Tamils held in prisonlike SLA detention centres - CJPCD

[TamilNet, Friday, 30 January 2009, 16:23 GMT]
“Considering the plight of the 2000 Tamils who had fled war and are detained in Sri Lanka Army (SLA) detention centres, a justifiable fear arises as to what would happen to those who come to these detention centres which are like prisons; youths detained in these centres are said to have gone missing,” Commission for Justice and Peace of the Catholic Diocese of Jaffna (CJPCD) said in its appeal sent on its third day of the protest fast observed in Jaffna, against the killing of Tamils in the Vanni, sources in Jaffna said.

The appeal, copies of which were dispatched to the Foreign Ambassadors, UN resident representative, in Colombo and organizations like ICRC and other International Humanitarian Organizations, made special mention about Sri Lanka President’s announcement of a 48 hour respite in the attacks on the Tamils in Vanni, allowing them to come into government controlled areas.

“The president’s announcement did not detail the modus operandi and no mutual agreement has been reached on the proposed plan until now,” the appeal pointed out.

Maavai Senathirajah, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian for Jaffna, took part in the third day fast protest led by the Bishop of Jaffna, Rt. Rev. Thomas Saundaranayagam, along with more than a hundred persons from various religious and social organizations.

“It is the government armed forces that are directly responsible for the human disaster in Vanni,” Maavai Senathirajah said, addressing the gathering.

“The government has failed to take sincere and constructive steps to free the people and the indifference of the government is the cause for the people’s sufferings in Vanni,” he added.

“We have rallied again on the third day of the protest fast and we wish to reiterate our urgent requests,” the appeal said.

• We beseech the concerned parties to take immediate action to stop the human disaster in Vanni. • The ICRC and UN organizations should ensure the safety of the people coming from Vanni to the SLA detention centres. • An immediate ceasefire to be brought in force. • A just and peaceful solution should be reached through negotiations.

 

Latest 15 Reports
04.02.24 15:40   Photo
சியோனிசம் காணும் தோல்வி ஈழத்தமிழருக்குப் பலன் தரவல்ல படிமை மாற்றத்தின் அறிகுறி
24.04.22 05:44  
தீவின் நெருக்கடிச் சூழலில் ஈழத்தமிழர் தேசம் கடைப்பிடிக்கவேண்டிய நிலைப்பாடுகள்
09.04.22 14:44   Photo
குறிதவறும் ஈழத்தமிழர் தலைமைகளுக்கு வரலாறு தருகின்ற எச்சரிக்கை
21.01.22 07:24   Photo
ஈழத்தமிழர் தேசத்தின் தலைமைத்துவம் தேர்தல் அரசியற் கட்சிகளுக்கு அப்பாலானது
02.11.21 15:32   Photo
13 ஆம் சட்டத்திருத்தத்தால் கட்டமைக்கப்பட்ட இன அழிப்பை எதிர்கொள்ள முடியுமா?
15.09.21 08:19  
English version not available
17.05.21 19:23   Photo
Ananthi blames war criminal Silva for blocking collective memorial at Mu'l'livaaykkaal
09.04.21 14:46  
English version not available
23.03.21 12:41   Photo
No focus on Tamil genocide, geopolitics gets played out in Geneva in favour of QUAD formation
21.03.21 13:34   Photo
Navi Pillay explains ‘human rights’ limitations in Geneva on Tamil genocide
15.03.21 20:36   Photo
Deceived Tamil activists in UK falsely claimed ‘substantial changes’ to Zero draft
09.03.21 21:34   Photo
UK repeatedly wronged Tamils says hunger-striker, demands genocide justice
26.02.21 11:53   Photo
Tamils witness false dilemma in Geneva as geopolitical formations pit against each other
19.02.21 14:02   Photo
UK not prepared to push for ICC option in new UNHRC Resolution
07.02.21 23:16   Photo
Unprecedented P2P uprising paves the way for rights-oriented politics of Tamils and Muslims
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=28218