India asks Sri Lanka to probe war crimes claims

[AFP] India on Friday urged Sri Lanka to examine claims made in a British documentary that said it targeted civilians while crushing Tamil Tiger rebels two years ago. The Channel 4 documentary, “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields” aired last month on British television contained footage of what it said were prisoner executions. [Full Story]

Have Sri Lanka’s Tamils been forgotten?

[Al Jazeera] The civil war in Sri Lanka was one of the world’s most brutal conflicts and lasted nearly 30 years. Both the Sinhalese-majority government forces and the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were accused of using dirty tactics. When the war ended in 2009 with the defeat of the LTTE, the Sri […]

Why should we care about the suffering of Tamils?

[Independent UK] On Tuesday 14 June, a shocking, heart-wrenching documentary was shown on Channel 4.  ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’, broadcast just after 11pm, displayed what presenter Jon Snow described as “devastating evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity, and a powerful case for bring those guilty of these crimes to justice.” [Full Story]