JAFFNA : A chain of protests held on Thursday Sept.on 22 in eight districts in the north and the eastern parts of Sri Lanka
The letter handed to the UN office in Jaffna stated ” On this day of September 21st, 2023, We the war affected and persecuted Tamil speaking people of North and East SriLanka, civil society organizations, women’s rights activists and human rights defenders of this region have come together to openly appeal the United Nations to ensure international justice mechanism to investigate Sri-Lanka’s war crimes.
Fourteen years have passed that the war has come to end. But, until to date there is no any initiatives from the side of the Srilankan government to establish a genuine justice mechanism to investigate the war crimes to hold the perpetrators accountable and to give justice to the affected people.
During the final stages of the war, SriLankan government totally disregarded the international humanitarian and human rights laws, norms and values and acted against the basic international standards:
- Violation against the Charter of the United Nations:
As a member state of the United Nations, SriLanka has violated the primary objectives of the Charter of the United Nations. The Charter explicitly states the United Nations is committed to protect the humanity, human dignity and the fundamental rights of all. The first hand experiences of most of us, and details enshrined in the UN Panel Report reveals that the SriLankan government failed to comply with the fundamentals of the UN Charter.”
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