Tamil Diaspora unhappy with US resolution

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A pro-Tamil nationalist Diaspora group on Tuesday slammed a US-sponsored draft resolution at the UNHRC that called for an international probe into Sri Lanka's alleged rights abuses during the war with Tamil rebels.

The British Tamils Forum (BTF) said the resolution fell short of Tamil expectations.

It said the resolution requests another update by the Human Rights Commissioner in a year's time and makes another call on Sri Lanka to launch a credible domestic inquiry, despite the Human Rights Commissioner herself declaring that Sri Lanka has no political will to investigate itself.

Five years on from the terrible massacres of 2009, the Tamil people have been told to put up with another year of lost land, lost people, further curtailment of rights, physical and sexual abuse, the group said.

A state that is moving in an increasingly authoritarian direction, according to the Human Rights High Commissioner Navi Pillay, has inexplicably been given yet more time and space, BTF said.

The Sri Lankan government sees BTF as a pro-LTTE hardline group which has influence over the UK's political system in their bid to force action against the island nation.

The group claimed Sri Lanka now has even more time to complete its programme of destroying evidence and eliminating witnesses to the crimes committed during the final months of nearly a quarter-century civil war that ended in 2009 when the military crushed the LTTE fighting for a separate homeland.

The draft resolution tabled in Geneva yesterday has endorsed Pillay's recommendation for a credible international inquiry into the alleged war crimes.

Up to 40,000 Tamil civilians were killed at the end of the separatist war in 2009, rights groups and experts have said. (PTI)
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  • concerned Thursday, 06 March 2014 03:56 AM

    this is utter nonsense.. the Tamils are treated equally, they occupy top positions in both the public and private sectors. its just that they like to fuss a lot. they talk about land occupied by the SLA. at least they now have land to claim. under the LTTE they dnt even have land. its high time this tomfoolery stops. sri lanka is a sovereign country. interesting all these so called nationalist live abroad.. they have no spin to come to sri lanka, from the comforts of the west, they are instigating communal hatred in sri lanka.

    Sarathsk Wednesday, 05 March 2014 05:50 AM

    Sri Lanka is not only for Sinhalese. We as Sinhalese should keep that in mind.

    kenari Wednesday, 05 March 2014 05:50 AM

    they will not be happy until Prabakaran is brought back to life and is ruling the entire world.

    murali Thursday, 06 March 2014 04:01 AM

    if GL can know, why not the diaspora

    Sunil Wimalasuriya Wednesday, 05 March 2014 09:31 AM

    Give Uncle Sam more & better Jaraawa, than what he is getting now, if you need better results.

    Fact Finder Wednesday, 05 March 2014 06:38 AM

    we know how ur community satisfied and liking the boot of govt.

    iva Wednesday, 05 March 2014 09:08 AM

    how diaspora know what is in the resolution before it is presented? any conspiracy theories behind the curtain? via DM Android App

    Jaffna Boy Wednesday, 05 March 2014 06:55 AM

    Why don't you give your land free of charge to construct SL Army base Suq Madique??? don't talk before analyzing the situation.

    kumar Wednesday, 05 March 2014 07:04 AM

    The war criminals and their supporters can't escape from Almighty God's justice.

    Kanakasunderam Wednesday, 05 March 2014 07:14 AM

    No one, I repeat one will ever make the Tamil diaspora happy ever again. They are a miserable lot.

    M.Muttha Wednesday, 05 March 2014 09:38 AM

    Hold it, hold it. You are not even a nation to comment on the UN resolutions. You are economic migrants thousands of miles away from your brethren in the North, East of Sri Lanka. Even in the unlikely event of a separate country you are not going to come back. So bark at the moon from where ever you are.. via DM iPad app

    rakavan Wednesday, 05 March 2014 07:32 AM

    All ethnically motivated killings since 1957 should be investigated.

    reader Wednesday, 05 March 2014 10:45 AM

    Before 2009, with LTTE, did you have your land for free use, boy?

    lankan Wednesday, 05 March 2014 09:45 AM

    Srilanka will not be like another Palestine,we sinhalese will see to it. via DM Android App

    dr ceylon Wednesday, 05 March 2014 07:49 AM

    u s a is now powerless super power.it is a cardboard tiger.only talks,no action.

    Fuzzy Wednesday, 05 March 2014 10:07 AM

    This is utter selfishness. Don't they understand there is a large population of their's still living here and without problems. Dividing hearts and minds has become a hobby for these people. via DM Android App

    Bawnis Kalubaba Thursday, 06 March 2014 02:36 AM

    Who cares for them.... not bothered at all.

    willows Wednesday, 05 March 2014 05:02 AM

    what about the crimes committed from 1981 to 2009 is BTF blind???

    Fayad Wednesday, 05 March 2014 05:04 AM

    How can tamils be happy what is taking place in srilanka five years after the war ???

    KRJ Wednesday, 05 March 2014 11:45 AM

    dont talk a rubbish . without get a justice how can they get satisfied ?

    Suq Madique Wednesday, 05 March 2014 12:57 AM

    Typical of tamils...never satisfied, always want more and more

    duleendra Wednesday, 05 March 2014 12:58 AM

    Joke of the year.

    Nodrog Wednesday, 05 March 2014 12:59 AM

    Damn sin men. They danced so much and now realize it was to the wrong tune.

    ABC Wednesday, 05 March 2014 06:38 AM

    There is one big threat to SL and it is citizens and well being. It is called Tamil diaspora! via DM Android App

    JimAiyya Wednesday, 05 March 2014 08:33 AM

    Tamil Tigress in the UN leaking resolutions to Diaspora!

    Sufi Wednesday, 05 March 2014 02:12 PM

    What a dumb statement ! What difference does it make that he is Tamil ? He is a mad man who has killed an innocent woman... This can happen in the sinhales, Muslim or burgher community.

    keith Thursday, 06 March 2014 09:09 AM

    time to ask your lawyers wether you can get back the cash you have spent on us and uk politicians via DM Android App


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