இவற்றிற்கான களஞ்சியம் 'State Terrorism' வகை

Sep 10 2007

[NESOHR] Tamils Killed by Sri Lankan Forces February 22, 2002 – August 31, 2007

Tamils Killed in Sri Lanka February 22, 2002 - August 31, 2007

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Tamils Killed in Sri Lanka February 22, 2002 – August 31, 2007

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Aug 05 2007

[Reuters] “I think the children in Colombo are very lucky. There is no shelling sound to disturb their studies and they can go to school everyday.” – 15 year old girl

 “I had only heard the noise all this while, but two weeks ago I actually saw one,” says Christa about the shelling in her home town of Batticaloa. “We all saw it. All the children in my class. We were in our school at that time and our classroom is in the second floor, so we could see everything. We saw it coming and we saw it falling into the playground in front of our school. No one was hurt, but it was so terrible.”

 The fifteen-year-old has decided to stay at home since she saw the shell falling into the playground. For her, the ‘most scariest thing’ in her hometown is “shelling”.

 “I think the children in Colombo are very lucky. There is no shelling sound to disturb their studies and they can go to school everyday. I want to go to Colombo, I will never be able to study here,” Christa says.  

 “Even the machine gun noise is so terrible. It shakes our school buildings. We get so terrified that the building will collapse,” she says, “At those times our principal asks us to vacate classrooms and gather in our school grounds. All the students come and we wait there until it stops.”

 But for Christa, her home town has lost all meaning. “I don’t want to stay here any longer. I’m just waiting to leave this place. If I go, I will never come back; even if the war is over,” she says.

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“Home town has lost all meaning.” Story from Sri Lanka

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Aug 03 2007

[UPI Asia Online] Lessons Learned from Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord?

JEHAN PERERA

Column: Pursuit of Peace

When the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam backed out of its commitment to go along with that agreement, to which it was not a signatory, a terrible war broke out that marred relations between the two countries.

The present provincial council system that is operative in the country is the sole remaining legacy of the Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord.

The urgent need today, as it has been for the past two decades, is for a viable political package that can meet Tamil aspirations, a wholehearted economic development program for the north and east, and a genuine willingness to engage in peace talks with the LTTE. Unfortunately, the present government has not been able to even make a start on any one of these three essentials for sustainable peace. The future is indeed bleak for the people of Sri Lanka, especially the Tamil people in the north and east.

(Dr. Jehan Perera is executive director of the National Peace Council of Sri Lanka, an independent advocacy organization. He studied economics at Harvard College and holds a doctorate in law from Harvard Law School. ©Copyright Jehan Perera.)

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Commentary: Lost lessons of the failed Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord

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Jul 25 2007

[The Independent] Government forces preparing to destroy Memorial Cemetery in Kudumbi Malai

Following wresting control of the Kudumbimalai forest, the government forces are getting ready to vandalise the huge memorial cemetery based in Tharavai. It is believed official sanction have been given to flatten the cemetery to release the anger of the security forces.

Tharavai cemetery is a place of resting for over 15,000 dead young Tamil fighters. It is not clear what the government is planning to do with the site after reducing it into rubbles.

When Eastern Vaharai area was captured by the security forces recently, the army went on the pandemonium to destroy the cemetery there. The flattened cemetery was turned into a coconut estate by the government.

The government forces have a history of desecrating Tamil cemeteries. In 1992 when Jaffna peninsula was captured following Jayasekuru operations the madness of the armed forces bulldozed the memorial cemeteries in Kopay and Kodikamam.

Even the Tamils who do not subscribe to the LTTE are angered by the actions of the security forces and consider government actions as insults and reflection of hatred embedded in the state machinery against the Tamil people. The Tamil people see the burial ground is the resting place for their children no matter the reasons behind their joining the fighting ranks.

Sources in eastern Sri Lanka say people are angered by the actions of the security forces and are patiently waiting to see how government’s hate campaign is to be executed to destroy the memorial grounds in Kudumbimalai.

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Government forces preparing to desecrate Memorial Cemetery in Kudumbi Malai (Thoppigala)

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Jul 23 2007

[Nitharsanam] Japan aids Sri Lankan military

 Japan has donated a stock of medical equipment to the Sri Lankan Military hospital in Colombo according to the military sources here. The donation of pairs of spectacles and cash of 2000,000 Yen in Japanese currency was handed over to the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka in a brief ceremony at the Army Hospital last week. Sri Lanka-Japan Friendship Association donation is viewed as �in recognition of the dedication of Sri Lankan soldiers shown in executing their duties against terrorism and as a gesture of goodwill� said the official Sri Lankan Army.

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Japan Assists Sri Lankan Military 

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