Genocide the Tamil people in Srilanka

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Stephen Rapp was briefed on structural genocide at Bishop's House in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Thursday, 09 January 2014, 17:06 GMT]
After having caused massive deaths and disappearances on the Tamil civilian population during the times of war, the Sri Lankan State now continues to commit acts of structural genocide in the Tamil land. This aims at causing demographic and identity change, ethnic subordination and dilution of Tamils political power, the Bishop of Mannaar Rt. Rev. Dr. Rayappu Joseph told the visiting US diplomat on Wednesday. The visiting delegation was primarily interested in the details of the ‘war crimes’ during the final months of the war, according to Mannaar Bishop. Mr Rapp was told that an international investigation was necessary, not to punish any individual, but to create a conducive environment, which would in turn cause an attitudinal change on the part of the Sri Lankan State.

Stephen Rapp at Bishop's House

An attitudinal change on the part of the Sri Lankan State is necessary for a realistic post-conflict reconciliation to take place. One cannot expect this attitudinal change without first creating a conducive environment through the delivery of justice, was the opinion of Bishop Rayappu. 


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