Over a million sign petition against Lanka

rudranicccartoonOver a million people from around the world have signed on to an appeal to urge the United Nations to Refer Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court.

The Signature Campaign in fifteen languages was launched about four months ago by the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE).

The Signature Campaign observes that the presence of the former Commander of the Sri Lankan military in the present Government, and the potential culpability of the new President, Maithripala Sirisena, will not be conducive to meting out justice in any manner other than through a referral to the International Criminal Court.

It also notes that according to the UN Internal Review Report on Sri Lanka, there were “credible estimates” of civilian casualties of 70,000 Tamils during the first six months in 2009.

The campaign further states that the current situation in Sri Lanka constitutes an ongoing “threat to the peace” under Chapter 7 Article 39 of the UN Charter, because there has been absolutely no accountability for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.

” We firmly believe that neither a domestic mechanism nor a hybrid mechanism will mete out justice to the Tamil people. The call by the new Sri Lankan government for a domestic or hybrid mechanism to replace any international judicial process is an attempt to deflect the call for referral to the ICC and to delay other meaningful actions on accountability. Efforts to establish a domestic Truth and Reconciliation Commission is another diversionary tactic to protect those who committed serious crimes against Tamils.3) It is emphasized in the Petition attached to the Campaign that the crimes against the Tamils on the island of Sri Lanka were perpetrated by the State itself. The petition also pointed out, as observed by the UN Panel of Experts Report, that there existed no political environment to mete out justice for Tamils,” the signature campaign notes.

It also notes that the promise made by the Sri Lankan Ambassador to the UN following the 1983 racial pogrom – that they will hold an investigation – has never been kept.

he Petition is available in Tamil, Sinhala, English, Russian, Chinese, Malay, Bangla, Urdu, Hindi, French, German, Arabic, Swahili, Turkic and Spanish. (Colombo Gazette)

11 COMMENTS

  1. Only the tamil diaspora will sign, how pathetic they have a homeland but they are greedy and want another homeland in sri lanka, there are many tamils in Malaysia but they dare not utter a word because they will end up in prison. Only sri lanka dances to their tune.

  2. The one million signatures is in keeping with 21st
    Century Democracy and SL is bound to get trapped on
    the way – rejecting every turn of events to do away with
    its Tamil citizenery? A change in attitude will benefit SL
    in the long run.

  3. These Ungrateful Tamils around the world received free education from Sri Lanka, but go against the country gave lifeline for them. Nearly 99% HSC marks in Tamil medium were cheated as Tamil teachers gave full marks even for wrong answers. Many boat refugees have fake degree certificates from Jaffna University and these certificates have been used in Western countries to apply for visa and jobs. These Tamils are the most corrupted in the world. Sri Lankan government should investigate these and should provide a fair solution for Sinhalese medium applicants as these corruption NEVER happen in Sinhalese medium. Therefore these type of cheats can sign any petition as they are corrupted from beginning.

  4. If a petition launched against American Actions on Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq etc. more than 1 billion signatures can be easily obtained.

  5. The carnage of Tamils in SL was done by GoSL with the support of Indians,Chinese,Pakistanis Russians and the West. This should be investigated by ICJ.

    • Only the LTTE terrorists supported by their criminal diaspora, now dressed up in sheep’s clothing, caused a carnage of not only Tamils but also the Sinhalese, Muslims and others. Rudra is one such person who should be investigated for continuing to support the LTTE agenda and carrying around the terrorist flag and the terrorist leader’s picture.

  6. #Greece becomes the current victim
    #SriLanka
    was destabilised by neoliberals from 1977
    #YankeeDick
    – JRJ – precided over arson starting with the Jaffna public library. Premadasa and Paskaralingam belonged in his inner circle then.
    Rgds,
    –wws
    UK Economist journal viewed Sri Lanka as model democracy in
    1977 – then entered Reaganomics cityvista.tumblr.com/post/76271648100/uk-economist-journal-viewed-sri-lanka-as-model

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