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Tamils remember 2009 Sri Lankan massacre of Tamil civilians - London

Tamils remember 2009 Sri Lankan massacre of Tamil civilians  London
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Tamils hold signs to remember the 2009 massacre of Tamilian people in Sri Lanka.
  • Tamils remember 2009 Sri Lankan massacre of Tamil civilians  London

Tamils gather to remember the Sri Lankan massacre of more than 40,000 civilian in London's Trafalgar Square. The Tamils are asking for an international independent war crimes investigation.

In Trafalgar Square London Tamils gather to remember the massacre of more than 40000 civilians in Mullivaikkal,Sri Lanka. The Tamils are asking for an international independent war crimes investigation.
The UN panel of experts report of 31st march 2011 indicated that there was credible evidence for an investigation into war crimes committed in the final phase of the war in 2009 in Sri Lanka. The report also charged that the Sri Lankan armed forces have repeatedly targeted civilians after having asked them to move into no fire zones. It is also reported that the Sri Lankan army bombed hospitals ,UN offices and targetted an ICRC ship.
One example of a war crime was looked into by channel 4 and they found credible evidence that at least one person who surrendered was later raped and killed. Her name was Isaiprya and she had been a newsreader in Sri Lanka. Speaking to one leading representative of the British Tamil Forum said that " those who were responsible for these heinous crimes should be brought to book"

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