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If the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) personnel were found culpable of disappearances in Sri Lanka, the issue would be taken up with the Indian Government, Amnesty International (AI) General Secretary Salil Shetty said in Colombo today.

During a news briefing, the visiting General Secretary was asked whether the AI would take up the issue with the Indian government if it was found that IPKF was guilty of cases of disappearances during its stay in Sri Lanka between 1987 and 1990.

As a response, he said there has to be a proper investigation on what happened and who is accountable.

“If there is an investigation and at least the culpability of actors, we will take it up (with the Indian Government). That’s what Amnesty International does. We don’t spare anybody. You can be sure about that,” he said.

Referring to the two year extension given by the UN Human Rights Council to Sri Lanka to implement the UN Resolution, Shetty said the Government should utilize the extension to take action in order to deliver justice to the victims of the conflict and not to procrastinate.(Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • Ratnaraja Thursday, 06 April 2017 08:55 PM

    For the sake of 8 of his associates Prabakaran sacrificed over 20,000 Tamil civilians to the Psychopathic Indian Army.

    Jaffna Tamil Thursday, 06 April 2017 10:08 AM

    FYI :- Thats why LTTE killed Rajiv Gandhi !!! he payed for what he has done.....

    Ganesh Thursday, 06 April 2017 10:33 AM

    Prabakaran wanted separation of the country whether Tamils being perished or anything , 8 comrades were killed by Prabakaran by giving them cynide capsules . He deliberately began fight with Indians so was Srilankan army knowing the consequences very well . The people who howl now supported his barbaric acts then . Therefore same argument is presented by the politicians

    Ganesh Thursday, 06 April 2017 10:42 AM

    Doctors nurses and patients would not have been killed by IPKF if the LTTE fellows who shot the IPKF had not run into the hospital after shooting .Even American army would have done the same thing ,so Prabakaran should have thought of his people .

    Ranjan Thursday, 06 April 2017 12:25 PM

    IPKF mission in Srilanka was a failure!!! IPKF got defeated by LTTE

    Far cry Thursday, 06 April 2017 01:46 PM

    "We don’t spare anybody. You can be sure about that,” - NO ,-- General Secretary Salil Shetty - wonder what made you wake up after a long slumber. How about saying the say thing for what is happening in Kasmier, May be Indian to India may not work.

    Justice USA... Wednesday, 05 April 2017 07:15 PM

    Bull....we dont spare anybody...you guys are a SPINELESS stock who know to step on 3rd world countries..What have u done in regard to Israel USA UK NOTHING...whats happening currently is Palestine... settlement building how many UN resolutions has is real disobeyed what have u guys done other than lip service you budERS are on vacation is volatile countries making merry...n report lies...so that yall get to live in luxury by distorting facts...GET OUT of SL....... via DM Android App

    Kumar Wednesday, 05 April 2017 07:47 PM

    Mr Sherry,What the Indian Army did in the North and East of Sri Lanka was mass killings of Tamil civilians on an industrial scale that can only be compared to Nazis' killing of the Jews in the Second World War. This whole crime was covered up by the Indian government by bribing the LTTE which did not care for all those thousands of Tamil victims because majority of these Tamils belong to the Hindu Educated Class.

    change Wednesday, 05 April 2017 07:45 PM

    well said Justice USA via DM Android App

    John Wednesday, 05 April 2017 07:54 PM

    You go to Jaffna Hospital and ask what the IPKF did to theDoctors,Nurses,and all the patients on 21 October 1987.Then you would realise the frightening truth about the IPKF.

    Gayan Wednesday, 05 April 2017 08:08 PM

    Why 'if'?

    Banda Wednesday, 05 April 2017 09:54 PM

    I always wondered why LTTE diaspora never talk about Indian war crimes in Sri Lanka,now you have given the answer tothis puzzle.

    lalu Wednesday, 05 April 2017 10:56 PM

    Those responsible for crime against humanity should be brought to justice. No question on that. But the actual truth is that the misery is their own creation.

    Jeyasuria Wednesday, 05 April 2017 11:06 PM

    Indian Army massacred thousands of Tamils NOT IN BATTLE FIELDS but at their homes,in the towns,in villages,in temples and even in hospitals. SO DOES IT MAKE ANY SENSE THAT NOT A SINGLE INVESTIGATIONHAS OPENED UP AGAINST THE INDIAN ARMY WHILE SRI LANKAN FORCES ARE PORTRAYED AS WAR CRIMINALS.

    Ramanathan Thursday, 06 April 2017 12:01 AM

    Prabakaran started the fight with the IPKF to avenge the deaths of 8 of his comrades and fought with the Indians at the expense of the lives of the Tamil civilians.Indians took advantage of the situation and murdered thousands of Tamil men,women and children,and raped hundreds of Tamils. I hope Prabakaran,his LTTE,and the IPKF Monsters burn in hell !

    Mahalingam Thursday, 06 April 2017 01:53 AM

    Why are the LTTE supporters keeping very quiet when we are debating IPKF war crimes against the Tamil Civilians ?Global Tamil Forum,Canadian...,British Tamil...etc etc all these LTTE sympathisers keeping their mouth shut!!!

    rosebud Thursday, 06 April 2017 04:11 AM

    Why dont you investigate IPKF and LTTE misdeeds with the same vigour as you did SL Armed Forces via DM Android App

    Nathan Thursday, 06 April 2017 06:14 PM

    Ganesh, you must be an Indian with Heartless Soul or a Sri Lankan connected to EPRLF or EPDP.

    Dr Jayantha Thursday, 06 April 2017 07:24 PM

    With your comments it is obvious you need help.


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