From April 2009 until recently, about 300,000 people were held in internment camps in Sri Lanka, behind barbed wires. Their only crime was to be Tamil. Their detention was not judicially reviewed, the international media and Red Cross could not see them. Those who detained them got away scot free. And some Malaysians are getting […]
SUARAM’s urgent appeal on the plight of Sri Lankan refugees who complain they are being illtreated by Malaysian officials is reproduced below. Sri Lanka’s government has been accused of grave war crimes and humanitarian abuses. Despite that, it appears that the Malaysian government is assisting fficials from the Sri Lankan High Commission repatriate ethnic minority Tamil asylum seekers from Sri Lanka who fear for their lives at the hands of the Government of Sri Lanka. About 300,000 Tamils still live behind barbed wires in internment camps in Sri Lanka, unable to return to their homes since the end of the civil war earlier this year. Please respond to this urgent appeal by circulating the same, and sending the suggested letter of protest (at the end of the post) to the authorities.
When everyone is focusing on the Perak state crisis and the police’s crackdown on the peaceful candlelight vigils/fasting campaigns, how many have actually paid an iota of attention on Sri Lanka “holocaust”? We have heard the numerous clarion calls for moral support and solidarity for the democracy leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San […]
The historical perspective is here written by A. Kanesalingam. The question as to the use of force in the Tamils’ legitimate fight for their self-determination is again raised. Freedom fighters or “terrorists”? What now for the defeated Tamils in Sri Lanka? Has history been re-written by the might of the gun?