Demand Sri Lanka with deadline to Stop the GENOCIDE OF TAMILS. sign now

How the international community is blindfolded by the Sri Lankan government, while it carries out a premeditated and systematic genocide and ethnic cleansing of the innocent Tamil civilians in the North and the East of Sri Lanka, is the LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SUPPRESSION prior to the start of the killings. All the international humanitarian agencies, including International Red Cross, and media personalities were ordered to leave from the North and North East of the country, predominantly Tamil areas, prior to start killing scores of innocent Tamil civilians by using heavy multi barrel artilleries, banned aerial chemical and cluster bombs on civilian houses, hospitals, schools, churches and refugee camps inside the government declared safe zone. Anyone leaks the information were handled with lethal treatment or threatened with 20 years to life imprisonment. These kinds of acts in other parts of the world were always exposed when it took place and they were stopped timely by the international intervention. In Sri Lanka, it is the opposite to the rest of the Democratic world. Ever since British handed over the power to the majority dominated government, in imposed prolonged, total discrimination on the Tamils and it has escalated to a point where GENOCIDE AND ETHNIC CLEANSING of the Tamils not only get unnoticed to the international community but its involvements got interrupted by the major sponsor of this murderous regime, the neighboring India which loves to show off its domination in the Indian ocean.
The international community needs to apply pressure on Sri Lankan government to let the international media in and stop these killings. It also should seek punishment against the Sri Lankan president and his co-rulers, in the court of law for their war crimes, before another ruthless criminal ruler do the same in the other part of the world. In reality it is not a war but a government sponsored mass murder spree of Tamil civilians, mass rape of innocent Tamil women and children-a systematic ethnic cleansing of Tamils by the majority ruled government. If the government wanted to live with the Tamils peacefully and in harmony it wouldn't be killing the civilians daily, continuously and tell the world it has been wiping out terrorists: My unborn baby brothers and sisters were not terrorists, my elderly grandparents were not terrorists, my sisters and cousins carrying babies in their arms were not terrorists, my priests were not terrorists, my health care professionals were not terrorists, my journalists who out cried for my rights were not terrorists, living in their home peacefully with their basic rights is not terrorism. Where are they Mr.President Rajapakse; isn't it ethnic cleansing and genocide? Wake up, let the fair media into the country, and learn what love and peace is to live with Tamils. You and your co-rulers will realize what you've lost-LOVE OF THE REAL HUMAN BEINGS. ASKING FOR MY BASIC RIGHTS FROM MY FATHER IS NOT A CRIME, IS NOT TERRORISM BUT MY GOD'S GIFT. IF I DO NOT LIVE WITH THE FREEDOM WHICH GOD GAVE ME, AND IF I DO NOT ASK FOR IT I COMMIT A SIN AGAINST THE GOD'S CREATION OF ME. We, as a Tamil community seek the international pressure unconditionally to stop the GENOCIDE AND ETHNIC CLEANSING of Tamils in Sri Lanka, and the right to have fair media infiltrate into the North, North East and the East of Sri Lanka to expose the true nature of the WAR(World Against Rajapakse). Truth behind the WAR (World Against Rajapakse) in Sri Lanka . [Information collected by United Tamils Association, (Buffalo)].
Latest news-
Monday, 27 April 2009, 11:54 GMT]
In a press release issued Sunday, the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils (APPG-T) said that the "final onslaught" in the safe zone by the Sri Lanka Government will result in "carnage if unimaginable magnitude," and appealed to "Her Majesty's Government, NGOs, and Governments around the world, to act immediately to prevent this devastation."
Several civilians killed, 200 wounded within 5 hours as SLA launches onslaught
Sunday, 26 April 2009, 22:59 GMT]
Several civilians were killed and more than 200, wounded in Sri Lanka Army (SLA) shelling and gunfire, have been admitted at Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal hospital in the early hours of Monday as the SLA opened fire from its positions attempting to advance further into the densely populated so-called safety zone (No Fire Zone) from 3:30 a.m. Monday. Heavy exchange of gunfire continued and civilians were forced to stay inside the bunkers as rounds were whizzing over them. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) bombers carried out two sorties of air raids in the morning, according to latest reports from Vanni. The aggression by the SLA comes a few hours after Sri Lanka rejected LTTE announced unilateral ceasefire.
Sunday, 26 April 2009, 06:11 GMT]
Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) fighter jets bombed Sunday the so-called safety zone where tens of thousands of civilians have sought refuge at least 39 times in six sorties so far on Sunday. The indiscriminate bombardment by the Sri Lankan state has been intensified despite the call from the White House on Saturday to stop attacking the 'safety zone' and to stop the fighting immediately. Exact casualty details were not available at the moment. Heavy bombardment by SLAF bombers has caused panic and tension among the civilians, who are facing imminent starvation as Colombo has blocked the shipment of humanitarian supplies facilitated by the ICRC.

SLA cluster bombs kill doctor, medical staff at Valaignarmadam
Tuesday, 21 April 2009, 09:11 GMT]
A doctor at the makeshift hospital in Valaignarmadam and several other medical staff including civilians were killed Tuesday afternoon when Sri Lanka Army (SLA) fired cluster bombs on them, TamilNet correspondent in Vanni said citing a fleeing patient who escaped from the attack.

The slain doctor was Siva Manoharan. Dr. Siva Manhoharan had refused to flee as he was focused on serving the civilians as casualties were mounting due to indiscriminate shelling by the SLA.
Plight of babies born and unborn
Sunday, 12 April 2009, 09:59 GMT]
A 20-days old baby succumbed to injuries of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) shelling on Sunday in the makeshift hospital at Puthumaaththa'lan within the safety zone. Recently, a pregnant mother whose abdomen was torn open and in the condition of the hand of the foetus coming out was admitted to the hospital, after the SLA shelling. Meanwhile, as a result of the food shortage, children were seen standing in a long queue to receive gruel from a distribution centre run by the Tamils Rehabilitation Organisation on the Easter Sunday noon. The photos published here are self explanatory, but we caution readers of their strong content.

SLAF fighter jets unloaded bombs 6 times between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m. and 8 times between 10:00 and 10:20 a.m. inside the remaining part of the 'safety zone'.British MPs urge World Governments to act immediately

SLA shells Church in Valaignarmadam, Fr. James Pathinathar wounded
Wednesday, 22 April 2009, 08:07 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) stepped up artillery and mortar barrage on Valaignarmadam Wednesday killing and maiming civilians who have sought refuge at several locations. Rev Father James Pathinathar, a prominent Catholic priest was injured in SLA shelling that hit the Church in Valaignarmadam Wednesday noon, initial reports said.

Congress cadre immolates himself to death protesting party inaction in India.
Saturday, 07 February 2009, 19:17 GMT]
Congress functionary Sirkazhi (Cheerkaazhi) Ravichandran, a 47-year-old father of two children, immolated himself Saturday to protest his party's inaction on the Eelam Tamils issue. He succumbed to hundred percent burn injuries and died a short while later at 3:45 p.m. Two days earlier, he had an altercation with the Union Minister Mani Shanker Aiyar blaming the Congress party for failing to stop the war in Sri Lanka. He had also told a couple of his friends about his decision in order to bring about a change in the attitude of the Congress.

Indian journalist burns himself to death condemning Indian inaction
Thursday, 29 January 2009, 07:02 GMT]
A young Tamil activist burnt himself to death in front of the Shastri Bhavan, the Indian Central Government's Chennai Head office Thursday, reports from Chennai said. The activist, Mr. Muthukumar, from Thooththukkudi, who works for Pe'n'nea Nee feminist magazine as typist and also writes articles, doused himself with petrol and set himself afire, condemning the futile visit by Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who failed to stop the war in Sri Lanka and save Eezham Tamils.

K. Muthukumar
(19.11.1982 - 29.01.2009)
With 95\% burn injuries, the victim was rushed to the Kilpauk Medical College in a critical condition, with slim chances of survival. He succumbed within a short span of time, according to medical sources.

Tension prevails in the capital city of Chennai following the news of the young Tamil activist burning himself to death in front of Shastri Bhavan office.

Muthukumar doused himself with petrol and set himself afire in front of the Shastri Bhavan, the Indian Central Government's Chennai Head office
Family man immolates himself India, Tamil Nadu tense
Saturday, 31 January 2009, 07:23 GMT]
A father of five children, set himself ablaze in Madurai, Tamil Nadu Friday night, demanding justice and peace for Eezham Tamils. The man, Ravi, has succumbed to his injuries at the hospital Saturday evening, sending shock waves across the state, according to media sources in Madurai. Starvation: Colombo deploys the worst genocidal weapon
Saturday, 25 April 2009, 18:29 GMT]

No food shipment was sent to the safety zone after 02 April. Even the earlier supplies were pathetically inadequate. The World Food Programme (WFP) shipment that already set sailing with 1,500 MT food items and was scheduled to arrive in Mulli-vaaykkaal has been diverted to Jaffna in the last minute by the Colombo government, citing security reasons, civil officials inside the zone told TamilNet Saturday. People starve beyond imagination, subsisting just on fish and prawns caught amidst high risk of SLA attack and eating them semi-raw, roasted in fire, as there is no cooking oil.

Toddler has to subsist on gruel

. There were at least 20 Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) attack crafts, which engaged in firing towards civilians along the coast and damaging boats, TamilNet correspondent in the safety zone reported Saturday.

Around 165,000 civilians are staying concentrated in the safety zone, according to a press statement issued by the LTTE political division, Friday.

Colombo bombarded safety zone 25 times in four sorties on Saturday.

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