Were they killed in these camps by Mahinda’s Government forces? I cannot speak for the previous government says PM Ranil
“After we took over the government, there are no secret camps. I cannot speak for the time before that,” PM Wickremesinghe (said in Jaffna on Friday March 27).
In addition to thousands of Tamil militants More than 1000 LTTE Leaders and their family members who surrendered with white flag after UN negotiated the surrender were taken away to secret camps by the Sri Lankan forces in May 2009. It is believed that the Girls were raped and killed and the men were killed in cold blood.
This war will not really be over until all information is released on missing people. We have reported many times the terrible cruelty suffered by Tamils in the final stages of the war, which wound down just as the summer of 2009 began heating up. Now the GoSL needs to keep moving forward and do everything possible to restore balance, and that again, is all about accountability and full disclosure.
Keppapulavu secret camp & Mullaitivu secret camp – MP Suresh Premachandran has demanded the new government in parliament and outside to conduct a thorough investigation into the credible reports of secret camps.
The Sri Lankan NEW government said that it is even ready to allow ‘unannounced’ visits to places allegedly used as secret detention ‘camps’ in any part of the country but the list of persons who are in detention will not be made public.
Reiterating the government’s commitment to investigate accusations pertaining to such facilities, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mahishini Colonne said that the list of persons in government custody had been shared with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) though it couldn’t be made public.
The FM spokesperson was responding to a query by The Island whether the government would brief the Colombo based diplomatic community as regards those in custody on terrorism charges to clear misconception among international community in the wake of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s call during his recent visit here to release the remaining political prisoners.
Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe recently told The Island that 54 persons who had been convicted on terrorism charges were serving prison terms; indictments were being prepared against 85 others; cases were pending against 134; eight given bail and 45 convicts released through courts after rehabilitation.
The ICRC spokesperson in Colombo, Ms Sarasi Wijeratne, in a statement issued, following a five-day visit in March undertaken by ICRC Director of Operations, Dominik Stillhart to Colombo, placed the number of complaints received, regarding missing persons, since June, 1990 at 16,000. The ICRC issued the statement subsequent to Stillhart meeting Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and FM Samaraweera.
DETAILS OF SOME OF THE ARRESTED GIRLS
https://www.change.org/…/stop-the-genocide-and-free-the-tamils-from-i…The Hidden Massacre: Sri Lanka’s final offensive against Tamil Tigers … Tamil deathtoll ‘is 1,400 a week’ at Manik Farm camp in Sri Lanka
www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2011/11/111108_torture.shtml8 Nov 2011 – The United Nations Committee against Torture (CAT) quoting human rights organisations says that secret detention centres are in existence in …
www.eyesrilanka.com/2015/02/22/investigate-secret–camps/22 Feb 2015 – … regarding 07 secret camps at several locations, somewhere in North …a secret detention Camp within the Navy Camp in Trincomalee and …
www.hrw.org/…/sri–lanka-world-leaders-should-demand-end-detention–c…22 Sep 2009 – Human Rights Watch said it was concerned about a lack of protection mechanisms in the camps and the secret, incommunicado detention …
srilankabrief.org/…/over-700-people-detained-at-gotas-camp-in-trincom…20 Feb 2015 – Making a startling revelation in the country’s parliament, Sri Lanka’s …detained at a secret Sri Lankan army camp, known as “Gota’s camp” in …
www.dailymirror.lk/1257/report-notes-lankas–secret–detentionThe report notes that in Sri Lanka, the protracted conflict between the … more power to the armed forces and authorizing the use of secret detention camps.
www.salem-news.com/articles/september292012/missing-tigers-tk.php29 Sep 2012 – Sri Lanka’s Controversial Menik Farm IDP Camp Closes- As POW’s …with claims of secret detention camps holding Tamil prisoners of war.
lankaenews.com/news/310/en20 Feb 2015 – lankaenews.com – Sri Lanka 24 Hours Online Breaking News … Over 700 Tamils detained in ‘Gotabaya camp‘ in Trinco -Their fate unknown. … 35 Tamil families were detained separately in a secret Navy camp in … The M.P. also stated , these detainees were held in detention separately in the camp , and …
www.colombopage.com/archive_15A/Feb21_1424503390CH.php21 Feb 2015 – Feb 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s major Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has alleged that a secret military camp in the naval base in ..
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/warv-a13.html13 Apr 2015 – Sri Lanka: Relatives of “disappeared” Tamils protest in Colombo … They suspect that their children and husbands are alive and detained in secret camps. …Some were dragged to detention centres from military-run refugee ..
www.srilankacampaign.org/un-human-rights-experts-focus-on-secret–det…Joint Report on Secret Detention around the World: …. in irregular detention facilitiesoperated by the Sri Lankan security forces and affiliated paramilitary groups …https://twitter.com/TamilGuardian/status/59780799991946444911 May 2015 – NEWS – No secret detention camps – #SriLankahttp://www.tamilguardian.com/
article.asp?articleid=14707 … #lka #Tamil. 3 retweets 0www.dailymail.co.uk/…/Exclusive-Inside-Sri–Lankas–concentration–cam..2 May 2009 – Exclusive: Inside Sri Lanka’s ‘concentration camps‘ …. The piece of paper said they had been taken for rehabilitation at a secret location.