HRW allegations false - Military

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The Sri Lankan Military today denied the latest allegation by the Human Rights Watch that members of the LTTE taken into custody during the last stages of the war have not been accounted for.

“All those taken into custody have been accounted for and their relatives have been notified and given access to see these persons. Therefore there is no truth in these allegations by Human Rights Watch,” Military Spokesperson Maj. Gen Ubaya Madawela told the Daily Mirror.  

The Military was responding to a statement made by the HRW which said that the “government should account for everyone who was taken into custody at the end of Sri Lanka's 26-year-long armed conflict in May 2009 and are feared to have been "disappeared,".  It added that despite numerous requests from families for information about their relatives, the authorities do not appear to have conducted any serious investigations.

Making a statement Brad Adams, the Asia director at Human Rights Watch said that the "The Sri Lankan government needs to respond to all allegations of disappearances with more than a ritual blanket denial,". He further added that the “Family members of the disappeared have the right to know if their loved ones are alive or dead." (DS)

  Comments - 42

  • Leela Saturday, 09 April 2011 04:45 PM

    Kili: Go see them in Nanthikadal; they are resting there in peace.

    Leela Saturday, 09 April 2011 04:50 PM

    Kelby: When your house is burgled, you don't let thieves to loiter around.

    S.Sriranjan Friday, 08 April 2011 02:50 PM

    Who is that Ind.?Winner of the forum appeared 3 Times! Shoud come again to clarify what he/She revealing!!!

    kaputakukula Saturday, 09 April 2011 06:49 AM

    We go on denying everyone's report. If V R true why don't we proove them.... why v deny this area only. Until v let them come and see THERE WILL ALWAYS BE SUSPECISION AND BLAME ON US.

    cracko Friday, 08 April 2011 03:21 PM

    Have the guts to admit when mistakes are made. OK?

    Nimal Saturday, 09 April 2011 08:32 AM

    Family members of the displaced and missing and HRW must see if these persons are among the refugees who have entered Canada, Australia by boat with the help of the human traffickers.
    HRW must keep these false allegations going for their own funding.

    Wimal_Modawansa Friday, 08 April 2011 08:00 AM

    What accounting?
    Karuna-One,KP-two..........and so on.
    We are good in counting.

    spark Friday, 08 April 2011 08:15 AM

    If the legal system is muffled on these issues, the natural law of justice will always prevail, no doubt it.

    god Friday, 08 April 2011 05:19 PM

    what to accept..half baked lies of defeated tamil terrorists looking for revenge??my foot world is not so naive!!

    ind Friday, 08 April 2011 08:22 AM

    Why the international so worried about dead LTTE ? Why don't they talk about the human rights secured for around 20 million after ending brutal LTTE from Sri Lanka.

    shamindra ferdinando Friday, 08 April 2011 08:38 AM

    HRW has no option but to sing for its supper....the AI, ICG and other well funded NGOs will continue their lucrative campaign until their donors stopped providing funds

    Wimal_Modawansa Friday, 08 April 2011 08:52 AM

    Who secured???Whos Human rights?????

    Silva Friday, 08 April 2011 08:42 AM

    Dogules 3 , Pillian 4, Master 5, George 6,

    karu Friday, 08 April 2011 08:51 AM

    Please let them include the names of those 900 police officers also.
    We will consider not only the tail- end of the war ,but from the beginning.

    Guru Friday, 08 April 2011 07:53 PM

    You guys never speak truth.

    Bindu Friday, 08 April 2011 09:06 AM

    Can HRW give a list of these LTTE cadres after consulting their relatives rather than giving blanket statements.

    Wimal_Modawansa Friday, 08 April 2011 09:13 AM

    Please speak to Kuruna.He will provide the info you require as he is the one who executed this strategy.

    M.H.Rahmatullah, Ban Friday, 08 April 2011 08:00 PM

    Human right organizations always act as the protector of law-breakers. They are remarkably skilled in crying for the criminals rather than the victims.

    spark Friday, 08 April 2011 09:37 AM

    Those are the villains who are all accounted, promoted and awarded. How about counting the innocent tamils.

    malkanthi Friday, 08 April 2011 09:46 AM

    The people are good in accounts than even the Governor central bank.

    GoTit Friday, 08 April 2011 10:23 PM

    these guys takes ages to submit a report / or investigate something, but good at denying any thing at lightning speed, do they actually read any ??.

    kili Friday, 08 April 2011 11:06 PM

    can you sir , my loved ones kidnapped atRamanathan camb
    2009 june stil nobody know is alive or dead.

    ind Friday, 08 April 2011 10:24 AM

    Read the above comment again.

    gona Friday, 08 April 2011 10:26 AM

    the rights that allow you to express your views, duh

    cracko Friday, 08 April 2011 10:19 AM

    Sri Lanka amazing. We just DENYeverything. And the matter ends there. So we think!

    Guru Friday, 08 April 2011 10:40 AM

    When have you guys spoken truth. You don't even do that at home.

    Karthik Friday, 08 April 2011 10:43 AM

    The bottom line is, Sri lanka became victim cos of India's self interest...

    perera Saturday, 09 April 2011 01:22 AM

    who cares you stupid lot in HRW
    a good terrorist is a dead one or a member of hrw

    ind Friday, 08 April 2011 10:52 AM

    What do you suppose to do ? Ask for mercy or say sorry as US usually does ???

    Super Dave Friday, 08 April 2011 10:48 AM

    Do you have any idea what "Human Rights" means?

    Seeya Friday, 08 April 2011 11:08 AM

    No respect for human lives in sri lanka.....So nobody cares othertnan their pockets and back accounts in srilanka

    Chandra Friday, 08 April 2011 11:15 AM

    Very good comment. Cancer should be eradicated from the root. Treatment to be done to curb further expansion.Otherwise it will spread again

    RAJIV Friday, 08 April 2011 11:26 AM

    The truth shall set you free simple. Ever body knows in this island and around the world that there were many human right violations both by the LTTE and SL forces. but we forget It was war and during war both sides are mad with each other and things some times get out of hand for both milliliter and civilians. This is the ugly truth. But the right thing to do for SL government (LTTE is not a government they are terrorist hence they have no obligation towards any human rights) is to accept that there has been some violations and work with the international community to quickly remove the bad stain from our island and give to the people effect by the war to make a new start. A good government will not saying no to everything when there is evidence of it ever where.

    Peter Friday, 08 April 2011 11:18 AM

    Then how come 7000 to 20,000 people lost there lives? 300,000 displaced in there own land? unaccountability should be addressed if SL needs to move forward as a country.

    Kelby Friday, 08 April 2011 11:20 AM

    If you are truthful and didnot violate human rights, why the govt deny permission to UN council members to come in to do the investigation? Someday all will come to light. Until then keep denying.

    ind Friday, 08 April 2011 11:32 AM

    SEEYA was not born to see the real human rights in 1988-90, I guess !!!!!!!!!!! They were at the peak.

    vignesh Friday, 08 April 2011 11:29 AM

    With o DENYeverything ,why dont you accept and give reason to world.

    RajasH Friday, 08 April 2011 11:40 AM

    hope the world cup cricket team is fully accounted for. Count them out and count them in

    Tissa Perera Friday, 08 April 2011 11:44 AM

    Karthick so do u think it wrong that India helped Lankans to kill Tamils who perished 1000s?

    Punchi Putha Friday, 08 April 2011 11:59 AM

    We hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil. :-)

    YURI Saturday, 09 April 2011 05:02 AM

    Hey dont say to anyone,... Porru.. is deep inside the Bone cant help it

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