Writing in The Platform, Mario Arulthas from the TYO UK (Tamil Youth Organisation UK) argues that the end of the armed conflict has not brought peace, but instead as the ruling regime “attempts to consolidate the Sinhala-Buddhist fascism that has plagued the island for decades”, the genocide of Tamils “continues unabated”.
See here for article – ‘Suffering of Tamils continues unabated’ in full.
Extracts reproduced below:
Two and a half years have passed since the armed conflict between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and the Government of Sri Lanka ended, but Tamils have seen neither justice nor freedom from the Sri Lankan state’s deliberate and systematic destruction of the Tamil nation – a genocide.
Despite the deaths of an estimated 40,000 civilians in 2009 and the compelling evidence of war crimes against humanity that continues to emerge, Sri Lanka remains both incapable and unwilling to bring justice to the Tamil people. Dismissing any calls for an international investigation in order to bring accountability to the island, the state has instead relentlessly pursued its oppression of the Tamil people in the North-East.
The colonisation of the Tamil homeland, the widespread rape of young Tamil women and girls, and the targeted abduction and murder of young Tamil men, continue to this very day, aided by the heavy militarisation of the North-East. The structural genocide did not end in 2009. It continues unabated, as the regime attempts to consolidate the Sinhala-Buddhist fascism that has plagued the island for decades.
Full Tamil guardian Article: http://www.tamilguardian.com/article.asp?articleid=4186
The Platform: http://www.the-platform.org.uk/2011/12/30/suffering-of-tamils-continues-unabated/