Sri Lanka Tamil Genocide: Tamil Gov’t - May 18th Tamil Nat’l Mourning Day. Events Worldwide.
/EINPresswire.com/ May 10, 2012 - “The call of the hour is the establishment of International Protection Mechanism” Rudrakumaran.
Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)* is organizing several rallies, memorials, prayers and other events around the world to mark the 3rd anniversary of Genocide of Tamils by the Sri Lankan Government. TGTE has designated May 18th as the Tamil National Mourning Day.
“While Tamils in Sri Lanka are not allowed to mourn these killings, we in the diaspora will pay our deep respect to the tens of thousands of Tamils who were killed simply and solely on account of their Tamil nationality. These mass killings reinforce our determination to free ourselves from Sri Lanka and to form a sovereign and independent state of Tamil Eelam.” said Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, Prime Minister of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE). “We will never allow their sacrifices to be wasted.”
Tamils faced repeated mass killings since 1958 and the killings in 2009 prompted UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to appoint a Panel of Experts to report on the scale of killings. According to this UN report over 40,000 were killed in five months in 2009, due to deliberate and intense carpet bombing of areas designated by the government as “no-fire zones”, where Tamils assembled for safety. The Sri Lankan Government used cluster bombs and restricted food and medicine for Tamils, resulting in large numbers of people dying from starvation and many of the injured bleeding to death.
According to the UN, Tamil women were sexually assaulted and raped by Sri Lankan forces. According to a recent UK government report there are over 90,000 Tamil war widows. There are also reports that detained Tamil women are used as sex slaves by the Security Forces. “The call of the hour is the establishment of International Protection Mechanism” said Mr. Rudrakumaran.
According to the Bishop of Mannar, Dr. Rayappu Joseph, 146,679 Tamils were unaccounted for when Sri Lankan forces attacked Tamil people in 2009. Members of the Sri Lankan Security forces are almost exclusively from the Sinhalese community and the victims are all from the Tamil community.
According to the UN Panel, the killings and other abuses that took place amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity. Independent experts believe that there are elements of these abuses that constitute an act of genocide. The UN Human Rights Council recently looked into this mass killing and passed a Resolution on accountability for these international crimes.
For information contact: Mr. J. Jeyaprakash - Spokesperson of the PM Office and a Member of the TGTE Parliament at: (646) 363-6418 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) is a democratically elected government of Tamil Diaspora from the island of Sri Lanka. Its actions are strictly non-violent, democratic and diplomatic. It held internationally supervised elections in twelve countries to elect Members of Parliament (MPs). These MPs drafted and ratified a Constitution and elected a Prime Minister, a 10 member Cabinet and a Speaker. Web: www.tgte-us.org, www.govthamileelam.org or www.en.naathamnews.comNo tag for this post. Free Online press release Newswire Press Release Distribution - TopWireNews.com
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