Over one thousand American Tamils, Canadian Tamils and friends of Tamils protested Wednesday in front of the United Nations Headquarters in New York to draw attention of the United Nations, demanding sanctions against Sri Lanka, and advocating to invoke the principle of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) as a means to halt what the protesters alleged “genocide of Tamils.” The protesters also denounced the visit to the UN by the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. About 20 Sri Lankan Government supporters, including Buddhist monks, showed up briefly for a counter protest. Weeks before his visit to the UN the Rajapaksa government expelled all NGOs including the UN from the areas of conflict.Kilde og foto:TAmilnet.com Automatisk oversat med google til Dansk.
– Speech to Tamil demonstration, Copenhagen, February 4, 2009. by Patrick Mac Manus, Oprør / Rebellion (Denmark) Today, there is a deep humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka. The Tamil people in the north and east are facing annihilation at the hands of the Sinhalese government and its army. Sri Lanka is and has for centuries […]
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 […]
Two Indian radar operators working for Sri Lankan Air Force (SLAF) sustained injuries in the attack carried out by the Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam on Sri Lankan forces Vanni Headquarters located in Vavuniyaa. SLA sources in Vavuniyaa said 26 military personnel were wounded in the mission. The joint forces headquarter. The wounded Indian radar operators […]