AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa today demanded that the government take 'immediate steps' to make Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse stand trial for alleged war crimes during the conflict between the Lankan armed forces and the LTTE following a UN report.
"The UN Panel report is very clear. It lists out the war crimes of the Sri Lankan government," Jayalalithaa said in a statement here.
Quoting from the report, she said Lankan forces "had shelled no fire zones and hospitals, deprived humanitarian aid in the form of food supply and medicine."
Slamming her arch rival and DMK president M Karunanidhi for his 'three-hour fast' in 2009 demanding a halt to the Lankan Government offensive, she said the UN report "clearly holds that the carnage lasted till May 2009, well after Karunanidhi had made his dubious claim that hostilities had ended following his fast on April 27."
"The Indian Government, on its part, should initiate immediate steps to make Rajapakse and his cronies stand trial in the International Court of Justice for his war crimes," she said.
A three member UN panel had last week called for setting up an "independent international mechanism" into "credible" allegations that Sri Lankan military had committed war crimes in its final decisive offensive against Tamil Tigers in 2009.
Describing the report as 'preposterous', Sri Lanka had yesterday asked the UN not to make it public, saying it would cause irrepairable damage to its reconciliation efforts and damage the UN system itself.
The world body has, however, rejected the Lankan request, saying it would publish the report in "full".
Key excerpts of the report were carried in a mysterious leak by Lanka's widely circulated Island newspaper earlier this week. (PTI)
Comments - 31
Era Okita Friday, 22 April 2011 03:35 PM
Empty barrels make the worst noise!
Najumudeen Saturday, 23 April 2011 05:31 AM
Foolish Jayalalitha Amma, Indian Central Government knows very well of the brand detail of LTTE terrorists. Sri Lanka is an autonomous sovereign country. You mind your own local business.
Above the Crowd Sunday, 24 April 2011 09:20 AM
Once a diplomat said no other country in the world gives so much to the minorities over the majority. Jeyalalitha, what education you have to grasp these issues???
Above the Crowd Sunday, 24 April 2011 09:22 AM
Don't dis play your ignorance by making Stupid comments madam J
Saman Friday, 22 April 2011 03:55 PM
Now, Srilankan come to know who are the peoples helped to LTTE. Eventhoug Srilankan won the war. Congratulation Mahinda.
Common Man Saturday, 23 April 2011 05:59 AM
Common Man Saturday, 23 April 2011 06:13 AM
SL is not woried about what the women in oter coutries say. It may be good for her.
pachchai thamil Friday, 22 April 2011 04:10 PM
it is well known fact that Madam Jayalalitha completely against LTTe please
lunatic Saturday, 23 April 2011 06:10 AM
and received the licence to terrorise the whole country
samyak gowda Saturday, 23 April 2011 06:50 AM
Jayalalitha is against LTTE. Karunanidhi and his croonies are pro LTTE.
She woudn't care a hoot about innocent Tamils who died in the war, but for elections.
But the truth remains that war crimes against innocent Tamils must be investigated.
But, we all know that it will never happen.
Sri Minnal Saturday, 23 April 2011 07:00 AM
I hope Jeya understands the gravity of the situation in Srilanka where the Tamils are treated by regime as second class citizen with no freedom
Gunasiri Saturday, 23 April 2011 06:46 AM
Hello lady, your words have no infuence in world politics..
palithaeka Friday, 22 April 2011 04:56 PM
Jayalalitha please keep your mouth shut and do not spoil the soup. LTTE is a terrorist organization and all Tamils are now free, Allow them to live like Sri Lankans freely.
Boobamba Friday, 22 April 2011 10:44 AM
Jayalalitha, Are you also member of the LTTE diaspora paylist?
Hassan Friday, 22 April 2011 05:01 PM
LOL Election on the way. Mind your business.
Fayad Friday, 22 April 2011 05:14 PM
When is the election ???
waerna Friday, 22 April 2011 11:09 AM
you always do the cheap politics, mind your own business
ila Friday, 22 April 2011 06:43 PM
may be the panel should inquire you too . I remember that you issued a statement that when there is a war, it is normal civilians being killed. Did your statement contributed war crime in Sri Lanka.
S. Fonseka Saturday, 23 April 2011 08:09 AM
Madam Jayalalitha, This not an issue of tamils, this is an issue of terrorism and total wipe out of the world's most ruthless terrorist out fit. Why are you cry out for that. Why not you talk about war crimes done by this terrorist group on the innocent civilians for nearly 30 long years.Killing of innocent civilians tamils, singhalese, muslims, burgers so on and so forth. Are you doing clear neat politics or dirty game of business politics like most of the sri lankan govt. politicians?
Yuri Saturday, 23 April 2011 08:27 AM
Sri Lanka will be label soon in the State terroist list, then you can talk for both side
Lanke Banda Saturday, 23 April 2011 08:23 AM
Hey Jaye like to fly a kite at Galle Face Green ?
mani Sunday, 24 April 2011 04:17 AM
elections are over. she will be Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu from16/5/2011
mani Sunday, 24 April 2011 04:17 AM
but not against tamils in srilanka
wimal puta Friday, 22 April 2011 09:50 PM
long live our king & his bros for wipe ing terror out of our mother land .
LASANTHAV Sunday, 24 April 2011 02:38 PM
yea, the minority vedas and tamil oregen in the ISLand gives so much to the majority. when came vijayan .
kalu Saturday, 23 April 2011 09:45 AM
election is round the corner
Neil Friday, 22 April 2011 11:21 PM
If there has been war crimes, they should be investgated. Good on you Jayalalitha for standing for the victims of the war crimes
Vaidy Friday, 22 April 2011 11:12 PM
Two years had passed since the war ended in the North. Hundred of Thousands of houses had been destroyed. How many of these houses had been repaired. Several Thousands of Children had lost their parents.Several thousands have lost their limbs, eyes, hands. while those surviving are left jobless as a result of this civil war.It is strange to see no concern from the majority community over eternal suffering as a result of not finding an immediate solution to the ethnic problem. Had this been sorted out in the first place there would have been no war and sentiments of expressions from 47 million overland Tamils who are only 18 miles away and are kiths and kinds of the Tamil community.
Royle Friday, 22 April 2011 11:34 PM
So what , let the UN publish their report. If we are right we will fight against the wrong aligations. Why ask them not to publish?
yohanne Saturday, 23 April 2011 10:22 AM
Guru..Why only Tamilnadu fishermen..why not all global Tamils stranded in every country looking for a permanent land.Sad is not the word.
Guru Saturday, 23 April 2011 02:22 AM
Well said Jayalalitha. Now you have to put pressure and keep the momentum. Hope and wish you win the elections. Also you have to take care of the Tamil Nadu fishermen.
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