The Rajapakse brothers who are running Sri-Lanka have committed serious human rights violations in the country.
All leading international organisations list the country as one of the WORST VIOLATORS of human rights in the world.
Here are some examples of how the Rajapakse regime operates and deceives the world.
1. In May 2009, following the brutal end of a long civil war, the regime had promised the UN Secretary General that allegations of war crimes committed by Sri Lankan forces would be properly investigated.
The UN Human Rights Council said this year that a proper, independent investigation had yet to take place.
2. The Sri Lankan Daily Mirror quoted the President’s spokesman, Bandula Jayasekera as saying that David Cameron and Rajapakse had held a “CORDIAL” meeting and that the President had briefed the Prime Minister “on the development in the country”.
Mr Jayasekera told the Colombo Gazette that “Mr Cameron and Mr Rajapakse had held “one-to-one talks”. The paper said that “the details of that discussion were not immediately made available by the President’s office.”
Now it is clear why those details were not made available. It was simply a BLATANT LIE!
A spokesman for the British Prime Minister has denied media reports from
Sri Lanka that David Cameron had had a “CORDIAL”
meeting with Sri Lankan President during diamond jubilee celebrations in last month. London
“The Prime Minister raised the issue of making sure that allegations of WAR CRIMES in
were properly investigated,” said Craig Oliver, the Prime Minister’s spokesman. Sri Lanka
They lie brazenly and the lies are not even credible!
3. Human rights violations remain routine in
almost three years after
the end of the war, an Amnesty International report has said. Sri Lanka
The group says that hundreds of people are detained without trial, often held incommunicado and frequently tortured.
’s justice system has
failed to check widespread violations of human rights, including ENFORCED
DISAPPEARANCES, KILLINGS AND TORTURE. Amnesty, Sri Lanka ’s justice system is
under-resourced and so inefficient that most human rights violations are NEVER
INVESTIGATED, let alone heard in court. It is subject to political pressure and
does not provide effective witness protection. State agents have eliminated
witnesses through bribes, intimidation and violence. They have discouraged
police investigations and misled the public. Sri Lanka
4. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists:
“Mahinda Rajapakse has presided over a dark era of targeted media killings and complete law enforcement failure in addressing the crimes. All nine journalist murders in the past decade have gone unsolved, leaving persistent questions as to whether authorities have been complicit in some of the crimes.”
5. Senior serving military officers and other well-placed professional and Sri Lankan government sources have testified to
’s Channel 4 News that
responsibility for the alleged crimes "goes right to the top" –
pointing at the Rajapakse brothers. One of them, Mahinda, is president.
Another, Gotabaya, is defence secretary, and a third, Basil, is a former
presidential adviser and is currently a cabinet minister. UK
6. A report by The Elders - a group of leaders brought together by Nelson Mandela in 2007 to address major causes of human suffering - is sharply critical of the Sri Lankan government.
It says that the government's "clampdown on domestic critics and its disdain for human rights deserves a far tougher response".
"Meaningful progress on reconciliation in
is still desperately needed," it
It said there was a "DEAFENING GLOBAL SILENCE" to
's "worrying approach
to human rights, good governance and accountability", which may encourage other
states to act in a similar way. Sri Lanka
The report said that the government's persecution of its critics was "terrifying".
7. Former Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga has condemned the current government, saying it has failed to win peace in the country after the war.
She alleged that members of ethnic minorities are leaving the country in response to its policies.
Giving a lecture in
she said her children had reacted with anguish to the Channel 4 TV documentary
on alleged war-time atrocities. Colombo
She said both her adult children, who lived abroad, had telephoned her, one of them sobbing, when the British TV station Channel 4 broadcast a documentary purporting to show war crimes by both sides in the war.
After it her son said he was ashamed to call himself Sinhalese and Sri Lankan, she said.
8. In the book “Trauma of Terrorism” by Yael Danieli, the Sri Lankan state is viewed as having been the guiltiest in the use of TERROR. The author claims that STATE TERRORISM became institutionalized into the very structure of society and mechanism of governance.
co-operate with any international investigation into alleged war crimes,
ex-army chief Sarath Fonseka has told the BBC, a day after his release from
jail. Sri Lanka
He said some Sri Lankan leaders were "hiding their faces" over the conduct of the war, as if they were guilty.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”. Edmund Burke
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