Genocide the Tamil people in Srilanka

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Sexual violence against Tamils ‘systematic’, ‘part of policy framework’ - Yasmin Sooka

Tamil Guardian 10 June 2014

Photograph SL Campaign

Yasmin Sooka, co-author of the UN Panel of Experts report into mass atrocities in Sri Lanka and the 
'An Unfinished War: Torture and Sexual Violence in Sri Lanka 2009—2014'report, called on Tuesday for international action to stop ongoing sexual violence by the security security forces against Tamils, which she stressed was "not random" but "systematic".

In an interview with the Tamil Guardian during the global summit on 'End Sexual Violence in Conflict' taking place in London this week, Ms Sooka stressed that five years after the war, sexual violence "is still happening in Sri Lanka and we have to draw attention to it so we can put a stop to it".

Sri Lanka activists stage protest against Modi
Published: June 10, 2014

Sri Lankan pro-government supporters burn a larger-than-life photograph of Tamil Nadu state Chief Minister Jayalalitha Jayaram during a demonstration outside the Indian High Commission in Colombo on June 10, 2014. The activists denounced India s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Jayaram for allegedly interfering in Sri Lanka s domestic politics. PHOTO: AFP
COLOMBO: Hundreds of activists protested in the Sri Lankan capital Tuesday against India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi for urging the island to step up post-war reconciliation with ethnic minority Tamils.
The pro-government protesters waved placards that read “Modi don’t be foolish” and shouted anti-Modi slogans outside the Indian High Commission – the de facto embassy – in Colombo over the prime minister’s comments made last month.
The protesters accused Modi, who swept to power with a landslide election win in May, of interfering in Sri Lanka’s internal affairs.