How many times have we witnessed this before? A rogue fascist government unleashing genocide upon its own citizens in order to carry out its nefarious aim of ethnically cleansing a minority community while the international community and the United Nations remains a mute spectator? Innumerable times, going by my limited knowledge of world history. Several times after the Second World War, when the concept of human rights, international law and the United Nations were firmly established. Yet the world refuses to learn from history.
The non-violent philosophy of Buddhism has been murdered by those who claim to be staunch Buddhists . . .
As the fighting between the government of Sri Lanka and the Tamil Tiger rebels intensifies, a terrible humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding. Read my previous post to know more. This post offers video proof of whatever I have stated in my previous post. This is for those who would like to believe the reports of the “mainstream media” which includes newspapers like The Hindu, the famous toilet paper of Chennai which is virtually acting as the mouthpiece of a rogue fascist regime as it goes about its task of carrying out its genocidal agenda. I’ll write more on The Hindu in a later post.
(Warning: The videos as well as the last portion of this post make for some terrible viewing and reading. This is not for the weak hearted. I would NOT recommend it to young children, pregnant women and those who suffer from heart ailments and high blood pressure.)
This is a gut-wrenching video of a school bus that was attacked by the Sri Lankan armed forces:
This is a video of children who bore the brunt of an aerial bombing mission of the Sri Lankan Air Force:
Would anyone brand a child as a “terrorist”?
The rogue government forces of Sri Lanka and barbaric paramilitary forces under the control of the Sri Lankan government are known to indulge in massacres and tortures and dump the mutilated bodies of innocent Tamil civilians by the wayside:
Even aid workers are not spared. Social workers belonging to an NGO taking care of food supplies were just lined up and shot dead, execution style, by the Sri Lankan army:
Like the Nazi criminals who arrested anyone who was a Jew or belonged to some other minority community, the lawless Sri Lankan police in Colombo carry out mass arrests of Tamil civilians:
Not surprisingly, the Island of Terror has one of the worst Human Rights record in the whole world and its crimes go unpunished because they are committed by the state:
In case you have not read about the Nazi concentration camps where barbaric, inhuman forms of torture were carried out, you have not missed much. The Sri Lankan police would put the Nazi criminals to shame when it comes to torturing innocent civilians, even women who are mentally ill:
This is a a statement made by a Hindu priest who has been in prison for nearly a decade in Sri Lanka.
The actual names of those affected have been replaced; places and dates have been deleted to safeguard their safety. This is only a condensed part of the full statement from him in order to avoid undesirable consequences to him.
Sri Sankra Iyar Shivaguru Sarma (name changed)
I have (Deleted) children. My wife is Sankari Sarma Shivaguru Sarma (name changed) age (Deleted) . Our children are now aged (Deleted) .
Since 1992 my wife is mentally affected. Doctor (Name Deleted) treated her. Due to Sooriya Kathir attack, we were displaced from Jaffna loosing all over properties and we moved to Kanthasamy Temple in Kilinochchi. Again we were displaced from Kilinochchi due to the Jeyasikkuru attack to Vavuniya from there we went to Colombo in search of a job.
I got employed in a temple (name and address of the temple deleted) as a priest and I was getting my wife treated. On (date deleted) people from TID (6th floor) arrested me on suspicion of having involved in the suicidal attack on (name deleted). In spite of knowing that I am a Hindu priest yet they stripped me naked and started whipping me with wires and hit me with iron rods, S-Lon pipe filled with cement and with broomstick. They cut me with blades, scorched me with burning cigarettes and applied chilly powder and salt on the wounds. This was totally a horrifying and disgraceful experience. (With difficulty he controlled his emotions)
They hung me topsy-turvy by my toes and put chilly powder and petrol in a shopping bag and pulled it over my head thus suffocating me. They snapped my holy thread (Poonool) from my body and crushed it under their boots. They crushed my penis by pressing it into a drawer and scorched it with burning cigarette butts. Even though I am a Hindu priest, they forced me to drink alcohol and eat meat. This caused me to vomit blood. Later they forcibly got my signature against my will on a document written in Sinhalese on (Deleted) and I was handed over to the CID on the 4th floor.
The CID kept me there for 07 months and tortured me severely. It was worse here than before. They inserted a piece of barbed wire through my anus and moved it up and down. Lot of flesh and blood came out. They beat me with a baton and I was bleeding from my head. I felt faintish and became unconscious and when I regained I noted the joint on my left elbow was broken. Here too they tied both my hands behind, hung me upside down by my toes and beat me. I was beaten with 1.044 wires.
ICRC was not permitted to meet me. ICRC was tossed between TID and CID offices. When I said that the ICRC would be reporting to their Head office in Geneva saying that I had been killed, they agreed to allow the ICRC to see me. This was told to me by Ms. Linda from the ICRC. She recorded the details of my wounds.
The temple I worked for threw my wife and children out of the temple and it was her brother, who took care of them and placed them in a lodge. The CID arrested my mentally derailed wife and our two children [then aged (Deleted)] from the lodge on (date deleted). I was stripped and tortured in front of my children and wife. My wife was also tortured without considering that she was a mental patient. Both our children screamed on seeing this. Our children were released after three months and since (date deleted) they are staying in an orphanage. (He broke down when he mentioned the word “orphanage.”)
I was again handed over to the TID for inquiry. I was tortured by them. On (date deleted) a representative from the UNO took my confidential statement, which lasted for five hours. They photographed the wounds on my body. It was a doctor from the UNO who took the photos. On their instructions the DMO of the (Deleted)] Hospital recorded the wounds on my body. I was again handed over back to the CID.
My wife and I were taken out with a 72 hours prior permission from the magistrate on (Deleted) and we were tortured. We were taken out on several occasions for “inquiry” which meant more torture. We were then put in our respective prisons. I came to Kaluththurai prison on (date deleted). We were taken out on the following dates (4 dates deleted) and tortured. When we were presented before the magistrate on (date deleted) and on (date deleted) he ordered that protection be provided to us.
Ms.Linda from the ICRC, when she came to see me at the Jail, informed that I should not be tortured. All details of my wounds are with the ICRC.
The details of the torture to my wife:
1. They inserted a banana pod inside her vagina after applying chilly powder on it.
2. They inserted barbed wire inside her vagina and the anus.
3. Women officers stripped her while the males were watching.
4. They slashed all over her body with blades.
5. She was whipped with 1.044 wires.
6. She was beaten with clubs, S-Lon pipe filled with cement, and belts.
7. Her face was covered with a shopping bag filled with chilly powder and petrol.
8. Her head was ducked in a water tank thus suffocating her.
9. She was scorched with cigarettes.
10. They inserted pins under the nails of the fingers.
11. They pushed her on the floor and trampled her with their boots while standing on her.
I too got the same treatment except that I was beaten more severely and brutally. He provides the names of those who tortured them.
When the torture on me was established, the crown council was trying to drag the case by bringing in new witness, which is illegal. There are five solicitors conducting the case on behalf of the state. This is the forth judge conducting my case. In our case the Crown has no proof to establish the allegations against us. They have cross-examined for one and half years. My case number is (deleted). The Human Rights and Development Centre has appointed the solicitor Mr.(deleted) to conduct our case.
“Where can we stay when we are released? Under the present circumstances killings and abductions are going on. Some also die in the prison.
Both of us have become utterly sick of the tortures. We are at a loss to know where to go with our children. Because we were in Jail, no Temple will admit us as priests. No relative will accept us in their fold. My wife who is already mentally ill and our two children will be psychologically affected due to this. We do not know if we can live in peace. Only God can help us” said the priest.
——-Courtesy: http://www.tamilcanadian.com; Mr. K. Mylvaganam
(To be continued)