Shivajilingam drags SF into war crimes cry at UNHRC

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TNA Provincial Councillor M. K. Shivajilingam told the UNHRC in Geneva since Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka- the then army commander- had admitted to the Sri Lankan Army committing war crimes, an investigation should be launched through an international court to probe the charges.

Addressing the UN Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva on Friday, Mr. Shivajilingam said Mr. Fonseka had stressed that he was in possession of evidence that 30 army personnel including former army commander Jagath Jayasuriya had committed war crimes and violated human rights.

He had also said the Tamil people had no faith in the government of Sri Lanka.

“We can’t expect solutions to the Tamil peoples plights from the Sri Lankan government. No solution had been given to the ethnic problem of the northern and eastern Tamils, which led to the war. The government deceives the Tamils and the international community,” he said.

He said the Tamil population in the North and the East contributed immensely to the victory of President Maithripala Sirisena but the plight of Tamil people remained unchanged.

Mr. Shivajilingam said, two days after Mr. Fonseka admitting to having evidence that army personnel had committed war crimes, President Sirisena had said he won’t allow an international probe against military personnel.

“This is the current status of Sri Lanka. No solution can be expected to the plights of Tamil people from the government. Therefore, we request the UN, UNHRC and the international to intervene to establish an international court to deliver justice,” he said. (Siraj Hashim)

  Comments - 10

  • Sharon Tuesday, 26 September 2017 08:33 AM

    War was done by SF, but crimes by everyone else...

    K Satgunan Tuesday, 26 September 2017 08:35 AM

    The Tamil people have faith only in SF .We must now make him our Sun God

    Kadupol Jothywansa Tuesday, 26 September 2017 09:50 AM

    Hay Sivajilingam, still you are covering yourself with Tiger's skin, man remember because of you so many damages were created to your own people.

    J K Tuesday, 26 September 2017 11:06 AM

    So many damages to all Sri Lankans and one million Tamils immigrated to Western countries.

    R. Nagarajan Tuesday, 26 September 2017 10:38 AM

    Sivajilingam, we Tamils in the N

    Thangiah Ramasamy Tuesday, 26 September 2017 10:40 AM

    All the Jaffna Tamils including you (Siva) are selfish fellows in general. You guys never bother about Indian Tamils and the Tamils lives in Colombo. Why?????

    Kottagalla Gopal Kanapathy Tuesday, 26 September 2017 10:43 AM

    Aiya, we are living peacefully with all communities, all religious people without any problems and our Yahapalanaya Govt. is doing the best for us. Even in the North Govt. is doing their best, so why worry and why jabber and grumble, co-operate with the Govt. and work towards developments.

    R.T. Balasuriya Tuesday, 26 September 2017 10:46 AM

    SF is correct.... he knows pretty well what happened during the war. He is a honest and a straight forward man with dignity.

    ravin Tuesday, 26 September 2017 11:36 AM

    well siva, We all will support you provide firstly you initiate action to investigate your own relatives done to your own community. Secondly your community to their own. shame them punish them. Rest of the world will believe you and support you. Do not be a wolf in lion skin.

    malli Tuesday, 26 September 2017 12:03 PM

    All what he has said is true.

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