Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) has asked Prince Edward to pressurize the Sri Lankan government to mete out justice to the Tamils in the country.
Prince Edward will visit Sri Lanka next weekto be the Chief Guest of Sri Lanka’s 70th Independence Day celebrations,
“While you receive the Guard of Honor during the Independence Day celebrations, please remember that these troops that give Guard of Honor are the same troops that according to UN killed over 70 thousand Tamils in six months in 2009 and raped scores of Tamil women” said TGTE. "There are around 90 thousand Tamil war widows facing numerous challenges,: the TGTE, in a statement, Prince Edward.
It also said, "Furthermore, a recent report by the International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) (http://www.itjpsl.com/reports/submission-to-cedaw ) published details of Sri Lankan Military run "Rape Camps", where Tamil women are being held as sex slaves.
“Given the gravity and serious nature of these killings and sexual violence, your own British Government sponsored a Resolution at the UN Human Rights Council stipulating that Sri Lanka to bring those responsible for these international crimes to face justice with the participation of International Judges, Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys.”
“Instead of bringing those responsible for these mass atrocities, they were promoted, given diplomatic and other senior positions and even made as senior Cabinet Ministers. There are also allegations that even the President himself is responsible, given his position as the acting Defense Minister during the final phase of the war when thousands of Tamil civilians were killed and starved to death. Please remember the victims when you shake hands with these military officers now camouflaged as Cabinet members and the President himself” said TGTE.
"We urge you not to miss this opportunity to raise the persecution of Tamils with the Sri Lankan President and Prime minister and to meet Families of the Enforced Disappearance, families of those killed, family members of those currently in prison and women who were sexually assaulted and raped during your visit to Trincomalee and Batticalow Districts. There are thousands of these victims and victim’s families who will be waiting for you when you visit these districts. We urge you not to turn a blind eye to these victims and families of the victims" said TGTE. "Sri Lankan Government will take you on a “guided tour” and avoid you see the true picture of the plight of Tamils".
Sources : asianmirror
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