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. To download the photos, please use following links:
This is the Holy Day on which we venerate the Heroes who were the impetus for our National Liberation Struggle.
Head Quarters, H/S/D/A/07/12 Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Tamil Eelam. 27/11/ 2012. Dear loved and respected Tamil Eelam People, Today is Martyr’s Day This is the Holy Day on which we venerate the Heroes who were the impetus for our National Liberation Struggle. This is the day we remember the virtuous who sacrificed their body […]
“Eric Solheim and his mediators are blaming our leader and attempting to hide their blood stained hands.”-LTTE
Eric Solheim including international forces spread their systemized venomous network against tigers at the peak of war, to humiliate and to wipe out the identity and dignity of Liberation tigers. These statements were published in a report published by the liberation tigers yesterday in websites. It is our responsibility as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil […]
Rights group Amnesty International appealed Wednesday to Sri Lankan authorities to allow aid to reach more than 300,000 displaced people in the violence-hit northern Wanni region. “Our information indicates that the situation in Wanni is rapidly becoming critical, despite the government’s statements that it is coping,” said Sam Zarifi, Amnesty’s Asia-Pacific director.