Sri Lanka’s killing fields: here shoes still lie on the ground.
Six and a half years ago Sri Lanka’s civil war ended in a bloodbath, with as many as 40,000 civilians killed in matter of weeks, following decades of fighting. Jon Snow is back in Sri Lanka.
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Tamils need new ways to challenge exhausted credibility of ‘Sri Lanka’ and partners.
[TamilNet, Friday, 11 September 2015, 18:56 GMT]
Historically speaking, all the successive Sri Lankan regimes have exhausted their credibility in the delivery of domestic level investigations on the crimes committed against the Tamil people. The SL judiciary has also succumbed to Sinhala chauvinist majoritarianism. Tamils cannot expect justice from the culprit itself. This is against natural justice, said political analyst S Yothilingam in an interview to TamilNet this week from Jaffna. “The international powers, backing the SL regime, are only concerned of protecting the regime, based on their geopolitical interests. Their monitoring of a domestic mechanism is also called into question,” the veteran analyst said, urging Tamils to see the difference between the real Global Community and the International Powers, and conceive new strategies and tactics to deal with the challenges being posed by the Powers and the Agent State. [Read details here].
Brutality of the SriLankanArmed forces:“They shot people at random. Stabbed people. Raped them.
Cut out their tongues,cut women’s breasts off.I saw people soaked in blood.” The witness said;
The pathetic plight of the Tamil Women and Girls in the North & East of Sri Lanka under an army of occupation: the ratio is for every five  civilians there is one  soldier ie the ration of civilians to military is 5: 1
Sri Lanka violates United Nations Convention on Discrimination against Wome
14 June 2012 – ECCHR has contacted three Special Rapporteurs as well as a Working Group of the United Nations. It is calling on them to conduct further investigations into the plight of women and girls in the northern and eastern Sri Lanka and to remind the country of its international obligations.
Women struggling with post-war violence from an army of occupation in the north and east of Sri Lanka
“Women’s empowerment is one of the strongest foundation for lasting peace and sustainable development” Irina Bokova [UNESCO]
‘’ In Sri Lanka, every 90 seconds a woman is a victim of sexual violence. The data is provided by the Women’s Action for Social Justice (WASJ), an organization for the care and protection of women’s rights. … at least 450 thousand women estate workers earn just 295 rupees (about 1.7 euro) per day. Another alarming fact about the female population of the north (the majority Tamil area most affected by the civil war, ed): here, 46% of mothers suffer from malnutrition, and about 29% of children under five are underweight’’ – Sri Lanka: every 90 seconds a woman subjected to sexual violence, 4 November 2012, http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Sri-Lanka:-every-90-seconds-a-woman-subjected-to-sexual-violence-25993.html
Female Jaffna University student strangled to death, as TID summons three more, 14 December 2012,
As a result of tight government restrictions on humanitarian organisations in their conducting assessments, there is no available data on the needs and gaps in services for the most vulnerable individuals, including people with disabilities, women heads of household, older people, children and those suffering psychological trauma or distress (IDMC interview, October 2012) – Sri Lanka: A hidden displacement crisis, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, 31 October 2012,http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Full%20Report_1116.pdf
i.REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL’S PANEL OF EXPERTS ON ACCOUNTABILITY IN SRI LANKA (31 March 2011): ” The final months of the war are a grave assault on the entire regime of international law. …. The Government subjected victims and survivors of the conflict to further deprivation and suffering after they left the conflict zone’’ –http://www.un.org/News/dh/infocus/Sri_Lanka/POE_Report_Full.pdf
iii. ”The Deputy Secretary-General sent a letter to relevant heads of UN departments, offices, funds and programmes this week, asking them to nominate representatives to participate in a working group to give careful consideration to the recommendations set out in the Internal Review Panel report on United Nations actions in Sri Lanka” – DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL, 13 December 2012, http://www.un.org/News/briefings/docs/2012/db121213.doc.htm
Just to remind you about the Channel4 Documentary ‘SRI LANKA’S KILLING FIELDS and the
Student’s unrest I reproduce them again.
A.Northern Sri Lanka: Jaffna University students and army of occupation
Updates on ground situation in Jaffna, 10 December 2012,
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