as they were obliged to under the laws of war.”

  69. Canadian coalition urges international inquiry on 'war crimes' http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/292065#tab=
    Last week, more than 30 Members of Parliament and Senators, including MPs Jack Layton and Bob Rae, which was organized by the Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC), attended the memorial inside the Canadian Parliament.

  70. Tens of thousands of Tamil civilians died in the last, bloody months of Sri Lanka’s civil war, the International Crisis Group said in an investigative report to be released Monday, most of them as a result of government shelling of areas that were supposed to be safe zones.

    The report, which cites witness testimony, satellite images, documents and other evidence, calls for a wide-reaching international investigation into what it calls atrocities committed in the last months of the Sri Lankan government’s war against the Tamil Tiger insurgency.

    The war ended a year ago, when the Tigers’ top leadership was killed on a narrow strand of beach in northeastern Sri Lanka, capping a two-decade armed struggle by a group that pioneered some of the ugliest insurgent tactics in the world, including female suicide bombers and child soldiers.

    Because the government barred independent journalists and most humanitarian workers from the war zone, the death toll of the final months of fighting, when at least 300,000 Tamil civilians were pinned down on a beach, caught between the rebels and government forces, is not known.

    United Nations workers counted about 7,000 dead in the last weeks of April, just before the last phase of the fighting, but diplomats, aid workers and human rights activists have long argued that those figures far underestimated the dead and did not include the final weeks of battle. Government officials, meanwhile, have repeatedly denied singling out civilians, and have said that the total number of people killed is much lower.

  71. The report by the Crisis Group, an advocacy organization based in Brussels and Washington that seeks to resolve and prevent armed conflicts, said that despite its promises to protect civilians and aid workers as it made its assault on the Tigers, the Sri Lankan government had bombed relentlessly in areas where it knew unarmed people were present.

    “Evidence gathered by Crisis Group provides reasonable grounds to believe that during these months the security forces intentionally and repeatedly shelled civilians, hospitals and humanitarian operations,” the report said. “It also provides reason to believe that senior government and military officials were aware of the massive civilian casualties due to the security forces’ attacks, but failed to protect the civilian population as they were obliged to under the laws of war.”

    But it was the Sri Lankan government, the report concluded, that carried the greatest responsibility for the killing.

    “All but a small portion of these deaths were due to government shelling,” the report said.

  72. Canadian coalition urges international inquiry on 'war crimes' http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/292065#tab=
    Last week, more than 30 Members of Parliament and Senators, including MPs Jack Layton and Bob Rae, which was organized by the Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC), attended the memorial inside the Canadian Parliament.

  73. Canadian coalition urges international inquiry on 'war crimes' http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/292065#tab=
    Last week, more than 30 Members of Parliament and Senators, including MPs Jack Layton and Bob Rae, which was organized by the Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC), attended the memorial inside the Canadian Parliament.

  74. Young Tamil women are raped and tortured in theSri Lankan notorious camps.

    Dead bodies of the innocent Tamils are thrown outside the camps with deep wounds on their heads and necks.

    Forced disappearances, random killings, rape, torture and the list goes on. Sri Lanka has become one of the worst countries in the world that telling the truth is considered as a crime and those who tell the truth are punished.

  75. Sri Lankan government was used as a puppet in the hands of India and China for these countries to secure their interests in the region. Everybody is happy now, apart from an innocent Tamil community that is slowly being wiped out from Sri Lanka.

    Sinhala extremists who have been killing Tamils for more than sixty years in this country have a lot to rejoice for.

    China has been fishing in the trouble spots of this world. It has once again achieved its goal by giving deadly weapons to the one it saw as the “strong man”. China has started many construction projects in the South of Sri Lanka including a port that will mainly be used by its Navy.

    India has already started to draft project plans for oil explorations in the seas of Sri Lanka and now sending its experts to start many construction projects in the North and East of the country.

    Although China and Pakistan had supplied most of the deadly weapons, they were neither involved in writing the script nor executing the script for the War.

    Sri Lankan President had recently acknowledged that he fought India's war in Sri Lanka. One of the former Indian High Commissioners has confessed that India has blood on its hands but India doesn't care about the plight of the Tamils in Sri Lanka.

  76. We are here to pay our respects to the people of the Vanni and to seek justice for them.

    We stand here in Washington DC in the very heart of a nation built on a promise, on the promise that all are equal, all are free and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.

    We have come here to honour a people who pursued this God-given promise with their very life.

    The Vanni region has always been a part of Tamil Eelam. But it has historically been a safe haven. When the Catholic Church fled persecution by the Protestant Dutch in 1670, it was to the Vanni that the Virgin of Madhu fled.

    When the Sri Lankan army invaded the North in 1995, it was to the Vanni that the Tamil people as a whole fled; a whole people emptied from their ancestral lands to a new frontier – the largest exodus of a people fleeing persecution in this century.

    In 1995, when the Sri Lanka state restored its oppressive grip on the Northern Tamil homeland, the people who chose the Vanni were a people who chose to carve out a new life from nature rather than to return to their ancestral home under repressive occupation.

    Like so many people enduring persecution, they chose freedom. They chose freedom above material comfort, liberty over oppression.

    But in truth the people of the Vanni chose freedom knowing that it was fleeting, knowing full well that they would be called to defend it with their very life.

    And in this freedom they materialized the dream of Tamil Eelam, as it has never before been materialized in this century. This was their gift to us.

    When I visited the Vanni in 2004, I saw a land that was beautiful: a land of criss-crossing rice fields, banana and coconut groves. A people who created a surplus of food for export to feed the rest of the island.

    In recompense, the unimaginable horror of hunger was to be forced upon this people.

    When I visited the Vanni I saw children, as young as seven years old, cycling alone along country lanes. The people of the Vanni did not fear for their children to play outside.

    But in 2009, the unimaginable terror of modern war was visited upon the children of this people.

  77. Two decades after the Jaffna library – with its circa 97 000 books, many of them irreplaceable centuries-old original manuscripts of one of the worlds oldest classical languages – had been brunt down by the Sri Lankan state, the people of the Vanni began to build a new library in its memory.

    And they did not stop building. They built all of the material institutions of a nation anew. Everything that I saw in the Vanni was built brick by brick with hope and courage.

    Yet it was, as they knew and we all knew, a fleeting freedom opposed by unrelenting menace.

    And for this reason, every moment in the Vanni was beautiful. The people of the Vanni had acquired a happiness that is only possible when you know that life is precious and fragile.

    They were a people united who lived for each other.

    Thus when war came to the Tamil people again in 2008, the Vanni represented hope and freedom.

    In the final years as the Sri Lankan army came North there fled before it tens of thousands of Tamil people, converging from every direction into this symbolic centre of Tamil Eelam.

    They too chose the hope of freedom over the certainty of repression.

    But the promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness has been cruelly betrayed.

    Because the people of Tamil Eelam, courageous as they were, were forbidden to defend themselves. They were forbidden to acquire arms – and we were forbidden to provide them with the means of defense.

  78. R2P – the responsibility to protect – fell perversely on an Orwellian state that was determined to destroy them. It fell to international institutions that had already been bankrupted by their repeated failures in history – the United Nations that failed in Srebrenica as it did in Rwanda.

    R2P, like the UN convention on the prevention and punishment of genocide, turned out to be a cynical and false promise issued by bankrupt institutions.

    For the Tamil people, the so-called safe zone on the beach was a cynical and cruel manipulation.

    It was a place to which the people could be herded and then destroyed in large numbers so that the surrounding areas could be ethnically cleansed.

    For the Tamil people, democracy in Sri Lanka is a cynical and cruel promise: a promise collateralised by the morally bankrupt institutions of racism.

    For the people of Tamil Eelam were allowed to be murdered and the survivors incarcerated en masse, it was said, so that a new constitutional people can be created from their ashes.

    The violent cleansing of the Vanni region and the destruction of everything that the Tamil people had created there was allowed, it was said, so that a new democracy could be built over the very bones of the creators.

    In Sri Lanka , where the constitution privileges one language over another, one religion over another, one race over another, one nation over another, the very idea of a single constitutional people is a cynical perversion.

    The Vanni was defended till it was no longer humanly possible to defend.

    The Vanni was never surrendered.

    Those who sacrificed their lives in the Vanni epitomized the fundamental values of the millennial old Tamil nation – the values of courage, duty and truth. This is their gift to us: a gift that will live in eternity.

  79. The Thirukkural says:

    “Anpillaar ellaam thamkkuriyar
    Anupudaiyaar enpum uriyar pirarrku”

    In English, the Thirukkural says: “The unloving belong only to themselves, but the loving belong to others to their very bones”. Those who made their last stand for freedom in the Vanni did so in the hope that a new nation may be born in freedom. Their gift to us is to remind us of the core of our own being.

    So yes we must seek justice. But what kind of justice will it be? We can and must continue to seek criminal justice for the perpetrators – under the laws of war and the law of genocide.

    But criminal justice alone can never be adequate reparation. We must demand political justice. The soul of the Vanni can only take shape again in freedom.

    Yes, great states, great democracies have been built on the deaths of entire peoples. Witness this democracy where we stand today.

    The United States of America is founded on the ideal of a single constitutional people. It is built on a constitution that proclaims that all are equal, all are free and that all have the right to the pursuit of happiness.

    The people of this great democracy have fought and died to implement this promise – in Gettysburg and Normandy as elsewhere.

    But democracy on the island of Sri Lanka cannot be built on a cynical myth. Democracy cannot be built where, a single constitutional people has neither existed nor can realistically be constructed without mass murder; where the proposition that all men are created equal is falsified through every fibre of the state apparatus.

    And never again, in the history of mankind must democracy be built on the destruction of a people.

    This great American democracy is founded on a promise to those huddled masses yearning to breathe free. In a global era, it is time for that promise to be delivered to the Tamil people.

  80. How how can anyone trust Sri Lankan government which has only one aim which is to wipe out all Tamils from the island and convert the rest to Budhism and force them become Sinhalese?

    The genocide continues as faster than ever before. Tamils are even not allowed to mourn for the anniversay of their dead children and families.

    The cemetaries are being destroyed, they are not allowed to hold any kind of memorial meetings etc. Basic rights of Tamils are being denied, their land, houses wealth are being taken away from them by the genocideal Sri Lanka every day. There are Sri Lankan army which is 100% Sinhalese, are harassing and subjugating each and every Tamil. 100,000 Army is in Jaffna for the population of 500,000.

    Do you expect any kind of guarantee and security for Tamils’ life and future under the govt of Sri Lanka, afterall what we have been through for 62+ years?

    Unless, Sinhalese abandon the myth of ‘mahavamsa’ theory, their mind will not accept Tamils as equal as Budhists? I remember reading that Mahavamsa says, even 10 Tamils lives are not equal to one Buddhist’s life.

    And the case of recent war it is 1000 10 Tamils lives are not equal to one Sinhalese life!!!!!!!

    Unless Tamils establish their own security, nation building and rebuild the infrastructure, they cannot live with peace and secure, which means self determination ie: separation.

    Tamil nation has all the criteria to go separate from Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka must be told to hold UN/independent supervised UN referendum for a separation, similar to what Tamil Diaspora did in the last few months.

  81. Sri Lanka responsible for mass killings – ICG

    The report by International Crisis Group, a Europe based NGO, said that despite its [Colombo’s] promises to protect civilians and aid workers as it made its assault on the Tigers, the Sri Lankan government had bombed relentlessly in areas where it knew unarmed people were present, according to the Monday edition of New York Times. “Evidence gathered by Crisis Group provides reasonable grounds to believe that during these months [the security forces intentionally and repeatedly shelled civilians, hospitals and humanitarian operations,” the paper said quoting from the text of the ICG report, and added that “[i]t [the report] also provides reason to believe that senior government and military officials were aware of the massive civilian casualties due to the security forces’ attacks, but failed to protect the civilian population as they were obliged to under the laws of war.”

  82. Tens of thousands of Tamil civilians died in the last, bloody months of Sri Lanka’s civil war, the International Crisis Group said in an investigative report to be released Monday, most of them as a result of government shelling of areas that were supposed to be safe zones.

    The report, which cites witness testimony, satellite images, documents and other evidence, calls for a wide-reaching international investigation into what it calls atrocities committed in the last months of the Sri Lankan government’s war against the Tamil Tiger insurgency.

    The war ended a year ago, when the Tigers’ top leadership was killed on a narrow strand of beach in northeastern Sri Lanka, capping a two-decade armed struggle by a group that pioneered some of the ugliest insurgent tactics in the world, including female suicide bombers and child soldiers.

    Because the government barred independent journalists and most humanitarian workers from the war zone, the death toll of the final months of fighting, when at least 300,000 Tamil civilians were pinned down on a beach, caught between the rebels and government forces, is not known.

    United Nations workers counted about 7,000 dead in the last weeks of April, just before the last phase of the fighting, but diplomats, aid workers and human rights activists have long argued that those figures far underestimated the dead and did not include the final weeks of battle. Government officials, meanwhile, have repeatedly denied singling out civilians, and have said that the total number of people killed is much lower.

  83. The report by the Crisis Group, an advocacy organization based in Brussels and Washington that seeks to resolve and prevent armed conflicts, said that despite its promises to protect civilians and aid workers as it made its assault on the Tigers, the Sri Lankan government had bombed relentlessly in areas where it knew unarmed people were present.

    “Evidence gathered by Crisis Group provides reasonable grounds to believe that during these months the security forces intentionally and repeatedly shelled civilians, hospitals and humanitarian operations,” the report said. “It also provides reason to believe that senior government and military officials were aware of the massive civilian casualties due to the security forces’ attacks, but failed to protect the civilian population as they were obliged to under the laws of war.”

    But it was the Sri Lankan government, the report concluded, that carried the greatest responsibility for the killing.

    “All but a small portion of these deaths were due to government shelling,” the report said.

  84. Hello there my Juliette !!!!!

    In Sri Lanka there is a saying to "First look in to the log that is stuck in your eyes before you try to clear the dust particle from another persons eye"

    I feel so compelled, but to agree with this very statement due to many reasons, after all, you living in the United States of America and working for a world renowned HR organization should know more about war crimes. We as world beings have gotten to know the innocent civilian lives that were destroyed by American Bombing in Iraq and Afghanistan due to negligence and stubborn nature of the US army. They bombed many institutions without regard to who was living there or what they were doing. In addition, they also supported the Israelite government when they went on rampage bombing the Gaza strip using chemical weapons and cluster bombs.

    When it comes to Sri Lanka, if you keep aside comments of the Diaspora crowd who post here which cannot be considered credible (We cannot credit comments coming from a labeled terrorist organization nor it's supporters) what we heard of is the Sri Lanka Army helping innocent civilians who were used as human shields by a mentally challenged, sick Terrorist organization. They carried the elderly to safety. They gave medical help to those who were shot by the Mentally challenged Terrorists. They provided helicopter rides to pregnant mothers to the nearest hospitals. hence, I seem to wonder what HR rights they (including the GOSL) have violated. Are you talking of the rights in the way the US army see it ??? If so, I agree that GOSL and the SLA are guilty as charged. They did not bombard unmarked targets and helped opposing soldiers (keep aside the innocent civilians) to safety. They even rehabilitated the opposition and found them jobs – has US done this to Al Quaida or Thaliban ??

    Hence, I would also like to see you calling for a gathering in from of the UN HQ in Genve or UN office in USA as well as the a protest in DC in front of the White House in protest of the several hundreds of thousands of lives lost (as oppose to several thousands that were shot by LTTE in SL) in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    I would prefer if you start with the protest in DC as the impact is much greater and that would be considered cleaning the log off the USA.

    Thanks in Advance.
    Love
    Romeo !

  85. Ahilan,

    3 weeks ago we heard of a grandpa in Vavuniya raping his 12 year old grand daughter. Now, is this Grandpa from Sri Lanka army too ??

    We know about your LTTE raping and killing so many innocent girls (after all, you guys did not respect the children and their childhood anyway as you recruited them to your Terrorist army depriving them of their beautiful childhood) – So don't try to reverse your misbehaving to our brave soldiers.

    Go get your self rehabilitated.

  86. 'Regular rapes, killings, degrading interrogations in internment camps'

    Tamil IDPs inside the barbed-wire internment camps in Sri Lanka Army (SLA) controlled Vavuniyaa are not only medically underserved, but are subjected to degrading interrogations and there are reports of regular rapes and killings, reveals a well known German writer and Human Rights activist, Thomas Seibert, who recently returned from Sri Lanka after a humanitarian trip, conducting personal interviews that described the plight of civilians kept as near-prisoners under the SLA occupation.

  87. How how can anyone trust Sri Lankan government which has only one aim which is to wipe out all Tamils from the island and convert the rest to Budhism and force them become Sinhalese?

    The genocide continues as faster than ever before. Tamils are even not allowed to mourn for the anniversay of their dead children and families.

    The cemetaries are being destroyed, they are not allowed to hold any kind of memorial meetings etc. Basic rights of Tamils are being denied, their land, houses wealth are being taken away from them by the genocideal Sri Lanka every day. There are Sri Lankan army which is 100% Sinhalese, are harassing and subjugating each and every Tamil. 100,000 Army is in Jaffna for the population of 500,000.

    Do you expect any kind of guarantee and security for Tamils’ life and future under the govt of Sri Lanka, afterall what we have been through for 62+ years?

    Unless, Sinhalese abandon the myth of ‘mahavamsa’ theory, their mind will not accept Tamils as equal as Budhists? I remember reading that Mahavamsa says, even 10 Tamils lives are not equal to one Buddhist’s life.

    And the case of recent war it is 1000 Tamils lives are not equal to one Sinhalese life!!!!!!!

    Unless Tamils establish their own security, nation building and rebuild the infrastructure, they cannot live with peace and secure, which means self determination ie: separation.

    Tamil nation has all the criteria to go separate from Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka must be told to hold UN/independent supervised UN referendum for a separation, similar to what Tamil Diaspora did in the last few months.

  88. I want to thank the organizers of this event who invited me to speak. And say thank you to each of you who traveled long distances to pay your respects, to remember the innocent people who were killed in this terrible chapter of Tamil history.

    Why do we ask for a minute of silence when we remember the dead?

    Because there are no words strong enough to describe our feelings about this terrible tragedy of the Tamil genocide one year ago.

    We need silence for our minds, hearts and souls, that are filled with sadness and rage.

    We need silence in which to remember. Silence to process the horror of the ways people died. Silence for the wasted lives cut short by violence.

    And silence to commit ourselves to change the present ongoing tragedy of the Tamils of Sri lanka. So let us now stand together in silence and unity. (for a moment of silence).

    Today we stand united as one community remembering the Tamils of Sri lanka who were massacred by evil.
    What kind of evil murders over 40,000 civilians in one weekend? Over 100,000 Tamils in the last 20 years.

    Nazis, Pol pot, Sudan and the govt of Sri Lanka. All carriers of evil!

    Before their deaths, many of the murdered people begged, "Help us, save us, tell our story!!”

  89. They sent their messages out in eyewitness videos, thru the brave doctors during the siege, and thru the occasional Tamil who escaped from the fighting. They wanted the world to know about their suffering, their horror and their sacrifice.. They held the hope until the very end that the civilized world would somehow come to their rescue. The truth of the premeditated genocide was inconceivable. They believed that the United States or India would stop the carnage.. But sadly no one came.. No one helped. No one responded to their pleas.. And no one stopped the Sri Lankan government from burning their bodies and hiding the evidence.

    We extend our thanks to the brave Tamils who have spoken out, the witnesses to these war crimes, who have documented the outrage of evil wrought upon an innocent people just because they were Tamil. Today we tell the world that this atrocity will never stay buried. This is the first anniversary of the largest massacre of the genocide of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka… but it is not the last rally.. We will never forget what happened and we will continue to tell the world until they hear us!!!

    It is, 65 years since the Nazi Holocaust, which killed 6 million Jews during ww2. The world seems to have learned nothing from that horrible event. The phrase “Never again” is hollow when we see no outrage against repeated genocides…

    The world denied hearing the pleas of the Tamils before the ultimate killings, and now refuses to acknowledge that it ever happened. But if we have learned anything from the lessons of the Holocaust, it is that we must not remain silent and be defeated in the face of evil.

    As Elie Wiesel has said; “ I swore never to be silent whenever …..human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” – Elie Wiesel

    So although we stand in silence when we remember the dead, we will never be silent in fighting the oppression that killed them.!!

    I call on the international community and the US government to rise up forcefully and call for an investigation of war crimes by the Sri Lankan government to condemn this Nazi regime. Put the Rajapaksas on trial.. Arrest them when they leave Sri Lanka. And let the evidence show in any trial the true murderous intent of these people.

  90. The worst thing we can do right now is to let the world change the channel. Economic expansion in the North and east by the Gosl BEFORE a political solution for the Tamil people, is UNACCEPTABLE. But as we gather today, the tourist trade is increasing, and the apparel industry is making profits, and business as usual is coming back to the
    Singhalese in Sri Lanka.

    We must stop the world indifference to the continued persecution of the Tamils in Sri Lanka. We must make empathy and human rights, drive international interactions with Sri Lanka. .Because if we do not succeed here…
    It will be Tamils of Sri Lanka facing extinction today, and then any one of us, tomorrow. As Mother Theresa said so eloquently…

    “If we have no peace, it is because we forget we belong to each other”

    The world must be reminded that when people are no longer seen as human beings: they can be exterminated! The Tamils were not killed because of inhumanity to man. NO they were killed because of the Sri Lankan government’s inhumanity to Tamils. They were not seen as human beings at all. They were killed because they were Tamils… and that is why this genocide is personal, it is an attempt to make a race extinct. And because of that we must not let them die in vain.

    How ironic that President Obama said that “we must commit ourselves to resisting injustice and intolerance and indifference in whatever forms they may take—whether confronting those who tell lies about history, or doing everything we can to prevent and end atrocities like those that took place in Rwanda, those taking place in Darfur. That is my commitment as President. “

    Empty words as Tamils awaited their death at the end of the war in may 2009. I ask you..why aren’t the Tamil people on President Obama’s radar??

  91. They were CHOOSING TO LOOK AWAY. Choosing to pretend that is was an internal affair of a duly elected democratic country fighting terrorism. And to their pretend game… I say No. With outrage I say No. With despair I say No. With impotent rage I say no. With unbelievable despair I say no.. It wasn’t like that… the horror of it all was that every one of them knew. and yet they let it happen. Yes they let it happen!

    They did nothing… Shame on them! .. Shame on them then! , And shame on them now!
    In the words of Dr Martin Luthor King who stood here and spoke..

    He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    The international community is cooperating with evil .They go forward as if nothing has happened. They let the IMF give loans to the murderers . They push for economic development on land that holds thousands in mass graves.

    They rush to compete with china’s development. And it is business as usual for them. BUT not for us
    As Eli Wiesel has said.

    “When the messenger has delivered the message and nothing has changed. We must then become the messenger… so as not to let them die in vain.”

    What can we do? We can do plenty!
    Be a messenger and join the boycott of goods from Sri Lanka!
    Shout out our boycott message…

    “Check the labels… if it is made in Sri Lanka.. Put it down!!”

    We are on the streets once a month, boycotting Victoria secret and the Gap in over 10 cities across the country, in solidarity with the international boycotts in England, Canada, Malaysia, India and Australia. We are getting noticed. The companies are nervous. We can and will change the economic climate towards, anything Made in Sri Lanka.

    Would you buy a garment made in SL if you understood that it was soaked in blood.. Tamil blood and that every dollar spent is another dollar to kill Tamils??

    We need only one big company to pull out from public pressure and it will cause a stampede out of Sri Lanka.
    So we need you.. All of you extraordinary people

    We need you to make a fuss
    We need you to join our protests.
    Hand out our postcards.

    We need you to tell everyone you know about the dangers of buying clothes made in Sri Lankan.

    We need you to go to the boycottsrilanka.com website and pledge yourself to this call for action.

    This is the way to Tamil Eelam. Make this boycott our cause, and we can overthrow this govt.
    Be a messenger. Join the boycott!

    What else can you do?

    Tamils and friends. We must unite.

  92. My prayers for the people who died and light a candle in their memory.

    To all Tamils who died in this raging violence,(say with me) Know this we will never forget you!

    To the Tamil mothers that just wanted to wake up everyday and feed their children, take them to school and walk in dignity Know this We will never forget you!

    To every Tamil fisherman, who lived to go out to sea and bring back his catch. And to the women who waited on the beach ready to clean the fish and get it ready to sell.

    Know this we will never forget you!
    To the Tamil doctors and nurses killed in the bombing of the hospitals

    Know this we will never forget you!
    To the Tamils who can never celebrate weddings, birthdays, and celebrations

    Know this we will never forget you!
    To the Tamil children who used to run in schoolyards, dead now or without legs.

    Know this we will never forget you!

    To the Tamil elders, who have seen the years of Sinhala oppression, we say from our hearts that we wish you never lived to see this final aggression, but Know this we will never forget you!

    To the Tamil babies, who never had a chance to walk, talk or live without fear.
    Know this we will never forget you!

    To the brave fallen heroes, the Tigers that have fallen in battle, bravely fighting the evil that oppressed the Tamil people , we owe you a debt.

    Know this we will never forget you!
    As we gather today in the shadow of the great President Abraham Lincoln. His words continue to ring true as they did in 1858.

    “Our love of liberty… is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes ( freedom) as the heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere.”

    For all who have died: In your honor we will continue the fight for liberty, for a Free Tamil Eelam.
    And finally in the words of Charles de Gaulle head of the French resistance, during the darkest days of WW2, when the Nazi evil almost swallowed up this earth, he said about their time.

    “It is not tolerable, it is not possible, that from so much death, so much sacrifice and ruin, so much heroism, a greater and better humanity shall not emerge.”

  93. Young Tamil women are raped and tortured in theSri Lankan notorious camps.

    Dead bodies of the innocent Tamils are thrown outside the camps with deep wounds on their heads and necks.

    Forced disappearances, random killings, rape, torture and the list goes on. Sri Lanka has become one of the worst countries in the world that telling the truth is considered as a crime and those who tell the truth are punished.

  94. Sri Lankan government was used as a puppet in the hands of India and China for these countries to secure their interests in the region. Everybody is happy now, apart from an innocent Tamil community that is slowly being wiped out from Sri Lanka.

    Sinhala extremists who have been killing Tamils for more than sixty years in this country have a lot to rejoice for.

    China has been fishing in the trouble spots of this world. It has once again achieved its goal by giving deadly weapons to the one it saw as the “strong man”. China has started many construction projects in the South of Sri Lanka including a port that will mainly be used by its Navy.

    India has already started to draft project plans for oil explorations in the seas of Sri Lanka and now sending its experts to start many construction projects in the North and East of the country.

    Although China and Pakistan had supplied most of the deadly weapons, they were neither involved in writing the script nor executing the script for the War.

    Sri Lankan President had recently acknowledged that he fought India’s war in Sri Lanka. One of the former Indian High Commissioners has confessed that India has blood on its hands but India doesn’t care about the plight of the Tamils in Sri Lanka.

  95. Hello there my Juliette !!!!!

    In Sri Lanka there is a saying to “First look in to the log that is stuck in your eyes before you try to clear the dust particle from another persons eye”

    I feel so compelled, but to agree with this very statement due to many reasons, after all, you living in the United States of America and working for a world renowned HR organization should know more about war crimes. We as world beings have gotten to know the innocent civilian lives that were destroyed by American Bombing in Iraq and Afghanistan due to negligence and stubborn nature of the US army. They bombed many institutions without regard to who was living there or what they were doing. In addition, they also supported the Israelite government when they went on rampage bombing the Gaza strip using chemical weapons and cluster bombs.

    When it comes to Sri Lanka, if you keep aside comments of the Diaspora crowd who post here which cannot be considered credible (We cannot credit comments coming from a labeled terrorist organization nor it’s supporters) what we heard of is the Sri Lanka Army helping innocent civilians who were used as human shields by a mentally challenged, sick Terrorist organization. They carried the elderly to safety. They gave medical help to those who were shot by the Mentally challenged Terrorists. They provided helicopter rides to pregnant mothers to the nearest hospitals. hence, I seem to wonder what HR rights they (including the GOSL) have violated. Are you talking of the rights in the way the US army see it ??? If so, I agree that GOSL and the SLA are guilty as charged. They did not bombard unmarked targets and helped opposing soldiers (keep aside the innocent civilians) to safety. They even rehabilitated the opposition and found them jobs – has US done this to Al Quaida or Thaliban ??

    Hence, I would also like to see you calling for a gathering in from of the UN HQ in Genve or UN office in USA as well as the a protest in DC in front of the White House in protest of the several hundreds of thousands of lives lost (as oppose to several thousands that were shot by LTTE in SL) in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    I would prefer if you start with the protest in DC as the impact is much greater and that would be considered cleaning the log off the USA.

    Thanks in Advance.
    Love
    Romeo !

  96. Ahilan,

    3 weeks ago we heard of a grandpa in Vavuniya raping his 12 year old grand daughter. Now, is this Grandpa from Sri Lanka army too ??

    We know about your LTTE raping and killing so many innocent girls (after all, you guys did not respect the children and their childhood anyway as you recruited them to your Terrorist army depriving them of their beautiful childhood) – So don’t try to reverse your misbehaving to our brave soldiers.

    Go get your self rehabilitated.

  97. Dear Delusional Eelamists (and that includes Jan from London),

    This continued begging from your White Masters is making the LTTE 'struggle' look really bad. Have you no shame, hiding behind AI's skirts?

    It was you, the LTTE diaspora who enthusiastically raised funds and backed the LTTE's 'Final War'. So stop whining about HR abuses, when you were complicit in the destruction of an entire generation of Tamil children, who were recruited to fight for 'Eelam'.

    Juliette, I'd be more inclined to support your ridiculous campaign for 'justice' if you were to be more even handed.

    Why isn't AI campaigning to extradite a proven child abuser, Adele Balasingham from London to Sri Lanka? 'Aunty Adele' (the female Pied Piper of LTTE child soldiers) last seen garlanding LTTE child combatants with cyanide capsules during their induction ceremonies in Sri Lanka, now living safely in London.
    http://tinyurl.com/yc7xf65

    Is AI afraid the LTTE diaspora or just being cowardly, like you were with the anti-SL cricket team 'Play by the Rules' campaign.

    Typical LTTE diaspora hypocrisy. Hersehy Bars and Jelly Beans for their own children, safe in the US, yet Cyanide capsules for brainwashed Tamil children in Sri Lanka.

  98. Jim Pappa

    A 9 yr old Tamil girl gang -aped by Sri Lankan Army soldiers !!!!

  99. Jim Pappa

    A 9 yr old Tamil girl gang-raped by Sri Lankan Army soldiers !!!

  100. ‘Regular rapes, killings, degrading interrogations in internment camps’

    Tamil IDPs inside the barbed-wire internment camps in Sri Lanka Army (SLA) controlled Vavuniyaa are not only medically underserved, but are subjected to degrading interrogations and there are reports of regular rapes and killings, reveals a well known German writer and Human Rights activist, Thomas Seibert, who recently returned from Sri Lanka after a humanitarian trip, conducting personal interviews that described the plight of civilians kept as near-prisoners under the SLA occupation.

  101. How how can anyone trust Sri Lankan government which has only one aim which is to wipe out all Tamils from the island and convert the rest to Budhism and force them become Sinhalese?

    The genocide continues as faster than ever before. Tamils are even not allowed to mourn for the anniversay of their dead children and families.

    The cemetaries are being destroyed, they are not allowed to hold any kind of memorial meetings etc. Basic rights of Tamils are being denied, their land, houses wealth are being taken away from them by the genocideal Sri Lanka every day. There are Sri Lankan army which is 100% Sinhalese, are harassing and subjugating each and every Tamil. 100,000 Army is in Jaffna for the population of 500,000.

    Do you expect any kind of guarantee and security for Tamils’ life and future under the govt of Sri Lanka, afterall what we have been through for 62+ years?

    Unless, Sinhalese abandon the myth of ‘mahavamsa’ theory, their mind will not accept Tamils as equal as Budhists? I remember reading that Mahavamsa says, even 10 Tamils lives are not equal to one Buddhist’s life.

    And the case of recent war it is 1000 Tamils lives are not equal to one Sinhalese life!!!!!!!

    Unless Tamils establish their own security, nation building and rebuild the infrastructure, they cannot live with peace and secure, which means self determination ie: separation.

    Tamil nation has all the criteria to go separate from Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka must be told to hold UN/independent supervised UN referendum for a separation, similar to what Tamil Diaspora did in the last few months.

  102. I want to thank the organizers of this event who invited me to speak. And say thank you to each of you who traveled long distances to pay your respects, to remember the innocent people who were killed in this terrible chapter of Tamil history.

    Why do we ask for a minute of silence when we remember the dead?

    Because there are no words strong enough to describe our feelings about this terrible tragedy of the Tamil genocide one year ago.

    We need silence for our minds, hearts and souls, that are filled with sadness and rage.

    We need silence in which to remember. Silence to process the horror of the ways people died. Silence for the wasted lives cut short by violence.

    And silence to commit ourselves to change the present ongoing tragedy of the Tamils of Sri lanka. So let us now stand together in silence and unity. (for a moment of silence).

    Today we stand united as one community remembering the Tamils of Sri lanka who were massacred by evil.
    What kind of evil murders over 40,000 civilians in one weekend? Over 100,000 Tamils in the last 20 years.

    Nazis, Pol pot, Sudan and the govt of Sri Lanka. All carriers of evil!

    Before their deaths, many of the murdered people begged, “Help us, save us, tell our story!!”

  103. They sent their messages out in eyewitness videos, thru the brave doctors during the siege, and thru the occasional Tamil who escaped from the fighting. They wanted the world to know about their suffering, their horror and their sacrifice.. They held the hope until the very end that the civilized world would somehow come to their rescue. The truth of the premeditated genocide was inconceivable. They believed that the United States or India would stop the carnage.. But sadly no one came.. No one helped. No one responded to their pleas.. And no one stopped the Sri Lankan government from burning their bodies and hiding the evidence.

    We extend our thanks to the brave Tamils who have spoken out, the witnesses to these war crimes, who have documented the outrage of evil wrought upon an innocent people just because they were Tamil. Today we tell the world that this atrocity will never stay buried. This is the first anniversary of the largest massacre of the genocide of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka… but it is not the last rally.. We will never forget what happened and we will continue to tell the world until they hear us!!!

    It is, 65 years since the Nazi Holocaust, which killed 6 million Jews during ww2. The world seems to have learned nothing from that horrible event. The phrase “Never again” is hollow when we see no outrage against repeated genocides…

    The world denied hearing the pleas of the Tamils before the ultimate killings, and now refuses to acknowledge that it ever happened. But if we have learned anything from the lessons of the Holocaust, it is that we must not remain silent and be defeated in the face of evil.

    As Elie Wiesel has said; “ I swore never to be silent whenever …..human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” – Elie Wiesel

    So although we stand in silence when we remember the dead, we will never be silent in fighting the oppression that killed them.!!

    I call on the international community and the US government to rise up forcefully and call for an investigation of war crimes by the Sri Lankan government to condemn this Nazi regime. Put the Rajapaksas on trial.. Arrest them when they leave Sri Lanka. And let the evidence show in any trial the true murderous intent of these people.

  104. The worst thing we can do right now is to let the world change the channel. Economic expansion in the North and east by the Gosl BEFORE a political solution for the Tamil people, is UNACCEPTABLE. But as we gather today, the tourist trade is increasing, and the apparel industry is making profits, and business as usual is coming back to the
    Singhalese in Sri Lanka.

    We must stop the world indifference to the continued persecution of the Tamils in Sri Lanka. We must make empathy and human rights, drive international interactions with Sri Lanka. .Because if we do not succeed here…
    It will be Tamils of Sri Lanka facing extinction today, and then any one of us, tomorrow. As Mother Theresa said so eloquently…

    “If we have no peace, it is because we forget we belong to each other”

    The world must be reminded that when people are no longer seen as human beings: they can be exterminated! The Tamils were not killed because of inhumanity to man. NO they were killed because of the Sri Lankan government’s inhumanity to Tamils. They were not seen as human beings at all. They were killed because they were Tamils… and that is why this genocide is personal, it is an attempt to make a race extinct. And because of that we must not let them die in vain.

    How ironic that President Obama said that “we must commit ourselves to resisting injustice and intolerance and indifference in whatever forms they may take—whether confronting those who tell lies about history, or doing everything we can to prevent and end atrocities like those that took place in Rwanda, those taking place in Darfur. That is my commitment as President. “

    Empty words as Tamils awaited their death at the end of the war in may 2009. I ask you..why aren’t the Tamil people on President Obama’s radar??

  105. They were CHOOSING TO LOOK AWAY. Choosing to pretend that is was an internal affair of a duly elected democratic country fighting terrorism. And to their pretend game… I say No. With outrage I say No. With despair I say No. With impotent rage I say no. With unbelievable despair I say no.. It wasn’t like that… the horror of it all was that every one of them knew. and yet they let it happen. Yes they let it happen!

    They did nothing… Shame on them! .. Shame on them then! , And shame on them now!
    In the words of Dr Martin Luthor King who stood here and spoke..

    He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    The international community is cooperating with evil .They go forward as if nothing has happened. They let the IMF give loans to the murderers . They push for economic development on land that holds thousands in mass graves.

    They rush to compete with china’s development. And it is business as usual for them. BUT not for us
    As Eli Wiesel has said.

    “When the messenger has delivered the message and nothing has changed. We must then become the messenger… so as not to let them die in vain.”

    What can we do? We can do plenty!
    Be a messenger and join the boycott of goods from Sri Lanka!
    Shout out our boycott message…

    “Check the labels… if it is made in Sri Lanka.. Put it down!!”

    We are on the streets once a month, boycotting Victoria secret and the Gap in over 10 cities across the country, in solidarity with the international boycotts in England, Canada, Malaysia, India and Australia. We are getting noticed. The companies are nervous. We can and will change the economic climate towards, anything Made in Sri Lanka.

    Would you buy a garment made in SL if you understood that it was soaked in blood.. Tamil blood and that every dollar spent is another dollar to kill Tamils??

    We need only one big company to pull out from public pressure and it will cause a stampede out of Sri Lanka.
    So we need you.. All of you extraordinary people

    We need you to make a fuss
    We need you to join our protests.
    Hand out our postcards.

    We need you to tell everyone you know about the dangers of buying clothes made in Sri Lankan.

    We need you to go to the boycottsrilanka.com website and pledge yourself to this call for action.

    This is the way to Tamil Eelam. Make this boycott our cause, and we can overthrow this govt.
    Be a messenger. Join the boycott!

    What else can you do?

    Tamils and friends. We must unite.

  106. My prayers for the people who died and light a candle in their memory.

    To all Tamils who died in this raging violence,(say with me) Know this we will never forget you!

    To the Tamil mothers that just wanted to wake up everyday and feed their children, take them to school and walk in dignity Know this We will never forget you!

    To every Tamil fisherman, who lived to go out to sea and bring back his catch. And to the women who waited on the beach ready to clean the fish and get it ready to sell.

    Know this we will never forget you!
    To the Tamil doctors and nurses killed in the bombing of the hospitals

    Know this we will never forget you!
    To the Tamils who can never celebrate weddings, birthdays, and celebrations

    Know this we will never forget you!
    To the Tamil children who used to run in schoolyards, dead now or without legs.

    Know this we will never forget you!

    To the Tamil elders, who have seen the years of Sinhala oppression, we say from our hearts that we wish you never lived to see this final aggression, but Know this we will never forget you!

    To the Tamil babies, who never had a chance to walk, talk or live without fear.
    Know this we will never forget you!

    To the brave fallen heroes, the Tigers that have fallen in battle, bravely fighting the evil that oppressed the Tamil people , we owe you a debt.

    Know this we will never forget you!
    As we gather today in the shadow of the great President Abraham Lincoln. His words continue to ring true as they did in 1858.

    “Our love of liberty… is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes ( freedom) as the heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere.”

    For all who have died: In your honor we will continue the fight for liberty, for a Free Tamil Eelam.
    And finally in the words of Charles de Gaulle head of the French resistance, during the darkest days of WW2, when the Nazi evil almost swallowed up this earth, he said about their time.

    “It is not tolerable, it is not possible, that from so much death, so much sacrifice and ruin, so much heroism, a greater and better humanity shall not emerge.”

  107. Dear Traumatised Eelamists (yes, SinHell, that includes you:)

    You missed the best article in the pro-Eelam 'Monsoon Journal' site.

    Its called "THINKING DIFFICULTIES FOLLOWING INJURY' http://tinyurl.com/33e89fk

    I've extracted the best bits from it and post it here as a public service for Eelamists.

    Is Something Wrong with My Brain?
    "Permanent and lasting injury to the brain is uncommon for anyone who has remained conscious, or who was unconscious for only a brief period of time, immediately after an injury to the head."

    Hmm.. that would be caused by the loss of Eelam, no?

    Other Factors Interfering With Thinking Abilities
    "Memory and thinking difficulties are common among people who have experienced many types of injury, illnesses, or stressful life situations. These difficulties are generally considered to be temporary and will usually go away completely once the person’s recovery has progressed far enough."

    As none of you Eelamists have yet come to terms with loss of Eelam (stressful life situations?), it seems that there's a massive outbreak of "Interfering With Thinking Abilities amongst the LTTE diaspora, as is plainly evident on the AI blogs.

  108. "For the last one year, there has only been talk of war crime charges. Repeated attacks on hospitals; killing, torture, rape and sexual abuse of people escaping the war zone are some of the charges leveled against the Sri Lankan forces. But, except for the verdict passed by the Dublin Permanent People’s Tribunal there has been no other concrete action," said the exiled team members of the North East Secretariat on Human Rights (NESoHR), the Humanitarian body which was earlier based in Vanni, in a statement issued Monday. "The 300,000 people who walked out of the war zone are witnesses to these war crimes. Each one of them would have narrowly escaped death at least once in those safe zones. Fear, extreme fear, prevents the 300,000 eye witnesses from speaking. Even those who escaped from the island to other countries are silenced by fear." http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    People's Tribunal on Sri Lanka http://www.ifpsl.org/images/files/peoples_tribuna

  109. Dear Delusional Eelamists (and that includes Jan from London),

    This continued begging from your White Masters is making the LTTE ‘struggle’ look really bad. Have you no shame, hiding behind AI’s skirts?

    It was you, the LTTE diaspora who enthusiastically raised funds and backed the LTTE’s ‘Final War’. So stop whining about HR abuses, when you were complicit in the destruction of an entire generation of Tamil children, who were recruited to fight for ‘Eelam’.

    Juliette, I’d be more inclined to support your ridiculous campaign for ‘justice’ if you were to be more even handed.

    Why isn’t AI campaigning to extradite a proven child abuser, Adele Balasingham from London to Sri Lanka? ‘Aunty Adele’ (the female Pied Piper of LTTE child soldiers) last seen garlanding LTTE child combatants with cyanide capsules during their induction ceremonies in Sri Lanka, now living safely in London.

    http://tinyurl.com/yc7xf65

    Is AI afraid the LTTE diaspora or just being cowardly, like you were with the anti-SL cricket team ‘Play by the Rules’ campaign.

    Typical LTTE diaspora hypocrisy. Hersehy Bars and Jelly Beans for their own children, safe in the US, yet Cyanide capsules for brainwashed Tamil children in Sri Lanka.

  110. SLA blocks Mu’l’livaaikkal massacre first commemoration events, journalists threatened
    [
    Sri Lanka Army (SLA), in a well planned manner, prevented the first commemoration events of Mu’l’livaaikkaal Massacre of May 2009 being observed in Jaffna Sunday in Nalloor and Jaffna town by chasing away the public from participating, threatening to death the reporters trying to cover the event and detaining Yarl Thinakural reporter who was present in the memorial event observed in Ilangkai Thamizh Arasu Kaddchi (ITAK) office on Martin Road, Jaffna. Large number of SLA soldiers were deployed in around Nallai Aatheenam area who beat and chased away the public who came to attend the event besides blocking all roads to the place to public use. The reporters too were stopped midway, intimidated and their family particulars collected by SLA Intelligence wing officers.

    Meanwhile, SLA had rounded up and searched the ITAK office and the residence of Mavai Senathirajah, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Jaffna district, from 10:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m Monday. The Thinakural reporter taken away in a Buffel Personnel Carrier and held by SLA Intelligence Wing officer Major Nisantha was released only after eliciting an assurance from Yarl Thinakural chief that nothing will be published about the event or reporters being intimidated.

    The memorial event at Nalloor was to be held in Nalloor Aatheenam in which Jaffna Bishop Rt. Rev. Thomas Saundranayagam, Nallai Aatheenam Chief Priest, Srila Siri Somasuthanra Kurukkal and several others being invited to participate in.

    The event, however, was observed only by the few religious dignitaries present.

    Only around ten prominent ITAK persons including Mavai Senathirajah were able pay homage to the victims of Mu’l’livaaikkal Massacre as SLA soldiers had rounded up the ITAK office blocking anyone trying to attend the event.

    Meanwhile, the memorial event organized by Jaffna Interreligious Committee that was to take place Tuesday at Jaffna Veerasingham Hall was cancelled the administrators of Veerasingaham Hall were threatened to death SLA intelligence wing officers.

    The event relocated to another location nearby too had been abandoned due to death threats by the above officers.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  111. Dear Traumatised Eelamists (yes, SinHell, that includes you:)

    You missed the best article in the pro-Eelam ‘Monsoon Journal’ site.

    Its called “THINKING DIFFICULTIES FOLLOWING INJURY’ http://tinyurl.com/33e89fk

    I’ve extracted the best bits from it and post it here as a public service for Eelamists.

    Is Something Wrong with My Brain?
    “Permanent and lasting injury to the brain is uncommon for anyone who has remained conscious, or who was unconscious for only a brief period of time, immediately after an injury to the head.”

    Hmm.. that would be caused by the loss of Eelam, no?

    Other Factors Interfering With Thinking Abilities
    “Memory and thinking difficulties are common among people who have experienced many types of injury, illnesses, or stressful life situations. These difficulties are generally considered to be temporary and will usually go away completely once the person’s recovery has progressed far enough.”

    As none of you Eelamists have yet come to terms with loss of Eelam (stressful life situations?), it seems that there’s a massive outbreak of “Interfering With Thinking Abilities amongst the LTTE diaspora, as is plainly evident on the AI blogs.

  112. “For the last one year, there has only been talk of war crime charges. Repeated attacks on hospitals; killing, torture, rape and sexual abuse of people escaping the war zone are some of the charges leveled against the Sri Lankan forces. But, except for the verdict passed by the Dublin Permanent People’s Tribunal there has been no other concrete action,” said the exiled team members of the North East Secretariat on Human Rights (NESoHR), the Humanitarian body which was earlier based in Vanni, in a statement issued Monday. “The 300,000 people who walked out of the war zone are witnesses to these war crimes. Each one of them would have narrowly escaped death at least once in those safe zones. Fear, extreme fear, prevents the 300,000 eye witnesses from speaking. Even those who escaped from the island to other countries are silenced by fear.”
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31770

    People’s Tribunal on Sri Lanka
    http://www.ifpsl.org/images/files/peoples_tribunal_on_srilanka.pdf

  113. SLA blocks Mu’l’livaaikkal massacre first commemoration events, journalists threatened
    [
    Sri Lanka Army (SLA), in a well planned manner, prevented the first commemoration events of Mu’l’livaaikkaal Massacre of May 2009 being observed in Jaffna Sunday in Nalloor and Jaffna town by chasing away the public from participating, threatening to death the reporters trying to cover the event and detaining Yarl Thinakural reporter who was present in the memorial event observed in Ilangkai Thamizh Arasu Kaddchi (ITAK) office on Martin Road, Jaffna. Large number of SLA soldiers were deployed in around Nallai Aatheenam area who beat and chased away the public who came to attend the event besides blocking all roads to the place to public use. The reporters too were stopped midway, intimidated and their family particulars collected by SLA Intelligence wing officers.

    Meanwhile, SLA had rounded up and searched the ITAK office and the residence of Mavai Senathirajah, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Jaffna district, from 10:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m Monday. The Thinakural reporter taken away in a Buffel Personnel Carrier and held by SLA Intelligence Wing officer Major Nisantha was released only after eliciting an assurance from Yarl Thinakural chief that nothing will be published about the event or reporters being intimidated.

    The memorial event at Nalloor was to be held in Nalloor Aatheenam in which Jaffna Bishop Rt. Rev. Thomas Saundranayagam, Nallai Aatheenam Chief Priest, Srila Siri Somasuthanra Kurukkal and several others being invited to participate in.

    The event, however, was observed only by the few religious dignitaries present.

    Only around ten prominent ITAK persons including Mavai Senathirajah were able pay homage to the victims of Mu’l’livaaikkal Massacre as SLA soldiers had rounded up the ITAK office blocking anyone trying to attend the event.

    Meanwhile, the memorial event organized by Jaffna Interreligious Committee that was to take place Tuesday at Jaffna Veerasingham Hall was cancelled the administrators of Veerasingaham Hall were threatened to death SLA intelligence wing officers.

    The event relocated to another location nearby too had been abandoned due to death threats by the above officers.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  114. SLA blocks Mu’l’livaaikkal massacre first commemoration events, journalists threatened
    [
    Sri Lanka Army (SLA), in a well planned manner, prevented the first commemoration events of Mu’l’livaaikkaal Massacre of May 2009 being observed in Jaffna Sunday in Nalloor and Jaffna town by chasing away the public from participating, threatening to death the reporters trying to cover the event and detaining Yarl Thinakural reporter who was present in the memorial event observed in Ilangkai Thamizh Arasu Kaddchi (ITAK) office on Martin Road, Jaffna. Large number of SLA soldiers were deployed in around Nallai Aatheenam area who beat and chased away the public who came to attend the event besides blocking all roads to the place to public use. The reporters too were stopped midway, intimidated and their family particulars collected by SLA Intelligence wing officers.

    Meanwhile, SLA had rounded up and searched the ITAK office and the residence of Mavai Senathirajah, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Jaffna district, from 10:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m Monday. The Thinakural reporter taken away in a Buffel Personnel Carrier and held by SLA Intelligence Wing officer Major Nisantha was released only after eliciting an assurance from Yarl Thinakural chief that nothing will be published about the event or reporters being intimidated.

    The memorial event at Nalloor was to be held in Nalloor Aatheenam in which Jaffna Bishop Rt. Rev. Thomas Saundranayagam, Nallai Aatheenam Chief Priest, Srila Siri Somasuthanra Kurukkal and several others being invited to participate in.

    The event, however, was observed only by the few religious dignitaries present.

    Only around ten prominent ITAK persons including Mavai Senathirajah were able pay homage to the victims of Mu’l’livaaikkal Massacre as SLA soldiers had rounded up the ITAK office blocking anyone trying to attend the event.

    Meanwhile, the memorial event organized by Jaffna Interreligious Committee that was to take place Tuesday at Jaffna Veerasingham Hall was cancelled the administrators of Veerasingaham Hall were threatened to death SLA intelligence wing officers.

    The event relocated to another location nearby too had been abandoned due to death threats by the above officers.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  115. Ponnaya,
    You forgot to mention that a memorial to a famous LTTE terrorist, Thileepan was destroyed and turned into a garbage dump. A most fitting epitaph to a racist terrorist movement, don't you agree?

    The memorial during the glory days of the race-based LTTE's de-facto Eelam state: http://tinyurl.com/3yjlkx8

    The memorial after the much needed crushing of the racist Eelam state: http://tinyurl.com/39cgszz

    To paraphrase Oscar Wilde about Dickens, "'One would have to have a heart of stone to read about Thileepan's memorial without dissolving into tears…of laughter."

  116. Ponnaya,
    You forgot to mention that a memorial to a famous LTTE terrorist, Thileepan was destroyed and turned into a garbage dump. A most fitting epitaph to a racist terrorist movement, don't you agree?

    The memorial during the glory days of the race-based LTTE's de-facto Eelam state: http://tinyurl.com/3yjlkx8

    The memorial after the much needed crushing of the racist Eelam state: http://tinyurl.com/39cgszz

    To paraphrase Oscar Wilde about Dickens, "'One would have to have a heart of stone to read about Thileepan's memorial without dissolving into tears…of laughter."

  117. Ponnaya,
    You forgot to mention that a memorial to a famous LTTE terrorist, Thileepan was destroyed and turned into a garbage dump. A most fitting epitaph to a racist terrorist movement, don't you agree?

    The memorial during the glory days of the race-based LTTE's de-facto Eelam state: http://tinyurl.com/3yjlkx8

    The memorial after the much needed crushing of the racist Eelam state: http://tinyurl.com/39cgszz

    To paraphrase Oscar Wilde about Dickens, "'One would have to have a heart of stone to read about Thileepan's memorial without dissolving into tears…of laughter."

  118. Why do they persecute the Tamils in Sri Lanka?

    Persecution of Tamils in Sri Lanka is more to do with an attempt by the Sinhala Buddhists leaders to fulfil the myths and fantasies written in an ancient book called Mahavamsa.

    Mahavamsa was originally written in Pali language because the Sinhala language was not well developed at that time.

    Mahavamsa is considered as a kind of bible by the Sinhala Buddhists in Sri Lanka. Although this book has historical records, there are many fabricated stories, myths and fantasies that make this book completely unreliable.

    It talks about a pure Sinhala race that descended from a lion which is obviously a four leg animal. No wonder why the minorities find the Sri Lankan lion flag very offensive.

    great importance is given for flying the Sri Lankan lion flags in Tamil concentration camps , than feeding the hungry or treating the wounded. Even the Nazi regime in Germany was very serious about displaying swastika flags in the Jewish concentration camps.

    Mahavamsa also preaches hatred against the minority Tamils.

    Sinhala Buddhist politicians and military leaders of Sri lanka believe every word in this book and they are on a mission to fulfil the desires of the kings and queens that are portrayed in this book.

    This is a sample text from Mahavamsa which was written in the 6th Century. This verse talks about a desire of a Sinhala queen who wanted drink water, mixed with the blood of a Tamil warrior.

    “Then she longed to drink the water that had served to cleanse the sword with which the head of the first warrior among Tamil king Elära's warriors had been struck off, and she longed to drink it standing on this very head, and moreover she longed to adorn herself with garlands of unfaded lotus-blossoms brought from the lotus marshes of Anuradhapura”

    No wonder why the extremists act like the way they act, when they meditate such verses. Words of many racist politicians and military leaders in Sri Lanka are spoken straight out this book. Even some of the well known former presidents of Sri Lanka are not the exceptions.

    They want to make Sri Lanka as a Sinhala Buddhist nation by wiping out the minority Tamils.

    For more than sixty years, successive Sri Lankan governments backed by racist Sinhala extremists have been oppressing the Tamil minorities. They brutally killed thousands of innocent Tamils, burnt their properties and sent the rest in ships as refugees to the North of the country in the fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties.

  119. An investigation into the last months of Sri Lanka's bloody civil war released yesterday claims that government forces were responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands more civilians than previously estimated, and targeted hospitals and humanitarian operations as part of their final onslaught on the rebel Tamil Tigers.

    According to the International Crisis Group study, many thousands more people may have died in the operation than UN figures have suggested, with as many as 75,000 citizens unaccounted for, and almost all of the deaths in the so-called "No-Fire Zone" due to government fire.

    The study also claims that the government shelled hospitals where it knew international NGO staff and civilians to be working or receiving treatment. "The Sri Lankan government committed war crimes with top government and military leaders potentially responsible," it says. "An international inquiry into alleged crimes is essential."

    The Sri Lankan government has refused to comment on the report, the most comprehensive account of the violence that ended a year ago today. Senior officials have insisted in the past that there were no civilian casualties in the last months of the war.

    At the weekend the Sunday Observer newspaper, widely considered a government mouthpiece, claimed that the report was part of a plot to promote former army head Sarath Fonseka at the expense of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Fonseka was imprisoned after he lost the post-war election to Rajapaksa, accused of participating in political activity while still in uniform.

    Yesterday the government gave details of its own proposed 'reconciliation commission', which would suggest methods for promoting national unity and determine compensation for those affected by the war with the Tamil Tigers, or Liberation Tamil Tigers of Eelam (LTTE).

    The proposals stop short of any investigation into violations of humanitarian law. "The only chance of credible scrutiny is by outsiders," said Alan Keenan, Crisis Group's Sri Lanka project director. "There has never been a credible internal process."

    Although the US Permanent Representative to the UN, Susan Rice, last week welcomed Sri Lanka's planned reconciliation commission, she cautioned that it did need "to probe violations of international standards during the final stages of the conflict", and there has long been scepticism about the Colombo government's willingness to sanction a full investigation. One foreign diplomat based in Colombo is quoted in the Crisis Group report as saying in November last year: "The regime isn't going to disembowel itself."

    The long-running civil war in Sri Lanka reached its zenith in the early months of 2009, when the government pinned the rebels down in an ever-shrinking "No-Fire Zone" (NFZ) on the country's northern coast. The death toll has always been murky because reporters and independent observers were barred from the area. The UN put the toll before the final period of fighting at around 7,000, while Crisis Group points out that around 365,000 civilians were known to be alive in the NFZ in February last year – and only 290,000 survivors registered in government-run camps three months later.

    Slim hopes of a UN-led inquiry now rest with the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, since both the Security Council and Human Rights Council have declined opportunities to take Sri Lanka to task.

    According to Crisis Group's president Louise Arbour, the lack of consequences for President Rajapaksa makes it more likely that other conflicts will be conducted in similar style in future, and provides no incentive for the draconian Sri Lankan regime to change its approach. "The means are so attractive," she said. "Why would you restrict yourself to doing it just once?"

    Crisis Group also suggested that India and the United States failed to do enough to discourage Rajapaksa at the time of the conflict.
    What about UN???

  120. Blind folded, hands tied behind their backs, naked, on their knees, not knowing what was happening around but hearing just the sounds of Sinhala soldiers mocking and laughing, occasional gun shots. What could have gone through the minds of these young Tamil men in their final hours? They were executed in a most cruel manner just for a simple reason that they were Tamils.

    Their mothers bore them in pain, gave birth to them in pain, fed them from their breasts and toiled for years to bring them up. Their children found safety and protection in their arms. These were ordinary men who had dreams about their future. Just like any of us, they also wanted to see their children growing up. They trusted the world around them to come for their rescue even at their last minutes. But their lives were cut short. They were looked down by their enemies as rotten pieces of meat that don't even need proper burial.

    This is not a bedtime horror story. This is not about something that happened thousands of years ago when giants and barbarians roamed the earth. This is not a Hollywood movie about man eating cannibals. What Channel 4 had shown in UK is a real story of a people group called Tamils in the horror island of Sri Lanka.

    Many were shocked and felt so sick in and out after seeing the video clips of Tamils being executed as innocent lambs in broad day light. Strangely many Tamils living in the West haven't found it as shocking because they have witnessed hundreds and hundreds of such incidents in their own villages and towns. Their eyes had seen their loved ones being butchered with knives, swords, guns and bombs.They saw their houses being burned down and farms being destroyed.

    They saw their sisters and mothers being abused and raped. Their fathers were shot and killed in front of weeping children and mothers. Their loved ones and friends were killed in prisons, schools, hospitals and in their own homes. Tamils in Sri Lanka no longer have a voice and they no longer have the right to turn left or right. They see their enemies marching from the North, South, East and the West. A community that once fought for equal rights is now fighting for its bare survival.

    Interestingly, Sri Lankan war criminals who have been committing such deadly crimes are not all happy about the world watching what they do to the vulnerable. They have no way to defend their atrocities so they just deny the video as fake. UN investigators have confirmed that the video was authentic.

    What was shown on channel 4 is just a drop in the ocean. Many eyes in Sri Lanka have witnessed crimes that were much crueller than this. Thousands of digital pictures and video clips, many satellite images and other concrete evidences are available to prove without a shadow of doubt that Sri Lankan regime is still committing countless crimes against the Tamil community in Sri Lanka with the excuse of fighting terror.

  121. May 2009, a significant month that will never by forgotten by the Tamils living across the globe. A month filled with terror, a month filled with sorrows; a month in which families were separated, children displaced from parents, and mountains of corpses were left to rot. May 2009, the month in which we lost more than 50 000 of our innocent brothers and sisters. May 2009: Genocide of the Tamils.

    The Sri Lankan Government deliberately attempted to destroy Tamils in Sri Lanka the past year, the peak of its actions resulting in the catastrophe that took place in Mullivaikaal. Newborn babies, children, youth; those who would be the future of Tamileelam were wiped out in May 2009. These innocent lives, must not be forgotten.

    Let’s remember our people and our Maveerar whom we lost during the final war upon Tamils in Sri Lanka on May 2009

  122. May 18 Remembrance Day

    The Government of Sri Lanka was attacking the hapless and defenceless Tamil people assembled in a small area in the Vanni nearly year ago.
    We must tell the world of the sheer criminality of Sinhala politics and why the Tamils cannot hope to get justice from the politics of the abattoir practiced by the ruling elite.

    It is this tendency to political and racial violence that the Sinhala politicians have exploited to keep the Tamils under their heels. The tragic story of a cultured and educated Tamil people desiring to live in peace with the Sinhalese but requesting equality in education, employment and development of their land being massacred and violently thwarted by government thugs and the security services for over 60 years has now been told to a largely sceptical world. The Sinhala government propaganda machine has bought the support of British MPs with all expenses paid junkets to Sri Lanka to sing the praises of the tyrannical government with Tamil blood on its hands and to traduce the claims of the Tamils for self-government as international terrorism.

    So it was that the world conspired by its silence at the mass genocide of the Tamils and looked askance when the elderly Tamils and their children were mown down by artillery shells, cluster bombs and chemical weapons. The leadership of the Tamil resistance was encouraged to surrender carrying white flags to the Sri Lankan army and was shot down in cold blood while doing so.

    Over 100,00 Tamils killed in a racist and genocidal war in the Vanni. The UK Times provided satellite photographs of the evidence of trenches and mounds where more than 20,000 Tamils were killed and buried in the final days of the war last year. Some even say that as much as 48,000 Tamils were killed by the Sinhala armed forces in the last three days of the war. Reliable eye witness accounts have reported that weak, infirm and injured Tamil people were buried half alive in trenches and shot by the Sri Lanka army. There was deliberate and mass starvation and destruction of the few hospitals left standing to cater to the people.

    The souls of these thousands of innocent Tamil victims seek justice and closure and we, the survivors, have to keep their avenging cries in the forefront of our moral crusade and political campaign to bring the war criminals Rajapakse and his blood-letting gang to justice.

    We will remember all Tamil victims on this solemn occasion , even the Black July victims

    July 1983 was a paradigm shift in terror. Thirteen soldiers were killed by the LTTE. Anti-Tamil riots ensued and lasted for ten days with property being destroyed and up to 3,000 people being killed and 200,000 displaced.

    From President Jayewardene’s residence, shops could be seen going up in flames but no curfew was called and police disappeared from the streets. Marauding gangs armed with axes and cans of petrol went around Colombo with electoral rolls identifying Tamil homes and businesses. The inhabitants were doused in petrol and set alight.
    A Norwegian woman tourist recalled seeing a mob setting fire to a bus with about 20 Tamils inside it. Those who climbed out the windows were pushed back in and the doors were sealed while they burned alive, screaming horribly. In another incident, a mob chopped two Tamil girls aged 18 and 11 with knives; the younger girl was beheaded with an axe, the older one raped by 20 men and then doused in petrol and burned alive in front of joyful Sinhalese crowds

  123. SLA blocks Mu’l’livaaikkal massacre first commemoration events, journalists threatened
    [
    Sri Lanka Army (SLA), in a well planned manner, prevented the first commemoration events of Mu’l’livaaikkaal Massacre of May 2009 being observed in Jaffna Sunday in Nalloor and Jaffna town by chasing away the public from participating, threatening to death the reporters trying to cover the event and detaining Yarl Thinakural reporter who was present in the memorial event observed in Ilangkai Thamizh Arasu Kaddchi (ITAK) office on Martin Road, Jaffna. Large number of SLA soldiers were deployed in around Nallai Aatheenam area who beat and chased away the public who came to attend the event besides blocking all roads to the place to public use. The reporters too were stopped midway, intimidated and their family particulars collected by SLA Intelligence wing officers.

    Meanwhile, SLA had rounded up and searched the ITAK office and the residence of Mavai Senathirajah, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Jaffna district, from 10:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m Monday. The Thinakural reporter taken away in a Buffel Personnel Carrier and held by SLA Intelligence Wing officer Major Nisantha was released only after eliciting an assurance from Yarl Thinakural chief that nothing will be published about the event or reporters being intimidated.

    The memorial event at Nalloor was to be held in Nalloor Aatheenam in which Jaffna Bishop Rt. Rev. Thomas Saundranayagam, Nallai Aatheenam Chief Priest, Srila Siri Somasuthanra Kurukkal and several others being invited to participate in.

    The event, however, was observed only by the few religious dignitaries present.

    Only around ten prominent ITAK persons including Mavai Senathirajah were able pay homage to the victims of Mu’l’livaaikkal Massacre as SLA soldiers had rounded up the ITAK office blocking anyone trying to attend the event.

    Meanwhile, the memorial event organized by Jaffna Interreligious Committee that was to take place Tuesday at Jaffna Veerasingham Hall was cancelled the administrators of Veerasingaham Hall were threatened to death SLA intelligence wing officers.

    The event relocated to another location nearby too had been abandoned due to death threats by the above officers.

    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31773

  124. Ponnaya,
    You forgot to mention that a memorial to a famous LTTE terrorist, Thileepan was destroyed and turned into a garbage dump. A most fitting epitaph to a racist terrorist movement, don’t you agree?

    The memorial during the glory days of the race-based LTTE’s de-facto Eelam state: http://tinyurl.com/3yjlkx8

    The memorial after the much needed crushing of the racist Eelam state: http://tinyurl.com/39cgszz

    To paraphrase Oscar Wilde about Dickens, “‘One would have to have a heart of stone to read about Thileepan’s memorial without dissolving into tears…of laughter.”

  125. Why do they persecute the Tamils in Sri Lanka?

    Persecution of Tamils in Sri Lanka is more to do with an attempt by the Sinhala Buddhists leaders to fulfil the myths and fantasies written in an ancient book called Mahavamsa.

    Mahavamsa was originally written in Pali language because the Sinhala language was not well developed at that time.

    Mahavamsa is considered as a kind of bible by the Sinhala Buddhists in Sri Lanka. Although this book has historical records, there are many fabricated stories, myths and fantasies that make this book completely unreliable.

    It talks about a pure Sinhala race that descended from a lion which is obviously a four leg animal. No wonder why the minorities find the Sri Lankan lion flag very offensive.

    great importance is given for flying the Sri Lankan lion flags in Tamil concentration camps , than feeding the hungry or treating the wounded. Even the Nazi regime in Germany was very serious about displaying swastika flags in the Jewish concentration camps.

    Mahavamsa also preaches hatred against the minority Tamils.

    Sinhala Buddhist politicians and military leaders of Sri lanka believe every word in this book and they are on a mission to fulfil the desires of the kings and queens that are portrayed in this book.

    This is a sample text from Mahavamsa which was written in the 6th Century. This verse talks about a desire of a Sinhala queen who wanted drink water, mixed with the blood of a Tamil warrior.

    “Then she longed to drink the water that had served to cleanse the sword with which the head of the first warrior among Tamil king Elära’s warriors had been struck off, and she longed to drink it standing on this very head, and moreover she longed to adorn herself with garlands of unfaded lotus-blossoms brought from the lotus marshes of Anuradhapura”

    No wonder why the extremists act like the way they act, when they meditate such verses. Words of many racist politicians and military leaders in Sri Lanka are spoken straight out this book. Even some of the well known former presidents of Sri Lanka are not the exceptions.

    They want to make Sri Lanka as a Sinhala Buddhist nation by wiping out the minority Tamils.

    For more than sixty years, successive Sri Lankan governments backed by racist Sinhala extremists have been oppressing the Tamil minorities. They brutally killed thousands of innocent Tamils, burnt their properties and sent the rest in ships as refugees to the North of the country in the fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties.

  126. An investigation into the last months of Sri Lanka’s bloody civil war released yesterday claims that government forces were responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands more civilians than previously estimated, and targeted hospitals and humanitarian operations as part of their final onslaught on the rebel Tamil Tigers.

    According to the International Crisis Group study, many thousands more people may have died in the operation than UN figures have suggested, with as many as 75,000 citizens unaccounted for, and almost all of the deaths in the so-called “No-Fire Zone” due to government fire.

    The study also claims that the government shelled hospitals where it knew international NGO staff and civilians to be working or receiving treatment. “The Sri Lankan government committed war crimes with top government and military leaders potentially responsible,” it says. “An international inquiry into alleged crimes is essential.”

    The Sri Lankan government has refused to comment on the report, the most comprehensive account of the violence that ended a year ago today. Senior officials have insisted in the past that there were no civilian casualties in the last months of the war.

    At the weekend the Sunday Observer newspaper, widely considered a government mouthpiece, claimed that the report was part of a plot to promote former army head Sarath Fonseka at the expense of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Fonseka was imprisoned after he lost the post-war election to Rajapaksa, accused of participating in political activity while still in uniform.

    Yesterday the government gave details of its own proposed ‘reconciliation commission’, which would suggest methods for promoting national unity and determine compensation for those affected by the war with the Tamil Tigers, or Liberation Tamil Tigers of Eelam (LTTE).

    The proposals stop short of any investigation into violations of humanitarian law. “The only chance of credible scrutiny is by outsiders,” said Alan Keenan, Crisis Group’s Sri Lanka project director. “There has never been a credible internal process.”

    Although the US Permanent Representative to the UN, Susan Rice, last week welcomed Sri Lanka’s planned reconciliation commission, she cautioned that it did need “to probe violations of international standards during the final stages of the conflict”, and there has long been scepticism about the Colombo government’s willingness to sanction a full investigation. One foreign diplomat based in Colombo is quoted in the Crisis Group report as saying in November last year: “The regime isn’t going to disembowel itself.”

    The long-running civil war in Sri Lanka reached its zenith in the early months of 2009, when the government pinned the rebels down in an ever-shrinking “No-Fire Zone” (NFZ) on the country’s northern coast. The death toll has always been murky because reporters and independent observers were barred from the area. The UN put the toll before the final period of fighting at around 7,000, while Crisis Group points out that around 365,000 civilians were known to be alive in the NFZ in February last year – and only 290,000 survivors registered in government-run camps three months later.

    Slim hopes of a UN-led inquiry now rest with the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, since both the Security Council and Human Rights Council have declined opportunities to take Sri Lanka to task.

    According to Crisis Group’s president Louise Arbour, the lack of consequences for President Rajapaksa makes it more likely that other conflicts will be conducted in similar style in future, and provides no incentive for the draconian Sri Lankan regime to change its approach. “The means are so attractive,” she said. “Why would you restrict yourself to doing it just once?”

    Crisis Group also suggested that India and the United States failed to do enough to discourage Rajapaksa at the time of the conflict.
    What about UN???

  127. Blind folded, hands tied behind their backs, naked, on their knees, not knowing what was happening around but hearing just the sounds of Sinhala soldiers mocking and laughing, occasional gun shots. What could have gone through the minds of these young Tamil men in their final hours? They were executed in a most cruel manner just for a simple reason that they were Tamils.

    Their mothers bore them in pain, gave birth to them in pain, fed them from their breasts and toiled for years to bring them up. Their children found safety and protection in their arms. These were ordinary men who had dreams about their future. Just like any of us, they also wanted to see their children growing up. They trusted the world around them to come for their rescue even at their last minutes. But their lives were cut short. They were looked down by their enemies as rotten pieces of meat that don’t even need proper burial.

    This is not a bedtime horror story. This is not about something that happened thousands of years ago when giants and barbarians roamed the earth. This is not a Hollywood movie about man eating cannibals. What Channel 4 had shown in UK is a real story of a people group called Tamils in the horror island of Sri Lanka.

    Many were shocked and felt so sick in and out after seeing the video clips of Tamils being executed as innocent lambs in broad day light. Strangely many Tamils living in the West haven’t found it as shocking because they have witnessed hundreds and hundreds of such incidents in their own villages and towns. Their eyes had seen their loved ones being butchered with knives, swords, guns and bombs.They saw their houses being burned down and farms being destroyed.

    They saw their sisters and mothers being abused and raped. Their fathers were shot and killed in front of weeping children and mothers. Their loved ones and friends were killed in prisons, schools, hospitals and in their own homes. Tamils in Sri Lanka no longer have a voice and they no longer have the right to turn left or right. They see their enemies marching from the North, South, East and the West. A community that once fought for equal rights is now fighting for its bare survival.

    Interestingly, Sri Lankan war criminals who have been committing such deadly crimes are not all happy about the world watching what they do to the vulnerable. They have no way to defend their atrocities so they just deny the video as fake. UN investigators have confirmed that the video was authentic.

    What was shown on channel 4 is just a drop in the ocean. Many eyes in Sri Lanka have witnessed crimes that were much crueller than this. Thousands of digital pictures and video clips, many satellite images and other concrete evidences are available to prove without a shadow of doubt that Sri Lankan regime is still committing countless crimes against the Tamil community in Sri Lanka with the excuse of fighting terror.

  128. May 2009, a significant month that will never by forgotten by the Tamils living across the globe. A month filled with terror, a month filled with sorrows; a month in which families were separated, children displaced from parents, and mountains of corpses were left to rot. May 2009, the month in which we lost more than 50 000 of our innocent brothers and sisters. May 2009: Genocide of the Tamils.

    The Sri Lankan Government deliberately attempted to destroy Tamils in Sri Lanka the past year, the peak of its actions resulting in the catastrophe that took place in Mullivaikaal. Newborn babies, children, youth; those who would be the future of Tamileelam were wiped out in May 2009. These innocent lives, must not be forgotten.

    Let’s remember our people and our Maveerar whom we lost during the final war upon Tamils in Sri Lanka on May 2009

  129. May 18 Remembrance Day

    The Government of Sri Lanka was attacking the hapless and defenceless Tamil people assembled in a small area in the Vanni nearly year ago.
    We must tell the world of the sheer criminality of Sinhala politics and why the Tamils cannot hope to get justice from the politics of the abattoir practiced by the ruling elite.

    It is this tendency to political and racial violence that the Sinhala politicians have exploited to keep the Tamils under their heels. The tragic story of a cultured and educated Tamil people desiring to live in peace with the Sinhalese but requesting equality in education, employment and development of their land being massacred and violently thwarted by government thugs and the security services for over 60 years has now been told to a largely sceptical world. The Sinhala government propaganda machine has bought the support of British MPs with all expenses paid junkets to Sri Lanka to sing the praises of the tyrannical government with Tamil blood on its hands and to traduce the claims of the Tamils for self-government as international terrorism.

    So it was that the world conspired by its silence at the mass genocide of the Tamils and looked askance when the elderly Tamils and their children were mown down by artillery shells, cluster bombs and chemical weapons. The leadership of the Tamil resistance was encouraged to surrender carrying white flags to the Sri Lankan army and was shot down in cold blood while doing so.

    Over 100,00 Tamils killed in a racist and genocidal war in the Vanni. The UK Times provided satellite photographs of the evidence of trenches and mounds where more than 20,000 Tamils were killed and buried in the final days of the war last year. Some even say that as much as 48,000 Tamils were killed by the Sinhala armed forces in the last three days of the war. Reliable eye witness accounts have reported that weak, infirm and injured Tamil people were buried half alive in trenches and shot by the Sri Lanka army. There was deliberate and mass starvation and destruction of the few hospitals left standing to cater to the people.

    The souls of these thousands of innocent Tamil victims seek justice and closure and we, the survivors, have to keep their avenging cries in the forefront of our moral crusade and political campaign to bring the war criminals Rajapakse and his blood-letting gang to justice.

    We will remember all Tamil victims on this solemn occasion , even the Black July victims

    July 1983 was a paradigm shift in terror. Thirteen soldiers were killed by the LTTE. Anti-Tamil riots ensued and lasted for ten days with property being destroyed and up to 3,000 people being killed and 200,000 displaced.

    From President Jayewardene’s residence, shops could be seen going up in flames but no curfew was called and police disappeared from the streets. Marauding gangs armed with axes and cans of petrol went around Colombo with electoral rolls identifying Tamil homes and businesses. The inhabitants were doused in petrol and set alight.
    A Norwegian woman tourist recalled seeing a mob setting fire to a bus with about 20 Tamils inside it. Those who climbed out the windows were pushed back in and the doors were sealed while they burned alive, screaming horribly. In another incident, a mob chopped two Tamil girls aged 18 and 11 with knives; the younger girl was beheaded with an axe, the older one raped by 20 men and then doused in petrol and burned alive in front of joyful Sinhalese crowds

  130. ‘Our people suffer with hunger in their stomachs and pain in their hearts’:

    “Even after an year the wounds inflicted on the hearts of Tamils still remain as scars and celebrating it as a victory amounts to poking spear into an unhealed wound.”

    “The minds of our people are still in a trauma and unable to express their feelings though the resettlement and rehabilitation publicized by the government moves at a snail’s pace with accompanying lame excuses for the delay.”

    “The people are unable even to breathe freely and their voices are stifled while they are denied the development that the South enjoys.”

    “One cannot freely move while abductions, killings, robberies and sexual violence are rampant in a country which calls itself a ‘Democracy’.”

    “Our people in the peninsula are living corpses unable even to utter the names of the lost loved ones due to the prevailing restrictions and harassment.”

  131. First Anniversary of the Tamil Genocide – 40,000 candles in heart http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_12

    On May 19th, Tamils in Sri Lanka and in the Diaspora commemorate the 1st anniversary of the genocide that took the lives of more than 40,000 Tamil civilians including tens of thousands of children. The occasion constantly remind them the immense sacrifice those individuals made for the simple reason there were born as Tamils � the simple logic whereby the Diaspora breathes all aspects of those Tamil heritage the Sinhala regime tries to bury deep down in Mullivaikal, yet couldn�t. It gives an absolute resolute that the Diaspora has an obligation to voice for the voiceless Tamils of East and North, in them getting a just and sustainable political solution based on their rights to self – determination. The genocide becomes so magnified given the fact the whole world simply looked away last May, when the Tamils were assaulted with heavy weaponry including internationally banned cluster bombs and chemical weapons by the Sri lankan forces, on the narrow stretch where more than 300,000 of innocent civilians were herded into. It was a complete darkness in the pages of Humanity.

  132. First Anniversary of the Tamil Genocide – 40,000 candles in heart http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_12

    On May 19th, Tamils in Sri Lanka and in the Diaspora commemorate the 1st anniversary of the genocide that took the lives of more than 40,000 Tamil civilians including tens of thousands of children. The occasion constantly remind them the immense sacrifice those individuals made for the simple reason there were born as Tamils � the simple logic whereby the Diaspora breathes all aspects of those Tamil heritage the Sinhala regime tries to bury deep down in Mullivaikal, yet couldn�t. It gives an absolute resolute that the Diaspora has an obligation to voice for the voiceless Tamils of East and North, in them getting a just and sustainable political solution based on their rights to self – determination. The genocide becomes so magnified given the fact the whole world simply looked away last May, when the Tamils were assaulted with heavy weaponry including internationally banned cluster bombs and chemical weapons by the Sri lankan forces, on the narrow stretch where more than 300,000 of innocent civilians were herded into. It was a complete darkness in the pages of Humanity.

  133. First Anniversary of the Tamil Genocide – 40,000 candles in heart http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_12

    On May 19th, Tamils in Sri Lanka and in the Diaspora commemorate the 1st anniversary of the genocide that took the lives of more than 40,000 Tamil civilians including tens of thousands of children. The occasion constantly remind them the immense sacrifice those individuals made for the simple reason there were born as Tamils � the simple logic whereby the Diaspora breathes all aspects of those Tamil heritage the Sinhala regime tries to bury deep down in Mullivaikal, yet couldn�t. It gives an absolute resolute that the Diaspora has an obligation to voice for the voiceless Tamils of East and North, in them getting a just and sustainable political solution based on their rights to self – determination. The genocide becomes so magnified given the fact the whole world simply looked away last May, when the Tamils were assaulted with heavy weaponry including internationally banned cluster bombs and chemical weapons by the Sri lankan forces, on the narrow stretch where more than 300,000 of innocent civilians were herded into. It was a complete darkness in the pages of Humanity.

  134. ‘Our people suffer with hunger in their stomachs and pain in their hearts’:

    “Even after an year the wounds inflicted on the hearts of Tamils still remain as scars and celebrating it as a victory amounts to poking spear into an unhealed wound.”

    “The minds of our people are still in a trauma and unable to express their feelings though the resettlement and rehabilitation publicized by the government moves at a snail’s pace with accompanying lame excuses for the delay.”

    “The people are unable even to breathe freely and their voices are stifled while they are denied the development that the South enjoys.”

    “One cannot freely move while abductions, killings, robberies and sexual violence are rampant in a country which calls itself a ‘Democracy’.”

    “Our people in the peninsula are living corpses unable even to utter the names of the lost loved ones due to the prevailing restrictions and harassment.”

  135. First Anniversary of the Tamil Genocide – 40,000 candles in heart
    http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_12677.shtml

    On May 19th, Tamils in Sri Lanka and in the Diaspora commemorate the 1st anniversary of the genocide that took the lives of more than 40,000 Tamil civilians including tens of thousands of children. The occasion constantly remind them the immense sacrifice those individuals made for the simple reason there were born as Tamils � the simple logic whereby the Diaspora breathes all aspects of those Tamil heritage the Sinhala regime tries to bury deep down in Mullivaikal, yet couldn�t. It gives an absolute resolute that the Diaspora has an obligation to voice for the voiceless Tamils of East and North, in them getting a just and sustainable political solution based on their rights to self – determination. The genocide becomes so magnified given the fact the whole world simply looked away last May, when the Tamils were assaulted with heavy weaponry including internationally banned cluster bombs and chemical weapons by the Sri lankan forces, on the narrow stretch where more than 300,000 of innocent civilians were herded into. It was a complete darkness in the pages of Humanity.

  136. My Dearest Juliette,

    I wish to know what relevance the post by Tamil on May 17th, 2010 at 7:14 pm and the posts following has to do with the most noble topic you have chosen to discuss in this forum.

    I also wonder whether you practice any mechanism to justify the credibility of such posts – I mean, Anyone could write rubbish and lie about anything in this forum and get away without any repercussions. Trying to twist the History of any nation could not be considered a wise or brave move, but a pathetic effort of a coward to fulfill a low mental desire.

    I hope you would take much required action according to your code of conduct where we could see decent people debating in line of topics posted (No matter how funny the topics may look and sound)

    Love
    Romeo

  137. Nayagam – You really have a good Gayagam :)

    Yes I saw your repeat posts on 9 year old girl being raped by SLA personnel.

    FYI, 9 soldiers (2 who raped and the others who knew about it) have been interrogated and sentenced to Jail) – I am sure that you know about this too, however, tend not to mention in the forum.

    Now, what does this say about the SLA and the Judiciary system of SL ?? That it is free, fair for all people and most important – not afraid to penalise those who are at wrong. Did your beloved LTTE government do so ??

    The Tamil Grandfather who raped his granddaughter will also be penalised via the same Judiciary system.

    Now – again be happy that it is Sri Lanka and the SLA and out Judiciary. If you also follow closely you will see that none of the American soldiers who are on a raping spree in Iraq and Afghanistan are not being penalised. It is sad that you single minded, pro terrorist mental cases don't see any positive side of things. But, at the same time I am not surprised as these are the symptoms of Terrorists who definitely are mentally challenged.

  138. Sri Lanka Army guilty maritime pollution

    "Within 24 hours after the final battle, the Army cremated several hundred bodies, including that of Prabhakaran and his family and threw their ashes to sea." http://www.island.lk/2010/05/19/news12.html

    This is outrageous. Why didn't the SLA follow internationally accepted standards of 'removal of hazardous waste' by encasing the ashes in thick concrete containers? Instead, the SLA carelessly polluted the Eastern seaboard of Sri Lanka by disposing of this ash.

    I urge Greenpeace, Eelam Peace Secretariat and other interested parties to protest most vehemently at this act of Oceanic Genocide by the SLA.

    In other news, as grief-stricken, hypocritical, racist Eelamist mourned the destruction of their 30-year struggle to carve out a racist statelet within Sri Lanka, the National Victory Day Celebration, scheduled for 20th May at Galle Face Green has been postponed due to prevailing bad weather.

  139. My Dearest Juliette,

    I wish to know what relevance the post by Tamil on May 17th, 2010 at 7:14 pm and the posts following has to do with the most noble topic you have chosen to discuss in this forum.

    I also wonder whether you practice any mechanism to justify the credibility of such posts – I mean, Anyone could write rubbish and lie about anything in this forum and get away without any repercussions. Trying to twist the History of any nation could not be considered a wise or brave move, but a pathetic effort of a coward to fulfill a low mental desire.

    I hope you would take much required action according to your code of conduct where we could see decent people debating in line of topics posted (No matter how funny the topics may look and sound)

    Love
    Romeo

  140. Nayagam – You really have a good Gayagam :)

    Yes I saw your repeat posts on 9 year old girl being raped by SLA personnel.

    FYI, 9 soldiers (2 who raped and the others who knew about it) have been interrogated and sentenced to Jail) – I am sure that you know about this too, however, tend not to mention in the forum.

    Now, what does this say about the SLA and the Judiciary system of SL ?? That it is free, fair for all people and most important – not afraid to penalise those who are at wrong. Did your beloved LTTE government do so ??

    The Tamil Grandfather who raped his granddaughter will also be penalised via the same Judiciary system.

    Now – again be happy that it is Sri Lanka and the SLA and out Judiciary. If you also follow closely you will see that none of the American soldiers who are on a raping spree in Iraq and Afghanistan are not being penalised. It is sad that you single minded, pro terrorist mental cases don’t see any positive side of things. But, at the same time I am not surprised as these are the symptoms of Terrorists who definitely are mentally challenged.

  141. Sri Lanka Army guilty maritime pollution

    "Within 24 hours after the final battle, the Army cremated several hundred bodies, including that of Prabhakaran and his family and threw their ashes to sea." http://www.island.lk/2010/05/19/news12.html

    This is outrageous. Why didn't the SLA follow internationally accepted standards of 'removal of hazardous waste' by encasing the ashes in thick concrete containers? Instead, the SLA carelessly polluted the Eastern seaboard of Sri Lanka by disposing of this ash.

    I urge Greenpeace, Eelam Peace Secretariat and other interested parties to protest most vehemently at this act of Oceanic Genocide by the SLA.

    In other news, as grief-stricken, hypocritical, racist Eelamist mourned the destruction of their 30-year struggle to carve out a racist statelet within Sri Lanka, the National Victory Day Celebration, scheduled for 20th May at Galle Face Green has been postponed due to prevailing bad weather.

  142. Sri Lanka Army guilty maritime pollution

    "Within 24 hours after the final battle, the Army cremated several hundred bodies, including that of Prabhakaran and his family and threw their ashes to sea." http://www.island.lk/2010/05/19/news12.html

    This is outrageous. Why didn't the SLA follow internationally accepted standards of 'removal of hazardous waste' by encasing the ashes in thick concrete containers? Instead, the SLA carelessly polluted the Eastern seaboard of Sri Lanka by disposing of this ash.

    I urge Greenpeace, Eelam Peace Secretariat and other interested parties to protest most vehemently at this act of Oceanic Genocide by the SLA.

    In other news, as grief-stricken, hypocritical, racist Eelamist mourned the destruction of their 30-year struggle to carve out a racist statelet within Sri Lanka, the National Victory Day Celebration, scheduled for 20th May at Galle Face Green has been postponed due to prevailing bad weather.

  143. I’m sorry !

    I have been cruel to the Tamils on this forum !!

    But now, I realized I was a racist and a bigot.

    I saw a news item that our military killed Surrendered Tiger soldiers in thousands. Specially in a bunker which had around 1000 handicapped soldiers were buried with bunker by placing explosives around. Sri Lankan military took 3 months to clean up all the bones and evidence of this crime because it happened over a short stretch of land.

    What a shocking news!

  144. Hello Dear Distraught Ladies of Eelam,
    Is that the best 'fake' posting you can do? :) Rather pathetic yet indicative of Eelamists' deteriorating mental state.. how sad.

    If I may correct your fake posting, to prevent you from using Eelam English, which is a crude approximation of proper English.

    You wrote: I saw a news item that our military killed Surrendered Tiger soldiers in thousands. Please don't use capitalised words like "Surrendered Tiger". It should be 'fake surrendering LTTE terrorists.'

    Also, don't write "Specially in a bunker which had around 1000 handicapped soldiers were buried with bunker by placing explosives". That sentence is just gibberish.

    The correct way to write that is like this:
    "A bunker with around 1000 handicapped soldiers was destroyed with explosives."

    Now, I can't give you Eelamists any more free English lessons. Run along now and practice, practice, practice.

    I'm thinking of creating a new line of 'Eelam T-shirts'.

    Here's the first slogan: "My Leader Wanted Eelam and All He Got Was an Axe in The Head". http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/8423/picture2e
    What do you Ladies think?

  145. Hello Dear Distraught Ladies of Eelam,
    Is that the best 'fake' posting you can do? :) Rather pathetic yet indicative of Eelamists' deteriorating mental state.. how sad.

    If I may correct your fake posting, to prevent you from using Eelam English, which is a crude approximation of proper English.

    You wrote: I saw a news item that our military killed Surrendered Tiger soldiers in thousands. Please don't use capitalised words like "Surrendered Tiger". It should be 'fake surrendering LTTE terrorists.'

    Also, don't write "Specially in a bunker which had around 1000 handicapped soldiers were buried with bunker by placing explosives". That sentence is just gibberish.

    The correct way to write that is like this:
    "A bunker with around 1000 handicapped soldiers was destroyed with explosives."

    Now, I can't give you Eelamists any more free English lessons. Run along now and practice, practice, practice.

    I'm thinking of creating a new line of 'Eelam T-shirts'.

    Here's the first slogan: "My Leader Wanted Eelam and All He Got Was an Axe in The Head". http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/8423/picture2e
    What do you Ladies think?

  146. Hello Dear Distraught Ladies of Eelam,
    Is that the best 'fake' posting you can do? :) Rather pathetic yet indicative of Eelamists' deteriorating mental state.. how sad.

    If I may correct your fake posting, to prevent you from using Eelam English, which is a crude approximation of proper English.

    You wrote: I saw a news item that our military killed Surrendered Tiger soldiers in thousands. Please don't use capitalised words like "Surrendered Tiger". It should be 'fake surrendering LTTE terrorists.'

    Also, don't write "Specially in a bunker which had around 1000 handicapped soldiers were buried with bunker by placing explosives". That sentence is just gibberish.

    The correct way to write that is like this:
    "A bunker with around 1000 handicapped soldiers was destroyed with explosives."

    Now, I can't give you Eelamists any more free English lessons. Run along now and practice, practice, practice.

    I'm thinking of creating a new line of 'Eelam T-shirts'.

    Here's the first slogan: "My Leader Wanted Eelam and All He Got Was an Axe in The Head". http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/8423/picture2e
    What do you Ladies think?

  147. Sri Lanka Army guilty maritime pollution

    “Within 24 hours after the final battle, the Army cremated several hundred bodies, including that of Prabhakaran and his family and threw their ashes to sea.” http://www.island.lk/2010/05/19/news12.html

    This is outrageous. Why didn’t the SLA follow internationally accepted standards of ‘removal of hazardous waste’ by encasing the ashes in thick concrete containers? Instead, the SLA carelessly polluted the Eastern seaboard of Sri Lanka by disposing of this ash.

    I urge Greenpeace, Eelam Peace Secretariat and other interested parties to protest most vehemently at this act of Oceanic Genocide by the SLA.

    In other news, as grief-stricken, hypocritical, racist Eelamist mourned the destruction of their 30-year struggle to carve out a racist statelet within Sri Lanka, the National Victory Day Celebration, scheduled for 20th May at Galle Face Green has been postponed due to prevailing bad weather.

  148. I’m sorry !

    I have been cruel to the Tamils on this forum !!

    But now, I realized I was a racist and a bigot.

    I saw a news item that our military killed Surrendered Tiger soldiers in thousands. Specially in a bunker which had around 1000 handicapped soldiers were buried with bunker by placing explosives around. Sri Lankan military took 3 months to clean up all the bones and evidence of this crime because it happened over a short stretch of land.

    What a shocking news!

  149. Dear Outsourcing Warriors of Eelam,
    On this happy occasion of the crushing of the LTTE, its worth reflecting on why and how the LTTE was crushed.

    Lack of manpower and loss of support from the Tamil civilians living in the 'state' of Eelam.

    "What finally sealed the fate of the intrepid guerilla leader was the bid to match the Sri Lankan conventional army in numbers by forcibly recruiting civilians and putting them on to the battlelines with little or no training. “In the final stages,60 per cent of the cadre had been forcibly recruited. These had no will to fight.This is why 11,500 of them  surrendered, something which has never happened before,” Gunaratna noted.

    The LTTE was flush with weapons, even to the last day, but it had no men to use them. http://tinyurl.com/2g2bavx

    So, whilst you Ladies of Eelam demonstrated (100,00 in London alone) and helped increase Big Mac sales in the West (=fake hunger strikes), none of you wanted to get to Eelam and fight. And now, you jump on the HR bandwagon.

    You can't outsource a terrorist campaign.

  150. Dear Outsourcing Warriors of Eelam,
    On this happy occasion of the crushing of the LTTE, its worth reflecting on why and how the LTTE was crushed.

    Lack of manpower and loss of support from the Tamil civilians living in the 'state' of Eelam.

    "What finally sealed the fate of the intrepid guerilla leader was the bid to match the Sri Lankan conventional army in numbers by forcibly recruiting civilians and putting them on to the battlelines with little or no training. “In the final stages,60 per cent of the cadre had been forcibly recruited. These had no will to fight.This is why 11,500 of them  surrendered, something which has never happened before,” Gunaratna noted.

    The LTTE was flush with weapons, even to the last day, but it had no men to use them. http://tinyurl.com/2g2bavx

    So, whilst you Ladies of Eelam demonstrated (100,00 in London alone) and helped increase Big Mac sales in the West (=fake hunger strikes), none of you wanted to get to Eelam and fight. And now, you jump on the HR bandwagon.

    You can't outsource a terrorist campaign.

  151. Dear Outsourcing Warriors of Eelam,
    On this happy occasion of the crushing of the LTTE, its worth reflecting on why and how the LTTE was crushed.

    Lack of manpower and loss of support from the Tamil civilians living in the 'state' of Eelam.

    "What finally sealed the fate of the intrepid guerilla leader was the bid to match the Sri Lankan conventional army in numbers by forcibly recruiting civilians and putting them on to the battlelines with little or no training. “In the final stages,60 per cent of the cadre had been forcibly recruited. These had no will to fight.This is why 11,500 of them  surrendered, something which has never happened before,” Gunaratna noted.

    The LTTE was flush with weapons, even to the last day, but it had no men to use them. http://tinyurl.com/2g2bavx

    So, whilst you Ladies of Eelam demonstrated (100,00 in London alone) and helped increase Big Mac sales in the West (=fake hunger strikes), none of you wanted to get to Eelam and fight. And now, you jump on the HR bandwagon.

    You can't outsource a terrorist campaign.

  152. Hello Dear Distraught Ladies of Eelam,
    Is that the best ‘fake’ posting you can do? :) Rather pathetic yet indicative of Eelamists’ deteriorating mental state.. how sad.

    If I may correct your fake posting, to prevent you from using Eelam English, which is a crude approximation of proper English.

    You wrote: I saw a news item that our military killed Surrendered Tiger soldiers in thousands. Please don’t use capitalised words like “Surrendered Tiger”. It should be ‘fake surrendering LTTE terrorists.’

    Also, don’t write “Specially in a bunker which had around 1000 handicapped soldiers were buried with bunker by placing explosives”. That sentence is just gibberish.

    The correct way to write that is like this:
    “A bunker with around 1000 handicapped soldiers was destroyed with explosives.”

    Now, I can’t give you Eelamists any more free English lessons. Run along now and practice, practice, practice.

    I’m thinking of creating a new line of ‘Eelam T-shirts’.

    Here’s the first slogan: “My Leader Wanted Eelam and All He Got Was an Axe in The Head”.
    http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/8423/picture2es.png
    What do you Ladies think?

  153. Dear Outsourcing Warriors of Eelam,
    On this happy occasion of the crushing of the LTTE, its worth reflecting on why and how the LTTE was crushed.

    Lack of manpower and loss of support from the Tamil civilians living in the ‘state’ of Eelam.

    “What finally sealed the fate of the intrepid guerilla leader was the bid to match the Sri Lankan conventional army in numbers by forcibly recruiting civilians and putting them on to the battlelines with little or no training. “In the final stages,60 per cent of the cadre had been forcibly recruited. These had no will to fight.This is why 11,500 of them  surrendered, something which has never happened before,” Gunaratna noted.

    The LTTE was flush with weapons, even to the last day, but it had no men to use them. http://tinyurl.com/2g2bavx

    So, whilst you Ladies of Eelam demonstrated (100,00 in London alone) and helped increase Big Mac sales in the West (=fake hunger strikes), none of you wanted to get to Eelam and fight. And now, you jump on the HR bandwagon.

    You can’t outsource a terrorist campaign.

  154. Dear Editors,

    Thank you so much for clearing the air. I guess you have changed your stance on the posts here as from what I know, previously, you had this tendency to block people who would write off topic and also cut and paste from other sites (I call it steeling others brains – intellectual property rights violation) anyways, I will keep in mind that it is OK with you now and also expect lot more rubbish published on the blog from our dear friends of the unholy land of eelam.

  155. @ Reductio – LOL !!

    I am loving your comments and they keep getting better constantly !!

    One year down the line after the mentally challenged big Terrorist was killed, the skies have opened and washing away the dirt of the land for a fresh start in to the future. :)

    We see people in SL immaterial of race gathering together to help some of the people who were effected by the floods – this is the new beginning for us – what the whole of SL was waiting for. This is what makes the comment Reductio posted more Valid – The people of the north themselves did not want to support the mentally challenged LTTE. Wonder what heart prompted AI to do so..

  156. Dear Jim Pappa,
    Thanks. The only reason for spending time on these Eelamist-infested AI blogs is to counter their incredible lies. And to let AI know that their exaggerations, misrepresentations, fabrications, half-truths and outright lies about the situation in SL will also be countered.

    I agree totally with you that the way forward must be multi-ethnic, despite the best efforts of the Diaspora Eelamists to return to race/language base for every issue. Anything else would be a betrayal of the sacrifices made by all Sri Lankans who gave their lives and limbs, irrespective of their language and ethnicity.

  157. Dear Editors,

    Thank you so much for clearing the air. I guess you have changed your stance on the posts here as from what I know, previously, you had this tendency to block people who would write off topic and also cut and paste from other sites (I call it steeling others brains – intellectual property rights violation) anyways, I will keep in mind that it is OK with you now and also expect lot more rubbish published on the blog from our dear friends of the unholy land of eelam.

  158. @ Reductio – LOL !!

    I am loving your comments and they keep getting better constantly !!

    One year down the line after the mentally challenged big Terrorist was killed, the skies have opened and washing away the dirt of the land for a fresh start in to the future. :)

    We see people in SL immaterial of race gathering together to help some of the people who were effected by the floods – this is the new beginning for us – what the whole of SL was waiting for. This is what makes the comment Reductio posted more Valid – The people of the north themselves did not want to support the mentally challenged LTTE. Wonder what heart prompted AI to do so..

  159. Dear Jim Pappa,
    Thanks. The only reason for spending time on these Eelamist-infested AI blogs is to counter their incredible lies. And to let AI know that their exaggerations, misrepresentations, fabrications, half-truths and outright lies about the situation in SL will also be countered.

    I agree totally with you that the way forward must be multi-ethnic, despite the best efforts of the Diaspora Eelamists to return to race/language base for every issue. Anything else would be a betrayal of the sacrifices made by all Sri Lankans who gave their lives and limbs, irrespective of their language and ethnicity.

  160. Citing photographic evidence in its possession of war crimes committed in Sri Lanka in early 2009, Human Rights Watch (HRW) Thursday joined a chorus of calls this week for an independent international investigation into violations of the laws of war during the closing months of Sri Lanka’s campaign against the Tamil Tigers. Calling on the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to promptly establish an international investigation to examine allegations of wartime abuse by both sides to the conflict, HRW said it has examined more than 200 photos taken on the front lines in early 2009 by a soldier from the Sri Lankan Army’s Air Mobile Brigade. The pictures include a series showing a captured long-standing LTTE Political Wing cadre being executed by Sri Lankan troops, probably after torture, as well as the possible rape or mutilation of LTTE women cadres. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  161. Citing photographic evidence in its possession of war crimes committed in Sri Lanka in early 2009, Human Rights Watch (HRW) Thursday joined a chorus of calls this week for an independent international investigation into violations of the laws of war during the closing months of Sri Lanka’s campaign against the Tamil Tigers. Calling on the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to promptly establish an international investigation to examine allegations of wartime abuse by both sides to the conflict, HRW said it has examined more than 200 photos taken on the front lines in early 2009 by a soldier from the Sri Lankan Army’s Air Mobile Brigade. The pictures include a series showing a captured long-standing LTTE Political Wing cadre being executed by Sri Lankan troops, probably after torture, as well as the possible rape or mutilation of LTTE women cadres. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  162. Citing photographic evidence in its possession of war crimes committed in Sri Lanka in early 2009, Human Rights Watch (HRW) Thursday joined a chorus of calls this week for an independent international investigation into violations of the laws of war during the closing months of Sri Lanka’s campaign against the Tamil Tigers. Calling on the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to promptly establish an international investigation to examine allegations of wartime abuse by both sides to the conflict, HRW said it has examined more than 200 photos taken on the front lines in early 2009 by a soldier from the Sri Lankan Army’s Air Mobile Brigade. The pictures include a series showing a captured long-standing LTTE Political Wing cadre being executed by Sri Lankan troops, probably after torture, as well as the possible rape or mutilation of LTTE women cadres. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  163. Citing photographic evidence in its possession of war crimes committed in Sri Lanka in early 2009, Human Rights Watch (HRW) Thursday joined a chorus of calls this week for an independent international investigation into violations of the laws of war during the closing months of Sri Lanka’s campaign against the Tamil Tigers. Calling on the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to promptly establish an international investigation to examine allegations of wartime abuse by both sides to the conflict, HRW said it has examined more than 200 photos taken on the front lines in early 2009 by a soldier from the Sri Lankan Army’s Air Mobile Brigade. The pictures include a series showing a captured long-standing LTTE Political Wing cadre being executed by Sri Lankan troops, probably after torture, as well as the possible rape or mutilation of LTTE women cadres.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31791

  164. Dear Rohan de Alfonso

    You say, mmm, or let me rephrase it – You Cut and paste Parliamentarians from all three main British political parties addressed a rally Tuesday at Westminster to commemorate the forty thousand Tamil civilians massacred last year by the Sri Lankan government forces during the closing months of the island’s civil war.

    Are we talking about the 40,000 Tamil people assumed to be killed during the final stages of SLA getting rid of Piribaharan ?????

    Well, if you did not know, 90% of them were killed by Mentally sick Piribaharan and his men while trying to escape and come to the government areas…. Did U not see the Video captured by the UAV giving live feed ?? It clearly showed the Terrorists shooting down innocent civilians who were trying to cross over to government controlled areas….

    LTTE killed Tamil people – not GOSL or SLA

  165. Dear Rohan de Alfonso

    You say, mmm, or let me rephrase it – You Cut and paste Parliamentarians from all three main British political parties addressed a rally Tuesday at Westminster to commemorate the forty thousand Tamil civilians massacred last year by the Sri Lankan government forces during the closing months of the island’s civil war.

    Are we talking about the 40,000 Tamil people assumed to be killed during the final stages of SLA getting rid of Piribaharan ?????

    Well, if you did not know, 90% of them were killed by Mentally sick Piribaharan and his men while trying to escape and come to the government areas…. Did U not see the Video captured by the UAV giving live feed ?? It clearly showed the Terrorists shooting down innocent civilians who were trying to cross over to government controlled areas….

    LTTE killed Tamil people – not GOSL or SLA

  166. Genocider visit US?
    Congressman Steve Driehaus (D-OH), a senior member of the United States National Security and Foreign Affairs Committee, in a letter to US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, asked her to "urge the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to conduct an investigation into reported human rights violations," in Sri Lanka. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    How long UN will be silent? world remained silent when thousands of women and children experienced painful slow death in the killing fields of Sri Lanka http://www.sankathi.com/index.php?mact=News,cntnt

  167. Genocider visit US?
    Congressman Steve Driehaus (D-OH), a senior member of the United States National Security and Foreign Affairs Committee, in a letter to US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, asked her to "urge the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to conduct an investigation into reported human rights violations," in Sri Lanka. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    How long UN will be silent? world remained silent when thousands of women and children experienced painful slow death in the killing fields of Sri Lanka http://www.sankathi.com/index.php?mact=News,cntnt

  168. Genocider visit US?
    Congressman Steve Driehaus (D-OH), a senior member of the United States National Security and Foreign Affairs Committee, in a letter to US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, asked her to "urge the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to conduct an investigation into reported human rights violations," in Sri Lanka. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    How long UN will be silent? world remained silent when thousands of women and children experienced painful slow death in the killing fields of Sri Lanka http://www.sankathi.com/index.php?mact=News,cntnt

  169. Genocider visit US?
    Congressman Steve Driehaus (D-OH), a senior member of the United States National Security and Foreign Affairs Committee, in a letter to US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, asked her to “urge the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to conduct an investigation into reported human rights violations,” in Sri Lanka.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31806

    How long UN will be silent? world remained silent when thousands of women and children experienced painful slow death in the killing fields of Sri Lanka
    http://www.sankathi.com/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=9093&cntnt01origid=52&cntnt01returnid=51

  170. War on Tamils !

    I see that you want to paste on every post that's available the same old thing.. !!

    Anyways, I am happy to say that UN wishes to speak with and also listens to a credible government than a Terrorist organization !!

    Are we all not glad about it ??

    Also, can you please enlighten us (even if it is cut and paste it's OK) on how these poor tamil women and children experienced a low and painful death ?? Were you there to witness or at least the person who's articles you cut and paste there to witness ???

  171. The case for an international inquiry is not based solely on an abstract ideal of justice. If there is impunity for the horrors inflicted on civilians in Sri Lanka, other states confronting civil wars or secessionist rebellions will assume there is no price to pay for copying the Sri Lankan blueprint. This is a formula for scorched-earth repression, banning the international press, denying all charges of misconduct, and pretending the killers can conduct a disinterested investigation of their killings. Beyond serving the cause of justice, an international war crimes inquiry may also promote a reconciliation between the Rajapaksa government and the minority Tamils of that island nation. http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opini

    Builting Budda/singhalla colonization in Tamil area won't promote a reconciliation?

  172. War on Tamils !

    I see that you want to paste on every post that’s available the same old thing.. !!

    Anyways, I am happy to say that UN wishes to speak with and also listens to a credible government than a Terrorist organization !!

    Are we all not glad about it ??

    Also, can you please enlighten us (even if it is cut and paste it’s OK) on how these poor tamil women and children experienced a low and painful death ?? Were you there to witness or at least the person who’s articles you cut and paste there to witness ???

  173. The case for an international inquiry is not based solely on an abstract ideal of justice. If there is impunity for the horrors inflicted on civilians in Sri Lanka, other states confronting civil wars or secessionist rebellions will assume there is no price to pay for copying the Sri Lankan blueprint. This is a formula for scorched-earth repression, banning the international press, denying all charges of misconduct, and pretending the killers can conduct a disinterested investigation of their killings. Beyond serving the cause of justice, an international war crimes inquiry may also promote a reconciliation between the Rajapaksa government and the minority Tamils of that island nation. http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opini

    Builting Budda/singhalla colonization in Tamil area won't promote a reconciliation?

  174. The case for an international inquiry is not based solely on an abstract ideal of justice. If there is impunity for the horrors inflicted on civilians in Sri Lanka, other states confronting civil wars or secessionist rebellions will assume there is no price to pay for copying the Sri Lankan blueprint. This is a formula for scorched-earth repression, banning the international press, denying all charges of misconduct, and pretending the killers can conduct a disinterested investigation of their killings. Beyond serving the cause of justice, an international war crimes inquiry may also promote a reconciliation between the Rajapaksa government and the minority Tamils of that island nation. http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opini

    Builting Budda/singhalla colonization in Tamil area won't promote a reconciliation?

  175. Dear War on Tamils,
    Why is it colonisation when citizens of Sri Lanka move from one place to another?

    This is the language of White racists when black and brown-skinned people move into previously white areas. Do you agree with that characterisation?

    What is the correct term to describe the process when some Sri Lankans move from Jaffna, buy houses and land in Colombo and settle there?

    Is that also 'colonisation'?

    I await with bated breath your best display of Eelam Logic, which as the entire world knows is superior to all other types of logic.

  176. The Real Reductio ad Absurdum

    Pardon me for stating this.
    I do not think you are being fair to Tamils.

    Why is it that you guys can’t discuss something without dragging in " White racists" to it?

    Reminds me of the saying “Stones are thrown at a bearing tree and not at a barren one”.

    Yes, many Tamils have superior logic and immense knowledge.

    It’s more fruitful for the discussion to milk this knowledge rather than attack Tamils at the slightest unjustified opportunity.

    At least we are Honest and do not attribute to others what is not written by them, unlike you who always write fiction here.

  177. The case for an international inquiry is not based solely on an abstract ideal of justice. If there is impunity for the horrors inflicted on civilians in Sri Lanka, other states confronting civil wars or secessionist rebellions will assume there is no price to pay for copying the Sri Lankan blueprint. This is a formula for scorched-earth repression, banning the international press, denying all charges of misconduct, and pretending the killers can conduct a disinterested investigation of their killings. Beyond serving the cause of justice, an international war crimes inquiry may also promote a reconciliation between the Rajapaksa government and the minority Tamils of that island nation.
    http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/editorials/articles/2010/05/24/probe_war_crimes_in_sri_lanka/

    Builting Budda/singhalla colonization in Tamil area won’t promote a reconciliation?

  178. Dear War on Tamils,
    Why is it colonisation when citizens of Sri Lanka move from one place to another?

    This is the language of White racists when black and brown-skinned people move into previously white areas. Do you agree with that characterisation?

    What is the correct term to describe the process when some Sri Lankans move from Jaffna, buy houses and land in Colombo and settle there?

    Is that also ‘colonisation’?

    I await with bated breath your best display of Eelam Logic, which as the entire world knows is superior to all other types of logic.

  179. The Real Reductio ad Absurdum

    Pardon me for stating this.
    I do not think you are being fair to Tamils.

    Why is it that you guys can’t discuss something without dragging in ” White racists” to it?

    Reminds me of the saying “Stones are thrown at a bearing tree and not at a barren one”.

    Yes, many Tamils have superior logic and immense knowledge.

    It’s more fruitful for the discussion to milk this knowledge rather than attack Tamils at the slightest unjustified opportunity.

    At least we are Honest and do not attribute to others what is not written by them, unlike you who always write fiction here.

  180. To the person who claims to declare War On Tamils (At least I don't – I love my Tamil Brotheren)

    You say that we are not fair on " Tamils" – You check out any of our posts – Have we ever singled out Tamils or Singhales or Muslims like all of you guys do ?? We talk on behalf of a single nation – not a Singhala land or a Muslim land or a Tamil Land. It is you who are being racist – we are not – never !!

    What reductio has mentioned above is absolutely right !!

    What do you mean by colonization ???? Is Wellawatte Colonized by a certain set of individuals ? about 1000 years back, Muslims came to Sri Lanka on Trade and settled here – do we call it colonizing or do we welcome them to our community and call them Sri Lankans ?? What are you getting at ??

    I totally agree with you when you say that "Many Tamils" have superior logic and immense Knowledge – I know many of them. My worry and what I am sad about is that you and the other Terrorist supporters here are not part of them. You actually have demoted your self now from being called Neanderthals to being called the "Apes of Eelam" – such is your mental ability… !!

    We indeed would like to milk the knowledge if anyone is willing to come for a discussion and ask questions and answer our questions – but what you do is please to the AI or cut and paste articles which are off line…. Do you think that we could "Milk" your brains when you do that ?? What's the logic behind it and what's the Knowledge we gain from it ???

    take yourself as an example, instead of answering Reductio which could lead to a fruitful conversation, you have posted utter rubbish !!!

    I most welcome you to join for a fruitful discussion – let's do so for the sake of any individual who would like to at least consider reading this rubbish blogs !!

  181. Here we go… again. Apologies for trying to circumvent the pro-LTTE filters :)

  182. To the person who claims to declare War On Tamils (At least I don’t – I love my Tamil Brotheren)

    You say that we are not fair on ” Tamils” – You check out any of our posts – Have we ever singled out Tamils or Singhales or Muslims like all of you guys do ?? We talk on behalf of a single nation – not a Singhala land or a Muslim land or a Tamil Land. It is you who are being racist – we are not – never !!

    What reductio has mentioned above is absolutely right !!

    What do you mean by colonization ???? Is Wellawatte Colonized by a certain set of individuals ? about 1000 years back, Muslims came to Sri Lanka on Trade and settled here – do we call it colonizing or do we welcome them to our community and call them Sri Lankans ?? What are you getting at ??

    I totally agree with you when you say that “Many Tamils” have superior logic and immense Knowledge – I know many of them. My worry and what I am sad about is that you and the other Terrorist supporters here are not part of them. You actually have demoted your self now from being called Neanderthals to being called the “Apes of Eelam” – such is your mental ability… !!

    We indeed would like to milk the knowledge if anyone is willing to come for a discussion and ask questions and answer our questions – but what you do is please to the AI or cut and paste articles which are off line…. Do you think that we could “Milk” your brains when you do that ?? What’s the logic behind it and what’s the Knowledge we gain from it ???

    take yourself as an example, instead of answering Reductio which could lead to a fruitful conversation, you have posted utter rubbish !!!

    I most welcome you to join for a fruitful discussion – let’s do so for the sake of any individual who would like to at least consider reading this rubbish blogs !!

  183. Seriously, what do you guys mean by Colonization ???

    I mean, which century or Millennium are we talking of here ??? Weren't we all human beings (world over) at some point or another go and plant our selves in some part of the world?? What point do we start to call it Colonizing ??? 3000 BC ? 300 BC? 1800 AD as the British did ??

    Most importantly, haven't we all as Human's developed mentally as a single race (Human Race) since the 1950's (Keep aside going back centuries) ?? I mean, there are only a very few number of Racists world over – people have evolved way past that stage… Hence, is anyone hanging on to such ideology be considered Mentally not developed? Hence, is it not fair for me to Judge them as people who have not evolved ?? (Neanderthals and Apes)

    As far as the world is concerned, Sri Lanka was a single state for the past 3000 years where it's unitary state was challenged by many from time to time. But, all such attacks were countered with the latest being one year ago. But we do not call it colonizing – Even the British were invaders than Colonists isn't it ??

    I am still confused about how Sri Lankan people trying to find shelter within the country could be called Colonization ?? Wonder whether it is lame definition as "Genocide" that is described by the Aps of Eelam !! If that's the case, I can discard this whole conversation and idea behind the conversation. However, I haven't found the reason as yet !

  184. Here we go… again. Apologies for trying to circumvent the pro-LTTE filters :)

  185. Dear AI mods,
    Just trying the new, improved AI suppression filter ! :)

  186. Seriously, what do you guys mean by Colonization ???

    I mean, which century or Millennium are we talking of here ??? Weren’t we all human beings (world over) at some point or another go and plant our selves in some part of the world?? What point do we start to call it Colonizing ??? 3000 BC ? 300 BC? 1800 AD as the British did ??

    Most importantly, haven’t we all as Human’s developed mentally as a single race (Human Race) since the 1950′s (Keep aside going back centuries) ?? I mean, there are only a very few number of Racists world over – people have evolved way past that stage… Hence, is anyone hanging on to such ideology be considered Mentally not developed? Hence, is it not fair for me to Judge them as people who have not evolved ?? (Neanderthals and Apes)

    As far as the world is concerned, Sri Lanka was a single state for the past 3000 years where it’s unitary state was challenged by many from time to time. But, all such attacks were countered with the latest being one year ago. But we do not call it colonizing – Even the British were invaders than Colonists isn’t it ??

    I am still confused about how Sri Lankan people trying to find shelter within the country could be called Colonization ?? Wonder whether it is lame definition as “Genocide” that is described by the Aps of Eelam !! If that’s the case, I can discard this whole conversation and idea behind the conversation. However, I haven’t found the reason as yet !

  187. Dear AI mods,
    Just trying the new, improved AI suppression filter ! :)

  188. The 7-year-old daughter of a 40-year-old victim of Vanni War identified her father from the photos released by Channel-4 last week and published in local papers in Jaffna. She and her mother, who lost her husband and a 2-year-old son, are now sheltered in an orphanage in Jaffna. A humanitarian activist who met the mother told TamilNet that the victim in the photo, kept naked inside a bunker by the Sri Lanka Army, was Harikrishanan Thuraichamy. He was reported missing since April 2009, when he went to Ananthapuram area promising his family to recover their belongings. He was a former LTTE member, but had left the movement and living with his family, according to his wife. Although some friends of Mr. Harikrishnan had told her that his body was seen among LTTE fighters killed, she has not seen any evidence and she still believes her husband is alive in SLA custody. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  189. The 7-year-old daughter of a 40-year-old victim of Vanni War identified her father from the photos released by Channel-4 last week and published in local papers in Jaffna. She and her mother, who lost her husband and a 2-year-old son, are now sheltered in an orphanage in Jaffna. A humanitarian activist who met the mother told TamilNet that the victim in the photo, kept naked inside a bunker by the Sri Lanka Army, was Harikrishanan Thuraichamy. He was reported missing since April 2009, when he went to Ananthapuram area promising his family to recover their belongings. He was a former LTTE member, but had left the movement and living with his family, according to his wife. Although some friends of Mr. Harikrishnan had told her that his body was seen among LTTE fighters killed, she has not seen any evidence and she still believes her husband is alive in SLA custody. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  190. The 7-year-old daughter of a 40-year-old victim of Vanni War identified her father from the photos released by Channel-4 last week and published in local papers in Jaffna. She and her mother, who lost her husband and a 2-year-old son, are now sheltered in an orphanage in Jaffna. A humanitarian activist who met the mother told TamilNet that the victim in the photo, kept naked inside a bunker by the Sri Lanka Army, was Harikrishanan Thuraichamy. He was reported missing since April 2009, when he went to Ananthapuram area promising his family to recover their belongings. He was a former LTTE member, but had left the movement and living with his family, according to his wife. Although some friends of Mr. Harikrishnan had told her that his body was seen among LTTE fighters killed, she has not seen any evidence and she still believes her husband is alive in SLA custody. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  191. Dear Apes and self proclaimed war on Tamils,

    As per your post on the 25th of May at 22.22 hours (10.22 p.m.), it is pretty clear that the guy "harikrishnan" indeed has been one of you – meaning and LTTE activist. If this story is correct and bares any ounce of credibility (which I don't trust as it is from the incredibly none credible Tami.net) He has most obviously lied to his wife and child who had probable been against him joining the LTTE – hence, lied. I mean, what belongings in Anuradhapura ?? If he really wanted to get out of LTTE, and had any kind of belongings in Ananthapuram, he might as well have taken his family and gone to live in an area where things were quite peaceful than try to live in troubled areas – I mean he never could have been safe after leaving LTTE – we all know the punishments that were given to those who tried to escape the LTTE.

    Hence, the only other "SAD" scenario we can think of is that when he was on his way to Ananthapuram, he was Abducted by the LTTE (as they are well-known to do) and forcefully pushed to fight where he succumbed to SLA attack.

    As per the 2 year old son, I hope in my heart that the mentally sick fat ape did not recruit this infant as a infant soldier. But, the dad would have been stupid anyways to take a 2 year old on his way to Ananthapuram !!

    Hope you would evolve and develop to a stage where you could actually analyze and logically think before you post stuff on a public web.

    *Tarzan Noise* bye !

  192. The 7-year-old daughter of a 40-year-old victim of Vanni War identified her father from the photos released by Channel-4 last week and published in local papers in Jaffna. She and her mother, who lost her husband and a 2-year-old son, are now sheltered in an orphanage in Jaffna. A humanitarian activist who met the mother told TamilNet that the victim in the photo, kept naked inside a bunker by the Sri Lanka Army, was Harikrishanan Thuraichamy. He was reported missing since April 2009, when he went to Ananthapuram area promising his family to recover their belongings. He was a former LTTE member, but had left the movement and living with his family, according to his wife. Although some friends of Mr. Harikrishnan had told her that his body was seen among LTTE fighters killed, she has not seen any evidence and she still believes her husband is alive in SLA custody.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31820

  193. Dear Apes and self proclaimed war on Tamils,

    As per your post on the 25th of May at 22.22 hours (10.22 p.m.), it is pretty clear that the guy “harikrishnan” indeed has been one of you – meaning and LTTE activist. If this story is correct and bares any ounce of credibility (which I don’t trust as it is from the incredibly none credible Tami.net) He has most obviously lied to his wife and child who had probable been against him joining the LTTE – hence, lied. I mean, what belongings in Anuradhapura ?? If he really wanted to get out of LTTE, and had any kind of belongings in Ananthapuram, he might as well have taken his family and gone to live in an area where things were quite peaceful than try to live in troubled areas – I mean he never could have been safe after leaving LTTE – we all know the punishments that were given to those who tried to escape the LTTE.

    Hence, the only other “SAD” scenario we can think of is that when he was on his way to Ananthapuram, he was Abducted by the LTTE (as they are well-known to do) and forcefully pushed to fight where he succumbed to SLA attack.

    As per the 2 year old son, I hope in my heart that the mentally sick fat ape did not recruit this infant as a infant soldier. But, the dad would have been stupid anyways to take a 2 year old on his way to Ananthapuram !!

    Hope you would evolve and develop to a stage where you could actually analyze and logically think before you post stuff on a public web.

    *Tarzan Noise* bye !