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.
Current situation in Sri Lanka’s North‐East area: Vanni Displacement. Government advancement, along with shelling and aerial bombardment has caused tens of thousands of Tamils living in the area of the Mannar District: Manthai West and Madhu, Kilnochchi Poonahari, Pachilaipalli and District: Karachi, Mullaitivu District: Thunukai, Ottisuttan, Karaithuraipatru and Manthai East to flee their homes in […]
Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan was further detained with the CID till December 10 for questioning over the killing of Batticaloa District Parliamentarian Joseph Pararajasingham in 2005. Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya detained Chandrakanthan till December 10 when he was produced before the Magistrate yesterday for physical examination of the detainee. The CID producing him before the Magistrate […]
The man many people believe to be ultimately responsible for abductions and killings in the east is Vinayagamoorthi Muralitharan, aka Col Karuna Amman. You can hear Roland Buerk’s report from Sri Lanka on BBC Radio 4’s Crossing Continents