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Unlock the camps in Sri Lanka

300,000 people displaced by the fighting in Sri Lanka are held by the government in de facto detention camps. They cannot leave the camps, where conditions are “appalling” according to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.

No refuge

Montreal Tamil refugees face deportation back to Sri Lanka

Tamil Tiger Leader Killed; Sri Lanka Claims Victory in 25-Year Civil War

Democracy Now!: Sri Lanka’s quarter-century-long civil war is in its final throes, with the militant Tamil separatist group the Tamil Tigers, or the LTTE, almost completely defeated. The Sri Lankan military said today that the fifty-four-year-old leader of the LTTE, Velupillai Prabhakaran is dead. Army Commander Sarath Fonseka announced that the army had “liberated the [...]

Massacres in Tamil Elam

Given the recent massacres in Tamil Eelam (between 400 – 2000 killed in 24 hours alone this past weekend), the Tamil community in Toronto occupied the Gardiner Expressway, one of the major thoroughfares in the city, on Sunday night. Please email letters of support demanding immediate sanctions and that the Canadian government cease support for [...]

Sri Lankan Government closed war zone to UN

UN  humanitarian affairs chief, John Holmes, is unable to get permission from Mahinda Rajapkase, the Sri Lankan president, to allow a UN aid mission into a pocket of rebel-held land that is surrounded by the Sri Lankan military.

Killings and Concentration Camps: A Colossal Humanitarian Tragedy is Underway in Sri Lanka and No One is Saying a Word

What is happening right now in Sri Lanka, and what is being so effectively hidden from public scrutiny, is a brazen, openly racist war.

Sri Lankans face humanitarian crisis trapped in ‘no fire zone’, warns UN

More than 150,000 people are being shelled daily and are running short of water and medicine in a Sri Lankan-government declared “No Fire Zone”, according to witness reports and United Nations briefing documents obtained by the Guardian.

Stop the Attacks on the Tamil People

The Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) has unilaterally abandoned the internationally mediated ceasefire agreement and has engaged in aerial bombings and artillery shelling of civilians in an intense war on the Tamil minority in the country. This war, which has killed as many as 70,000 Tamil civilians has become more brutal. In 2008 alone, thousands [...]

Sri Lanka: Govt artillery fire into “Safe Zone” kills 2000 civilians

Within past 52 days over 2000 were killed and over 5000 injured when SF continuously shells fired on the government announced “Safe Zone”. Thousands of artillery shells have been fired into the safety zone in what was described as the most inhumane genocidal attacks on civilian population. Over 500 children were among over 2000 civilians [...]