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Sri Lanka has been mired in ethnic conflict since it received independence from Great Britain in 1948. After centuries of colonial rule, under which the Tamil and Sinhalese territories were primarily administered separately, political power was distributed to the Sinhalese upon independence. Sri Lanka’s Sinhalese, the dominant ethnicity on the island, immediately began—and indeed have not stopped—manipulating ethno-religious nationalism for political gain at the expense of the Tamil community, which constitutes approximately eighteen percent of the island’s population.

Sinhala nationalism was mobilized to disenfranchise and discriminate against the Tamil community. As non-violent Tamil protests were met with state violence and increasing brutality, an armed struggle for a separate Tamil state of Tamil Eelam began.

Sri Lanka’s bloody armed conflict ended over five years ago, killing tens of thousands of Tamil civilian men, women, and children. During the conflict, the international community expressed serious concerns regarding the “fate of civilians caught up in the conflict zone during the final stages of the war, the confinement of some 250,000 Tamil refugees to camps for months afterwards, and allegations that the government had ordered the execution of captured or surrendering rebels.”[1]

Despite the war’s end, however, there has been no accountability or justice for the deaths of innocent Tamils. This article will analyze the Sri Lankan government’s violations of international law relating to the crime of genocide, drawing primarily from U.N. reports and other public materials. The article begins by examining the legal definition of genocide and jurisprudence applying and interpreting the definition of genocidal intent. The article then provides a comparative analysis of Srebrenica, an internationally-recognized genocide, with the crisis in Sri Lanka. The article offers an overview of the evidence demonstrating the Sri Lankan government’s genocidal intent against Tamils, and establishes the need for an international investigation into Sri Lanka’s genocide.

[ full story | hrbrief.org/The Legal Case of the Tamil Genocide

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Web reports on the Tamil Genocide in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka Tamil Genocide: Killing the Messenger Tim King Salem-News.com
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Reports on the Tamil Genocide in Sri Lanka;
May-30-2011: Confronting the Tamil Genocide in Sri Lanka – Tim King Salem-News.com
May-27-2011: New Song ‘Depression’ – Graphic Truth of Sri Lanka Tamil Genocide – Song by Agron Belica Story by Tim King Salem-News.com
May-21-2011: Sri Lanka Tamil Genocide: Killing the Messenger – Tim King Salem-News.com
May-10-2011: Rally Demanding Justice for Genocide Victims of Thamil Eelam – Salem-News.com
Apr-27-2011: Tamil Genocide in Sri Lanka Emerges Into Public View – Tim King Salem-News.com
Apr-22-2011: World Ignores Genocide of Sri Lanka’s Tamil Population – Tim King Salem-News.com
Aug-07-2010: Grisly Photos Reveal Genocide by Sri Lankan Government Against Tamil People – Muthamizh Vendhan for Salem-News.com
Mar-15-2009: Sri Lanka: Possible War Crimes – Salem-News.com
May-10-2009: UN Says Urgent International Scrutiny Needed in Sri Lanka – Salem-News.comsrilanka execution_war crimes

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