24th September 2018

Abandoning commitment to address wartime accountability issues will have serious consequences for Sri Lanka

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GTF Press Release – Abandoning commitment to address wartime accountability issues will have serious consequences for Sri Lanka and a dangerous precedent the UN should not allow to be set  PRESS STATEMENT  23 September 2018, London Abandoning commitment to address wartime accountability issues will have serious consequences for Sri Lanka and a dangerous precedent the UN should not allow to be set The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) is dismayed at the Sri Lankan Government’s initiatives to abandon its repeated commitments to address accountability issues related to war crimes. President Sirisena’s recent public statement that he will make a special request to the UN General Assembly and the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to drop war crimes charges against his troops to ‘settle’ the issue of […]

US Tamils Urge UN to Ask Visiting Sri Lankan President What He Did to the Abducted Tamil Children Who were Seen with Him in a Photo in 2010

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US Tamils Urge UN to Ask Visiting Sri Lankan President What He Did to the Abducted Tamil Children Who were Seen with Him in a Photo in 2010 A spokesman for Tamils for Trump said that “We the U.S. Tamils wanted to know the fate of the Tamil children who were with the current Sri Lankan President Sirisena about eight years ago. Now these Tamil children are adults in their twenties and still parents are looking for them and they were listed as missing.” Mr. Sirisena was a health minister under Rajapaksa’s administration in 2010. During his health ministry, Mr. Sirisena visited an orphanage and its school in the Sinhala South. Mr. Sirisena took a photograph standing among a few orphan children in school uniform. […]

Lt. Commander Krishan Welagedara Faces Continuous Persecution Within Navy For Telling The Truth To Police About the Abduction of Tamil Youths For Ransom Racket Operated by Senior Naval Officers.

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By Maneshka Borham On a small hill inside the Trincomalee Eastern Naval Command is known among local residents as ‘Gun Site’ because of a mounted weapon at its summit. A soundtrack of crashing waves, stunning views of the ocean side city of Trincomalee and the choppy blue waters of the Bay, would make ‘Gun Site’ a picturesque little hillock at the Naval Base if not for the eerie colonial era buildings that stand near the summit. The subterranean parts of the building get no sunlight and the darkness at night is only dispelled when the naval guards decide to switch on electrical lighting. These underground detention cells are believed to be the place 11 young men, allegedly abducted by Sri Lanka Navy personnel for ransom, were […]

Keeping Promises – Fooling The UN Is A Lot Tougher Than Fooling Sri Lankans

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By S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole – Prof. S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole Commitment to the People After the war and the massacres of civilians by the army, promises were made to the world, including to the Tamil people at the UNHRC. While some seem to think that Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe and the UNP sealed the deal by themselves, diplomatic circles are very clear that President Maithripala Sirisena was fully briefed and agreed to cosponsoring Resolution 30/1 at UNHRC. However, President Sirisena is, according reports, going to Geneva seeking to renegotiate Resolution 30/1. The expectation, says Jehan Perera, is that he will fail. The world will not brook heads of state playing games with them, promising one thing one day and asking to be excused the next. Review of […]

This is Sri Lanka – Sri Lankan Navy abducted hundreds with the blessing of Rajapaksha.

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Commodore D.K.P. Dassanayake and Commander Sumith Ranasinghe, both suspects in the abduction racket case, currently out on bail, were granted promotions.  Trincomalee Eastern Naval Command underground detention cells are believed to be the place 11 young men, allegedly abducted by Sri Lanka Navy personnel for ransom, were last seen alive. Victims held at Gun Site after being brought there by various intelligence units of the Navy by his superior officer, Admiral Guruge.  First held at the naval prison known as ‘pittu bambuwa’ in Colombo Fort, the five boys abducted in September 2008 and several others taken between August-October 2008, were transferred a few months later to the Sri Lanka Navy’s ‘Gun Site’ holding cells. Welagedara told the CID he had seen at Sri Lanka Navy’s […]