Why We Should Be Talking About Sri Lanka

[ Time ] - [ Mar 09, 2012 14:10:48 GMT ]

As 47 countries meet in Geneva to take stock of the world’s human-rights performance, Sri Lanka finds itself in the dock, haunted by the legacy of a fierce civil war that spanned two and a half decades and came to a violent end three years ago. The Sri Lankan government is under fire for failing to investigate human-rights violations said to have taken place in the final months of the military’s scorched earth offensive — a relentless battle that destroyed the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam but left behind a bloody trail of civilian casualties. [ full story ]

Comments [ 9 ]:

written by karikalan1 (United Kingdom)
We should have an International investigation in to the killing of Tamils and crime against Humanity perpetrated by the Armed forces of Srilanka, Para military and the Politicians connected with the Crime.
- Mar 09, 2012 16:49:59 GMT

written by gamhem (Sri Lanka)
As a responsible government . Sri Lankan government fought against the ruthless terrorist group in the world who kept civilian as a shield . Government did only to protect 20Mn innocent people and allowed them to live and breath freely with out fear . but America and other European regime , bombed Forcefully into other severing state and killed thousand of children and men women but there is no any fruitful result , those countries became a hell for their own people . is this human right ?But Sri lanka last 3 years , no one bullet went from any one to kill even an animal , no sound of bomb Pease full and people live together in Colombo ALL COMUNITIES VERY FRAINDLY , people who wanted has only jealousy of seen the real Peace in Sri LANKA . no one can touch Sri LANKA , it was blessed by the god .
- Mar 09, 2012 17:42:53 GMT

written by Suneth (United Kingdom)
Yes please keep on talking.....just talking. What else to do
- Mar 09, 2012 18:40:24 GMT

written by Suneth (United Kingdom)
Excellent comment gamhem......I was trying to convince these idiots the reality with reasoning. But they are so stupid never wona wake up. So I'm now just laughing at them
- Mar 10, 2012 1:28:28 GMT

written by ranja (USA)
gemhem and Sneth you your selves know that in the seventies that centered from the Rajangana area thousands of unemployed Sinhala youth were ruthlessly murdered by the SLFP then UNP govts.Is it because the press censorship that was imposed then that gave the cheap courage to the SLA first to distribute voters lists then loot,kill,rape and burn thousands of Tamils. I agree with you the people of SL are friendly and want to live in peace. It is the rest of the world that looked the other way when Sthyagrahis were brutally beaten by the SL police for well over 10 yrs aftr independence, when 16 to 18% of the population demanded to be treated as equal citizens.
- Mar 10, 2012 2:26:04 GMT

written by ranja (USA)
DSSenanayake,SWRD,Sirmavo,Kotelawela,JRJ,Premadasa,with the exception perhaps of Dudley, continued to beat the communal drum for votes. A trend created by SWBR.The lack of action by the IC when 70,000 JVP were eliminated by SLA and Police perhaps gave Gotha and Mahinda, Rambukwela,Sarath,Shavendra and others the idea that they could cowe down the Tamils once and for all to a second class suservient status. Well it is time they faced the music.If the LTTE used human shields and shot civilians then prosecute them too. Convincing evidence by the award winning CH4 ( proven to be authentic, must be examined by experts appointed by the UN, I hope the US provides satelite imagery of the massacres.
- Mar 10, 2012 2:36:28 GMT

written by karikalan1 (United Kingdom)
You see, when my fore fathers planted the Mango Tree, they did that for me to enjoy the fruits and not for them to get the fruits, likewise, I'm talking for the future of the Tamils. You can laugh, dance or anything that pleases you, I don't care but I'll concentrate on my goal, what's my goal? er...for me to know and for you to find out.
- Mar 10, 2012 12:09:31 GMT

written by gamhem (Sri Lanka)
Who ever Sinhalese or Tamil are terrorist and fought against the majority appointed government and killing unarmored people of a country should be eliminated . it the responsibility of a government . no one can question internal matters . if any government refused to accept people as equally , it is a fundamental error but our constitution article 27 protect all communities giving equal right without discrimination , as such no one should try to kill people . they should be eliminated like america did for Osama . they came to another country to kill him without permission . it will be accepted to saw to the other terrorists. since we eliminated 1971 and 2009 , country has peace.
- Mar 10, 2012 14:33:07 GMT

written by karikalan1 (United Kingdom)
Singhalese Army should vacate the HSZ and impose the civil administration in Nort-East with exclusion of the EPDP paramilitary(they should go with the Army, Singhalese are very uncivilized creatures who desecrate the cemetery, dis-respect the dead, they rape and torture, they kill children, commit war crimes and commit crimes against humanity.
- Mar 11, 2012 12:05:58 GMT

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