5 years on: The White Flag Incident (2009 — 2014)


5 years on: The White Flag Incident (2009 — 2014)[ White-flags.org ][ May 18 00:38 GMT ]

This is the story of the killing or disappearance of several groups of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) who surrendered to the Sri Lankan army on or about 18 May 2009 at the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war. They were told by the government if they carried a while flag they would be safe crossing the frontline. But when they surrendered it became apparent they had been lured into a trap.Several were executed in cold blood – others have never been seen since. [ full story |

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Beyond the beach  Sri Lanka 5 years on
Beyond the beach: Sri Lanka, 5 years on Five years after one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history, a traumatised society hovers between war and peace. [ more ]

As Sri Lanka Bans Commemoration of Tamils It Killed, UN Silent As on Rapes [ May 13, 2014 10:48:45 GMT ] [ Inner City Press ]

With the approach of the fifth anniversary in Sri Lanka of what even the UN called the “Bloodbath on the Beach,” Inner City Press on May 12 asked UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric about the Mahinda Rajapaksa government banning commemorations of those deaths in the North: Inner City Press: I want to ask you on Sri Lanka, this coming Sunday is viewed as the fifth anniversary as the end of the conflict and the Government is going to celebrate its victory, but they’ve basically outlawed any memorial of those killed in the Northern Province. And since this is seen as kind of a reconciliation issue and I know that, in fact, the Human Rights Council has called for an inquiry of the killing of those people in the Northern Province. [ Full Report ]