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Refugees in Sri Lanka

It has been just over a month since the last time the Sri Lankan conflict was featured here. In that time, government forces have put further pressure on the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), and hundreds of thousands of civilians in the north of the country have been trapped in a war zone. Press coverage is still very limited, and conflicting stories are the norm, with LTTE representatives claiming the ethnic Tamil civilians are staying willingly, fearful of government forces, and the Sri Lankan government claiming the civilians are being held against their will by the LTTE. According to the UN, over 6,500 civilians have been killed, thousands more injured, and a stream of over 100,000 refugees has recently left the LTTE stronghold, and the Sri Lankan government has halted the use of heavy-caliber weaponry. (31 photos total)

This undated picture released on April 25, 2009 by pro-LTTE website Tamilnet shows civilians taking cover after what they say is an explosion caused by a goverment airstrike in the no-fire zone in Mullaitivu district. UN humanitarian chief John Holmes was to hold talks with the Sri Lankan government over the thousands of civilians caught in fighting between troops and Tamil rebels, officials said.The Sri Lankan government has resisted all calls to halt an offensive that is now on the brink of wiping out the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebels, who have been fighting for an independent Tamil homeland since 1972. (AFP/Getty Images)
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720 comments so far...
1.

Tragic...

Posted by Phoenix April 27, 09 12:51 PM
2.

darn
make love no war

Posted by Tran Hoang Phong April 27, 09 12:58 PM
3.

#16 brought tears to my eyes... Something in the way his hands are spread and his mouth agape. I hope very much that someone helped that man.

Posted by Robin April 27, 09 01:05 PM
4.

Until the philosophy which hold one race
Superior and another inferior
is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned
Everywhere is war, me say war.
Me say war.
Marley...

Posted by CRC April 27, 09 01:05 PM
5.

#17 - the soldier looks so young.
Powerful pictures. Thank you for sharing them.

Posted by Kat April 27, 09 01:11 PM
6.

16 really brought a tear to my eye! :(
It's really sad how humans have no qualms against inflicting pains to other humans.
What is worse is that this horror is not being brought to the notice of other countries. Great work by BP. Keep it up!

Posted by Miracle April 27, 09 01:27 PM
7.

Our prayers are to you....

Posted by tezza April 27, 09 01:38 PM
8.

Again on vbs.org (sorry, but no affiliation) a great short documentary: Sri Lanka: Caught in the crossfire ( http://www.vbs.tv/video.php?id=20184065001 ). Very interesting for some backgrounds on the conflict.

Posted by Schmierwurst April 27, 09 02:23 PM
9.

What a crazy world !

Poor people in Sri Lanka and this picture of dog who pray

http://kamerunscoop.wordpress.com/2009/04/23/un-chien-qui-prie-comme-un-humain/

Posted by Parallax April 27, 09 02:40 PM
10.

#1
Looks very fake. The lady with the kid in the front looks posing for the photo. So does the little gal behind. The girl with a blue drape on the right is smiling and holding a SLR camera as if she is also ready to shoot the scene. Then men behind her are hardly bothered to react.
This scene looks very staged.

#12
In this photo none of the faces of the dead people are seen. [ Probably they are still alive] The way the man in the front is placed under the structure makes me wonder how did he end up there as the structure shows no shelling impact. Plus the structure could have shielded him from shelling by the position in which he is lying down. The man on the left of the picture seems to walk casually around a place which is facing shell firing and has 'killed' 3 people.

I feel the pro LTTE site is just making some fake pictures just to portray their side of the story.

Posted by TS April 27, 09 03:29 PM
11.

war - by humans for humans.....

Posted by dezerter April 27, 09 04:00 PM
12.

harrowing pix :(

Posted by srinin April 27, 09 04:06 PM
13.

comment#6

humans will have no qualms about hurting other people until we stop teaching them that they come from animals. After all, animals have no qualms in hurting other animals, so if humans come from them, then why should we?

very sad pictures.

I am anti-war, but until a better solution is found, we must fight.

Posted by Anonymous April 27, 09 06:18 PM
14.

the only thing these people ever did wrong was they were born Tamil. Sri Lanka is dropping bombs on it's own people! I hope the mights will one day try the Govt of SL for war crimes. I really hope so.

Posted by Alex Boyl April 27, 09 06:39 PM
15.

Arthur C. Clarke would have been deeply saddened at the state of his beloved Sri Lanka.

Posted by Rob Mahan April 27, 09 06:59 PM
16.

Human nature is defined as a smart/ an intelligent animal. We see what these/some ntelligent and powerful animals could cause to other innocent human beings.

It is all about POWER !

GOD WILL PUNISH THEM SOME DAY ~!

Posted by Human April 27, 09 07:14 PM
17.

@7

How about doing smth that actually _helps_?

Posted by kovex April 27, 09 07:43 PM
18.

Such sad eyes..... :(

Posted by Cyndi Montgomery April 27, 09 07:47 PM
19.

The Army herds people into 'safe zones' in January, the Army shells and bombs and kills 6.500 people and severely injures 30,000 by April, the Army then 'rescues' the people and takes credit for being saviors. The Sri Lanka media campaign cannot erase the sufferings of the mothers who lost their babies and fathers who had their daughters abducted or youth robbed of their life in internment camps.
This is a crime against humanity and all that is good and noble in this world.
What now? Will the Govt. and Army protect them in their homeland or will it wipe out the youth, the very essence of the Tamil population, and reduce the rest to abject poverty and helplessness. Every photograph is crying out for help. Will the world continue to watch in Silence?

Posted by GitaSathianathan April 27, 09 07:56 PM
20.

I am writing with heavy heart. Is to be born as a Tamil a wrong thing? The pictures describe as " it is not a war on terror"; IT'S GENOCIDE. Picture # 4 is a joke. These govenrment terrorists ( Sri Lankan army) don't do these things. Just for photo and he will definitely destroy the poor girl. Can any independent media take pictures without any pressure from anyone? NO; BECAUSE MEDIA IS NOT ALLOWED.
Please check this link too. http://tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=29201


Posted by carl April 27, 09 08:08 PM
21.

Fighting, fighting everywhere......
I wonder how many loaves of bread the guns in #29 could buy if they were sold for scrap metal....????.....
It astounds me that the human race as a whole if far more worried about what members of its own species will do to itself, than it is from anything in nature.

Posted by human being April 27, 09 08:16 PM
22.

When I see pictures like these, I begin to wonder why God, in his infinite wisdom, let this misery continue. Are we destined to keep killing each other? Is the human race so bereft with wisdom and compassion to continue letting other people kill each other? If God would grant me just one wish, that wish would be for the human race to stop killing each other...PLEASE STOP!!

Posted by Jon April 27, 09 08:21 PM
23.

Its true that these people are suffering. The government of Sri Lanka is taking all efforts to safe guard its people (which includes tamils). People in the south have rallied and are collecting dry rations, food items, water, cloths ... etc to send to these people.

We will help rebuild our dear nation.

Posted by Keitjh Chapman April 27, 09 09:20 PM
24.

Hi

i love this blog. Whenever The Big Picture shows up in my rss reader, i am thankful for the existence of internet.
But please, use a serif type for the picture footers !
Let me suggest you the new "cassius", which i believe has a serif font, or the good ol' Garamond.

Keep on the good work. Thanks a lot.

Posted by BobiPortLouis April 27, 09 09:36 PM
25.

Thank you for publishing these pictures. Whether it is from the Sri Lankan army sources or from the LTTE, they all depict a terrible humanitarian crisis, not seen anywhere else in the world today.
You don't need to take sides to see what the world needs to do right now. These people need immediate help.
As President Obama has said in a press release "....the conflict only breeds further enmity and ends hopes for reconciliation and a unified Sri Lanka in the future..."
I don't see a future for a unified Sri Lanka.

Posted by R. Cholan April 27, 09 09:47 PM
26.

this is truely tragic and really gripping

Posted by James Bennett April 27, 09 10:32 PM
27.
Posted by saminda April 27, 09 11:04 PM
28.

Hi,

The truth about the Sri Lankan Government Humanitarian Mission is in http://www.defence.lk/english.asp . Please visit.
Sri Lankan government is going to become the first nation to wipe out terrorism in the entire world. The poor innocent civilians who were kept forcefully by the LTTE is now flowing by thousands to GOV controlled areas. And SL Army is continuing the World's Largest Hostage Rescue Operation with great success.

Posted by Himesha April 27, 09 11:12 PM
29.

Thank you for posting. More international and independent media must be allowed into this region, to witness the untold misery. I believe these pictures are from Sri Lanka Army.

Posted by Kumaran April 27, 09 11:29 PM
30.

I'll never understand how can some people can create so much pain, sorrow and hate and be able to sleep at night.

Posted by Cess007 April 27, 09 11:35 PM
31.

Thank you very much to bring the truth out to the world , they can only hide for some time not all the time. these pictures shows how they got treatd after the escape from the zone , these people were not refugees at the area they lived there by generation by generation . all these mess came after the gov took the war on terror mask put on their face. now the Bostonian know the truth

Posted by palani April 27, 09 11:44 PM
32.

Brutality of LTTE - We all as TRUE Sri Lankans have disgusting experience due to the inhuman behavior of the most dangerous terrorists in the world, LTTE since the late 1970's. LTTE must be dismiss from this world for the sake of humanity. Its leader Prabhakaran is most disgusting human (demon inform of a human being) we have ever seen... No arguments - LTTE is should be destoyed soon, and it will happen soon because Sri Lanka Army is the greatest in the world and we have the greatest Army Commander in the World. And also we have the greatest political leaders in the hisotry of Sri Lanka to solve the Asia's long lasting war. International Community - please mind your own business!


Posted by Patriot Lankan April 27, 09 11:49 PM
33.

Srilankan government and the supporters will have to face all the sin one day

Posted by Kaeman Varapragasam April 28, 09 12:04 AM
34.

I am a Sri Lankan, sinhalalese person. But to tell you honestly the image that International community's view on LTTE is totally wrong image. They are no more longer a protecter of Tamils.
For all the people who has commented on this site, I kindly request to come to Sri Lanka and visit those people. You will understad the real truth. Jaffna was liberated by SL Army in 1995. Now the Jaffna life has settled down and the situation is so unbeleiavable. When the GovSL open the A9 road for public thisngs will become normal very soon
Nearly 30 years of time, Lankans sufferted a lot with this conflict, but now SL government has put a pull stop for the terrorism against LTTE. With in 3-4 years all will become normal.........

Dear all viewers of this site, do not come on to decisions just reading/listening to media. Come and visit Sri Lanks for 1 week........ You will understang the real truth.......!


Posted by Kasun April 28, 09 12:13 AM
35.

Brutality of LTTE - We all as TRUE Sri Lankans have disgusting experience due to the inhuman behavior of the most dangerous terrorists in the world, LTTE since the late 1970's. LTTE must be dismiss from this world for the sake of humanity. Its leader Prabhakaran is most disgusting human (demon inform of a human being) we have ever seen... No arguments - LTTE is should be destoyed soon, and it will happen soon because Sri Lanka Army is the greatest in the world and we have the greatest Army Commander in the World. And also we have the greatest political leaders in the hisotry of Sri Lanka to solve the Asia's long lasting war. International Community - please mind your own business!


Posted by Patriot Lankan April 28, 09 12:20 AM
36.

Give peace a chance.

Posted by medaholic April 28, 09 12:25 AM
37.

There has been reports of chemical weapons used by the Sri Lankan Military. photo #15 shows a soldier wearing goggles & mask - wonder why?

Posted by heavy hearted April 28, 09 12:28 AM
38.

Before the war these were the very people who were feeding the killing side with their rice, vegetables and fish. Now they are brought on their knees to beg for food. Iran, India, China, Russia and Pakistan will be cursed for life for causing this misery...

Posted by Mayamaan April 28, 09 12:34 AM
39.

I do hope the Rajapakse Brothers ro in hell for doing what they do. What do they expext when 75% of the people have 100% power & the 25% has zilch. There will be revolt

Posted by Bala April 28, 09 12:49 AM
40.

It's sad to see these people are suffering. hope the terrorism would be eradicated asap and let these people live peacefully.

Posted by Razak April 28, 09 12:50 AM
41.

What a beautiful country Lanka is! Why people are fighting in the name of ethnicity? Is race & ethnicity related to languages? I don't see any difference in the looks of Tamils & Sinhalese! The only thing that makes them fight is just language... Let's do something to stop this !

Posted by vijay April 28, 09 12:56 AM
42.

the US govt is making deals with hamas...BUT they don't get outraged and stop the genocide of Tamils in Sir Lanka by their own government...... SO what is up with that? I am ashamed of our country's policies.
Recently Obama’s administration opened the door, to engagement with the militant group Hamas. The Palestinian group is designated by the U.S. government as a terrorist organization and under law may not receive federal aid. But the administration has asked Congress for minor changes in U.S. law that would permit aid to continue flowing to Palestinians if Hamas-backed officials become part of a Palestinian government. The proposal is akin to agreeing to support a government that "only has a few Nazis in it," Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) told Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last week.
This happens when the US govt has done NOTHING to help the Tamil civilians , claiming that the govt of Sri Lanka is fighting a terrorist organization.
Sounds like our foreign policy conveniently likes some terrorists, but wont help negotiate with other groups like the Tigers. Whats with the double standard?? Why are we not condemming the GOSL for killing civilians.?? Why are we still calling the Tigers terrorists and not freedom fighters.??

Posted by Dr E. Shander April 28, 09 01:07 AM
43.

you cannot come to conclusions only from looking at few photos. there are so many good things happening also. Every Sri Lankan help war victims as much as they can at this moment with food, cloths, medicine,etc,etc.
Good thing is that if we could irradiate terrorism from this part of word (Praba & his Tamil supporters all around the world) million of people can sleep fearlessly in the whole world.

no body likes WAR but sometimes it has to be done when its needed. This war is not only for Sri Lankans it for the benifitial of the whole world - irradiate terrorism from world.

Posted by NK April 28, 09 02:33 AM
44.

#12.
They are not a dead family and to know that it needs commonsense. They are said to be dead by SHELLING? Needle-shells? No injury marks, no damage to the cart (under whose shade the family is sleeping)...At a few feet away people are busy in daily chores!
I am not pro or anti LTTE (or anybody for that matter), but this is a very poor piece for propaganda - purely fake.
And unfortunately poor photo selection from Big Picture and little understanding of common things which prevail in developing world. It is common practice for manual labors etc. to sleep in the shade of a cart/vehicle in afternoons when temperatures can become unbearable.

Posted by Ganesh April 28, 09 03:02 AM
45.

The picture number 26 is flipped horizontally. Helicopter Mi-8 has a door on the right side, not on the left.

Posted by Dmitry Mitskevich April 28, 09 03:28 AM
46.

In these pictures I see a lot of frightened people.......................

Posted by Indyhoov April 28, 09 04:09 AM
47.

LTTE is one of the dangerous terrorist organization in the world. Please dont missunderstand your self by looking at the picture posteste. These people are not suffering sue to the activities done by Sri Lankan government it's due to the LTTE terrorist.

Posted by Dulani April 28, 09 04:34 AM
48.

This shows how much suffering the Sri Lankans had to endure just so the barbaric LTTE terrorists could fulfill their wishful dreams. LTTE should be banished from the earth so that no further misery could be brought upon the man kind. We are all wishing for a peaceful and a united Sri Lanka!

Posted by Ronnie April 28, 09 04:40 AM
49.

I'd just like to know why the Sri Lankan Tamil people protesting in U.K., U.S.A., Canada etc. cannot protest against the LTTE using their own people (Tamil civilians) as a human shield?
If the LTTE is an organization that is *for* the Tamil people, why not come out and fight instead of hiding behind a human shield?
It is terribly cowardly and convenient, and the Tamil people abroad actually salute this man Prabakaran who leads the LTTE??!!
Are they blind or just racist or just afraid that they will lose their 'refugee status' in the U.K./U.S. once this war is over, and have to return to their third world homeland?

How can anyone not call the LTTE terrorists when they send suicide bombers into Colombo that kill both Sinhalese and Tamils civilians? Something doesn't add up.

Posted by NeedToKnow April 28, 09 05:23 AM
50.

Why no one think who started this war in Srilanka , It is The Brutal killer & freak called Prabahakaran, terrorist who born to suck innocent peoples blood.

Think about this 1st......

Posted by Chinthaka April 28, 09 05:26 AM
51.

I'm a Sri Lankan living in Sri Lanka. This was the situation for last 30 years and LTTE terrorists have taken away the right of living freely in this country. Up to this none of the country leaders couldn't stand to finish the war because of the internal pressure mainly from UK, USA, Canada, Norway for some reason or the other. Some Tamil living in those countries say we discriminate the minority. But the truth is they want this problem to continue. So they can stay in those countries for ever. This was a big business for some to have luxury life by collecting money as well. Still Norway is trying to stop finishing this mission. Seams white house pressing the same way. Today we suffer ... Tomorrow you may!!! So help us to continue this and make Sri Lanka a free country. If possible help this displaced people too…!!!
Hope this comment educated you about REALITY in Sri Lanka.

Posted by Sampath Jayasinghe April 28, 09 05:56 AM
52.

Patriot Lankan,My foot.Why are you on the defensive.You claim to be the greatest army.You are no more than Blood suckers.Bear in mind Thousands of innocent children,mothers,elders killing like animals, is this your patriotism???????

Posted by Doorsamy April 28, 09 06:11 AM
53.

@#13

Are you seriously suggesting that war and other human atrocities are a direct consequence of teaching evolution? Do you think humans didn't start harming other humans until 150 years ago? Kindly remove your head from the place you so obviously have it stuck.

Posted by MPG April 28, 09 07:00 AM
54.

Too much suffering in this world...

Posted by Luciano Stabel April 28, 09 07:10 AM
55.

There just has to be a way we can blame this on Bush. No? Then the US as a whole. No? Can we make a comment on how these people don't seem to be leading a "green" life?

Oh hell. What's the point if we can't blame this on any of these thing? Next picture set please.

Posted by Ken April 28, 09 08:16 AM
56.

we are crazy!!!!!

Posted by Pedro >Hernandez April 28, 09 08:32 AM
57.

Why not comments on these pictures about the beauty of the world and the people God has made?

Posted by Zume April 28, 09 08:40 AM
58.

Both sides are to be blamed for this crisis, but faulting (and finger pointing of the previous forums) at each other does nothing to build a battered nation and is unconstructive at best - both sides across the imaginary border in one country have to forgive each other (which is very hard to do) to help rebuild their lives again.

Ultimately, the responsibility of peace in Sri Lanka lies with the Sri Lankans themselves, and if they still want to engage in conflict and war there is nothing outsiders can (or should bother to) do.

Posted by zhch April 28, 09 08:48 AM
59.

In picture #1, one can clearly make out that this is a fake propagands by LTTE. The tamils in picture are acting of being scared on orders by LTTE militants. And the bomb explosion may also be done by LTTE, to draw international attention.

Posted by Shilpa April 28, 09 09:04 AM
60.

Tags on some pictures are missleading the viewer. LTTE favoured webs publish the wrong image on Sri Lankan govt and SL Army. If you want to know the real situation, pls vist

www.defence.lk

where you can have the both stills and motion pictures.
(sometimes still pictures mislead to a wrong idea)

Posted by Dayan Ranasinghe April 28, 09 10:58 AM
61.

Befor Indian Independent We were fighting/ Strugling with English People. Now we both of need relations.
To be Frank, We should think positively for Future. Big helping hand required now from the International Society for the Tamil peoples in Srilanka.
Be Generous, Be kind and Donate to the REd cross of Srilanka. to help the Affected peoples.
Their Very First requirement is Drinking water, Food, Dress materials, and Shelter.

M. Ashokkumar,Mauritius.

Posted by M. Ashokkumar April 28, 09 11:09 AM
62.

As a photojournalist with over 20 years of experience, I see images like these regularly, but they still affect me greatly. To look into the eyes of these people is to feel their dispair- regardless of which "side" they are on, the commonality is the dispair that shows on their faces and eyes. God bless them, and I applaude the GLOBE for making such a magnificent section of their web site. TBP is compelling and worth the time to read and view each and every image. Thanks for showing that visual images can be amazingly powerful.

Posted by Mark April 28, 09 12:49 PM
63.

@Shilpa

All those wounded were also fakes, dead were faking their death. Then what else? If you are a Srilankan or Indian then i just wants to tell you that you will be paid for the genocide as LTTE is paying it now.

Posted by Madan April 28, 09 01:00 PM
64.

@51
I believe it. Our government has a military presence in many places where it need not be. The general public is completely blind to it as they worry about imaginary issues, ie. post #13.

Posted by Soothsayer April 28, 09 01:10 PM
65.

My heart bleeds for all the men dying in the war zone for no mistake of theirs. LTTE mission started with all right objectives, got misguided somewhere and now the Tamils in SL are doomed for ever.

I hope a miracle happens and Rajapakse decides to form a separate state in the north and east.

Posted by Shan April 28, 09 01:16 PM
66.

The terrorists are every where. you cant trust the person next to you. Terrorists is not domestic today it is globalized. That is why you cannot easily defeat them. But Sri Lanka showed that this can be done if you really want.
What shows in BBC is the truth, this world can be more peaceful place. Please try to look at the deep truth.
LTTE is a terrorist organization. They have proved that all the the time. Today you can see live evidence if you put your steps in to that areas.

Posted by Saranga April 28, 09 01:51 PM
67.

Destruction caused by LTTE is enormous. Prabhakaran and his fallowers killed those innocent people in cold blood and they kept those peolpe as hostages in NFZ. Our SL troops could rescue innocent civilians in NFZ and very soon they will destroy all LTTE cadres with all their leaders. Prabhakaran should be hanged. He is the real bastard.

USA, India,Norway and other EU countries should not interfere to this problem.coz this is a problem in Sri Lanka. They better mind their own business. Mahinda Rajapakse is one of the best leader in today's world.Appreciate him a lot.

Posted by Sri Lankan April 28, 09 01:51 PM
68.

This is a situation that the BRITISH GOVERNMENT is RESPONSIBLE initally for giveing SL Independence in 1948 without PROPER PROTECTION TO the Minority Communities living in SL. All subsiquent SL Sinhala Govt. just took the Tamil & the rest for a Ride. NOW, the IC has let the Tamil peaple DOWN. THe Rest is in GOOD LORD"s HAND.

Posted by Ratna Vivek April 28, 09 02:31 PM
69.

Strong.

Posted by Nick Sushkevich April 28, 09 04:04 PM
70.

Thank you, comment #53. People have been destroying each other long before evolution was studied, often as the consequence of various spiritual beliefs.

Posted by L April 28, 09 05:17 PM
71.

Carl.........!!!!!!! has commented saying Pic no 4 is a joke..huh........SL Army does those thing....We all wants stay in peace in this lovely country......not as Tamils..Not as Sinhalese NOt as Muslims.....But as SRI LANKANS.....Prabhakaran is a terrorist NO ONE CAN DENY THAT...... there can be two sides for this story......... but WAR is not the solution...........

Posted by Chicco April 28, 09 11:39 PM
72.

There are _always_ 2 sides of a story.
http://defencenet.blogspot.com/

Posted by World Peace April 28, 09 11:41 PM
73.

why can't we all just get along its that simple

Posted by julie April 29, 09 12:33 AM
74.

@comment #3 - Robin

That's a woman, not a man. Shows how much you people know about that part of the world. Pathetic.

Posted by Guru April 29, 09 12:54 AM
75.

The Tamil Tigers are very bad and now these Sri Lankans are goin around telling all the governments of the world to step in and help these terrorists. Britain screwed up the country so bad and now Tamil Tiger are dictators over their own people and they kill so many people and indian leaders.

I heard the terrorist tamil tigers are protesting in Washington DC and now they're protesting in some city in Canada and shutting down main roads because they won't leave and having huge crowds. Stupid idiots need to be arrested so that Sir Lankan civllians don't get a bad name world wide.

Christians in america are idiots. they want to go there so that they can convert them and they're trying to get the US to intervene so that the Christiani missionaries and idiot Mormans can go there to try and make them become Christian soldiers.

Posted by Stuart Hannig April 29, 09 02:52 AM
76.

Some pictures are fake....but the rest tells the story very sad as these were the poorest of the poor civilians that was used by both sides for the gains...hope these kind of thinks will never happen again in SL.

Posted by Niru April 29, 09 02:53 AM
77.

I'm a sinhalees married to a tamil living in sri lanka. It’s sad to say but discrimination is still here and it will stay. At almost every check point the question about my husband and sometimes ask if we carry our marriage registration which is completely ridicules. My husband is jaffna tamil.. he and his parents have suffered much from the ltte as well as the SL army. No one listens or knows how the tamils have suffered in the hands of the SL army all they care is what the ltte dose to them. But the problem is the minority is being trampled by both sides. No one rely gives a dam about the ppl its all about power and money. Even thought the ltte is crushed the problems of the minority will continue. We have relatives who were feeling the battle front …. One a father of thee was killed by the shelling and we have no news of his wife and three daughters… my in-laws were lucky to get out of Jaffna which has become a large prison of sorts. But most others are not so lucky. I do not support the ltte but what the government is doing dose not solve the core problem which stared the civil war….. I only wish ppl to take in to account the both sides of the story…… at the end of the day what goes around comes around…..

Posted by Mala Perera April 29, 09 03:04 AM
78.

Picture 1 has been staged!

What is that girl doing with the SLR camera? (on the right)

Nice try TamilNet!

Posted by Me April 29, 09 03:19 AM
79.

Very sad to see these peoples lost their home & waiting for food. Why SL army killing innocent civilians in the name of war? Are they fighting directly with LTTE or they want to terrorise people? This time, its genocide, they want to wipe out all ethnic Tamils from SL. I also read that the Tamils from Colombo were also being killed!! Don't know why they do all these things!!! It would be good to take steps to stop shedding innocent bloods for no reason.

Posted by Dave April 29, 09 03:48 AM
80.

LTTE does not care about Tamil people, they are just after power, lots of innocent Tamils and Sinhalese people were killed because of them.
People in Sri Lanka, especially people in North are suffering for years because of LTTE.
If they care about Tamil people, they wouldn’t force them to join them, and kill them if they didn’t agree with them and use kids to fight for them and use tamil people as suicide bombers. And now they use innocent people as a shield.
I hope Sri Lankan government will finish LTTE terrorists and get these people their lives back.

Posted by Natasha April 29, 09 03:52 AM
81.

Paradise - hell...

Posted by michael April 29, 09 04:04 AM
82.

To all the jingoistic comments from obvious Sinhalas here..
I was in Lanka in August last year as a tourist. I was shocked to the see the discrimination meted out to the Tamils by the Sinhalas. You can see Tamils being abused and ridiculed at the railway stations and airports. I even saw a couple of soldiers (they were everywhere in Colombo that time) prodding a small child with their assault rifles scaring the hell out of him. I intervened and stopped it after I threatened to lodge a complaint against them.
Lankan govt may be winning a war against LTTE. But they are committing a huge mistake by discriminating against the minority Tamils and massacring the innocents.

Posted by Olaf April 29, 09 05:59 AM
83.

How sad that any of these people who gave comments not knowing about the world largest and the brutal terrorists group. Did any one of here comment for Iraq war.Israel war. I am so sad about the displaced civilians here from the bottom of my heart as a sri lankan. But Sri lankan government had been trying to come to peace talks for 30 years. But LTTE always betrayed the government and killed thousands of important people to Sri lanka. So i am glad that government has taken this action to wipe out this brutal killers.These civilians are attacked by those killers.Because they tried to escape from no wire zone.In the other side countries who nourish from war business may be frightened.where is humanity ?

Posted by chamin April 29, 09 06:14 AM
84.

As a continuation of my Comment #10

I visited the Tamil Net website. To examine the original copy of the photos. I was lucky to find the Photo #1 under this link http://tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=29162
I downloaded the photo and used irfanview image viewer to read the EXIF [Exchangeable image file format] tag or called as the Metadata. This metadata is embedded in the photo by the camera itself when the image is captured.

Am pasting just first five fields of data from the metadata / EXIF tag.

Make - NIKON CORPORATION
Model - NIKON D2X
Orientation - Top left
Software - Ver.1.00
DateTime - 2009:05:02 13:20:20 >> 2009:05:02 13:20:20

Posted by TS April 29, 09 06:40 AM
85.

AGREE COMMENT #67

I INVITE ALL HUMAN BEINGS IN THE WORLD TO SEE THE HORRIBLE SITUATION CAUSED BY THE WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS TERRORIST ORGANIZATION, THE LTTE. YOU CANNOT COMMENT OR SEE THE REAL SITUATION HERE IN SRI LANKA BY PROTESTING FROM OTHER COUNTRIES. YOU CANNOT DEFEND LTTE BY ATTACKING INNOCENT SINHALA PEOPLE IN OTHER COUNTRIES. YOU CANNOT RESCUE LTTE BY ATTACKING SRI LANKAN EMBASSIES IN OTHER COUNTRIES. YOU CANNOT CREATE TAMIL ELAM BY PUBLISHING WRONG INFORMATION ABOUT SRI LANKA IN FOREIGN MEDIA....COME TO SRI LANKA AND SEE THE TRUTH. BE HUMAN. LET US ALL ACT AGAINST LTTE(LTTE LOVERS) BRUTALITY(STUPIDITY) !!!

Posted by sri lankan April 29, 09 06:49 AM
86.

So sad and Traggic.......... prayers always there for you!!!!

Viraj Attapattua and Sanjida Seneviratne

Posted by Viraj / Sanjida April 29, 09 07:48 AM
87.

when a bomb exploded in a bus in UK & killed 10-15 people the British government immediately ordered "shoot to kill", when Al-Qaeda killed approx 3000 people in USA bringing down the twin towers,George W. Bush took the whole world to war against one nation Iraq without the UN mandate. Hundreds of thousands are dead in Iraq. Sri Lankan forces are fighting with LTTE, the most dangerous terrorist outfit in the world banned in 32 countries & responsible for over 70,000 deaths in Sri Lanka. Doesn't the democratically elected government, a sovereign nation have the right to protect the country & her citizens. Are there two meanings in the word Terrorist in your dictionary, one law for Al-Qaeda, Taliban & NO LAW FOR LTTE?

Posted by Sean April 29, 09 08:41 AM
88.

The almighty God will give your more strenght and power to withstand this inhumanity act by the people of the same country , beacuse of language diffrence.
our duas for you my brothers and sisters.

Posted by Mohideen Shah April 29, 09 09:02 AM
89.

I hope the UN and western world can help the tamil people in sri-lanka, sri-lankan army has done many an evil deed towards the tamil people and i wouldn't be surprised if young tamil men in the camps are disappeared as terrorists and women are taken away and raped.

I fear for the safety of the tamil people within these concetration camps!

Posted by ajen kandy April 29, 09 11:00 AM
90.

The LTTE is a banned terrorist group in US, UK and many other countries in the world. They have taken humans as a sheild against the war as their last hope to win. The UN and many other humanitarian organisations have come to Sri Lanka and witnessed how well the Sri Lankan government is taking care of the Tamil people and the Tamil refugees. The Tamil people who are used as the human sheilds by the LTTE should be released and not be kept against their will.
Be aware even when you read this Blog the Tamil Terrorist Group is trying there best to use the Internet as a wepaon. They will be publishing articles on PRO-LTTE sites, writing comments on blogs, and publishing fake pictures to get the media attention over to them so that they look innocent. However, be an intelligent viewer when surfing any type of media and look at where the sources are from such as official government websites, and leading news papers etc.

Posted by Jan April 29, 09 11:06 AM
91.

Poor people. Why can we save the financial sytem with sooooo much money and why is the world not able to solve the problems of these people.

Great pictures but awful subject

Posted by Erik van Erne, Milieunet Foundation April 29, 09 11:22 AM
92.

Praba leader of LTTE , killed Rajiv , great PM of India . They killed world renowned educated Tamils like Kadiragama , Neelan . They killed almost all the Tamil leaders who were in the political mainstream . They killed almost all the Tamils in rival organizations . By doing this they started claiming them as the sole representative of Tamils . They forcefully recruited children and used them as human bombers . They destroyed the life of two generations of Tamil . They forcefully taken Tamil's right for education and peaceful living and right for democracy and pluralism .

Posted by Chavy April 29, 09 01:42 PM
93.

Killing civlians is very worse and it is against humanity. World is to live and not for fighting each other. India is one of the major army powered country in the world should have stopped it either by warning Srilankan government or by helping civilians in the war zone. Rajpakse is another hitler to the world and soon he will face the same ending of Hitler. God is there to see all these things and Judgement day is nearing to srilankans.

Posted by Aathith April 29, 09 02:34 PM
94.

@ Comment 13
No, for the most part animals won't kill their own. Are you speaking about all animals as one entity? Because that's a horrid way to look at it. We are a seperate from dogs just as they are separate from cats. A wolf will not kill a pack member unless it's necessary(their life is threatened. Though there is the case of the fight for power, but few times they will actually die) so how are we better? I think if we were to study the way that animals live together[those that do] and how they manage their harmony and apply it to the way we attempt to run governments we'd be a bit better off.

Posted by Kate April 29, 09 05:00 PM
95.

no words to say.....only a one wish.....lets see the end of this cruel war after destroying LTTE.....and there will be no military war in future Sri Lanka.....

Posted by Shamini April 29, 09 11:48 PM
96.

Surrendered Former LTTE Media Spokesmen (DAYA MASTER) claims Tigers killed 200 fleeing civilians... So called the sole representative of TAMILS.
reference including video:

http://www.dailymirror.lk/DM_BLOG/Sections/frmNewsDetailView.aspx?ARTID=47470

Posted by Sean April 30, 09 12:01 AM
97.

It was really a non human thing to do like this. I hope the UN and western world can help the tamil people in sri-lanka, sri-lankan army has done many an evil deed towards the tamil people and i wouldn't be surprised if young tamil men in the camps are disappeared as terrorists and women are taken away and raped.

I fear for the safety of the tamil people within these concetration camps!

Posted by Ram Pradheep April 30, 09 01:58 AM
98.

People in the south, south of Vanni that is, are now donating what ever they can to help feed, cloth and bring some relief to the innocent Tamil civilians who have escaped from the clutches of the LTTE.
Various local organizations as well has Government agencies and Electronic Media Organizations are all helping in the collection, transport and distribution of these items.
On 5th of May, people of Unawatuna, a Tourist destination badly affected by the War and other calamities like Tsunami as well as recession will come forward to donate their mite to ease the pain of our Northern brethern.

Posted by Asoka Weerasinghe April 30, 09 04:02 AM
99.

that peple are getting hell life

Posted by Anonymous April 30, 09 05:36 AM
100.

comment #89

is......day dreaming.....

Posted by sri lankan April 30, 09 06:00 AM
101.

people work

Posted by alonzo brown April 30, 09 08:57 AM
102.

Those who comment on this pictures are invited to study this conflict and do it . You only see the pictures of the present of this people and you never know who they lived before and how are they going to live.
Next thing is find out the LTTE brutal killings and bombings and tell me what will you do if it has happen in your country.
There is no ethnic conflict in this country. In Sri Lanka there is only 12% Tamils.
From that 30% of Accountants, 33% of Engineers, 32% Doctors are Tamils. They get there education from Sri Lankan Universities. So how can you say there is a ethnic conflict in this country.

Posted by Gihan April 30, 09 10:08 AM
103.

Very true. There is no ethnic conflict.
There were only brutal terrorism. If the actions that were taken by the Gov werenot taken. then these would have continued and injustice would have prevailed.

Now is the time to recreate terrorism free Sri lanka.

Posted by Brindly Godapola April 30, 09 12:12 PM
104.

As in all similar instances the only solution to this is political inclusion. It worked in Ireland. It worked in Spain. It worked in Canada. It will work in Sri Lanka.

Posted by Taylor Eden Carlson April 30, 09 04:44 PM
105.

how can we help these refugees?

Posted by Ridhi April 30, 09 09:27 PM
106.

I would ask Carl and Alex Boyle not to talk on issues which he is not conversant with. How does he know what the Sri Lankan people suffered at the hand of Tamil terrorists. What about the 75% of the Tamils who are comfortably living in rest of the areas of the country (in fact more comfortably than most of the sinhalaese) is that a crime to be born a tamil in thier cases as well? I would ask these people who knows nothing of the histry of the present conflict to listen to pure propaganda of the tamils. There is absolutely no discrimination against the Tamils now. May be decades agao there would have been some issues.

Posted by dilki May 1, 09 01:39 AM
107.

Innocent lives are lost to SL army and the atrocity of gov.

Now they are making up photos of fleeing Tamils from conflict zone, at least those people need to be treated like human. I seriously doubt that SL gov would. No humanitarian agencies or media is allowed near these people. When will the world realize why.
What is the US and UN going to do just stand by and watch it unfold?

Posted by Human101 May 1, 09 03:25 PM
108.

Want to do something to stop this horror?
1. Take a look at your own country and see how many arms manufacturers it has.
2. Start a movement to shut them down.

Posted by Delta Sierra May 1, 09 04:55 PM
109.

These are very few incident what happens every day. Please stop this Genocide ASAP. We are loosing more than 100 a day. Please bring the ceasefire to our courntry and save our people.

Thank you

Posted by Merri May 1, 09 08:00 PM
110.

very sad pictures.

These govenrment terrorists ( Sri Lankan army) don't do these things. Just for photo and he will definitely destroy the poor girl. Can any independent media take pictures without any pressure from anyone?
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) stepped up artillery, mortar and Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL) fire on Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal, causing panic among civilians in a heavily congested village of Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal Friday from 9:30 a.m. Friday. Many civilians were killed as the shelling has continued for hours throughout the evening. Medical staff at the makeshift hospital were only able to report the deaths of those who succumbed to the injuries. 110 wounded civilians were admitted up to 4:30 p.m. at Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal hospital which came under attack on previous two days. 27 of the wounded have succumbed to their injuries. Many more, killed in the SLA barrage were buried or burnt by their kith and kin.

Posted by Thiru May 1, 09 08:36 PM
111.

very sad pictures.
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) stepped up artillery, mortar and Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL) fire on Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal, causing panic among civilians in a heavily congested village of Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal Friday from 9:30 a.m. Friday. Many civilians were killed as the shelling has continued for hours throughout the evening. Medical staff at the makeshift hospital were only able to report the deaths of those who succumbed to the injuries. 110 wounded civilians were admitted up to 4:30 p.m. at Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal hospital which came under attack on previous two days. 27 of the wounded have succumbed to their injuries. Many more, killed in the SLA barrage were buried or burnt by their kith and kin.

Posted by sivavelan May 1, 09 08:38 PM
112.

Please stop the Genocide of TAMILS in Sri Lanka
6,500 Sri Lankan civilians have been killed in the last three months
Jeremy Page, South Asia correspondent
More than 6,400 Sri Lankan civilians have been killed and 14,000 injured in fighting between the army and Tamil Tiger rebels since mid-January, according to the United Nations.
The figures were not made public by the UN, but were circulated among foreign embassies in Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital, and released to the media by a foreign diplomat.
The UN's previous estimated death toll – released in similar circumstances a week ago – was 4,500.
According to its new figures, 6,432 civilians have been killed in the fighting since January 20 and another 13,946 have been wounded. There was no immediate comment from the UN's office in Colombo.

Posted by mohana May 1, 09 08:42 PM
113.

Please stop the Genocide of TAMILS in Sri Lanka
Please help to Srilankan Tamils Freedom
UN says nearly 6,500 civilians dead in Sri Lanka
The United Nations says nearly 6,500 civilians have been killed and
14,000 wounded in fighting in Sri Lanka over the past three months.
The figures are contained in a U.N. document circulated among
diplomatic missions in Sri Lanka in recent days and given to The
Associated Press by a foreign diplomat Friday. The U.N. has declined
to publicly release its casualty figures.
More NEWS
http://tamilnational.com/news-flash/760-un-says-6500-civilians-dead-in-sl.html
Inner City Press questions UN's duplicity in Sri Lankan issue [Video Attached]
What UN was doing when Sri Lanka OrdeWhat UN was doing when Sri Lanka
Ordered Doctors Out of Conflict Zone and why UN had not noticeably
complained when NGOs and journalists were excluded from northern Sri
Lanka by the government, asks Inner city Press. red Doctors Out of
Conflict Zone and why UN had not noticeably complained when NGOs and
journalists were excluded from northern Sri Lanka by the government,
asks Inner city Press.
http://tamilnational.com/worlds-view/news/759-icp-takes-on-un-in-sri-lankan-issue.html
News Team,Tamil National Network


Posted by Thanes May 1, 09 08:44 PM
114.

The Srilankan Govt does does not care about the general civilians trapped in the war zone. By labeling them as a terrorist, they try to kill those innocent people, do not care to provide any basic needs. By doing so, they won't going to win the hearts of the tamil people.

Posted by General human May 1, 09 08:45 PM
115.

Please stop the Genocide of TAMILS in Sri Lanka
Please help to Srilankan Tamils Freedom
1.The civilians held have no freedom of movement.
2. Civilians leaving the "safe zones" are not only held captive and enslaved they’re subjected to rape, killings and degrading interrogations as confirmed amongst others by a German writer and Human Rights activist, Thomas Seibert.
http://www.medico.de/en/press/releases/sri...0-persons/1151/
3. Food, medicine and medical supplies are pitifully inadequate.
4. Family members are separated.
5. Women and girls held in concentration camps are subjected to rape by soldiers while young men its alleged are either disappeared or handed over to the pro-government paramilitary forces to either carry out forced labor or be re-trained as fighters.
6. Those who have chosen to leave the "safe zones" including men, women and children are completely humiliated and traumatized having to undergo a rigorous screening process and ordered to be stripped naked in public and not only searched but photographed by soldiers.
7. It is also alleged that civilians who enter the government established concentration camps are relieved of their jewelry and other valuables which are never returned.

Posted by Mani May 1, 09 08:46 PM
116.

This is another holocaust , we are witnessing . Mr Obama act now or it will become your Ruwanda in your presidency.

Posted by sathees May 1, 09 08:46 PM
117.

No one has the capability to stop State of terrorism of Sri Lanka. Is that right? I say 'NO" No one wanted to stop state of terrorism. If international start to force Sri Lankan Govt. to Stop the bloody war crime, He will reply that What did you do in Iraq, Afgan & Banama? All of them cannot be able to open their mouth and they do not money to continue such as Iraq & Afgan. All world doesn't have good & human being leaders. They are all same like Rajapaksha & Brothers. All leaders can do what ever they wanted. The account of God never ever mistreated. No one miss the punishment from the calculation of God. Wait and see.

Posted by lOGAN M May 1, 09 08:49 PM
118.

In Jaffna private properties have been confiscated and made army camps, declaring it as sdcurity zones and GOSL says Tamil people are living peacefully there. Truth of the matter is in Jaffna more than 20, 000 army to see there is no revolt of people there. SriLankan Govenment is a Government of thugs, tyrany of dictatorship under the disguise of democracy. LTTE to say that they are the most ruthless terrorist group doesnot hold any more ground when you see these pictures which epose the state terrorism.

Posted by RAM May 1, 09 08:49 PM
119.

In Jaffna private properties have been confiscated and made army camps, declaring it as security zones and GOSL says Tamil people are living peacefully there. Truth of the matter is, in Jaffna more than 20, 000 army to see there is no revolt of Tamil people there. SriLankan Govenment is a Government of thugs, tyrany of dictatorship, under the disguise of democracy that does not follow any international norms.
LTTE to say that they are the most ruthless terrorist group doesnot hold any more ground when you see these pictures that exposes the state terrorism. I am a witness of the state terrorism during the massacare of JVP.

Posted by RAM May 1, 09 08:54 PM
120.

all because of oppression of Sinhala chuvanism against Minority Tamils....
Sinhala Govt. should be separated....
OBAMA.....OBAMA...??? what u doing...?
ur a gr8 leader do ur part...pls...man>>>>>>?

Posted by sivan May 1, 09 09:01 PM
121.

1) why SL government not allowing any foreign media to war zone or captured places?

2)Why NGO not allowed to go even refugee camps?

let them to go and bring the truth to the world.

Posted by dasa May 1, 09 09:03 PM
122.

please stop

Posted by Anonymous May 1, 09 09:10 PM
123.

International community became interested community and taking side of the parties involved in that conflict. When 1000 people died in Kosovo EU intervene , but so far in 3 months more than 6000 civilins died in wanni, but IC is just giving Lip service. May be equal amount of SL army personel would have died. But no one speak about them including poor family members of solders each and every day dying in the battle field and unaccounted for by SL army . Even GOD has forgotten about the death of SriLankan . Poor SL Govt. doing everything what Praba wanted , that express route to attain Tamil EElam.

Posted by STRAH May 1, 09 09:10 PM
124.

Sinhala government proudly says that there are so many tamils live in Colombo and other parts of Sinhala south, and this is because sinahalese are saint and they love tamil people. This is utterly wrong and false propoaganda. Tamils moved to sinhala south because, lankan government systematcally reduced the tamil people in the northeast by indiscriminate bombings, economic embargoes, and many other ill treatments. Tamils never will live together with sinahala racists. The sinhala politicians always want to steal tamils' rights and political aspirations. The current Lankan government is not better that LTTE and eliminating LTTE alone is not right.

Posted by Anonymous May 1, 09 09:15 PM
125.

So many innocent civilians are killed by the Srilankan government forces. UN and other international community failed to save the Tamil civilians. The Srilankan government told that it didn't use any heavy weapons in the so called safe zone. But recent satellite images shows the craters created by the aerial bombing.

All the peace loving people should unite and condemn the UN (for its failure to save the civilians) and the Srilankan government (for the atrocity against the civilians) and Indian government (for its support to the killing of civilians).

Posted by Thulasiappan May 1, 09 09:15 PM
126.

Sinhala government proudly says that there are so many tamils live in Colombo and other parts of Sinhala south, and this is because sinahalese are saint and they love tamil people. This is utterly wrong and false propoaganda. Tamils moved to sinhala south because, lankan government systematcally reduced the tamil people in the northeast by indiscriminate bombings, economic embargoes, and many other ill treatments. Tamils never will live together with sinahala racists. The sinhala politicians always want to steal tamils' rights and political aspirations. The current Lankan government is not better that LTTE and eliminating LTTE alone is not right.

Posted by anitran May 1, 09 09:16 PM
127.

US and others are ignoring Sri Lanka’s Srebrenica?

As in the final months of the war in Bosnia, the failure of the combatants to refrain from shelling encircled, densely-populated civilian pockets is producing shocking results. Channel 4’s Alex Thomson wrote on Thursday in an email newsletter, “You have to ask: is Sri Lanka becoming another Srebrenica?”

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/1...anka&st=cse

Posted by ampanai May 1, 09 09:16 PM
128.

please help world, srilankan army killings dealy tamil civilian. tamil peple wont freedom....please please see you this all video clip


http://eurotvlive.com/script/viewvideo.asp?videoid=96933984371-0932341635972262696298785385543409491263722740335937199249478778641572560861326313467693141961693514979574

Posted by karan May 1, 09 09:19 PM
129.

These picyures reveals why US has added Sri Lanka to GENOCIDE watch list!

The Office of War Crimes Issues of the U.S. State Department has added Sri Lanka under its watch list of Genocide. http://www.state.gov/s/wci/

Of course this Sri Lanka's broad daylight GENOCIDE!

US must intervene immediately and free civilians and Tamils from Sri Lanka!

Posted by ampanai May 1, 09 09:20 PM
130.

We Tamils are feeling so hopeless to see what is happening in Sri Lanka to our brothers and sisters. I am not a person who does believe in god, but if there is a god whether it could be Jesus, Buddha, Allah or Siva I know and pray every single Sinhalese from Sri Lanka will rot in hell. They all (Sinhalese) know why LTTE is born and why most of Tamils support LTTE. I am so sick and tiered of writing why we Tamils need LTTE. All I can say Sinhalese will have to watch their back till the last REAL Tamil lives.

Posted by Bala May 1, 09 09:22 PM
131.

This problem didn't start in short period of time. There is a big history behind it. It started when Britishers left the country. This is the life Srilankan tamils have been living. This is small part of the small country. Rest of the world didn't take it seriously. Tamils situation is worse than animals in Srilanka. Nobody can talk about that. The horror tamils have been going through we cannot describe with one or two sentences.

Posted by Lalitha May 1, 09 09:25 PM
132.

SRI LANKA's khows how to win wars, that is "War On Terror" in particular.
There are three main rules.
The First (and most important) Rule: Conduct the War Without Witnesses. Ensure that the theatre of war is out of bounds for the media, international monitors and aid agencies.
The Second Rule: Give the Army a Free Hand. Do not constrain them with rules and international conventions.
The Third Rule: (In the absence of witnesses), Don’t Worry About Human Rights Violations

Posted by ampanai May 1, 09 09:26 PM
133.

what a shame to india it is supplying men and arms to kill innocent tamil civilians our tamil brothers and sisters of tamilnaadu will pay back to india

Posted by vetahan May 1, 09 09:26 PM
134.

No one listens or knows how the tamils have suffered in the hands of the SL army
Rajapaktha kill tamils, World terorist

Posted by rajah May 1, 09 09:28 PM
135.

First of all, thank you so much for posting these pictures and let the viewers know about Tamil sufferings. My people, Tamils, have been facing various kinds of tortures, discrimination over 50 years by the singalese govt. For doing what? What have we done to deserve this????????Some comments from the viewers blame the LTTE as the cause of this civil war. No, We, Tamils, know that LTTE is the result of the problem as Muthukumar recently pointed out. Our demand for equality and the right to have a government started long before LTTE was formed. There were non-violent protest by Tamil leaders since the 1950s.

Successive SL govts had denied/ignored the Tamil's plight for equal rights. Even at this stage when they are claiming that they are finishing off LTTE, SL president does not have a solution to Tamils' demands. They are continuously ignoring the actual problem underlying this conflict and human suffering. They always say that the demand for a separate country is not a demand from Tamil rather from LTTE. IF THEY STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT, WHY CAN'T THEY HAVE UN MEDIATED REFERENDUM IN TAMIL AREAS??????if they are so sure that Tamils do not want to be separated from SL, then they have no problem.

Posted by geetha May 1, 09 09:28 PM
136.

Pictures of genocide like this were seen only in second world war. Leaders of all the civilized nations should be ashamed for letting this to happen to Tamils and allowing Srilankan government to erase an ethnic minority by blaming LTTE. They can seek penance only by doing the right thing, which is giving these Tamils a home land and equal rights like any other human being.

Posted by Anbazhagan May 1, 09 09:29 PM
137.

what a sad photos,the srilankan sinhale TERRIEST GOVERNMENT IS DOING GENOCIDE ON INNOCENT TAMILS.AND ALSO UN SATELITE PICTURES SHOWS THE TRUE SIUTATION.UN AND OTHER EUROPIAN COUNTRIES SHOULD IMPOSE ECONOMIC SANCTIONS,ANT UN FORCES TO SRILANKA IMMEDIATELY TO STOP THE GENOCIDE IN SRI LANKA.AND ALSO TERRIEST MAHINDA RAJAPAKSHA & CO TO BE TAKEN TO INTERNATIONAL COURT FOR WAR CRIMES.

Posted by NIMALAN May 1, 09 09:29 PM
138.

Please help to save our Tamil people and stop the genocide by this terrorist Srilankan Sinhala Government

Posted by Niruja May 1, 09 09:30 PM
139.

where is humanity ? where are those people who talks about human kind or man kind? are these people doesnt have right to live in this world?

Posted by alaki May 1, 09 09:34 PM
140.

thank you Boston.com for bringing out the truth about srilankan crisis.

Posted by kohi May 1, 09 09:35 PM
141.

A report by United Nations Institute for Training and Reseach (UNITAR) surfaced on April 27th confirmed the heavy use of artillery and aerial bombing of civilian safety zone (CSZ) by the Sri Lankan armed forces. The 10-page document, initially made public, was later blocked by UNITAR for preventing incriminating evidence of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) shelling of civilian areas. Several organizations, including Inner City Press, however, have archived a local copy of the now officially unavailable report.

Safe Zone damage assessment summary



Posted by v.gladvin May 1, 09 09:39 PM
142.

This is what Sri Lankan government policy. If any civilians want to stay in their homeland they will do all kind of harm including Shelling, areal bombardment, blocking medecine and food..etc. By doing all these horrible barbarian acts SL Govt tries to pull the civilians into it's barbed wire camps. If you see all the comments from singhela community here it clearly indicates that none of them bothered about killing of tamils and they just go with military victory and justifying all these killings of innocent civilians in the name of finishing off LTTE. SL govt is not allowing any international media either to the war zone or to the barbed wire camps.So this clearly indicates that SL govt wants to proceed the genocide without any witness. This is strange . I beg all the world leaders to save the Tamils from terrorist SL govt.

Posted by Ramana May 1, 09 09:44 PM
143.

stop the genocide of tamils in srilanka, help tamils freedom

Posted by sujithra sundararajan May 1, 09 09:45 PM
144.

whatever the people are very sad....please give the life to children......The war against the individual is not a solution to National Problems.all we have to answer their life........sinhalese plese think and do u will pay for this in future..............i mean the way you pays will be different example Tsunami or any National Disaster..........

Posted by Jebby May 1, 09 09:48 PM
145.

Sri Lanka's dirty war indeed.

Sri Lanka has callously ignored calls for a humanitarian cease-fire. This week the government said the army would stop using heavy weapons against the rebels, but watchdog groups say that they have received reports that fierce shelling continues.

American officials should delay Sri Lanka from getting a desperately needed $1.9 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund until aid workers have full access to refugee camps. O

Posted by ampanai May 1, 09 09:49 PM
146.

srilankan govement is one of the dangerous terrorist
Stope genocide of tamil

Posted by siva May 1, 09 09:51 PM
147.

PLESE DONT KILL KIDS AND DONT SEPARATE FAMILY WHY SRILANKA GOVERMENT DO LIKE THIS UNO AND US SPCIALY OBAMA PLEASE WAKEUP
TELL SUMTHING HELP HELPLESTAMILS STOP SRILANKASTATE TERRER
BRINGTHEM SRILANKA PRESEDENT AND HIS BROTHER AS A WARCRIMENAL

Posted by JOHN May 1, 09 09:51 PM
148.

These pictures depict villages that were once prosperous and full of vibrant life. Now in the name of "war on terror" the Sri Lankan government has destroyed the villages and the innocent lives within. This is not a war on terror. That's just an excuse governments such as Rajapakses' use to commit a systematic genocide. These faces in the pictures depict fear, the same fear that some SLA soldiers feel because they know that their bosses actions are dreadfully wrong by humanitarian law. The international community should stop running from the truth and save both the Sinhalese and Tamils from the tyranny of the mad government.

Posted by Anthony May 1, 09 09:54 PM
149.

All these photos indicate how the people are suffering due to this war. It has to be stopped immediately and these people should be allowed to their native places. We urge US government to protect tamil people who are suffering by Sri lankan genocide for more than 30 years.

Posted by Alan May 1, 09 09:58 PM
150.

WORLD!!!!
See how tamil people are killing by sinhala barberian government, WHERE is WORLD ? WHERE is humanitarian ? WHERE is UN ? ARE they all support to the srilankan mudering government to kill all TAMILS ? WHY do they have to move from thier own home land ? WHY the whole world ask them to move from thier land to sinhala mercyness land ? as long as they flee to the government area (SL) , WORLD you know what is happening there ? SL Army rape all the young tamil girls and send them to the place call Anurathapura for thier entire Military to rape them and kill and burn them in the bushes, and they arrest all the tamil boys
over age of 10 tocher and kill them then burn them in the same bushes. This is GENOCIDE. please world, un, eu, any country who respect human lives PLEASE take immidiate action against SL DICTATORSHIP GOVERNMENT PLEASE PLEASE

Posted by Joe Sebastian May 1, 09 09:59 PM
151.

All these civilians had been lving happily on their own as a respectful families on their own land and homes but now they are made refugees and made to beg from Sinhalese Army. This is the situation the Sinhalese government wants and the government will never ever going to give a political package for Tamils. Already the places where the Tamils had been living for centuries were made high securtty zones and people had not been allowed for more than a decade. This is going to be the same story.

Posted by Periyaar May 1, 09 10:01 PM
152.

Lions and Tigers don’t live in our country. But we have them in our flags?

Government or LTTE cannot protect or feed their own civilians, but they say SL Army is the best army in the world because they are beating the world’s strongest rebels?

India, China, Pakistan hate each other, but when it comes to Sri Lanka?

We do not have weapons of mass destructions or not even oil to attract the west.

Here is the latest! Left over Tamil youngsters by LTTE are being fertilized for Wani woods by the SL Army.

Oh… poor Lanka! Not a pearl of Indian Ocean anymore! It is a pain of Indian Ocean.

What the hack! I live in Canada now.

Posted by So called Tamil May 1, 09 10:02 PM
153.

The pictures viewed in chronological order tell a "story". Most of the pictures are said to portray scenes where Thamiz refugees are supposed to be fleeing the rebel held zones in to gov controlled areas. It is natural for ordinary civilians to flee an intense finghting zone. It is absurd to interpret this as Thamiz refugees show preference to the Srilankan Govt soldires over the LTTE. The UN agencies have failed in there preventive efforts and now as a final rescue action has put some tents for the refugees- this war has created. The Thamiz civilians now truned into intenally dispalced refugees are the result of an senseless on salught by the Srilankan govt under the cover of fighting terrorism.

Posted by Pathma Sivaram May 1, 09 10:05 PM
154.

The Tamils in Srilanka have been considered in the category of Flora and Fauna by the Sinhala extermists always. Now these pictures shows that their dream has been fullfilled by making the Tamils begging for food and clothes. The UN must take bold steps to realize the situation and step inside the Tamil homeland to give the Tamils a respectful political situation without depending on Sinhalese government.

Posted by vanthiyadevan May 1, 09 10:06 PM
155.

Stop the genocide of tamils in srilanka

Posted by shanmugam May 1, 09 10:07 PM
156.

Please save our tamil people. we praise the god, and beg the world. nobody realise how our people suffering. I have lot of pictures. How our kids separate from their parents in the refugee camps which are controlled by the srilankan army. still UN and world ask the tamil people to go to these barbed wire camps. who will save us?.

Posted by Malathy May 1, 09 10:14 PM
157.

Why should the International Community which had successfully made Kosova an independent state for the killing of 1500 people remain passive though more than 7,000 Tamils have been killed in the last three months alone?”

Posted by ampanai May 1, 09 10:16 PM
158.

This is one of the controversial issue often raised by the Sri Lankan leaders to justify their actions. If they are not letting the civilians to go, how the 65000 did leave that place despite the fact, this area is surrounded by an army of 50000 who are using multi barrel rockets and other heavy weapons constantly throughout the day. It is not that easy for the civilians to leave the area even if they are willing. 65000 had to suffer so much in hands of the security forces to get to the government controlled area. They are very often shot at and bombed by the Sri Lankan army.

If the LTTE is stopping the civilians how come several hundreds of elderly and the wounded are taken by ICRC ships every week? The fact of the matter is that many civilians who are stuck in the safe zone are the loved ones of those who is fighting at the front lines. These people know that they would have to endure torture and rape in the hands of the Sri Lanka forces if they ended up leaving the zone.

There were few isolated incidents that Sri Lankan armed forces that were standing outside the safe zone had fired at the Tamil civilians and killed them. They had even orchestrated suicide bombs using the paramilitaries working with the government forces. They finally blamed this all on LTTE. There also use the paramilitaries to shoot at the civilians escaping the safe zone

Sri Lankan authorities force the refugees in the IDP camps to talk against LTTE to the foreign media.. If the Sri Lankan authorities want to convince the world about
Tamils are dying inside the safe zone, outside the safe zone and all over Sri Lanka. LTTE is also not standing just within the safe zone but they have the combatants both in the North and East of Sri Lanka. The hype about finishing off the LTTE within the safe zone is drama played by the Sri Lankan government to wipe out Tamils from Sri Lanka.

Posted by john15 May 1, 09 10:16 PM
159.

LTTE is not a terrorist organization. They are freedom fighters. srilankan sinhala government lying to other people that LTTE is using their own people as a human shield. It is not true. sinhala people have to understand what is your government doing in tamils area. you know what is happening in killinochchi camp, vanni camp, and other camps. Do you know how army treating tamils. tamils nation leader is PRABAHARAN. DO YOU KNOW WHO IS THE REAL TERRORIST THAT IS SRILANKAN GOVERNMENT MAHINDA RAJAPAKSE, AND HIS FAMILY AND WHO IS SUPPORTING HIM. LTTE IS A FREEDOM FIGHTERS WE NEED TAMIL EELAM - GOWRY

Posted by Anonymous May 1, 09 10:18 PM
160.

srilankan govement is one of the dangerous terrorist
Stope genocide of tamil

why SL government not allowing any foreign media to war zone or captured places?

Why NGO not allowed to go even refugee camps?

let them to go and bring the truth to the world.

Posted by dasa May 1, 09 09:03 PM

Posted by chelvi May 1, 09 10:22 PM
161.

Stope genocide of tamils in Srilanka. LTTE is not a terrorist organisation.They are freedom fighters

Posted by Babu May 1, 09 10:23 PM
162.

MLK had a dream...2009 President Obama is in the oval office.these peoples'
dreaming.....oneday ....yesturday kosovo,East-Timor.....tommorrow TamilEelam and Tibet.

Posted by smith May 1, 09 10:24 PM
163.

Can any one imagine, how tamil peoples are suffering in Sri Lanka due to horrible sinhala government. Mostly Sri Lankan gov relased photos are showing they are helping people, but why they trap them in concentration camps Now they are suffering more in governments concentration camps. No food for them, no free to move, no freedom to talk, forcefull abortion, families are separated, parents are isolated from their childeren, husband is isolated from wife, sri lankan soldiers rape tamil girls evey day, arrested several hundreds of men and women by Sri lankan intelligence forces and do not what happend to them.
Several people are still detained in Kilinochi army camp and torchering them.
Clearly a ethnic cleansing is going on Sri Lanka. Why the world is so injustice. Even UN watches the heavy shelling and areial bombardment via satelite and they keep on silent and blaming LTTE is route cause for tamils suffering. This is ridiculous blame. They must analyse the route cause of tamils suffering, if they cant they can ask it from the tamil diaspora.
Sinhalese belive there forces is doing a good job, but they do not understand they are creating a way to permanatly separate the country. How horrible these sinhales? Are not they having conscience? Also Sri lankan army do not have that much of courage to crush LTTE, actualy the war is conducting by indian army and all military support by India and China.

Posted by KariKari May 1, 09 10:24 PM
164.

who ever telling this negative comment they will be a werewovle.who ever is speding romuors are not human they are crectirs of the dark.
this romour about tamils dieing getting hurt ang babys getting killed is true one day the whole world will know this truth.the truth will not disappear before anyone knows.Everybody has to know this truth.

Posted by kevin May 1, 09 10:26 PM
165.

TERRORIST SRI LANKAN GOVERNMENT AND SILENTLY WATCHING WORLD COMMUNITY
Even after aerial bombing by TERRORIST SLA IN SO CALLED NO FIRE ZONE and picture released/leaked by UN, the whole world watching silently. Where is the UN? Where is the international community to stop TAMIL GENOCIDES

Posted by Ramana May 1, 09 10:28 PM
166.

PLEASE DO NOT BELEIVE PICTURES THAT ARMY IS HELPING TAMILS. THEY ARE HELPING ONLY FOR PICTURES TO SHOW OUT SIDE THE WORLD. INSIDE LOTS OF BAD THINGS GOING ON. TAMILS ARE FREEDOM FIGHTERS. SINHALA GOVERNMENT KILLING ALL THE KIDS WHAT! ARE THEY TERRORIST. NO. SINHALA ARMY RAPING TAMIL LADIES. WHY SINHALA ARMIES DONT HAVE SISTERS AND MOM. WHEN YOU RAPE OUR TAMIL LADIES THINK ABOUT YOU MOTHER AND SISTER. WHY SINHALESE DON'T UNDERSTAND THIS.. WHY ONLY SINHALA GOVERMENT IS LIKE TERRORIST.

Posted by MAHAWELA May 1, 09 10:30 PM
167.

Srilanka government is terrorist government. They are killing innocent Tamil people and also shelling , bombing . Recently released sattelite photos is released by UN AND YOU CAN REALISED. In srilanka genocide against Tamil people. Should safe Tamil people by world community. Don't delay.

Posted by Ananthan May 1, 09 10:31 PM
168.

So many innocent civilians are killed by the Srilankan government forces. UN and other international community failed to save the Tamil civilians. The Srilankan government told that it didn't use any heavy weapons in the so called safe zone. But recent satellite images shows the craters created by the aerial bombing.

All the peace loving people should unite and condemn the UN (for its failure to save the civilians) and the Srilankan government (for the atrocity against the civilians) and Indian government (for its support to the killing of civilians).

Posted by thayaparan May 1, 09 10:34 PM
169.

tamil people killed by srilankan forces more than 20 years. world should stop that. World leaders visit srilanka listen srilankan singalish voice. those leaders shoud visit tamil living areas talk that people find out what going on there and talk tamil representative in this island.

Posted by r.shutha May 1, 09 10:35 PM
170.

Dear internatinal community whatever comments see against ltte is not true .and prabaharan who is the leader of ltte is not the one who caused the conflict in sri lanka it is the sri lankan goverment itself.once when the british gave indipendent to sri lanka they didnt think about the tamil community rights who used to live in the north and south part of sri lanka .who had ther own ruled kingdom wihch was united by british with the sinhala community to rule the contry easier,and know since british left sri lanka our rights been denied by sihalese we been discriminated.we tamils fighted against the sihala goverment in a non violenet way ,our protests our hunger strikes been discriminated.thats the way tamils fighted against sri lankan gvt. u should understand one think where non violent woudn,t work .that si where violent starts.their for ltte is born to stop sucking the tamil people blood by sihala racist ,or sri lankan state terorisom.

Posted by Anonymous May 1, 09 10:35 PM
171.

stop the genocide in srilanka. srilankan army kill innocent people in no war zone.
unitednation also released some satelite pictures. that pictures show innocent people are killed by srilankan army.

Posted by thushaara May 1, 09 10:40 PM
172.

God...Please help the helpless Tamils...
Nobody knows the destruction on Tamil population ,which caused by Sri Lanka Terrorist Government...
A war without any witnesses.....

Posted by wally May 1, 09 10:44 PM
173.

OH MY GOD, THERE IS NO ONE IN THIS WORLD TO STOP THIS GENOSIDE.
THOSE WHO ARE IN THE POWER HAVE TO STOP THIS. THAT IS THEIR DUTY.

I AM SURE THAT THE SRILANKAN PRESENT GOVERNMENT HAVE TO PAY MUCH SOON TO THIS EVENTS.

Posted by KRISHNA May 1, 09 10:46 PM
174.

I believe that if Lord Buddha were alive today, practice of Buddhism - practice of the ideals of tolerance, non-attachment, and respect, despite all odds - would cause even him to draw tears, in as much as the perversion of Buddhism in Sri Lanka causes untold misery and suffering day in and day out to those thousands of Tamils who can suffer only in silence.

Posted by nesa May 1, 09 10:52 PM
175.

MASS MASSACRE underway.THE WELL STRUCTURED TERRORIST ORGANIZATION THE GOVERMENT OF SRILANKA. today B B C TELECAST may 1st BETTER PICTURE . thats explain every thing .some people writing sri lankan probaganda because they on SRILANKAN PAYROLL. US AND THE E U GOVERMENT S not support I M F LOAN. that money going to use GENOCIDE TAMIL PEOPLE.

Posted by jayabalan May 1, 09 10:52 PM
176.

Dear Readers

In the Current Century Srilanka is the only place where an no witness genocide of Tamils being taken place. Definitely Srilanka will payback for its all killings

Posted by Ranjan May 1, 09 10:55 PM
177.

Stop the genocide of Tamil people in srilanka. Srilanka government is one of tha dangerous terrorist in tha world.please help to save our tamil people. please please please please. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Posted by kalaiarasi May 1, 09 11:03 PM
178.

I am Srilankan majority ethenic group person and really same to say this. My people klilling my brthehood nations. I don't want to get any difficult situation for my nations. My government time to stop it otherwise we have to pay back all the thinks whatever we had done past and current. Don't kill innocent tamil civilions.

Posted by Priyanthantha Piyadasa May 1, 09 11:04 PM
179.

This is a brutal war run by sri lanka inspite of huge civilian casualties. No media - No aid agencies - No witness for the war. What is sri lanka hiding from the world ? UN says more than 7000 civilians killed and 14000 injured in the past 3 months .. Rajapakse is not concerned about that ... Every one knows this is ethinc conflict between Tamil and Sinhalese .. Then why there is no one to representing Tamil in UN ?

Posted by senthil May 1, 09 11:05 PM
180.

Srilanka belongs to Sinhala buddhist. Minorities can live along with us. but can't demand anything ,otherwise above pics show the tale.

Posted by Weera Banda May 1, 09 11:10 PM
181.

STOP GENOCIDE AND FREE TAMIL EELAM

Lot of srilankans are telling these pictures are fake.Then why they are not allowing international media into this area. Because they know what is going in Tamils area exactly. If they are beleiving in Srilanka's military' action, why they are not going into these areas.

Posted by Prakash Santhanam May 1, 09 11:12 PM
182.

Does the IC expect any more evidence to realize our problem which made by SL government and its forces? We also have the equal right as you have to live in the world. Then why did not you come forward to stop the genocide carried out by the SL government? You can get more evidence using you modern technology from the war zone. Please help our people. We are begging you

Posted by John Nathan May 1, 09 11:14 PM
183.

tamils youths are getting killed by the SL army in the government controlled area and tamil girls are getting raped by the Srilankan army. i don't know why organization like UN still exists. it is a shame for UN. humanitarian laws no longer exists. it's all about the political issues now. what a world we are living on

Posted by joywin May 1, 09 11:17 PM
184.

Simple and sweet I can tell that SL goverment trying to act a super drama.

Posted by Siva May 1, 09 11:18 PM
185.

thank you who put this pics see how srilankan try to kill tamil please help to save from srilankan gov shingaleh killer ,thank u again tamil Tigersi LTTE ower freedam fighter

Posted by navo May 1, 09 11:20 PM
186.

#4 Hilarious
No one else to been seen in the vicinity of the studio! May be it’s a solo performance? Or may be all the soldiers are saints but it’s only the politicians are devils.

Did any of the intellectuals here have questioned the figures released by the Sri Lankan terrorist government about how many civilians were trapped in the so called “no fire zone” (this has recently been clarified by Sir John Holmes as the “combat zone”) and how can almost 3 times the number of people trapped have escaped (and captured) the area now?
Initially the terrorist government (and of-cause the India, which is waging the proxy war) put the figure of people in LTTE (Tamil Tigers) controlled area as 70,000. Now, the same terrorist government is claiming that they have rescued more than 200,000 people. I have no scientific way of explaining how can 70,000 people can produce another 130,000 + people within a month.

Can any of the intellectuals here supporting the Sri Lankan terrorist government explain the reason? What were they trying to hide?

Now, the same terrorist government is saying (of cause along with the Indian congress government) that there are 10,000 to 15,000 people still remain under LTTE controlled area. Can the same intellectuals tell us what the true figure would be?

Don’t bring up the LTTE story here to divert the topic. My question is not about if the LTTE is right or wrong! It’s only about, if the Sri Lankan government is a terrorist government or not!

Posted by Noel W May 1, 09 11:21 PM
187.

@76: How do you know some pics are fake?...did you go to the war zone and verify?..I find it so disgusting how the sinhala people (Sri lanka's majority) swallows every single lie that is fed by their gov't. I can clearly see the similarity between world war 2 era germany and current sri lanka...Like the germans who beleived in Hitler's propaganda of "jews trying to steal everything from Germany and therefore they need to get eliminated"...the current sri lankan regime's propaganda of "tamils trying to steal the country from sinhalese" is working well with the sinhalese. Hope the US steps into this part of the world and teach a lesson to the sinhala regime. Let the innocent people live peacefully

Posted by Robert Tung May 1, 09 11:26 PM
188.

Stope the genocide of tamil people in srilanka. .Srilankan government is one of the dangerous terrorist in the world. please help to save our tamil people. please please please please,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Posted by arasi May 1, 09 11:27 PM
189.

where is human rights .See how tamil people are killing by sinhala barberian government, WHERE is WORLD ? WHERE is humanitarian ? WHERE is UN ? ARE they all support to the srilankan mudering government to kill all TAMILS ? WHY do they have to move from thier own home land ? WHY the whole world ask them to move from thier land to sinhala mercyness land ? as long as they flee to the government area (SL) , WORLD you know what is happening there ? SL Army rape all the young tamil girls and send them to the place call Anurathapura for thier entire Military to rape them and kill and burn them in the bushes, and they arrest all the tamil boys
over age of 10 tocher and kill them then burn them in the same bushes. This is GENOCIDE. please world, un, eu, any country who respect human lives PLEASE take immidiate action against SL DICTATORSHIP GOVERNMENT PLEASE PLEASE

Posted by aarul May 1, 09 11:27 PM
190.

picture no21 baby had burning mark from chemical wapon usd in war zone
pictureno 22 saying on march sl forces used shelling by armodcar

I found the evidence sl army and goverment killing inocent tamil.If no one trust me please visit innercity press.com they having satterlite image.

Posted by BLUE BIRD May 1, 09 11:30 PM
191.

Sri Lankan terrorist government leaders must be punished for all the war crimes !
- Using banned chemical weapons in densely populated civilian areas
- Killing hundreds of Tamils every day
- Using captured civilians are human shield
- Using food and medicine as the weapon of war
- Running Nazi type concentration camps
- Terrorizing the innocent Tamil civilians
- Terrorizing and killing of journalists, NGO workers, students
....
the list goes on...

Posted by Noel W May 1, 09 11:33 PM
192.

WHAT I'M GOING TO SAY ! I,VE BEEN UNDER ILLUTION THAT WE (TAMILS AND SINGHALES) CAN LIVE IN SRI LANKA IN FEDERAL SYSTEM LIKE CANADA OR SWISS. EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE BEEN FIGHTING FOR SEPERATE STATE, I HADE A DREAM LIKE THAT UNTIL BEGINING OF THIS YEAR. BUT WHEN I SEE ALL MY CHILDREN KILLED,MAIMED LIKE STRAY DOGS IN THE STREETS, AND OUR WOMEN WERE RAPED, KILLED EVEN THEY (SRI LANKAN ARMY) RAPED WOMEN WHO DIED IN THE COMBAT, HOW DO I BELIEVE THAT WE CAN LIVE TOGETHER. NO !!!! WE WILLNOT FORGIVE OR FORGET WHAT THEY HAVE DONE TO OUR CHILDREN AND OUR WOMEN WHEN WE ASKE FOR JUSTICE.

I HAD A DREAM THAT WE CAN LIVE TOGETHER, UNTIL I REALIZE THE TRUTH.

I HAD A DREAM, I HAD A DREAM.

YES, A DREAM, ..............A DAY DREAM ...................

Posted by RAPHAEL.J May 1, 09 11:34 PM
193.

From the Independance SriLanka has been treating Tamils in this way. Now only this has been disclosed gto the world. The mentality of Mojority people in SriLanka is very cual aginst Tamils. Though Tamil areas are very independant from all ....al (Economical, Political etc,) ties with SriLanka, It was very unfortunate that Britan has left the Tamils in the hands of 70% mojority. Since then this unfortunate events are continouosly occuring. Now Tamils have no voice in the world. What ever the SriLankan says is being the truth. The SriLankan Army ruthlessley attack Tamils and give some biscuits obtained from foreign aids. opaganda

Posted by Karu May 1, 09 11:34 PM
194.

# 17
Initially when I looked at it, I thought it was to support that propaganda of LTTE using child soldiers! But, apparently it's a Sri Lankan soldier ! WOW !

Posted by Noel W May 1, 09 11:35 PM
195.

so what s gonna happen in sri lanka for tamil we need solution / please give their rights and live calmly like everybody else people to live not to die

Posted by tharu May 1, 09 11:38 PM
196.

If you see all the comments from singhela community here it clearly indicates that none of them bothered about killing of tamils and they just go with military victory and justifying all these killings of innocent civilians in the name of finishing off LTTE. SL govt is not allowing any international media either to the war zone or to the barbed wire camps.So this clearly indicates that SL govt wants to proceed the genocide without any witness. This is strange . I beg all the world leaders to save the Tamils from terrorist SL govt.
IT IS CLEARLY GENOCIDE
you all the singhela community go arround comes around wait & see

Posted by kugan ajax canada May 1, 09 11:40 PM
197.

stop the genocide of tamil people in srilanka. srilanka government is one of the dangerous terrorist in the world. please help to save our tamil people. please please please ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Posted by arasi May 1, 09 11:41 PM
198.

so what s gonna happen in sri lanka for tamil we need solution / please give their rights and live calmly like everybody else people to live not to die

Posted by tharu May 1, 09 11:42 PM
199.

stop the genocide of tamil people in srilanka. srilanka government is one of the dangerous terrorist in the world. please help to save our tamil people. please please please ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Posted by arasi May 1, 09 11:44 PM
200.

LTTE FIGHTING FOR OUR FEEDOM , coz government did this genoside .
40years tamils ask their rights peacefully but what they return is , 1956 ,1983 genosides , then only there was a group call LTTE , theymore than 98% of tamils support them

Posted by SIVA May 1, 09 11:47 PM
201.

If KILLING CIVILIANS IS TERRORISM, then SL IS THE MOST DANGEROUS TERRORIST ORGANIZATION IN THE WORLD. It took abt 70000 Tamil lives and is threatening the lives of abt 500000 tamil civilians currently in and out of the war zone. THE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ARE CONNECTED TO THE MURDERS OF REPORTERS WHO SPEAK OUT AGAINST THEM AND NGOS. Medias, UN, officials of other countries and aid agencies are banned from the war zone and IDP camps. If they have nothing to hide, why are they restricting everyone from going in to the war zone?? Anyone can understand that they are trying to hide the mass murders done by their army. I wonder why the UN, USA and the rest of the so called democratic world is silent???

Posted by Malar May 1, 09 11:47 PM
202.

LTTE is not terrorist group their the freedom fighters for tamil people but the US, UK and Canada etc. are banned them because of Srilankan government's wrong probaganda. Thousands of people killed by the terriorist government by shelling and air attack not by LTTE. Those people are captured by SLA are scared now thats why they can express the truth now. Srilankan government will face the consequence soon and you can't kide the truth for long time and world are started to ask questions.

Posted by AP May 1, 09 11:50 PM
203.

These people had a prosperous live in their native land, they were not depended on anyone , hard working people , now they become orphans and almost they lost everything . Why ?????
Is that the injured child laying in the floor Terrorist? Is that crime to born as Tamil in Sri Lanka?. Don't justify anything in the name of Terrorism. We Tamils will never forget or forgive these atrocities against Tamil community.


Posted by Terrence May 1, 09 11:57 PM
204.

How can Singalese people have the guts too commemt on tamil civilions as singalese when none of u guys are goin through this much pain.
This shows how cowardly singalese act when killing tamils.

Posted by Jegatheeswary May 2, 09 12:04 AM
205.

The tamil people sufferdso much untold missery bythe government of srilanka.No witnes no medicine nofood no dignity novoice no right to live kids seperated from theirparents forcefully nobody going to get the true picturs ofthe tamilsfeeling and suffering .They are surronded by killers.If the husbund or wife abuse the other partner the civil court give the divose then why Dont the international power work together to give a seperate state to tamil people then the genocide and suffering going tostop right away . alredy the damage is civiar. please save our remainig people. thank you.

Posted by rani May 2, 09 12:08 AM
206.

This is what the Sri Lankan Government has been doing since 1958 to TAMILS. So many innocent civilians are killed by the Srilankan government forces. UN and other international community failed to save the Tamil civilians.They are refugee in their own land . The Sri Lankan Government is a terrorist Government .Sri Lankan government policy is to kill all the TAMIL people in Sri Lanka. WORLD PLS HELP THE INNOCENT TAMILS.

Posted by Tara May 2, 09 12:09 AM
207.

It seems to me that when you really put the clamps on the tamil population, that's just when all hell breaks loose.


Posted by Ravendran,australia May 2, 09 12:09 AM
208.

I agree some of these photoes taken by SL Army. But any of these photo is not reflect what the thinking in the Army's mind. Thease all are only for media and to satisfy the international people. Why the people have to vacate their own vilages? Dear all...Please urge UN to visit the affected area so called " no fire zone declaired by Govt. of SL"...

Posted by Rajan May 2, 09 12:10 AM
209.

the sinhalase always refuse to give basic rights to tamils they killed more many lives now only they sufferings came to our attention the srilankan all govt not reay to treat tamils as human beings they want to destroy all tamils the tamils sufferes for even water the mahintha bros want to divert all peoples divertion from their corruptions so that they killed and abducted the press peoples.
if the govt saidall right about the war zone and about tamils why they are not ready to permit the NGOS and pressto the war zone even two days before they not sent the britan and france ministers they refuse visa ti sweden ministers what they thing why they afrid take some action already late try to save the balance dont beleive LTTE wesite and SL website see the stalite pictures by the un and know about the situation and take action immly

Posted by n prabhu May 2, 09 12:12 AM
210.

PIC #21 A malnourished child is a clear evidence of blockade food and Medicine, before around 100,000 people crossover to government control ares , government officials (Foreign minister and Foreign secretary ) claimed that there were only around 70,000 people. Sri Lankan government used Food as a Weapon. This is proofed war crime by.

International Community , what actions you are going to take against these war crimes??

Posted by Ronald May 2, 09 12:14 AM
211.

UN satalite pictures are proven what sri lankan army did to tamils? singala government has been killing tamils since 1956 as far as I know.may be even before.1983 black july was the nightmare for tamils.since 1983 every day is a black day for tamils. if there two races can't live together just live seperately. how simple is that. ?
Fact is LTTEs were created by singala racist governments.

Posted by roy May 2, 09 12:14 AM
212.

Sri Lankan government is corrupted and its millitary is a killing mechine. Post-independant history of Sri Lanka shows clear evidence of killing Tamils as well as sinhalese in large numbers. Politicians use ethnic issue to keep them in power.

Posted by Leo May 2, 09 12:17 AM
213.

If Sri Lankan gov thinks they are doing the right things for tamil people then they should allow international media in the war zone to see the truth. If the international media say they truth tamil diaspora also will listen. Now we trust our people and whats happening in there is GENOCIDE. Who killed in more civilians in Srilanka?. From 1956 till now over 250 000 tamil civilians have been killed their properties have been burned, women are raped and over 1 millions people living as refugees around the world. LTTE started their war against Sri lanka in early nineties and civilians killed by their action may be few thousands unfortunately. so WHO ARE THE REAL TERRORISTS?. i thing even a small baby will tell you exactly.
Most Sinhala people are paid by srilankan gov to write in these web sites. The truth is poor sinhala people doesn't know the truth and their children dying in the war front. one day they will realise the truth but that day it will be too late.

Posted by ruban May 2, 09 12:17 AM
214.

USA Govt. should to take immediate action to stop this Genocide of Srilankan Govt against the inocent Tamil civilians. In mullaitivu when Doctor done a postmortum of a dead body of a girl who was raped and killed by Srilankan Army, the doctor found more than 1-1/2 litre men semen inside her body. what a devil crime done by the 3rd class bastard Srilankan Army. Because they proved In HAITI done the sexual assault for the Haity little girls when Srilankan army worked as a UN peace keeping force. Around 110 SL army found guilty and send back by UN. In Sinhaleese area there was incident happen father raped his own Daughter. Only Good governments like USA, UK, France, Germany, Southafrica, Canada,Europian Union, Russia, China, Popandavar can presure the Srilankan Govt. to bring a Permanent ceasefire and stop the Genocide and save the civillians.

Posted by Thuraisamy May 2, 09 12:17 AM
215.

the united nations estimates more than 6500 civilians have been killed in thepast three months alone {by sri lankan army}it,s time world took strong and immeddiate action to address this worsening situation.world must stop this genocide in sri lanka NO more innocent tamil live can be lost in sri lanka

Posted by peter johnn May 2, 09 12:18 AM
216.

Please stop the tamil genocide in Sri lanka bring the immediate ceasefire in Sri Lanka. Sri lankan government rejecting the ceasefire, they are doing systematical genocide. whole world are blind, because they calling those people are terrorist.

Posted by Jay1 May 2, 09 12:19 AM
217.

See how much saffering tamil people. Wold open your eyes.please take the action to Sri lanka . Sri lanka goverment very pad.

Posted by Jega May 2, 09 12:23 AM
218.

The United Nations has accused the Sri Lankan army of shelling a civilian safe zone hours after the country's president announced it would stop all heavy artillery attacks.

By Dean Nelson in Colombo and Colin Freeman in London
Last Updated: 10:32PM BST 28 Apr 2009

Dear Hon President Barack Obama,

PLEASE SAVE US FROM GENOCIDE

I make this appeal in extreme desperation and as a final resort when hope is fading from our Tamil people.

Regarding the war in Gaza. we saw the compassion were with the suffering people, We (Tamils) appeal you in extreme desperation to show us the same compassion on Tamils here in Mullaitivu.(Sri Lanka)

The Sri Lankan army use internationlly banned chemical weapons, Neom bombs, cluster bombs and Artillery, multi-barrel and mortar fire towards safety zones in Mullaitivu district is described as ‘the most inhumane genocidal attacks on civilian population’.

Although International community are already too late to act, please save rest of the innocent people's lives and take this into serious consideration. they are undergoing extremely critical situation in terms of safety, food and medicine – the basics for a human.

We the Tamils, urge your good officers to do your part to save the lives that are being lost understand the sufferings and the hardships of the Tamils in Sri Lanka

Posted by Alex May 2, 09 12:24 AM
219.

stop.thegenocide and save the tamil people.

Posted by neela May 2, 09 12:27 AM
220.

INDIA AND CHINA STOP HELP FOR SLA ARMY.LTTE SAVEING THIS PEOPLE DEFENTLY.LTTE NOT DEFEREN FROM THE TAMIL PEOPLE

Posted by KANDEE May 2, 09 12:28 AM
221.

Satellite images reveal SLA shelling damages to Safe Zone
[ 2009-04-30 23:35:33 ]
A report by United Nations Institute for Training and Reseach (UNITAR) surfaced on April 27th confirmed the heavy use of artillery and aerial bombing of civilian safety zone (CSZ) by the Sri Lankan armed forces. The 10-page document, initially made public, was later blocked by UNITAR for preventing incriminating evidence of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) shelling of civilian areas. Several organizations, including Inner City Press, however, have archived a local copy of the now officially unavailable report. [More
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Posted by Rohan F May 2, 09 12:28 AM
222.

The United Nations has accused the Sri Lankan army of shelling a civilian safe zone hours after the country's president announced it would stop all heavy artillery attacks.

By Dean Nelson in Colombo and Colin Freeman in London
Last Updated: 10:32PM BST 28 Apr 2009

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Dear Hon President Barack Obama,

RE: PLEASE SAVE US FROM GENOCIDE

I make this appeal in extreme desperation and as a final resort when hope is fading from our Tamil people.

Regarding the war in Gaza. we saw the compassion were with the suffering people, We (Tamils) appeal you in extreme desperation to show us the same compassion on Tamils here in Mullaitivu.(Sri Lanka)

The Sri Lankan army use internationlly banned chemical weapons, Neom bombs, cluster bombs and Artillery, multi-barrel and mortar fire towards safety zones in Mullaitivu district is described as ‘the most inhumane genocidal attacks on civilian population’.

Although International community are already too late to act, please save rest of the innocent people's lives and take this into serious consideration. they are undergoing extremely critical situation in terms of safety, food and medicine – the basics for a human.

We the Tamils, urge your good officers to do your part to save the lives that are being lost understand the sufferings and the hardships of the Tamils in Sri Lanka

Posted by Alex May 2, 09 12:31 AM
223.

UN is sleeping as usual (only in caseOF tamils not for Gaza or elsewhere).so the sri lankan terrorist government thinks that this world doesn't care about these poor tamils and it massacres tamils everyday.sri lankan terrorist government and indian terrorist government should be brought to internatinal criminal court for their genocide of tamils.Mr obama where are you? where is your princibles? are you also listening to these terrorist governments(SL AND INDIA)/

Posted by kssson May 2, 09 12:31 AM
224.

some images of the war zone in northeast Sri Lanka are available now but the lifes of 7000 Tamils are not available
the government of srilanka(GoSL) left out the pease agreement and pease talks and went to war the war was started by GoSL
the war is carried out by GoSL
during this period of 2 years war, more than 5000 Tamil civilions were made 'disappeared' by GoSL.
during this period of 2 years war, more than 15000 Tamil civilions were killed by GoSL. among this 7000 Tamil civilions were killed within last 4 months.
still GoSL carried out war to arrest Tamils and keep them in detension camps.
in those detension camps, nnumber of Tamils were killed/disapeared but nobody have data because no one can allowed to these camps
the GoSL was always impartial to Tamils.
but the present GoSL is very crual and have made very much damage to Tamil sociey
one thing I like to say...
Above images of the war zone show only a few moments of tragedy created by the GoSL
BUT
many Tamils are being killed, disappeared by terrerist sinhala army
many Tamil girls raped by terrerist sinhala army
those images are not avilable
because GoSL carry out a war with out witness
But one day,
all the accouts created by the terrerist Sri lanka government and its sinhala army will be settled with high rate of interests

Posted by anu May 2, 09 12:36 AM
225.

Dear commenters just i have small point to tell u that is According to the great srilakan Cheif commander Mr.Sararh Fonseka' sounds like there are just 500 or 600 LTTE troops are figthing against the goverment. If it is there are 150,000 civilians+40,000 srilakan troops arond the whole area with full of loaded weapons so How is the possible to handle civilians+troops by such this small amount of LTTE troops. So which means the srilankan goverment is making the fake photographes and killig the innocent tamils.
Now i can clearly tell one thing that is The srilankan soliders are very good drama artiest,so all tamil people get ready to suggest the humanity srilankan soliders for OSKAR award.

Posted by Sivalingham Krishanthan May 2, 09 12:36 AM
226.

i cant believe some ppl think these pictures are fake? which child can act to look malnurished? which female can act to be running away, when a bomb is blowing a few meters away? and being a Tamil woman who has lived in Northern Sri Lanka, I know for a fact that no woman would even think of turning to look at a sri lankan army person....this is not due to fear but due to disgust. They come in our land and they rape our woman and then force us to abort the children they bore us with....THE SRI LANKAN GOVERNMENT HAS DENIED any media entry, along side food, medicine and UN AID entry....all this to fight against LTTE AT THE COST OF 100 000S OF CIVILANS? does the country actually care for its ppl that it cleams to care when it is doing all these atrocities purposely? if you want more info, then u can check out the comments made by SL defense minister gothabaya rajabaksa on youtube....see the truth everyone

Posted by Anjali May 2, 09 12:39 AM
227.

plss stop srilanka tamil genocide plsss internatonal cpmmunity help to stop this genocide.

Posted by nis May 2, 09 12:42 AM
228.

Dear friends,
I have seen those pictures witch made me to cry Tamil people are helpless people in the world they are killed by there own government forces as a animals since 1950s the tamils killed by the government. The government say they are killing tamil tiger in picture one year baby is the baby tiger? The most of the tamil people support LTTE some dose not want show because if do they will kill by government army . world please bring peace to tamil people they got enough painful life thanks for the pictures to show some reality in Srilanka.

Posted by karan May 2, 09 12:42 AM
229.

if the srilankan goverment is great and humanitarian they wont do like this horrible if the god is still great , for sure , the president of srilanka and the srilankan devil militaries get punish from god , be cause whoever do the punishment and kill the innocent civilians they can not escape from god punishment, god bless everyone . great job the boston globe , u get blessed from god, be cause u bring the tamil people genocide to the world , again god bless for the boston globe thank you

Posted by paran ( NORMAL HUMAN) May 2, 09 12:48 AM
230.

Mr.presiden Obama please wake up and save my tamil people in TAMIL EELAM,

Posted by A:Premakumar May 2, 09 12:53 AM
231.

My name is Sanath Jeyasurya the cricket player of Sri Lanka.I'm soo dispointed about this government and they are just killing the innocent tamil in Sri Lanka..Mahinda Rajapaksha is just lieing to the whole world and try to hide the truth to the world... i could simply say it's called systamatic GENOCIDE OF TAMILS....this Rajapaksha brothers are the real terorist. My message to my fans to not to support for this stupid governmet this is from my heart.Tamis are very innocent people but this Rajapaksa family is just bullshit family.

Posted by Sanath Jeyasurya May 2, 09 12:56 AM
232.

Please Obama look at these Photos, Brake your silence help the innocent Tamils. See how they are suffering, Only you can stop this genocide against Tamils by SLA. No Tamils can ever live together with Sinhalese in Sri-Lanka with Peace, the only solution is Tamil Eelam.For the last 60 years Tamils have been toarcheard enough by the SL GOV. and its forces. Please help the Tamils before its too late. Thank You so much.

Phylis Bala.

Posted by Phylis May 2, 09 12:58 AM
233.

In Srilanka all theese hapenings by the hands of Indianforces by suplying weapons ,Information,army personal and propaganda etc....
All the world only listnening Indiansstate,but Indianrulers are most big head ppl and they have empty heads too.They are the responsiblites for assisting theese thugs(racist) miltiary .
Here all tamil ppl are suffering. no one cares ,no one things about there sufferings.
all wanted gaining some things from these poor people.


Posted by thooyavan May 2, 09 12:59 AM
234.

Events unfold typical of Nazi concentration camps
[Thu, 30 Apr 2009, 10:13 GMT]

Food parcels were thrown to people after making them run like dogs, and two children were killed in the melee in the barbed-wire camp at Menik Farm, Vavuniyaa. A 12-year-old boy on Monday and a 7-year-old boy on Tuesday were crushed to death in the melee, media sources in Vavuniyaa said. Meanwhile, around 300 Tamil youth from several camps in the area were forcefully taken by the Sri Lanka army, in the name of arrest, amidst protests of family members on Tuesday. Recently, 60 people have died of sickness in the camps, the sources further said. A total of 154,368 Vanni civilians are in captivity by the SLA up to Wednesday and out of them, 90, 181, were captured after 20 April.

Posted by Nevil Jeyasurea May 2, 09 12:59 AM
235.

1) why is SL government not allowing any foreign media to war zone or captured places?

2) Why NGO not allowed to go even refugee camps?

Let them go and bring the truth to the world.

Posted by Busch May 2, 09 01:09 AM
236.

Thank you Boston Globe for publishing tamils being killed and torture by sri lankan govt. Please save the innocent tamils.
Keep up your good work.
In this modern world , people are just watching, even UN didn't take action.
Media like you guys have a power to show the world that innocent woman and children being killed by every day, No one willing to stop this genocide tamils.
Thank you Boston Globe again,
Stop this killing

Posted by Abi May 2, 09 01:14 AM
237.

Srilanken goverment is a Terrorist Organisation, who killed and use heavily weapon on Tamils. The srilanken goverment and most singla people are main reason to war in Srilanka. The sivilwar did not stop unntil the Tamils get a homeland as TAMIL EELAM.

Posted by Olav Normann May 2, 09 01:26 AM
238.

If the government of Srilanka is tellimg the truth why is that they are scared to allow the international media and the UN REPRSENTATIVES to the so called SAFE ZONE created by the GOSL. Somethinf is wrong somewhere Tha truth is being kept in the dark and being kept away from international community. Maybe the other involvements may come to light

Posted by Arumugam May 2, 09 01:29 AM
239.

This problem started after 1948. Tamils need freedom. Why can't the Tamil people live in their own land? Singla Srilankan government needs to study about humanitarian life. Until the Srilankan government knows about humanitarian issues, they will play with evey Tamil civilan's soul. Tamils should not beg the Srilankan government. The Srilankan government will not save the Tamil civilians in the concentration camps set by the Srilankan government . Please international community save human lives!

Posted by Berline.K May 2, 09 01:34 AM
240.

how srilankan forces killed tamil civilians indiscriminally is war crime. looking in to the un satellite image showing this attrocity why the world is not speaking up. please do not do as same mistake as bosnia or rwanda. this is the last chance . please give us our land thats our homeland.

Posted by ramesh May 2, 09 01:44 AM
241.

stop the genocide of tamil in sri lanka. silakan goverment is terrorist not LTTE

Posted by THEVARAJAH May 2, 09 01:51 AM
242.

First of all ,I announce the world leaders ,that the sinhala communities never ever as a human beings.They were born for annimals.Does any sinhals peoples can say in a open heart mind,It is the terrerisom ?
And one thisng has to be remembered ,by each and every Tamils & sinhala peoples ,this bloody sinhals communities's behaviours ,wont be forget by Tamils.
And tamils also can do the same path,which is doing by the government,but we know the value of the human beings.We are waiting ,theat till how long the ,sinhala politician lie with an international communities and we are askinng the international communities,why there is UN? and Human rights org?finally we are asking prabhakaran ,why you cannot do the same way to reply to the Sri Lankan gov?

Posted by Mathavan May 2, 09 01:52 AM
243.

this is what happens to Tamils in this prolonged genocidal war. I lost seven relatives who were killed by SL army. War without evidence.

Posted by Kumar May 2, 09 02:05 AM
244.

This is the witness of the sinhala mentality to the world. Please President Obama stop the genocide , recognise Tamilelam , save Tamils from the sinhalamonsters.

Posted by Nathan May 2, 09 02:09 AM
245.

sri lanken state:-
1.They is dreps womens and
2.Killing many Tamil children 30 to 300 every day
3.They give food urin and drit in jail
4.They touter meny inisent people
5.They killing doktors,teachers,leachtures,Jeanalist,MPs
6.They killing refuges and take gold,money,athers

tamil tiger dont do it mot singelisist

Posted by theiven-norway May 2, 09 02:10 AM
246.

srilankangovementsoneofthedangerousterroriststopgenocideoftamil

Posted by n.ruban May 2, 09 02:11 AM
247.

Sri Lanka government backed by the Sinhala supremacist oppressors, has almost crushed the struggle of the Tamils for their rights, in order to retain the structure the Lankan stata century, the Sinhala supremacist governments have repeatedly avoided granting the political rights of the national minorities within the post-colonial state structure. Instead, they pushed the Tamil minority to the wall through repeated pogroms and terror actions to repress latter’s non-violent struggles to win their rights. Eventually this caused the upsurge of a ferocious armed struggle.
I urge the international community, especially the international civil society not to allow Sri Lankan government, to manipulate the so-called fight against terrorism to win support of the UN and other authorities, and to continue with chauvinist state terrorism on the minority Tamil community.
Immediately unblock the access of the media and the humanitarian organizations into the areas of the internally displaced and war affected people live, and guarantee their freedom of expression.

Posted by Karunanajahe K May 2, 09 02:18 AM
248.

what kind of government attacking own innocent and making them to beg from the world for food

Posted by mani May 2, 09 02:18 AM
249.

What Sri Lanka government cannot do is hiding its atrocities and war crimes against Tamils. These bigger pictures show how Sri Lanka is treating its own citizens (fear in the eyes by shelling, bombing, torturing, murdering and raping, and other inhuman acts). Each one in these pictures has their own story to talk about Sri Lanka state terrorism. Sri Lanka government it self admitted that it is committing war crime and see what UN is doing about it.
http://www.alertnet.org/db/blogs/3159/2009/03/30-115006-1.htm

Posted by Eelaminthan May 2, 09 02:21 AM
250.

this is absolute genocide.oh world please save the tamils.the srilankan goverment is a terrorist state.tamil eelam(tamil homeland) is a only one perment solution.we tamil also.. have rights living in the earth.ltte is freedem fighters.

Posted by indran May 2, 09 02:37 AM
251.

since srilanka get independent from u.k...tamils are running... Pictures here shows genocide like this were seen only in second world war. Leaders of all the civilized nations should be ashamed for letting this to happen to Tamils and allowing Srilankan government to erase an ethnic minority by blaming LTTE. They can seek penance only by doing the right thing, which is giving these Tamils a home land and equal rights like any other human being.

Posted by raj_arunasalam May 2, 09 02:41 AM
252.

All these pictures show how these people are treated well by the terrorist government of Sri-Lanka.The defence secretary ,hardcore terrorist, mass murderer Gothabaya Rajapaksha said that what the people of Sri-Lanka wanted is carried out by him and his brother,terrorist leader and president of Sri-Lanka Rajapaksha.What he came to say to the world was his brother and brutal murderer Rajapaksha is president of sinhalese people and what they want is being carried out by him and his terrorist brothers.It is in peak now,but this gencidal activity was going on since 1958 at different periods of time.(communal war) His question was,why other genuine leaders of the World,who respect the humanitarianism want to interfere in his great inhuman,terrorist,barbaric actvities unleashed against innocent Tamil people. including children &women. IT has come to light by UN's sattelite photographs, how the innocent people are suffered and are being suffering by cluster bombings,chemical bombings and multibarrel shellings by mass muderers,Sri-Lankan army in the so called safety zone(actually Sri-Lankan army's killing field) against the promises to the world and worl leaders that heavy weapons won't be used in the war.Further he said The brutal SRi-Lankan army know how to take care of the Tamil people.Is it true the photos clearly show the people are well cared by the brutal army? The killers say that after killing several thousands of Tamil people, after injuring another several thousands of Tamil people and let them suffer without any care or treatment and punishing them to live with hunger for ever by not giving enough food supplies,they are going to file a case against UN for photographing with the help of satelite.Each and every photograph will speak agains you and your terrorist brothers,Rajapaksha one day.Not only you,who ever supported to you for killing the innocent people will be punished by their own people.You will meet the fate of the Serbian leader who was punished by international society.Dream your end.

Posted by T.S.barathy May 2, 09 02:43 AM
253.

Its bigest genocide this millinum. srilanka terror goverment india pakistan china &Russia together are doing this genocide.When this world wake up?

Posted by Mohan May 2, 09 02:43 AM
254.

This is a brutal war conducted by India, China,Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is not doing this alone. India is directly involved in this war and other countries are supplying weapons and technological support. This is not a "war on Terror".This is a war to terrorize Tamils and eradicate them from Sri Lanka. I do not know why the world is turning a blind eye to this barbarism? I believe, America should step into this and provide a solution. I hope President Obama will take the right action and bring the two sides to negotiation. A life is lost every second we delay. May God save these people from the state terrorism!.

Posted by Amuthan May 2, 09 02:47 AM
255.

It is the right of Tamils whether they want to live with Shinhala or alone. It is wrong UN UK USA to decide what Tamils want. As per what I seen, when the Tamils fighters were strong these countries gave pressure to LTTE to go for negotiation and during that time they help to Srilanak to make them strong and started to fight LTTE. Where was the mediators co-chairs when the Srilanka has broken the cease-fire. Now Srilankan government used these innocent Tamils as human shield in many ways but no one take strong action but still supporting to Srilanaka. UN is hiding lots of evidence they have and playing with innocent Tamils. US and UK are using time delaying tactics. I fully support Tamil protest taken place all over the world.

Posted by Tim May 2, 09 02:48 AM
256.

HOLOCAUST & GENOCIDE OF TAMILS## Where are the 30000 TAMIL people surrendered to the Srilankan terrorist state's army? Wakey Wakey World Up and ask Indo-Srilankan Govts.who refused to allow independent media and NGOs

Posted by Tim Hans May 2, 09 02:50 AM
257.

In the name of budda this is what SL doing for last 61 years for tamils.in the name of Ganthi this is what INDIA doing it for geopolitices. CHINA ,PAKISTAN, IRAN ,LIBYA,RUSSIA SAME GEO POLITIES. In the name of humanright, democratic way US,UK,EU,CANADA,AUS,UN doing the same. Any one easily or for their convienet can forget to look at the LARGER PICTURE. some info abt SL. Expeled from human right council in UN, ReD alert on Genocide list, Worse country for jurnalists. Some info abt LTTE ruthless fighting force but one of the higely desiplined army in the world. Never surrender their lLiberation struggle to any body that why they ended up in terrsit list a

Posted by mathi - UK May 2, 09 02:54 AM
258.

GoSL is the only one who kill thousands of innocent civilians. No wonder GoSL pays for its propaganda. Finally it has been published by UN satellite images. The Worst racist country in the world.

Posted by Ragu May 2, 09 02:54 AM
259.

Too much suffering in this world...

Posted by makee May 2, 09 02:55 AM
260.

Destruction caused by Sri Lankan Army is enormous. Mahinda Rajapakse and his fallowers killed those innocent people in cold blood and they kept those peolpe as hostages in NFZ. Our LTTE could rescue innocent civilians in NFZ and within one year they will destroy all Sri Lankan Army . Mahinda Rajapakse should be hanged. He is the real bastard.

USA, India,Norway and other EU countries should interfere to this problem.coz this is a problem in Sri Lanka and seperate it. Prabhakaran is one of the best leader in today's world.Appreciate him a lot.

LTTE - Tamils
Sri Lankan Army - Only Bad Singalish

Raja

Posted by Raja-Sri Lankan Tamil May 2, 09 02:59 AM
261.

It clearly shows, why those Tamil people became to this situation, where are hospitals in the region. What happened to youth, why people are starving, Photos speak for itself, and viewers had to think laterally. Who made those peoples to suffering? It is genocide by Sri Lankan government Sinhalese dominated army.
Visit to see real stories of suffering or 'Googel' "Tamil Genocide"
www.tamilnational.com
www.tamilnet.com

Posted by Donald Ruban May 2, 09 03:04 AM
262.

You want the truth, ask all these people with out the presence of SL forces or LTTE, You will get the truth. SL govt is duping all the world leaders.

Posted by Thiru Nelli May 2, 09 03:06 AM
263.

It is Genocide.
Where is the Humanity and world is blind.

We are kindly ask international Community, you have to do enithing to stop Genocide.

The Srilankan Precident ist Terrorist and he ist modern Hitler.

Posted by Nadesu May 2, 09 03:07 AM
264.

SINHALA RACIST MAKE TAMILS LIKE THIS WITH INDIAN AND CHINESE GOVERNMENTS SUPPORT.
TAMILS NEVER EVER LIVE TOGETHER WITH SINHALESE ANYMORE. IF SO ,IT IS MICE LIVING WITH CATS TOGETHER.
SINHALA GOVERNMENTS HAVE BEEN ALWAYS KILLING TAMIL INNOCENT PEOPLE SINCE 1956. SO FAR NEARLY 170,000 LOST THEIR LIFE BY SINHALA HANNIBAL.
TAMILS HAVE BEEN LIVING IN EELAM SINCE 13TH CENTURY. AT THAT TIME TAMIL WAS THE ONLY LANGUAGE.HISTORY WILL NOT BE DESTROYED.
THESE SINHALSE TOOK TAMILS LAND BY FORCE IN 16TH CENTURY.

Posted by KEN May 2, 09 03:12 AM
265.

Singalese will be punished one day for these.

Posted by Anonymous May 2, 09 03:16 AM
266.

what's wrong with these ceylonese people,terrorism never win ( i mean both side)
making this self sufficient country TO AN ANOTHER WAR TONE COUNTRY.
NOT TO LATE FIND A GOOD SOLUTION.(DO NOT WANT A SORT TERM POLITICIAN ASPIRATION) DO NOT LET YOUNGER GENARATIONS SUFFER.

Posted by MAHES May 2, 09 03:20 AM
267.

The srilankan government will pay the price for their barberic act and for the geocide against tamils

Posted by rmj May 2, 09 03:27 AM
268.

WHERE IS UN? DO YOU SUPPORT FOR KILLING TAMILS?

Posted by BABU May 2, 09 03:27 AM
269.

Sri Lankan Army(only Singalish) is a terrorist government. They have proved that all the the time. Today you can see live evidence if you put your steps in to that areas.

Mahinda Rajapakse should be hanged. He is the real bastard.

Prabaharan is one of the good and best leader for Tamils ( not Singalish)

Posted by Babu May 2, 09 03:28 AM
270.

Dear Editor,

Thank you for bringing all the pictures to the people. Now everyone can see how badly tamil people have being treated in SriLanka. Government doesn't send any food or medicine to the no war zoon area. People were begging for food. How badly they were injured... government uses heavy weapon in the no war zoon. Now the world should take the action immediately to save the tamil people from Sri lankan army and government.

Posted by Thanga May 2, 09 03:31 AM
271.

How much more suffering would one need to endure to make the strong countries in this world realise that these people in Sri Lanka need their help.

Tell me is it wrong to want a country for your own? That is how they started, till the crazy people decided to get greedy. Look back at history. One thing is clear to me, when they attacked and took over Iraq by force, that was because the land of IRAQ is rich which promises benefits to the countries involved, unlike Sri Lanka, that has got nothing to offer.

Prabhakaran's fight is noble, he and his men are only fighting for one cause, to build a country for his Tamil family. To those that lack the knowledge about his cause, please do your homework. The insane act of the Sri Lankan government in wanting to hunt that man down is plain selfish and worthless. Because there are millions of us out here in other parts of the world that are praying for Prabhakaran's victory. GOD knows and we will stand by him till the end.

As said by the great Abraham Lincoln " Force is all-Conquering, but its victories are short lived. This i say to the people that go in the name of wiping out the LTTE, your victories will never be heard. Your genocide attempts and your refusal to give up the war is what the world is talking about.

LONG LIVE LTTE and Prabhakaran

Posted by Ranginee Nadarajan May 2, 09 03:37 AM
272.

tatics of the genocide of Tamilan by srilankan Gocvt.since the indipendent.-1948.
they made pogroom every year kiled morethan 10,000 tamil people but now they havegot chance increase their activities without any world wttnesses in the vanni.
what is the terror? 100 % sinhala army killing 100 % Tamils in their own teroteries with systamatically organized by the only sinhala Govt.actually thus is the State Terror in the 21 th century.shame !!

Posted by kulasingan May 2, 09 03:40 AM
273.

sinhales like to kill tamil poeple even day byday evry one know !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by joseph May 2, 09 03:42 AM
274.

Tamils have lost 7000 lives and more than 20,000injured since Jan 2009 there are cluster bombs, chemical bombs and shelling every single day .World said no more Genocide after Rwanda, & what did we say after WW11? But there is genocide in Northern Sri Lanka . Is Human suffering no concern to Canadians ?
This is another Rwanda

Posted by kosala May 2, 09 03:49 AM
275.

day by day the sigalese goverment killing more than hundreds of tamils in srilanka. we are seeing that thorough the media . .and the srilankan goverment doesnt know the world is wake up from the sleep to know the truth.

Posted by suba May 2, 09 04:05 AM
276.

please save our tamil people stop the genocied srilankan government is terrorrist

Posted by nila May 2, 09 04:07 AM
277.

Thank you BOSTON.com.Stop the GENOCIDE of TAMILS in SRILANKA.we want FREEDOM &TAMIL EELAM.our leader is PRAPAKARAN.

Posted by SELSIA RICHMOND May 2, 09 04:08 AM
278.

LTTES OUR LEADERS, SRILANKS ARMY ONLY KILLING OUR PEOPLES. WAR IS NOT STOPPED SRILANKAN GOVERNMENT WANT TO KILL TAMIL PEOPLES BECAUSE THEY WANT TO MADE SINGLES COUNTRY. I AM A TAMIL PERSON I TOLD LTTES ARE OUR GOVERNMENT, ANY BODY CANT CHANGE OUR MIND, WE WILL CONTINUE THIS WAR AGAINST SRILANKAN GOV UNTIL WHEN WE GOT OUR RIGHTS. WE ARE NOT TERRORIST. SRILANKAN GOV IS TERRORIST, OUR SINGKALA BROTHER WANT TO UNDERSTAND OUR PROBLEMS. PLEASE DON'T BELIEVE GOVERNMENTS FAKES, WE ARE SRILANKANS WE ARE BROTHERS. I DONT LIKE TO LOSS OUR SINGKALA BROTHERS SISTERS, NOW WE ARE THINKING ELLAM IS ONLY ONE SOLUTION FOR OUR PROBLEM. POLITIC IS VERY BAD, YOU KNOW BROTHER UNTILL NOW WE ARE NOT HEAT YOU. PLEASE UNDERSTAND OUR FEELINGS.

Posted by sylajan May 2, 09 04:10 AM
279.

There are horific images! The true face of the brutal war waged by the Sinhalese government to crush the Tamil struggle for political independence of Tamil traditional homeland!! Hidden from meida and out of bounce for humanitarian organisations. Please look at the child in photo number 10. Wounded child, 'child soldier' in trems of SL government, is bandaged with the wraping sheet...obvious embargo on emergency medicals, not to mention the food..
This must be stopped immediately and the perpetrators brought to justice!!

Posted by Dayan May 2, 09 04:13 AM
280.

Sri Lankan State Terrorism : 4100 killed and 8800 wounded in 3 months

In the last 3 months, Sri Lankan Army’s (SLA) indiscriminate aerial and shell attacks along with gunfire killed over 4100 innocent civilians and injured more than 8800 according to the reports. It is to be noted that all of these killings took place in the so-called “safety zone” and the death count includes several 100s of children.

Most of the injured ones are least likely to survive due to lack of medical supplies and food. Even those who managed to flee the war zone are under enormous torture in the so called detention camps formed by SLA. Several hundreds of women were tortured and sent to military hospitals to “serve” the injured soldiers’“needs”; and thousands of young men disappeared – most likely to be executed by the SLA.
In the mean time, SLA has moved all its firepower towards the safety zone to continue the systematic genocide in the name of “war against terrorism”. It is estimated that around 330,000 civilians are still in the “safety zone”. Children dying in large numbers and injuring in large numbers are sure to leave long time scars in their minds of the Tamil community at large and Sri Lanka has to live with the consequences for very many years and decades to come. It is so unfortunate, there is no statement ship emerges from Sri Lanka to guide the country to the lasting peace with the solution satisfying the minority Tamil community, said a local aid worker in Vanni.

Innocent Tamil Civilians Killed by Sri Lankan Armed Forces in 2009
War Without Witness Report

Posted by eelabarathi May 2, 09 04:16 AM
281.

srilankan army very very bad

Posted by nantha May 2, 09 04:19 AM
282.


Stop killing tamils.


aravind.
Andra pradesh, India

Posted by aravind May 2, 09 04:20 AM
283.

Sri Lanka govt saying it's saving the tamils, in reality it's looks like a ethenic clencing. Is this a democratic govt?

Posted by Ben May 2, 09 04:21 AM
284.

Thank you THE BOSTON GLOBE for exposing the genocide work of the BRAIN DEAD Sri Lankan government. They couldn't wipe out LTTE freedom fighter, so next step is to wipe out tamils in Sri Lanka. The SL economy in DIABOLIC condition, the government can't look after their own people, but they spent Multi-BIllions of $ for defence from the hand outs received from foreign countries. "GET REAL YOU SINGHALA GOVERNMENT". You never going to win the war against LTTE by killing the tamil people, SL GOV's actions course for a TAMIL EELAM inevitable. LONG LIVE TAMILS & TAMIL EELAM.

Posted by ROHAN May 2, 09 04:23 AM
285.

Sri Lankan government is a racist.

Sinhalese will never give a solution to Tamils.

But to the Sinhalese writing propaganda here, Dont ever think that Tamil will be a slave to you anytime, never it will happen. We will WIN one day. Nobody can stop that.

Truth will always win. No Prpoganda can stop that.

The world will be with us one day and Tamil Eelam will formed ASAP. Rejoice till that time.

Posted by Ravi Shankar May 2, 09 04:25 AM
286.

No Solution at all for last 60 years!!
Please let them go alone!
you cant hold them for long time Mr Sri Lankan............
They will againg grow and fight for rights....

Posted by Amuthan May 2, 09 04:25 AM
287.

We are suffering a lots from Sri Lankan goverment. They took more than 50,000 people lifes and lost our properties, effected mentally and physically. We lost everything except our hopes on the tamil eelam. We believe only solution is tamil eelam. We can't live with Singalese any more. We ask world, save innocent tamil people from Sri Lankan government. Help our people live in our home land.

Posted by ala May 2, 09 04:30 AM
288.

Thank you ´BOSTON.com.Stop the GENOCIDE of TAMILS by terrorist SRILANKAN SINHALE GOVERNMENT.UN satelite pictures shows the true situation&reported 6500 TAMILS CIVILIANS have been killed ,14000 injured in the last 3 months.WE WANT FREEDOM.

Posted by selsia richmond May 2, 09 04:31 AM
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GOSL forces shelling to so- called safe zone to force the people to escape from there. that's why sofar 7500 people died and 15000 injured.
thanks for your photo's about our people's proplem's

Posted by Shivakumar May 2, 09 04:37 AM
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''Unity, Faith and Sacrifice'

‘..It is our duty to pay for our liberty with our own blood. The freedom that we shall win through our sacrifice and exertions, we shall be able to preserve with our own strength.... Freedom is not given, it is taken.. One individual may die for an idea; but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives. That is how the wheel of evolution moves on and the ideas and dreams of one nation are bequeathed to the next......' Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose'

Posted by Nithipan Vignarajah May 2, 09 04:41 AM
291.

stop genocide op tamils in sri lanka begonnen!
honderdduizenden tamils in levensgevaar!
stop de oorlog

i woon tamileelam

Posted by shankar May 2, 09 04:45 AM
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This is the situation has been being in there its a pure genocide, every day the government armed forces kill our innocient people, children,women. so we strongly beleive that, only solution for this conflict is generate tamil nation tamizheelam under Our NATIONAL LEADER PRABAKARAN.

Posted by Yalini May 2, 09 04:52 AM
293.

please help tamil peuple .srilankan gouvernment is terrorist please save tamils from the srilankan singala gouvernment.
stop the genocide.

Posted by rajini May 2, 09 04:57 AM
294.

A mass slaughter of civilians being taken place in the safety zone. The people in the safety zone are put to untold humiliation and suffering every seconds.
Delaying every seconds will cause mass slaughter.People are being killed not only by heavy weapons and aerial bombing but also by starving . This is the real fact. Please save the humans beings. The current breaking news is the Sri Lankan Army massacres patients with targeted shelling, 64 killed in makeshift hospital. According to Francis Boyle, professor of International Law at the University of Illinois College of Law said starvation of civilians, as a method of warfare, can also constitute an act of genocide as defined by Article II (c) of the 1948 Genocide Convention.

Posted by Thiyagarajah May 2, 09 04:57 AM
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These all are former LTTE supporters and LTTE killed so many innocent tamil peoples. Because of their family relationships with LTTE, these peoples all were in a position to support all of the LTTE killings and bombings doesn't matter whether Srilankan Sinagalies or Tamil snor Musileems.

These all were brinwashed and told by the LTTe top rank that when the LTTE get the Tamil eelam state all of these people who support LTTe,could be able to drive BMW because they would root and distroy all the wealthy resorces from all wealth tamil . Now they lost everything..their LTTe son, daughter and Their state

Posted by Ampulimami May 2, 09 04:57 AM
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Hi Sinhalese
If Buddha alives now what will happen. Definitely he will create another religion called "Rajapaksaism" and he will start to preach the sinhalese how to kill the innocent people and make them hunger and slaves and this modern Buddha will keep tamil young girls for his day and night use and send some girls to rajapaksa's family for them to enjoy.

Posted by chena May 2, 09 05:02 AM
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How sad these pictures.these are the reality situation in our tamil part. srilanka govenment is a terrorist government. Rajapakshe family is like a Hidler person.
nearly sixty years the tamil peoples are suffering this pain . LTTE are not a terrorist they are our freedom fighters. one day we will punish bloody rajapakshe family.
Singalese people also like as a buffaloa. they cant understand the human being bcs their Co-father was born from Lion animal thats why they got animal behavior.

Posted by Kirujini May 2, 09 05:05 AM
298.

srilanka gaoverment torrist

Posted by suja May 2, 09 05:11 AM
299.

Westerns powers and south asia's "regional powers" (esp. India - with vested interest) has unfairly tilted the balance in a civil war.

If western powers intention is 'no armed struggle should end in victory', they some how (by all possible unfair means) achieved this.

Now we are protesting peacefully, we are killing ourselves, if you are not willing to recognize this, its shame on our civilizations.

Posted by SivaGuru May 2, 09 05:13 AM
300.

These people need permanent solution. These people are tired of war. They are tired of running more than 30 years. Please help these tamils get permanent solution. They deserve to have peaceful life. Please help to bring the plight of tamils in Srilanka to the world. They have been ignored more 3than 30 years. This is the right time to get together and do whatever we can to bring permanent peace and happiness to these people. God please help the tamils in Srilanaka. World please help the tamils in Srilanka. The rule says that if you witness something which is not right we are suppose to call 911 and tell them. Billions of people are seeing this, hearing this, and reading this, but nobody is doing anything seriously to bring permanent peace to tamils in Srilanka. Please help. Everybody help. Please do not pretend like do not see them, do not hear them, and do not read them. I have one question for the world. If you live here in this situation, what would you expect others to do for you. These people need help. Please donot ignore them.

Posted by Yoga May 2, 09 05:16 AM
301.

Srilankan Govenrment been killing tamil people last 30 years.US should help tamil to get seperate state

Posted by yoga May 2, 09 05:18 AM
302.

This is what Sri Lankan government and their military doing for their Tamil people. But they are telling that they are releasing people from LTTE. But they are telling LTTE is killing people. They are creating evidence also. If dayamaster didn’t tell like that. What will happen, Nothing, (this is simple thing form SL) Sri Lanka will kill him. He is in SRILANKAN military control so how can’t he tell the trough?

Posted by kugan May 2, 09 05:21 AM
303.

If the Srilankan government is not killing innocent people then why it not allowing International journalists into the conflict zone.

Posted by Nathivarman May 2, 09 05:24 AM
304.

LTTE are not terrorists, the neutrals know that they are freedom fighters. The LTTE was proscribed by Bush and his crony Blair to please Srilanka and get a foothold in Srilanka. Now that policy has back fired as The Srilankan Government allowed the Chinease to build a massive watching post in Hambanthodai, Chinease are in everyone else are out. The west , India or Africa has no friends in Srilanka. Chinease 5- Rest of the world 0. Not a match.

Posted by Nathan May 2, 09 05:25 AM
305.

rajapaksa and his brothers are killers. we want our tamil land . srilanka and indian army get out from our tamil places.

Posted by noel May 2, 09 05:27 AM
306.

World Leaders, International communuity,
I am an Indian Tamil.
Please intrude into Srilanka's matter, the Government of Srilanka is completely run by Nazi like sinhalese persons. A big genocide is happening. Children are separated from the parents, young women are tortured by army, Anurathapuram is the place where more and more tamil young women are raped by srilankan army.

Please intrude into Srilanka. mater and act immediately.

Posted by Kannan May 2, 09 05:31 AM
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srilankan government are terrorist organization, all world are know about it, last 3 months government killed more then 5000 people. LTTE are freedom fighter they are save the tamils in srilankan.

Posted by gnanam May 2, 09 05:39 AM
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We don't have oil (Iraq), Gas (Afghan) or Diamond (Sieraleon) thats why nobody help us.
Sri Lanka been victims of Porutugal, Netherlands and England for about 500 years. These former Colonial sea pirates raped, killed and stole whole the country for 500 years and they left Sri Lanka with poorty.
Before the Colonial Barbaric Pirates Came to Sri Lanka, it has two Kingdoms. Now Thamils want their own rights back. So the country's (Portugal, Netherlands and England) who became rich by Sri Lanka must solve this problem by seperating this country in two as it is before.

Posted by Alfonso May 2, 09 05:41 AM
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The fact is, Srilankan terrorist state rigme lieing international community.
we have enough evidence to bring Rajabaksa regime to the internationalcourt.
UNO must act and proof now,that they are form for justyfiging.
Srilanka have a membership in the UNO.They must hide out from the membership.

Posted by Subas May 2, 09 05:46 AM
310.

srilankan govt ,sinhalese, patche's family wil pay for this....

Tamilan dont like to live with Loans, We will repay with A Lot of Interest...

Wait and See...Bloddy Sinhalese Barbarians

Posted by siva May 2, 09 05:47 AM
311.

One of my uncle with 3 daughters did not want to get into the army(since there is no such place "government controlled area") controlled area because he doesn't want t risk his daughters' life. In addition, one of my cousins who entered into the army controlled area is missing since last week. A family with 5 members only given 300grams of rice and a tin fish. When we tried to provide vegetables the army personal told us " you can not take them inside and they(people inside the camp) have to whatever they get inside". I don't think Holmes and media are allowed to visit those concentration camps. UN should take over all these camps to ensure our people's safety. Help us out.

Posted by Ragavan May 2, 09 05:48 AM
312.

Too much suffering in this world because of srilankan government. srilankan government are really donkey. last 30 years they were killed more then 200,000 thousands of tamils peoples. please save tamil people from donkey srilankan government.please help to tamils.

Posted by anusha May 2, 09 05:48 AM
313.

Please help to save Tamil people and stop the genocide by this terrorist Srilankan Sinhala Government. Please help.

Sinhala Government lie, they destroy tamil people systematically. Please halp tamil people from sinhala Government.

Posted by vani May 2, 09 05:53 AM
314.

Sri Lankan government making genocide of Tamil people. Lankan government does not give equal rights to Tamil people in last 30 years and about. Now only god save the sri lankan Tamil people. because total world give up the sri lankan Tamil peoples. I pray , "O God save our Tamil peoples".

Posted by Madurai sethuraman May 2, 09 05:53 AM
315.

The whole world could not tolerate the honesty and dedication of the LTTE. That is the reason they decided to destroy the LTTE and with them the Tamil people. If they are honest and sincerely want to help the Tamil people, they could have supported the peace process. Even when the peace agreement was signed, the LTTE was still not recognized as a legitimate organization by the international community and were systematically sidelined. Why are they so horrible and against the LTTE. They are fighting against the oppression and Genocide of the Sri Lankan government for the last sixty years.

Posted by Siva May 2, 09 05:57 AM
316.

What is this? Why Srilankan Goverment Doing this terarisam. Where is UNO & Other Human Rights....... why blind all Countries???? Pls solve this Problem Immediatlly Give to Freedom for all Tamils..... Please take Immediate action to Sri Lankan Terror Goverment.... Tamils Cant Live with Sinhala Goverment ................................................................ UNO Pls Open yours Eyes.......

Posted by Vaithiya May 2, 09 06:01 AM
317.

MR.PRESIDENT OBAMA PLEASE: STOP GENOCIDE AND RECOGNISE TAMILELAM . WHEN WAITING DEATH GROWS EACH DAY AS THOUSANDS

Posted by Nathan May 2, 09 06:09 AM
318.

First, do not discuss about how it started it is long story. Please every one try to stop this genocide and specifically ask the people who made this canage in front of a newtral observer who can gurranty theire life. don't give your supportive arguments.

Posted by anton May 2, 09 06:15 AM
319.

(In picture #1, one can clearly make out that this is a fake propagandas by LTTE.)

What about the rest pictures are fake propaganda by Sinhala barbarians?.

(There is no ethnic conflict in this country. In Sri Lanka there is only 12% Tamils.
From that 30% of Accountants, 33% of Engineers, 32% Doctors are Tamils. They get there education from Sri Lankan Universities. So how can you say there is an ethnic conflict in this country.)

In 1948 the Sri Lanka’s populations were 62% Sinhalese. 36% Tamils. Rest 2%. By now in Sri Lanka there is 88% Sinhalese. 12% Tamils. So how can you say there is a ethnic conflict in this country?. Tamil people were killing by Ceylon / Sri-lanka’s Sinhalese barbarian government since 1956 up to 2009, where was World? Where was Humanitarian?

Posted by Mahendra May 2, 09 06:15 AM
320.

As we know,according to UNs jhon holms and ICRC 7000 tamils died and 13000 injured since jan 2009.i think this is good enough to understand the situation.
why don't government of srilanka allow free media and helping organisations into this areas, even the french forign minister asked to be allowed into this area and denied,the areal pictures which were published in innercity press 2,3 days before are the clear evidence for heavy areal boming and shelling in this tiny strip of 8 sqk where more than 100000 civiliens holding on.undoubtfully there is a GENOCIDE committed by the srilankan government.the word should act now before it will be too late.

Posted by human being May 2, 09 06:15 AM
321.

Dear Friends,
Don't try to hide the genosite of Rajapakse and SL Army,these peoples was lived before three months with LTTE very peace fully they didn't get a single injurrie but now Sinhalese made every thing and you're showing Sinhalese protecting the tamils.I would like to tell one thing If LTTE decides to kill Civilians in Sionhalese Area they can do genosite better than SL Govt but we are discipline organisation.If sinhalese cannot protect tamils let them to live in separate country.No need to kill and justify the genosite.Our leader always Prabhakaran only not cunning Rajapakse.Sinhalese will obtain back this events.Every thing GOD will gives.

Think about Colombo?every thing in Army control as a tamilian i cannot move atleast 10Meters without my National Identity Card very huge security then how tamilians are kitnapping by weapons team without number plate vehicle?Do you know how many people kitnapped?As per above photo's If Rajapakse can protect North East Tamilians why he cannot protect Colombo and Batticaloa Tamilians?

Yesterday My Temple Function was threadened by Sinhalese Youths in Rakwana because of Sinhala Vesak..Where is religious Independend in Srilanka for Tamilians? What happened Katharagama? are you think it's a sinhala temple just ask your Grand father?All Tamilians places captures by Sinhala Terrorists.

If Prabhakaran Terrorists what about Rajapakse?he killed 8500 Tamilians from January..I can tell Osama Binladen Prabhakaran every body better than Rajapaksa family.

Posted by Suresh May 2, 09 06:25 AM
322.

why don`t understand this world us and our people?whole world are think tamils are not people.tamils must ask only food and bed from others.UN,EU,US,AND MAJORITY COUNTRIES ARE HELP TO SL TERRORIST GOVERNMENT TO GENOCIDE OF TAMILS.INDIA IS A BIG PARTENER OFTHIS GENOCIDDE DRAMA.IF SO THIS WORLD THINK WE ARE N`T GO TO AGAINST INDIA.EACH TAMILS NOT FORGET THIS SITUATIOON LIFE LONG.WHOLE WORLD ARE FEEL OUR PAIN ONEDAY.

Posted by PAMINI May 2, 09 06:26 AM
323.

thank you Boston.com for bringing out the truth about srilankan crisis

Posted by bandara May 2, 09 06:33 AM
324.

OH ... WORLD PLEASE OPEN YOUR HEART AND MIND.SAVE THE CHILDREN AND INNOCENT PEOPLE FROM THE BARBERIAN SL GOVERNMENT.

Posted by ANPAN May 2, 09 06:34 AM
325.

singalam people look that. how ur goverment us thamil people.god is hier .god give wery wel anser 4 singalam.and world.this world help olso genocide.world and world medias dont see in sri lankan genocide.we r thamil. same how yudis. we come back in the world.

Posted by manithan May 2, 09 06:38 AM
326.

Sri Lankan army used chemical wepeons

Posted by raja May 2, 09 06:40 AM
327.

Please go and speak to the people in the war zone without present of the terrorist government army. You will learn the real fact. In order to prevent the real sufferings of the people in the hands of terrorist SL Army being sent to the world the terrorist sl government banned all independent media to access the refugees camps from war zone.. Dear western readers just think!
Jeremy a UK's independent reporter was not allowed to enter the country by the airport authorities. What a SAME. Also see the UN released fotos of the heavey bombing in the populated areas.

Posted by GK May 2, 09 06:42 AM
328.

we must kill all of makintha rajapaksha family...

Posted by sathees May 2, 09 06:43 AM
329.

Eevery minit the Srilankan Gov invaders killing 100's of people. Please stop this Genocide ASAP. While I was writing this comment I heard that Srilankans Gov drop 5600 Boms in the Save zone within 15 hrs time frame (5 different types) including world wide band boms types of Clusters and chemical weapons. Please bring the ceasefire to our courntry and save our people. The above pictures still doesn't show the true story of about what srilankan government is doing. It is verse than that, what was published here. It is very sikining.LTTE didn't fall from sky. most of them were vialated men and women by the Srilankan Government (who is the inocent tamils). how many people Srilankan troops kiled the tamils and raped mothers and young girls. There are more stories like this, which the world never going to here from the voiceless tamil people. LTTE's are freedom fighters, who are fighting to save tamil people from the arogan SL militants. God will give enough power for LTTE and tamil people who is suffering in this war to win the TAMIL EELAM. Tamil's Thurst only TAMIL EELAM.
Thank you
MG

Posted by MG May 2, 09 06:43 AM
330.

A separate country is urgently needed for the Tamils in Srilanka for the survival of the ancient, civilised Tamil race if not for anything else.In fact Eelam is already born in the minds of the Tamils living all over the world.Its physical reality is only a matter of time.Meanwhile the IC can stop the blood shed of innocent tamils by stopping the war and sendind media and UN agencies to the war zone.

Posted by jegan lal May 2, 09 06:51 AM
331.

Srilankan govermenent is a terriost government(Indian government is supporting with them). thats why they killing the innocent tamils(kids,elderly,women,men) they don't care about the people.they want distory the tamil generation,even if they come to the army area they still killing by the army & no medicine,no food in there & tamil girls(over 13 years old) are rapping by the srilankan army. please let the tamil people live peaceful & freedom.tamils wants permenant ceasefire & tamil elam other wise the government will keep killing the tamil people. is ltte kill any innocent singlease? why the government is killing the innocent tamils including childrens,new born babys,elderdly,women,men.

Posted by Shiya May 2, 09 06:54 AM
332.

There is worst genocide is going on in Sri lanka by Sri lankan government against tamils please save the inncent tamil people. International community has to tell Sri lankan government to stop the genocide.

Posted by Suthan May 2, 09 06:56 AM
333.

300 feared killed, worst spurt of massacre imminent as UK, France fail
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 29 April 2009, 16:32 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army is expected to embark upon the worst phase of massacre any time soon in the narrow stretch of land, 5 km long and 1.5 km wide, remaining in the so-called safety zone congested with nearly 120,000 civilians, sources in Vanni said. SLA attacks normally begin in the early hours. Heavy 100 mm cannon fire and machine gun fire from naval craft of the Sri Lanka Navy already began around 4:00 p.m. A total of 300 are feared killed in the latest use of heavy weapons. Meanwhile, reports from Colombo indicate that 'ministerial diplomacy' of UK and France failed to bring in ceasefire or in sending international observers to the war front. The latest phase of Colombo's spree of carnage escalated after discussions with two Indian bureaucrats last Friday.

Rescue workers discovered 160 dead bodies of civilians Wednesday morning north of Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal.

Around 150 civilians are feared killed after 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, the rescue workers further said.

9 patients were killed and 15 sustained injuries when the hospital came under artillery/cannon fire by the Sri Lankan forces around 4:00 p.m., according to medical sources.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Wednesday said only 15,000 to 20,000 civilians remain in the strip of the so-called safety zone. Earlier, Rajapaksa and his war allies in India were insisting on a total figure of only 70,000 in the safety zone. However on Wednesday Rajapaksa put the number of captured civilians alone at 180,000.

"Mr. Rajapksa's lies are aimed at blunting international concerns and starve the remaining civilians in the so-called safety zone," an NGO official in Vanni told TamilNet.

Wounded patients were wounded again in the attack on hospital

The ward which was attacked, photographed inside

Posted by Anton May 2, 09 06:59 AM
334.

Hospital attacked, SLN naval crafts fire artillery pieces
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 29 April 2009, 11:21 GMT]
Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) attack crafts fitted with 100 mm cannon began firing artillery pieces along the shore of Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal Wednesday around 4:00 p.m. Meanwhile, the makeshift hospital in Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal was hit by artillery shells. 9 patients were killed and 15 sustained injuries as many of the remaining patients had to seek shelter elsewhere, according to initial details. The attack comes after the ICRC visited the hospital in the morning and U.K. Foreign Secretary David Miliband and French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner were meeting Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo Wednesday. Both the ministers had urged for immediate ceasefire earlier in the day.

Gunboats, with deck mounted machine guns, were also firing along the shore, initial reports further said.

Meanwhile, civil officials reported that more than 150 dead bodies of civilians, killed in close-range gunfire by the SLA, were recovered from Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal north in the morning.

A child killed in the ward of the hospital

The roof of the ward, shells also hit the premises

Patients displaced from the attacked ward

The ward which was attacked, photographed inside

Patients outside the attacked ward

The roof of the ward attacked by the SLA artillery

Wounded patients were wounded again in the attack on hospital

Panic-stricken mothers with children
Patients at the hospital
The ward which was attacked, photographed from outside
Shell exploded on the roof causing injuries to several patients
Shell exploded on the roof causing injuries to several patients
9 patients were killed and 15 wounded as shells hit the ward

Posted by Anton May 2, 09 07:01 AM
335.

Please try to avoid srilankan govenment false news. If you put the srilankan govenment false news, it means that your encareging the genocide of tamils.
I have lots of srilankan gonenment war crimes photos, if you want i can send it to you My mail- moor79@googlemail.com
Thanking you

Posted by Chellappah May 2, 09 07:05 AM
336.

Why SL Government not allowing independent media into the safety zone?
Why SL Government not allowing NGOs into the safety zone?
Why SL Government not allowing independent media into the refugee camps?
Why SL Government not allowing NGOs into the refugee camps?
But LTTE, they are asking these all. so LTTE dont want to hide anything but SL Gov. hiding everything.
Still SL Gov. using heavy weapons into the safety zone, everyday hundreds of peoples dying by SL Gov.'s heavy weapon. Where is HUMANITARIANs ?
PLEASE seperate our home land and give Tamil Eelam. (Before 1700s, there was 3 countirs in SL. Biritish Gov. only integrate all these 3 in 1800s)

Posted by Dhar May 2, 09 07:06 AM
337.

Doesn't this remind you of the genocide of Jewish citizens! The Srilankan governement is like Hitler who wants to remove all the Tamils and keep all the Singahelese citizen.
Thinking of this makes me sick! This shouldnt happen twice!!!
Seeing my people getting killed hurts myself inside!

Posted by itsme4life May 2, 09 07:26 AM
338.

world! Act now!! not a moment to lose!!!

Posted by Aron May 2, 09 07:30 AM
339.

I recently visited the Northern part of Sri Lanka as a visitor from Swedan.
For a moment, I thought doesn't this world have a heart :-(
Sri Lankan government is carrying out a secret genocide. Those who crossed out into government area are singled out as young boys and girls. Those young girls are sent to ARMY camps as SEX Slaves. I got credible evidence of daily cyring and screaming of young girls from ARMY camps. If western world is able to make Cosovo as a separate country, why cann't they help to make North and east of Sri Lanka as a separate country for Tamils. ""Two states Solution for SriLanka.""

Posted by Peter Johnathan from Swedan May 2, 09 07:35 AM
340.

Please stop the genocide of tamils in srilanka, help tamils freedom

Our Land is Tamileelam

Posted by ytharchika May 2, 09 07:42 AM
341.

please stop this Genocide! See the truth and help for the Tamil peoples!
we know everyone knows what is hapining in Sri lanka. please!

Posted by alvit May 2, 09 07:42 AM
342.

plces stop genasied

Posted by mathan May 2, 09 07:42 AM
343.

This is a certificate by the world for the Sinhala State Democracy in Sri Lanka. No Punishment by UN. SO NOCOMMENT STATE TERRORISM.

Posted by Ananthan May 2, 09 07:45 AM
344.

Stop genocide of tamil in srilanka
tamil people Too much suffering in this world.
help them

Posted by shangar May 2, 09 07:48 AM
345.

The real picture is worse than what you see here,no legitimate government will bombard and kill their own people.already around 7000 killed and 15000 maimed.
If its false propaganda why cannot Srilankan Gov allow international monitors to visit these areas as well to see the injured .How many been already been admitted to Trinco Hospital .Atlast Boston Globe has published these photos to draw attention of people who love humanity .

Posted by jey May 2, 09 07:53 AM
346.

The world's shame is Sri Lanka and to be a Sri Lankan. Even when a human tragedy has unfolded the human beings (are they?) talk about fake wounds and deaths. Vanni is the most fertilised area of Sri Lanka with human blood, flesh and bones of people of all ages with the mercy of Sri Lankan military and the so called Rajapakse government. They are waiting for their last season's harvest in that land. What a good meal for them?
The human world.... Open your eyes to see these truthless government led by barbarians and the killings of innocent civilians in thousands and thousand. You will regret oneday for not opening your eyes , ears and your heart. Speak up now.


Posted by Witness May 2, 09 07:54 AM
347.

Now, The International community have every details to prove the genocid of Tamils by Singhala government.
Wyh are they waiting ?
Sri Lanka will under the chinees domination. India wil surrounded. And then, the LTTE will the only protection for India and western world.

Act immediately. quiickly.

Posted by Peter Raoul. May 2, 09 07:55 AM
348.

for 85 and all who write here the photos are fakes, i must ask you why dont your governrment allow independent reporters to this areas. because THE TRUTH AS SRI LANKA GOVERNMENT IS THE REAL TERRORIST will come out. STUPID RACIST......
Suthan

Posted by Suthan May 2, 09 07:56 AM
349.

Srilankan army is making false propaganda .Army is killing ,raping ,innocent civilains and our sisters.They are shooting young boys motre than 10 age as they dont want to get more militants.I request International countries not to support srilanka.

Posted by rajan May 2, 09 07:57 AM
350.

For people with out humanity, for those who don't feel the pain of these innocents, for these inhumane Sinhalese, all these sorrows will be seen as fake. I would say, it is the fault of LTTE who don't want to purposely hurt civilian sinhalese.... If then they might realize the pain..... Oh Lord Buddha... se your followers.... how brutal they are.....

Posted by Murali May 2, 09 08:02 AM
351.

If any foreigner want to see more picture of what is really happening to tamil civilians in vanni then go to http//www. lankasri.eu or tamilwin.com or pathivu.com or sankathi.com or tamilskynews.com ( or - separate each different addresses) web addresses . Of cause you will not understand the language but you can dick out the photos over last for months or even more by clicking on head news and each sub heading news and the links and the news shows with camera sign will shows the photos video sign vith video clip. You should be clever enough to get this photos and video clip and good luck for you. These photos are with no special effect or graphics and enjoy it. Before you go in there i would like to give a bit of WARNING, you will not be able to sleep for next few weeks and you will find out how much damage SL government have done to tamil civilians in just four months, just forget about 30 years genocide story, only concentrate in last four months then you will find out who is a terrorist and who is a tamil's god. In the 21st century, the worse silent genocide is going to take a place in history and is steadily progressing on its path. Please U.S, U.K, U.N and rest of the world walk up before it is too late.

I can not blame foreigner because they don't know our history, can not blame sinhaleese because they are the one doing it, however i can remember one name here is shilpa, please come to vanni to see real thing, big question if you get a permission to come to Srilanka to go to tamils area, especially to vanni

Posted by Ilangkavi May 2, 09 08:08 AM
352.

Hi All,

After coming to Army's camp in Puthumathalan, people were disappearing. There were 12 people in 3 families of my relative. They all dead after moving to Army camp. Since 1956, SL Army, Govt and other Sinhala friends commented here do the same way of treating Tamils. If they are doing good for Tamil people, why do not Sri Lankan government allow the international media to the war zone.

Posted by Haran B May 2, 09 08:09 AM
353.

One day Sri Lankan goverment have to pay the price for it.

Posted by B.Uthayakumar May 2, 09 08:09 AM
354.

Tamils are suffering NOW,but Eelam is soon. They will be happy there after. SL terrorist president and his brothers wil face war CRIMES.

Posted by David May 2, 09 08:10 AM
355.

It's true that Sri-Lankan Government is killing innocent Tamil civilians,when there was JVP conflict in colombo did Sri-Lankan Government bomb the sinhalese area,
so why there bombing and killing innocent tamils,shame for all sinhalese.
It's true that Sri-Lanka is the same Ruwanda,when the world is going to realize this.

Posted by Jothy Fernando May 2, 09 08:11 AM
356.

srilankan govement is one of the dangerous terrorist
Stope genocide of tamil ..HELP BARAK OBAMA PLEASE TAMIL PPL SAVE..

Posted by eelapiriyan May 2, 09 08:16 AM
357.

Tamil struggle for Independence has stated 30 years ago and now is looks the International Community completly ignoring the plight of Tamis suffering in the hands of occupying Invading Sinhala Armed forces of Sinhala dominated Racist government of Sri Lanka. So called UN ( I call it Useless Nations) watching the Sri Lanka's Genocide of Tamils. Some people of Indian Aarian Origin here as usual cricising the Dravidian Tamils, Norh Indian never respect the South Indians dravidians. LTTE is a freedom movement and has vast majoroty of tamils in Sri Lanka & around the world support them with their political objectives. Sri Lanka using food as a weapon of war and boming with banned bombs. SAVE TAMILS.

Posted by Prabha Sivam May 2, 09 08:27 AM
358.

Please stop the genocide of tamils in srilanka.
please help to tamils freedom

Posted by kumar May 2, 09 08:28 AM
359.

I have request all over the country, please understand what is the real proplem,
"NOW SRI LANKAN GOVERNMENT DOING GENOCIDE"
LTTE IS FREEDOM FIGHTERs they didn't come from sky, they are from tamils
This is a situation that the BRITISH GOVERNMENT is RESPONSIBLE initally for giveing SL Independence in 1948 without PROPER PROTECTION TO the Minority Communities living in SL.

Posted by Ravi May 2, 09 08:31 AM
360.

Have anybody ever heard a Govt. killed their own citizen by aerial bompartmednt.It is happening only in SL. Why did not SL Govt. use the Air force against Sihalese during the insurgent (JVP) activities? It is a barbarion Govt. is in power in SL and their aim is to kill tamils as much as possible in the name of "war against terror".

Posted by Somas May 2, 09 08:32 AM
361.

These photos only speak a little. The ground situation is much worse than anyone could reasonably imagine. Refugees in their own country - can you even imagine how that would make you feel. The international community clearly understand the plight of the Tamils but just don't want to do anything. The United Nations is "UNITED" on one thing for sure - keeping a blind eye on the genocide of Tamils. Real shame.

Posted by Vidiyal May 2, 09 08:37 AM
362.

The world is silently watching this genocide, hence by their silence - is supporting the genocide. The Sri Lankan govt has been using banned chemical weapons, cluster bombs, rape, torture, forced abortions, forced sterilisations, mass maurders, starvation, denial of medicines etc on the Tamils. Now, they are on to the their so called final assault which is supposed to finish the war - One day, the world will admit that there was a genocide - but, it will be too late for the Tamils. The one thing that the remaining Tamil population are sure about is that we were/are not terrorists and under the tight control of the LTTE head, the Sinhala people in Colombo had an assurance that they do not have to live in fear all these days. The Sinhala State Terrorists are sounding their own final horns for the Nation for the dying Tamils will not die peacefully or alone.

Posted by savetamils May 2, 09 08:41 AM
363.

The Tamils and Sinhalese have a very different separate distinct language, religion, traditions and culture. The Tamils are the majority in the Northeast and the Sinhalese in the south,our Leader is Prabhaharan(one of the best Leader)We want to separate Rules and regulation

LTTE - Our Army

Sri lankan Army only sinagalish (no Tamils)

Posted by Raja May 2, 09 08:47 AM
364.

srilankan gouverment and indian gouverment killed many tamil peoples and raping our tamil woman and childrens. so srilanka and india stop genocide of tamils.

Posted by noel May 2, 09 08:48 AM
365.

Oh.. What kind of state terrorism is this? The world very well follows the “ Bush “ hatred philosophy .Oh lord save the world from this axe of evil ideologies. My prayers go to those poor people.

Posted by Soma.Silva May 2, 09 08:53 AM
366.

I think only GOD save the Tamils people in srilanka. Because still no one help to them. Do you think this Srilankan army picture show good life to TAMILS in future. No, becuse they continue killing rest of Tamils in future also. That is the government terrorist. Sri lankan Governmet has the Murder licence. If you want see more information go to the website: http://www.warwithoutwitness.com

Posted by veera May 2, 09 08:58 AM
367.

GOSL and the president of Sri Lanka misinterpreted Bush administration's WOT concept according to their political needs and using the US's listing of LTTE as a terrorist organization, to Genocide and kill innocent tamil civilians who lived in northern regions of the island for year thousands. Even UN has published satellite photographs of the war zone and pointed out that how and when the armed forces of GOSL has pounded the civilian targets and mass murdered native innocents who were there. LTTE is not any kind of alien organization or outcasts to those people. But it was an outcome of a long time Genocide procedure periodically carried out by the sinhalese governments that ruled the island of Ceylon since 1948. People who oppose these facts are instances of the reasons for today's conditions of those poor innocent tamil civilians who are being massacred by the Sri Lankan armed forces. US, UN and EU must take immediate action and stop this dirty war of the Sri Lankan Government.

Posted by Vikram May 2, 09 08:58 AM
368.

please uno help us tamilspeople in sri lanka immediately!!!

Posted by subramaniam.j May 2, 09 09:06 AM
369.

Our Lord Buddha preached ahimsa to the whole world but we Sinhalese are just doing the opposite! Nobody cares! they want Tamil blood!

Posted by Dias May 2, 09 09:14 AM
370.

The world please open your eyes.Every day 100 to 100 tamils civillions are killing by srilankan government . In this population mostly children ,women and elder people.This picture indicate how Tamils are suffering in srilanka. Please can you help them and stop the genoside.Please.......please......please.

Posted by suba May 2, 09 09:15 AM
371.

This is quite a small picture, actually of all the atrocities that are happening in sri lanka against the Tamil people. I am Sinhalese myself and i can detect a lot of propoganda perpetuated by the Sri Lankan army here in these pictures. I highly doubt (especially because numerous non governmental sources have indicated that those who have taken shelter with the government in the 'no fire zone' have not been given adequate shelter, food, clothing etc., further there are reports indicative of torture and the like against Tamils who have sought shelter with the government). Further, i honestly do not understand why my fellow sinhala people are so against the Tamils and the Tamil struggle. They seem to degrade the Tamil struggle as if the Tamils actually deserve this treatment from the majority sinhalese. What they fail to understand is that this whole war is a direct result of the marginalization we, as the majority sinhalese, have subjected the minority Tamils to in the past and continue to do so even today. We have to end this cycle. The Tamils are not much different from us, in fact, they look like us ( i was going to write they 'look and act like us' but that would be an error because we as the Sinhalese act in a barbaric manner and to equate the Tamils to our irrational and radical behaviour would be utterly wrong). There are more pictures released by the UN and other unbiased sources that truly depict the gruesome torture that the Tamils have been subjected to during the course of the SLA's offensive in the past few months, so please google those as well. Otherwise, the BigPicture has provided a somewhat acceptable look into Sri Lanka through these pictures, but in my opinion, it is limited and shows a side that is not all that true. IN SOLIDARITY!!!!

Posted by sinhalesgirl May 2, 09 09:24 AM
372.

As fellow human we must look carefully what is going on in Sri-Lanka. It is the fact that since the independence the Sri-Lankan leaders are hungry for power. No matter who ever become the Prime Minister or the President of Sri-Lanka they have been trying there level best to remain on power and to establish their immediate family members in order to become rich. This is crystal clear in Sri-Lankan history.

Look on Mahinda, since he became the President of Sri-Lanka, he imported his younger brother Kotapaya (who betrayed Sri-Lanka) from U.S. and placed him as the secretary of defence. Is this betrayer of Sri-Lanka, really suitable for that job? Of course, he is the younger brother of president. For that reason Mahinda, gave permission to kill innocent Tamils in Sri-Lanka. Is this what we call democracy?
However, it is assured that, these uncivilized barbarians will follow the similar paths of Hitler, Idi Amin, and Sadam Hussein.

Is the International Community witnessing Genocide in Sri-Lanka? What those world leaders, diplomatic and intellectuals have been doing at the United Nations? Are they have been waiting for any auspicious time to come? If so, then the entire Tamils in Sri-Lanka will die before the IC and UN to act.

May God the Almighty protect the innocent Tamils in Sri-Lanka.

Posted by ALFRED GNANARAJAH May 2, 09 09:24 AM
373.

See how tamil people are killing by sinhala barberian government & Indian Congess Government......

Posted by selva May 2, 09 09:26 AM
374.

Many of foreign countries know that, in Srilanka planning GENOCIDE is happening by Srilankan government. Even they warned them, the government didn,t listen. Where is the HUMANITY? Many of them say that, those two parties has to allowed to people move safety area. But if people come to armey area they must feare about their safety. Why UN didn,t take action? Srilankan government think, like they are one of the powerfull country. No they aren't. The main reason is India is helping for them. We are Tamils hope finally America can take an immediate action.

Posted by Prakashini Kamalanathan May 2, 09 09:30 AM
375.

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) on Saturday attacked the only remaining makeshift hospital twice, killing 64 patients and attending relatives, and causing injuries to 87. Two artillery shells fired by the SLA hit the hospital at Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal around 9:00 a.m. killing 23 and maiming 34 and later several shells were fired at 10:30 a.m., killing 41 and maiming 53. The attack has taken place, after the Sri Lankan military was provided with the exact coordinates of the hospital premises three days back through the ICRC, and as Sri Lanka Air Force Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) was monitoring the hospital area. The massacre is calculated to coerce the civilians said a rescue worker citing leaflets air dropped Friday with Mahinda Rajapaksa's message asking civilians to come to the SLA side dropped on Friday.

Posted by Rathu May 2, 09 09:31 AM
376.

Please stop the genocide in Srilanka.Within 3 months 7,000 people have died.All over the world tens of thousands of Tamils are in the streets asking the world to stop the genocide.But no one is able to stem the flow of Tamilian blood in Northern SriLanka. In 10 years we will be crying at vigils about these mass murders but why is the world not stopping it while it happens? A few years ago there was media outcry about the LTTE using child soldiers. Children are dying in the hundreds and thousands today at the hands of the SL government. Where is the world? Thank you Boston Globe for bringing an issue that is so important but often biased. It's hard to argue with photographs.

Posted by Eelapirean May 2, 09 09:32 AM
377.

Ples, UN help Tamils and stop the war against Tamils.

Posted by Anonymous May 2, 09 09:33 AM
378.

Sinhal governments has been killing tamils for the last 50 years. Majority of the Sinhala population, being inspired by the rascist Mahawansa ideology not only condone this violence but also encourages. It is a shame that killing, rape and plunder is done in the name of Budda. Decent and civilised people of the world should act against the genocide against the Tamils. Otherwise rascists will win and humanity will go centuries back.

Posted by James Goodhold May 2, 09 09:33 AM
379.

farance 2.05.09.

Posted by panchalingam May 2, 09 09:33 AM
380.

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) stepped up artillery, mortar and Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL) fire on Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal, causing panic among civilians in a heavily congested village of Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal Friday from 9:30 a.m. Friday. Many civilians were killed as the shelling has continued for hours throughout the evening. Medical staff at the makeshift hospital were only able to report the deaths of those who succumbed to the injuries. 110 wounded civilians were admitted up to 4:30 p.m. at Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal hospital which came under attack on previous two days. 27 of the wounded have succumbed to their injuries. Many more, killed in the SLA barrage were buried or burnt by their kith and kin.
RathuR

Posted by Rathu May 2, 09 09:34 AM
381.

Only government that kills its civilian by aerial bombardment is Sri Lankan Government. Denying that there is no discrimination against tamils is a big lie. I suffered lots before I leave Jaffna 15 years ago. World must punish the Sri Lankan government and help the Tamils to create a separate country, Tamil Eelam for them.

Posted by Sri Thunka May 2, 09 09:37 AM
382.

LTTE is most dangerous terrorist in the world...! o.k fine, but they never killed any foreigners in Srilanka or in any foreign country, but Srilankan government is protecting tamil civilians but killed 7500 tamil civilians so far in four months and still going on and on average 150 tamil civilians kiilled every day. Using supersonic war plane like Mic 28/29 and Kfir fighters and multi barral rockets launchers and heavy mechine guns to protect tamil civilians. U.N is spying Srilanka from the sky because they are very good government not bad at all. So far 24000 LTTE freedom fighters have given their life for tamil's freedom in 30 years conflict. So the peoples writing comments especially foreigners( forget about sinhalese's comments because they are the one supporting terrorist SL presidents to kill tamils) please find out what is actually happening in Srilanka against tamil.
Please go to the following website to dick out more photos via the links heading and sub heading but don't worry about the language, the visual will tell you the real story, if you are a sleep lovers please don't look at those pictures, because those photos will tell you un speakable truth and silent GENOCIDE.

www.lankasri.eu
www.tamilwin.com
www.sankathi.com
www.tamilnet.com
www.pathivu.com
www.athirvu.com
www.tamilskynews.com

please ...please...please visit to this website and dick out more photos and then come and leave the comments. thank you very much

Posted by ilangkavi May 2, 09 09:38 AM
383.

Srilankan government is terrorist. They were killed innocent tamils.See the U.N officials released Sattelite image pothographs.

Posted by tanpa May 2, 09 09:40 AM
384.

The pictures show a very little part of the pain of Tamils. Tamils were forced refugees from their home towns and now remaining life in detention camps. SL Govt deliberately attacked so called safety zones using chemical bombs and multi barrel shells and killed thousand of innocents including children. Newton third rule says "action and reaction are equal and opposite" Sinhalese have to pay the price. The Indians in the back played the main role in the ethnic cleansing and both governments have to take the responsibility of the killing.

Posted by Rajah May 2, 09 09:43 AM
385.

Mr Obama, Look at all these pictuers and do what you think right .... Yes, You Can Do! You are our hope, They are waiting for your help but, they cant wait too long, soon they all will be killed by Sri Lankan Army and named as LTTE.

Posted by Eelavan May 2, 09 09:46 AM
386.

Since British gave up their colonial rule in 1948, successive Sri Lankan governments (Sinhalese majority) undertook systematic racial oppression against Tamil minority race. For many decades (until late 70’s), Tamils’ (peaceful) struggle for equality were also brutally suppressed by GOSL. Then, Tamils were FORCED to arm to defend themselves. This civil war accelerated throughout last 25 years and it’s now biggest human disaster in this 21st century.
Much of details were unknown outside world, for following reasons:
1. Sri Lankan government’s ban for any visit to war zones and their systematic propaganda portraying Tamils’ ethnic struggle as “terrorism”
2. Most commercial world media didn’t give enough attention to this ethnic problem in the past.
Thevastthhfdhf

Posted by Thevan May 2, 09 09:49 AM
387.

plz help the tamilpeople
srilanka army is killing people
tamilpeople need country
my army is ltte

Posted by ravi May 2, 09 09:52 AM
388.

please stop genocide of tamils
please help tamils freedom

Posted by latha May 2, 09 09:55 AM
389.

Srilankann government is uploding some pictures to show that they are helping tamil civilians. But it is not happen in Srilanka. In killinochi they have torturing camp but they hide it. Tamil tigers (LTTE) are fighting for tamils freedom in our homeland. All world know that GENOCIDE is going on in Srilanka. UN have responsibility to save the Tamil's lives in Srilanka. I hope President Obama is the only person who can help to save Tamils in Srilanka. PRESIDENT OBAMA PLEASE HELP TAMIL'S IN SRILANKA

Posted by Kamal Priya May 2, 09 09:56 AM
390.

sl army killed 6500 innocent ppl ,who is going to give price for them,i m waiting for the result,

Posted by krishna May 2, 09 09:59 AM
391.

In SriLanka, war against TAMILSM (minority Tamils), not on Terrorism. Also War Without Witness.com , no media, no aid, nothing......In the name of Bhudtha, in the name of humanatarian rescue...what else to say.....The country is in 3 monkeys hand......

Posted by Chayan May 2, 09 10:02 AM
392.

whole world knows the atrocies committed by srilankan forces.some communal sinhalese use this site to carry false propaganda nad try to boost the morale of sinhala forces.what U.N. human rights officer told in srilanka is enough to proof the worst attrocies commited by sinhala forces.they want to kill all tamils with the help of india

Posted by pathman May 2, 09 10:03 AM
393.

Sinhalish make proplem aginst to tamils. about 60 years.
this is genocide we are told to you many times.

Posted by p.sella May 2, 09 10:03 AM
394.

the govenment can't win the LTTE. and this pictures are real this is not flim shooting . some people around the world are blind . and where the 3000 young tamil been arrest by SL army?

Posted by myooran May 2, 09 10:06 AM
395.

why all intertional communities keep slience on this issue? look at these picture man what kind of life is it? Srilankan gov using chemical weopan. even UN know that but they are keep slience on this issue. I think all intertional communioties scared for SL. pls IC save these people. look these pic, they did not eat for long time. this call war with out witness.

Posted by CC May 2, 09 10:15 AM
396.

As we can see the world is sleeping on Genocide killings. Srilankan gov is getting support from China and India. Rest of the world are useless. There are so many young people are kept in secret camps with naked beside war zone. Gov is killing tamils in safety zone. We don't whats point of having UN. They are sleeping about it blaming our freedom fighters. We are brothers and sisters. How we they use our family as human sheild.
Wake up UN.u

Posted by Maran May 2, 09 10:17 AM
397.

IT is an illeagal war,with illeagal weapons,chemical weapons.The terrorism and counter terrorism policy has demonized the Tamils all over the world. Tamils are not terrorist but fighting for their liberation from the Sinhalease dictatorship history going back for 61 yrs. If the Tamils have white skin the world must have taken action right away just like they did in Kosovo etc,.But the tamils are not white. I thing it is wasy for the Tamils to talk to GOD but not to the world leader who talk about world peace and humanity.

Posted by jothy May 2, 09 10:20 AM
398.

save the tamils from srilanka. vanni people living 20 sq km area with ltte. reason they don't trust srilankan army. but they con't displace anymore with ltte area. then people move army area. after this photos lot of tamil people disapper by goverment army. tamils are living censor camps. know one can't go meet them.
pls save tamils from srilanka. stop genocide tamils.

Posted by thurai May 2, 09 10:26 AM
399.

60 years of oppression. 100 000 tamils brutally killed. Phosporus bombs, Ammonium nitrate bombs,Cluster bombs, Carpet bombs, Supersonic fighter jets, Multi-barrel rocket launchers,and Heavy duty artilleries. They are all BANNED from use in battlefields by the UN but Srilanka still uses them right in front of UN's eyes. Concentration camps,Mass graves,Rapes,Torture,Abduction,Ransom, and silent slaughters are always decorating Srilanka's image.7000 people are killed and 15 000 wounded in 4 months. no one taking serious actions. Is the western world blindfolded by "globalization" and ignores these humanity crisis??

Posted by joseph stalin May 2, 09 10:31 AM
400.

Tamils on their homeland. Can any human being other than the singhales animals do this to the origins from this land. They can even think what they are doing. They wil repent for this. I still wonder how the lies and crookednes can win the world. Shame to the world after 70 year 2nd world war.

Posted by jude May 2, 09 10:33 AM
401.

LTTE fights to regain the lost rights of the tamil people. AS such they are freedom fighters and not terrorists. Never in the world and army and navy kill their own citizen by bombardment and artillary shell. Never in the world a government starve their own citizen and allow their own people to die without medicine. President Mahinda Rajapaksa is a manic. How many times the Srilankan government promised & signeed agreements and withdrew to devolve power to minorities. Has not Srilankan government made sinhala language the official language undermining the status tamil language of minorities.

Posted by Vamadevan May 2, 09 10:33 AM
402.

HI WORLD YOU DON'T HAVE ANY EYES OUR TAMIL FAMILY WILL KILL BY BAD ARMY . OUR CHILDREN ARE TIGERS .IF YOU THINK LIKE THAT WE ACCEPT LTTE IS THE BEST .WE WANT OWN LAND OUR COUNTRY .WE LIVE PEACE FULLLIFE OUR LAND ."GETOUT SLARMYTO OUR PLACE THAT IS OUR OWN MOTHER LAND.

Posted by JEYA May 2, 09 10:37 AM
403.

srilankan government terroriest government
mahinda rajabasha war criminal
srilankan government killing innocent tamils

Posted by priya May 2, 09 10:40 AM
404.

Our god obama,
please separate our eelam from the srilankan terorist government.
I know about srilankan government well because of my brother ( Government servant Engineer Irrigation department) was killed my terorist government

Posted by Ganesh May 2, 09 10:47 AM
405.

Actually srilankan government hide all trueth from own singala people and world.

Posted by dilani kunawarthana May 2, 09 11:04 AM
406.

Pease make UN go there and help the people. Because i know what will Sri Lankan Army do. Most of the youg people will vanish away soon. It happend in 1995 to 1996 in Jaffna. now I heard it happning in Vanni.
I believe LTTE not a terroist Group. They are the only one who fight for our Tamil people.

Posted by Eelam Sage May 2, 09 11:11 AM
407.

The pic with SL Soldier taking the woman on a bike, I wonder where he's taking her. We know what happened to Haiti when the went as peace keepers.

Posted by Lloyd May 2, 09 11:12 AM
408.

Stop Srilankan Government's terroriest attacks against Tamils and let IC or UN to go there to check the ststus if the Srilankan Mahinda and brother's are perfact. They are the real killers and terroriest.

Posted by AJ May 2, 09 11:16 AM
409.

There is a reason the Srilankan government block free media, UN aid agencies and NGO’s in the war region for years. It is a war without witness. Tamil civilians are pretty much at the mercy of the SL armed forces. These “freed” civilians will soon to be filtered, separated from families and some will kept apart in undisclosed locations to be tortured, raped and will “disappeared” from their existence. That was the fate of over 30,000 Tamil civilians in the past and there are no guarantees in the present for those who are liberated. Even the UN has the details of these torture camps but won’t release till it is decided to act against Srilankan government atrocities. There were many evidence are coming out how Tamil girls as young as nine years old are kept in sex slave camps to serve the military. Some of them went to suicide leaving behind letters of unspeakable tortures in the hand of SL personals. It will be too late to save the Tamils as the world chose to sleep on these issues.

Posted by Nathan Mark May 2, 09 11:20 AM
410.

we want our tamil eela land and our leader prabakaren is nation leader for our tamil peoples. we don't like rajapaksa gouverment .

Posted by noel May 2, 09 11:30 AM
411.

rajapakshe tell lies please help our tamil peoples we hope our god obama can help our tamils.obama must help

Posted by srikaran May 2, 09 11:44 AM
412.

srilankan government terroriest government
mahinda rajabasha war criminal
srilankan government killing innocent tamils please stop genocide of tamils
please help tamils freedom..There is worst genocide is going on in Sri lanka by Sri lankan government against tamils please save the inncent tamil people

Posted by srikaran May 2, 09 11:51 AM
413.

please stop the genoside tamils please help tamil peoples

Posted by nanthini May 2, 09 11:51 AM
414.

LTTE fights to regain the lost rights of the tamil people. AS such they are freedom fighters and not terrorists. Never in the world and army and navy kill their own citizen by bombardment and artillary shell. Never in the world a government starve their own citizen and allow their own people to die without medicine. President Mahinda Rajapaksa is a manic. How many times the Srilankan government promised & signeed agreements and withdrew to devolve power to minorities. Has not Srilankan government made sinhala language the official language undermining the status tamil language of minorities.

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Posted by aathavan May 2, 09 11:59 AM
415.

Sri Lanka government terrorist
Lot of Tamil people suffering by war
pls save tamils from srilanka. stop genocide tamils.

Posted by Jenalia May 2, 09 11:59 AM
416.

Sinhalish make proplem aginst to tamils. about 60 years.
this is genocide we are told to you many times.

Posted by parithi May 2, 09 12:03 PM
417.

Evil Sri-Lankan State Terrorist's Genocide against Tamils in Sri-Lankaþþ is an interantional war crime. USA is the only hope for us to reslove our Tamils issues in Sri-Lanka. Therefore please Boston Globe help us to bring this issue to the world and resolve our true problem.

We need your help immediately. Thank you very much.

Posted by Mano Kumar May 2, 09 12:06 PM
418.

Why Sri Lankan governrment didn allow the forgin journalists and media to the war zone area?
why sri lankan govenrment allow UN to those refugess camps in Vanni?
These people can live in their own land and they have the right to live in their homes?
don't worried about LTTE war area's picture but United Nations Instiute for Training and Reseach UN got the satellite images about the Sri Lankan government blocked several organizations to the no-fire sone area
Tamil civilion fleeing from LTTE controlled area because of food shortage and hevy shellig artillery aerial bombing

Posted by Makalan May 2, 09 12:19 PM
419.

There is a reason the Srilankan government block free media, UN aid agencies and NGO’s in the war region for years. It is a war without witness. Tamil civilians are pretty much at the mercy of the SL armed forces. These “freed” civilians will soon to be filtered, separated from families and some will kept apart in undisclosed locations to be tortured, raped and will “disappeared” from their existence. That was the fate of over 30,000 Tamil civilians in the past and there are no guarantees in the present for those who are liberated. Even the UN has the details of these torture camps but won’t release till it is decided to act against Srilankan government atrocities. There were many evidence are coming out how Tamil girls as young as nine years old are kept in sex slave camps to serve the military. Some of them went to suicide leaving behind letters of unspeakable tortures in the hand of SL personals. It will be too late to save the Tamils as the world chose to sleep on these issues.

Posted by Nathan Mark May 2, 09 12:42 PM
420.

Mr President Obama. Please help the suffering tamils in Vanni and government concentration camps. We have heard that the chinese, russian and indian government are supplying the terrorist sinhala government with UN forbidden bombs like, cluster and phosphorus chemical bombs. The sinhala government is eager to kill tamils, yet when the international governments call for humanitarian access to reach tamils they take long and then decide to say no. Their main weapons now are starvation and no medical supplies. In the concentration camps the hygiene is worse than gutters. Their is no water at all, many people have not had a bath for more than three weeks. PLEASE HELP! YOU ARE THE LAST HOPE THAT TAMILS HAVE.GOD BLESS YOU FOR HELPING US

Posted by Nitha May 2, 09 12:53 PM
421.

please stop the state terrorism and genocide...

Posted by raji May 2, 09 12:55 PM
422.

These pictures show evidently, Sinhala nationalism destroyed everything. Let me tell you something, Tamil Tigers is not the creation of Tamil Nationalism. Tamil Tigers is the creation of Sinhala Nationalism. If you think Tamil Tigers are terrorists, then Sri Lankan Government is "State Terrorists"!! Plain and Simple!!
any fool can understand this.

The Sri Lankan governments have two faces, sooner or later going to forget which one is real and end in deep mess.


Please stop genocide. This is silently happening from 1956.

Posted by Mohan May 2, 09 12:58 PM
423.

Anyone believes a government that doesn't allow independent reporters to the war zone? There is no foreign correspondent in the war zone. Some of the foreign , correspondents that were forced to leave by death threat were Vincent Jeyan- Associated Press, Iqbal Athas- CNN,. Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi -Reuters,
and Gamunu Amarasinghe - AP.newspapers. They killed Lasantha Wickramatunga. Lasantha Wickramatunga was famous for exposing his government's corruption and atrocities committed against minorities.
This means the government is hiding serious things. But who cares. Still these newspapers stay in Colombo enjoy the luxery hotel and "repoeat" what Sri Lanka says intead "reoprting" real, hands on news.

Posted by ST29 May 2, 09 01:02 PM
424.

Aragon Government. These Family Government of Srilanka will learn the lesson soon.

Tigers are the only freedom fighters for TAMILS,

Posted by Geet Mallik May 2, 09 01:08 PM
425.

please help tamil peoples.we want tamileelam

Posted by manjula May 2, 09 01:11 PM
426.

US President Obama
Please you really know what is going in Sri Lanka. Please understand, Sri Lankan government cleverly cheat whole world and doing genocide. Shihales community after the British left , killed tamil people many times, 1956, 1977, 1987 (these time they killed many thousands people and stole huge amount of property) If you look deeply, you will understand the shinhales are the enemy for tamils. But shinhales, they don't understand yet to where they are taking their country now.
Thiru

Posted by Thiru May 2, 09 01:21 PM
427.

US President Obama
Please understand, humans born for living in the world. Now Rajabaksha is a modern Hitler or modern dictator or what do you think. Why he is killing innocent tamil. I don't have any words to describ ho torture is. One day Sinhales will have to pay back. Not only singales must be whole world. UK has big obiligation. They're the one main cause for this situation.

Posted by Pavallam May 2, 09 01:40 PM
428.

See Chinese government build massive port in Hambarnthotte. in southern part of srilanka. China is baking this war. China is behind this game and also Indian congress party is personally backing this war against tamil people in Srilanka. IC, plase act now. America and Britain please engage to stop this war.

Posted by Guna May 2, 09 01:53 PM
429.

We know Tamil Ealam do not have oil, but is oil more precious than human lives ? Please please IC save the Tamils from terrorist Sri Lankan government.

Posted by John May 2, 09 01:55 PM
430.

I am asking where are you taking the small Tamil kids away fiom the parents? Why are you seperate these children from their own parents. Jesus says the children are kingdom of the god. Even the Lord Shiva became a pig and fed the motherless baby pigs. Thats why the hindus do want to eat pork.
Why are you othering the kids. Please leave them with their parents. The children are father of the world

Posted by chandrika May 2, 09 02:00 PM
431.

What can I say. Enough is enough. The world is watching and either pretending that nothing is happening in Sri lanka or killing of Tamils is nothing for them, It is a well known fact that Sinhalese govt. is not prepared to devolve power to the Tamil provinces. They blamed Chelva, Amirthalingam and the Tigers. Surely the Tamils have culture going back to BC.and they are no fools and they do not lack education to understand the motives of the Rajapakes or even for that matter Ranil and Prof. Pieris. They are all the same and why should they be different. The only solution is separate Eelam and we can govern ourselves peacefully and 100%successfully

Posted by Singham May 2, 09 02:03 PM
432.

To president Obama
Please help us to stop the war,we have no home to live .
All the hospitals in the TAMIL AREA is totaly destroyd by the SRI-LANKA``s
ARMY.Before the war happends i live happily in my home, but soon we
hear a big sond,then my mother said let`s go to Norway fast.
So we go to Norway but my father did not come.He was there and soon he comes to Norway.But all of my friend`s and cusins did not come,some of my cusins dead.
From B.Aravindan 9 years old NNNNN

Posted by B.Aravindan 9 years old. May 2, 09 02:11 PM
433.


Sri Lanka government terrorist
Lot of Tamil people suffering by war
pls save tamils from srilanka. stop genocide tamils.

Posted by Edda ,Addi,Nithi & Kummar May 2, 09 02:14 PM
434.

I can't understand why to standard with the world comunity regarding Srilankan tamil's issue. When GAZA no country ask the people to lave from Gaza strip when there is a conflict with Israel. Focefully removing and killing the people from their own places also is Genocide. Recntley U.N relesd the satalite imges of tamils area in Silanka where enough evidince of Srilankan government ethinic cleansing. But, still world silentley witnessing for a genocide.

Posted by Varathan May 2, 09 02:36 PM
435.

International community should approach tamil national question from their right to self determination rather than screening their strive for their homeland from it's selfish strategic interests.
the only way to this problem is a separate tamil state;tamil ealam and the current situation is a clear example of sinhala majorities intention to wipe out tamils and ultimately end their legitimate armed struggle towards their aspirations.

Posted by thamizhan May 2, 09 02:39 PM
436.

Don't you see the truth?

Every of the tamils would say LTTE are our saviors! NOT terrorists!
The TERRORISTS are the SINHALESE SOLDIERS!

The Sinhalese Government used cemical bombs! is that not banned? the sinhalese bloodmonsters are killing daily hunderts or even thousends of tamils.

The Tamil Tigers are fighting for the liberty! don't tell them terrorists!
fighting for a own country! not to kill the sinhalese.

Did you ever heared that a tamil tiger raped a sinhalese girl? It never been the truth! But WE tamils, we daily hear that a tamil girl is raped by a singhalese army? where is the justice.

Open your eyes for the truth! Its not the time to support the bad guys, who are acting like good boys!

Its the last time to support the tamils to let them alive!

Posted by TigEr_GirL May 2, 09 02:45 PM
437.

This is the out come by the west and ruling Indian congeress party, The tamils from Ealam they lost their land to British coloniel regime, then shifted to Sinhalees without tamils will. Tamil massacared by hole singhala population.denied all the human wrights in their own historical home land. Finaly tamil found only solution to have armstrucle to protect people and their land. Tamil of Eelam decived by western power. but they feul the hole Tamil community in the world. we never give up.Long live tamils. and Tamil Eelam.

Posted by Siva May 2, 09 02:46 PM
438.

Why does the govt. kill its own people? Wasn't believing much until i saw UN leaked images of shell firing in safe zone....

Posted by Pradeep May 2, 09 02:47 PM
439.

Judging from the pics above, is it not evident that something horrible is happening in Sri Lanka????
Worldwide, Tamils are asking for justice and there seems to be nothing done. Tamils everywhere are affected by this genocide because it is our brothers and sisters that are dying. Something needs to be done right away orelse the Sinhalese govt will continue their massacre. PLEASE ACT NOW!

Posted by rameesh May 2, 09 03:00 PM
440.

Tigers are the only freedom fighters for tamils.stop genocide of tamils from srilankan government

Posted by varathan May 2, 09 03:03 PM
441.

Mr President Obama.PLEASE HELP! YOU ARE THE LAST HOPE THAT TAMILS HAVE.GOD BLESS YOU FOR HELPING US, Tigers are the only freedom fighters for TAMILS,Anyone believes a government that doesn't allow independent reporters to the war zone?Evil Sri-Lankan State Terrorist's Genocide against Tamils in Sri-Lankaþþ is an interantional war crime. USA is the only hope for us to reslove our Tamils issues in Sri-Lanka. Therefore please Boston Globe help us to bring this issue to the world and resolve our true problem.

We need your help immediately.,thank you

Posted by ukay May 2, 09 03:16 PM
442.

Every single secound tamil civilian 's life is in danger.. Why this international community do not become to save this life? Tamil did not ask any others land or money . Only they want to live in peace in their own land own place without anyone interveen? Is this wrong?
This is todays report
The SLA artillery shells directly hit the Mullivaikal hospital twice within a day at 9 AM and again at 10.30 AM Saturday. The shells directly fell into the OPD section and blasted killing 23 civilians on the spot in the first attack at 9.00 Am.

The actual casualty and damages due to the second blast is not known fully, dozens feared killed.

As it was morning time the hospital was very busy, filled with patients and their care takers. This is the only hospital functioning within the safe zone; daily hundreds of patients receive treatment.

It is tragic that the shell hit the hospital at the peak time 9.00 AM and 10.30 AM, creating havoc inside the hospital.

In addition to the 23 killed on the spot by the first hit another 34 injured. Two medical staff also were critically injured in the attack.

The hospital was targeted manytimes within this week.

Last Thursday the shell hit the hospital's admission ward, and in the attack 9 died

First of all ...Thanks to Boston .com to bring the truth to the world.
Until the international community intervene to stop this ethnic clenching- genocide of Tamils the barbaric Sri Lankan state terrorism will not stop. We Tamil Diaspora must ask the international world to consider the LTTE is the only legitimate representative for Tamils .So that all the country must release LTTE from the terrorist list if they added. Immediately U N must send peace keeping forces and the free lance international media to Sri Lanka. If the Tamil diasporas been unity the international world will listen to us.

Posted by Bama Kumar May 2, 09 03:18 PM
443.

india and srilankan terrories courments' r killing srilankan inocent tamil peopls.
india tested chemical wepons on tamil.

Posted by suresh May 2, 09 03:22 PM
444.

First of all ...Thanks to Boston .com to bring the truth to the world.
Until the international community intervene to stop this ethnic clenching- genocide of Tamils the barbaric Sri Lankan state terrorism will not stop. We Tamil Diaspora must ask the international world to consider the LTTE is the only legitimate representative for Tamils .So that all the country must release LTTE from the terrorist list if they added. Immediately U N must send peace keeping forces and the free lance international media to Sri Lanka. If the Tamil diasporas been unity the international world will listen to us.

Posted by Bama Kumar May 2, 09 03:22 PM
445.

Please don't belive what the Sri Lankan army is telling it isn't the true.
They son't let you show how they kill small babies older people etc.
It is unbelivable what they are doing there. They used illegal bombs to kill tamils.
It is Genocide in Sri Lanka. In the army camps they are killing all the tamil which are there. Look in the countries like germany,england of france and canada you will see how they demonstrade against the war there they hold many pictures. This pictures will let you show how the Sri Lankan army is killing and discriminating the tamils. They only want to kill all tamils they are trying to delete us tamils. We can only say the true to you that is the onliest way to safe all the tamil people in Sri Lanka
Please help us!!!!!!

Vijay V.

Posted by Vijay Vigneswaran May 2, 09 03:32 PM
446.

ruthless singala najis starting genocide not now since 30 years silant genocide going on world community we are asking with you 1.thousands of tamil innociant youths (not connected with any movment) arrested,killed by singala terrorist army why? up to 40 thousands widow still living in north and east maked by singala terrorist army for wht? how manyhouses and tamilar properity destroyed by sri lankan army for what? many many qustion front of you this all what not genocide?china genocide thipath, india genocide khasmir (1988-1990in tamileelam) dont tell still ltte using civilians human shiled becouse tamil people are ltte there not coming from sky ltte are tamilar sons, daouters brothers and sisters any way plz plz plz stop our people genocide hive us freedom from ruthless singala regime

Posted by kannankavi May 2, 09 03:33 PM
447.

Tigers are the only freedom fighters
please help tamil people
srilankan army very very bad

Posted by kandiah May 2, 09 03:35 PM
448.

Please try to avoid false news from srilankan government.
Please stop the Genocide of tamils.
LTTE is freedom fighters.

Posted by latha May 2, 09 03:37 PM
449.

Mr Obama please help all the Tamil people. They are all suffering. Every day, so many people are being killed by the SL Army. Save the Tamils! and stop genocide of Tamils! We want Tamil Eelam.

Posted by Vimala May 2, 09 03:51 PM
450.

THINK!!!! why srilankan covernment not alowing media or aid workers to no fire zone.

Posted by nathan May 2, 09 04:03 PM
451.

The international community has got the responsibilty to STOP THE STATE TERROR OF SRILANKA. Even hitler is an angel when we compare with rajapakse and his evil army.....
ARE THE CHILDREN IN THeSe PHOTOS TERRORIST????????
ARE THE OLD MAN AND WOMEN IN THESE PHOTOS TERRORIS????
DONT MAKE FALSE PROPAGAND SRILANKA!!!!
STOP THIS GENOCIDE ON TAMILS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Jeyan May 2, 09 04:16 PM
452.

Please stop the genocide in Sri Lanka.Within 3 months 7,000 people have died.All over the world tens of thousands of Tamils are in the streets asking the world to stop the genocide.But no one is able to stem the flow of Tamils blood in Northern Sri Lanka. In 10 years we will be crying at vigils about these mass murders but why is the world not stopping it while it happens? A few years ago there was media outcry about the LTTE using child soldiers. Children are dying in the hundreds and thousands today at the hands of the SL government. Where is the world? Thank you Boston Globe for bringing an issue that is so important but often biased. It's hard to argue with photographs.

Posted by navam May 2, 09 04:18 PM
453.

Thanks for boston putting the truth out.. 1500 people killed kosova raised.. 6500 people killed in tamil eelam, why still UN is sleeping...??? lookin fwd for the new country TAMIL EELAM soon..

Posted by buviram May 2, 09 04:22 PM
454.

why the international community not ready to open their eyes?

Posted by tamilan May 2, 09 04:23 PM
455.

ACCORDING TO THIS PICTURES I THINK THAT UN AND INTERNATIONAL COMMITTIES ARE PUNISHING AND CHEATING TAMIL PEOPLE IN SRI LANKA.PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW THIS KIND OF GENOCIDE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.PLEASE WAKE UP UN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

Posted by SANTHI May 2, 09 04:39 PM
456.

What is going on in SriLanka is nothing but genocide of Tamils.It is a war without any witness. Recently visited foreign ministers of Britain and France ,requested
the President of SriLanka and his brother Gothabaya Rajapakse(Defense Secretary) to allow international media and aid agencies in to the war zone.They refused.If they have nothing to hide ,why they should refuse.They are in total violation of human rights and international humanitarian law.Rules of war under
geneva convention are totally violated.Indiscriminate shelling of civilian targets are
being carried from the land,sea and air.Even hospitals and shools are not being
spared.GOSL is a democratically elected government and it is its duty to protect all its citizens.GOSL has no respect for law and order.There is no press freedom,independent judiciary nor law enforcement.Abduction,forcible confinement ,unlawful detention without any charges,extrajudiciary killing are in rampant.GOSL is massacaring the Tamils of SriLanka with absolute impunity
without being questioned by the international community.It is not an internal problem any longer,if the international community including UN does not interfere
to stop the attricities committed by GOSL and it agencies,purely because of racial hateracy,Tamils will be wiped out of Srilanka.Genocide of all forms are taking place against Tamils,the world has no time to wait,if it does not want to regret later.The president of Srilanka,Defense Secretary and Chief of Armed Forces,allshould be tried and punished for war crimes against innocent civilians.

extra judiciary killings are in rampa

spareds

Posted by Ponnudurai Balendran May 2, 09 04:43 PM
457.

Mr, President Obama, Please stop the genocide in Srilanka. And stop this war immediately, save the tamil people suffering for the freedom in our homeland. Freedom fighters LTTE are just a human beings who is trying to get the freedom which the tamil people are looking for and not terrorists. This is the truth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And I have an question for the Sri Lankan Gov. since when have they started working on Photoshop???

Posted by Muhundan May 2, 09 04:48 PM
458.

China that has funded Colombo and has supplied the country with lethal and even prohibited weapons of conventional warfare knowingly for internal use is sitting on UN action, maintaining that what is happening is purely an internal matter of Sri Lanka.

The Indian Establishment is busy in petty manoeuvrings centring-around Pirapaharan, setting agenda for Colombo for the genocide and to permanently nullify the national question of Eezham Tamils. It seems Pirapaharan is more important to it than contesting the democratic elections.

The secret protocol of four days time and the open statement of 48 hours by Chidambaram, the home minister of the Establishment, lapsed long back but the brutal massacres of Colombo continues. Anyway, this is not the first time the Indian Establishment loses its credibility.

The world has seen how another minister of the Establishment, Pranab Mukherjee, not caring for any credibility, played second fiddle to Colombo in insisting on the number of civilians in the safety zone at 70,000. Only war partners are capable of risking credibility in such ways.

Posted by Thevan May 2, 09 04:52 PM
459.

I HATE TO SAY ;I WAS A SRI LANKAN. I AM A MIX PARENT TAMIL . I HAVE BIG STORYS TO TELL . SRI LANKA IS A BAD COUNTRY. I WAS BORN AND LIVE IN JAFFNA .I AM TAMIL . I HAVE EXPERIEND SO MANY SINGALA RACISAM. I USED MY SINGALA LANGUAGE KNOLAGE AND MY NAME (LIKE SINGALA NAME)TO MY ADVANTAGES. BECAUSE FROM SINGALA RACIST POLICE TO GOVERNMENT OFFICERS. I CAN GAT FAVOUR . THIS IS NOT FEW YEARS AGO . NOW A AM 52 YERS OLD. NOW PROUD TO BE BRITISH.I WILL BE IN TAMIL EELAM ONE DAY. .GOD BLESS TAMIL EELAM.AND THE PEOPLE OF TAMIL EELAM.

Posted by -JOTHIPASU- May 2, 09 05:02 PM
460.

Mr.Obama please help the Tamil peoples. Please stop the Genoside of Tamils.

Posted by Sutha Kiritharan May 2, 09 05:06 PM
461.

please save our tamil people from sinhalis.please save us.we need freedom.sinhalis gouverment wants to kill all tamils in vanni.thats why they are making stories.please dont belive it .every tamil people support ltte because they protect tamils.sinhalis made them.please dont let tamils die in vanni.please sir obama save our tamils .thanks

Posted by pooja May 2, 09 05:13 PM
462.

srilankan goverment using humen shield...
this photos r good evidents...

Posted by sree May 2, 09 05:13 PM
463.

please help for tamil people and try to understand our problemes.We know that everyone knows our problemes. so do something for save our people!
DON'T BELIEVE WHAT TALKS SLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
urgent!!!
Tamils are killing by the terrorist sri lankan army.

Posted by alvit May 2, 09 05:19 PM
464.

please help for tamil people and try to understand our problemes.We know that everyone knows our problemes. so do something for save our people!
DON'T BELIEVE WHAT TALKS SLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
urgent!!!
Tamils are killing by the terrorist sri lankan army.

Posted by alvit May 2, 09 05:25 PM
465.

President Mahinda Rajapaksha is a murderer. His paramilitries has killed more than 15 journalist with impunity who voice misdeeds of him. Many journalists has fled the country for the fear of life. Read this too.

"The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the Sri Lanka government to ensure that those responsible for Lasantha Wickrematunga's murder are found and prosecuted.Issuing a statement ahead of World Press Freedom Day, the UN chief said attacks on journalists remain shockingly high in number."According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), 11 journalists have been killed in the line of duty so far this year. Among them was Lasantha Wickrematunge, a prominent Sri Lankan journalist assassinated in January on his way to work," he mentioned.

Wickramathunga was the editor of the Sunday Leader newspaper.

The UN cultural agency, UNESCO posthumously awarded Wickramathunga who was murdered in January, the UNESCO 2009 press freedom prize for his work. In April a panel of 14 judges from around the world posthumously awarded Wickramathunga the UNESCO prize.

Unidentified gunmen riding on motorcycles fatally shot Wickramathunga at close range as he drove to work in early January.


Posted by Guruji May 2, 09 05:26 PM
466.

The Srilankan Army has massacred 7000 innocents inside the so called "safety zone" in the first three months of 2009. Now this number has passed 10,000. The Srilankan Govt.running torture chambers in Kilinochi. Where both men and women from 15 to 35 kept in couples, naked and handcuffed in damaged houses. They been fed only once a day and the Srilankan soldiers having a good time with these innocents. Gang rapes and ruthless torture were carried out on this prisoners. Also these youngsters were seperated from their families, and some were raped in front of their parents.

Posted by Anton May 2, 09 05:27 PM
467.

The history will repeat itself like, how the western governments have to apologize to Armenians for the massacre by Turks, after so many years, will have do the same thing for Tamils in 20, 30 years. All we Tamils are asking the leaders of the countries please don’t go to the bad side of the history by allowing the sri lankan government to massacre, kill, rape tamils in a way, it never been done in the history of man kind.

Posted by Bala May 2, 09 05:51 PM
468.

actuellement il y a un génocide des tamouls dans le nord du srilanka
l'onu a officiellement annoncé que l'armée srilankaise a bombardé sur les zones de sécurité(voir la photo prise par l'onu à l'aide d'un satellite et publiée le 3/05/2009).
que voulez-vous d'autres comme preuves pour qu l'on vous montre qu'il y a un génocide des tamouls encore alors qu'on est en 2009.
puisque l'armée srilankaise détruit le peuple tamil pourquoi nourrit-elle la population ???
ces enfants qu'on-t-il fait de mal, pourquoi doivent-ils se faire bombarder ????

Posted by hey-tamila.sky May 2, 09 06:06 PM
469.

Clearly depicts the cruelty of sinhala budhist chauvinistic majority on tamils.

Posted by thamizhan May 2, 09 06:12 PM
470.

la population qui vient avec confiance vers l'armée srilankaise se font séparés par sexe et âge et ensuite des filles étant nues se font violées par plusieurs de l'armée, CELA EST-IL NORMAL ???
et je voudrais terminer en disant qu'il est pas normal que le monde ne s'est pas encore reveillé alors qu'il y a des gens qui meurent
je ne peux pas voir mon peuple mourrir sous mes yeux chake jour en silence
l'u.e à aidé le kosovo et pourquoi pas le srilanka ??????

Posted by hey-tamila.sky May 2, 09 06:12 PM
471.

Mr Obama, Look at all these pictuers and do what you think right .... Yes, You Can Do! You are our hope, They are waiting for your help but, they cant wait too long, soon they all will be killed by Sri Lankan Army and named as LTTE.

Posted by eelamainthan May 2, 09 06:17 PM
472.

It is said that " diplomacy is saying and doing nasty things in nicest ways " .-international community must come out of this.

Mr.president Obama!

Please.....
* Lift the ban on LTTE
* put economic ban on Srilankan state.
* Recognize tamil homeland;Tamil ealam and tamils right for self determination.
*punish american green card holders - gotabaya rajapaksa,basil rajapaksa and sarath fonseka for their war crimes in srilanka under american law.

Posted by kuharaj May 2, 09 06:29 PM
473.

Tamil are fighting for the freedom from the day one of independence. Nobody cared untill Tamils took arms for their selfdetermination. Sri lankan government can't stand alone without the other countries. How long they can do this? Tamils are in the edge of tollerence. If the democratic calls failed next step is dangerous.
Sri Lankan government blackout the true not only from the International community but also from the Sri Lankan communities.The real lost of the Sri lankan & Indian soldiers and the poor Tamils. Pay back is not far. To eliminate LTTE you have to eliminate the whole Tamils in the world.

Posted by Shan May 2, 09 06:44 PM
474.

There is a genocide goinig on tamils in Srilanka without witness. Srilanka cheating the world by saing that they dont use the hevy wepon but they continuing the air attack, multibarral use, artilery attack and so on. Please help us to stop the genocide.

Posted by MullaiSubas May 2, 09 07:04 PM
475.

Please save tamil people........Sinhalease government perfoming a genocide in sri lanka. UN should interfier this human crisis to stop the war. I dont think these two ethnics can live together, Better to seperate and govern themselves

Posted by Aron May 2, 09 07:31 PM
476.

Sir Obama,
Please save our Tamil people and stop the war. The srilankan government is killing the tamil people. pls don't belive the srilankan government's story, allways they lying. I lost my sister and her family including her 3 children by the srilankan army,s shell. i think you knew how many people have been dead in vanni and from the camps in vavuniya.
Please sir save tamils. Tamil people need TAMIL EELAM.

Posted by SHOBA May 2, 09 07:41 PM
477.

HEY I LIKE TO TELL THE TRUE FOR THE WORLD I EFECTED THE WAR IN 1984 THAT TIME I WAS 10 YEARS OD I LIVE IN A TINCOMALEE BUT CLOSE TO THE MULLAITIVU MY VILLAGE NAME IS THENNA MARAVADI 1983 DEC THE SINGALA PEOPLE AND GOVERMENT MILITARY CAME TO THE MY VILLAGE THEY BURN OUR HOUSES AND PROPERTY I LEFT THERE THE DAY STILL I DIDNT GO BACK MY VILLAGE THEN I DISPLAY ALL MOST 20PLACES NOW IN SRILANKA THE BLDDY WAR GOING ON THE WORLD HAVE TO STOPE THE GENOCIDE AND PRESEDENT OBAMA CAN STOP THIS

Posted by Muruguppilai Gnanasegaram May 2, 09 07:55 PM
478.

Dear World ,
Sri -lankan Go is Most dangerous and Terrorist in the World .
Sri -lankan Terrorist Go is killed more than 7500 Tamil innocent pepple.

...any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
– Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Article II
Few Minutes Away ... for 21st Century's First Mass Massacre!!!.

Dear world!.. Are you ready to hear the news about at least 50,000 - 100,000 Tamil people killed in Sri Lanka ...?

Do you want to act now ...?

OR

Going to talk the same story after everything finished like Rwanda ...

THINK! THINK! THINK!

Posted by TAMIL ELLAM. May 2, 09 07:59 PM
479.

Tamils are killing by the terrorist sri lankan army Mr Obama please help all the Tamil people. They are all suffering. Every day, so many people are being killed by the SL Army. Save the Tamils! and stop genocide of Tamils! We want Tamil Eelam

Posted by thavarajah May 2, 09 08:04 PM
480.

My dearest Sinhala friends who are commenting here, trying to beat the dead donky, the Tigers, please come real and understand the actual problem facing the country. It is in fact 'Exit the Tiger, Enter the Dragon' scanrio. YES, China is in the making of another Burma in Sri Lanka. Patterns are same. No critisiam tolerated, No UN or aid agencies are allowed in area where human rights are not respected. False democracy to hoodwinked the Intenational community while the real power is with the former miltary man 'Gotabaya Rajapaksa' and his arch friend and Army Chief Sarath Fonseka. 'Rajapaksa Junta' is for long haul. China is deeply involved with in Sri Lanka's affair. It will look after it in the UN and in return 'two finger salutes' for western governments by Gotabaya' regime. Save your country from this real danger. No point in worrying for next 50 years or so like the Burmese.

Posted by RM May 2, 09 08:10 PM
481.

SRILANKAN GOVERMENT DON"T KILL MY TAMIL BROTHERS AND SISTERS Sri Lanka if you are saying LTTE are terrorist,then you got to be an angel, but then why are you indiscrimately shelling, bombing, Air attack on your own citizens Tamils, you chased them away from their homes by artillery shelling, and cornered them where they can't go any further otherwise they will ended up in the ocean, and you called so called safety zone and now you are shelling them again in the name of rescue mision, who are you trying to fool, You Srilankan barbarians don't genocide the Tamils. SRILANKAN GOVERMENT DON"T KILL MY TAMIL BROTHERS AND SISTERS

Posted by Rich May 2, 09 08:11 PM
482.

STOP THE WAR IN SRILANKA PLS....pls:::PLS..pls.........MR OBAMA help please... for tamil people please... TAMIL TIGERS ARE FREEDOM FIGHTERS OUR LEADER IS MR:V. PIRABAKARAN

Posted by ARUN May 2, 09 08:17 PM
483.

The international community and UN should act immediately to stop the ethnic cleansing of Tamils in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan government act on the principle that every single Tamil is a terrorist. In the name of war on terror, thousands of innocent lives are taken by the SLA bombings, shellings, and deprivation of food and medicine. What the GOSL is trying to show the world is that they care for Tamils, but the real guardians and saviors are the LTTE. They are the freedom fighters who have been making immense sacrifices for the oppressed Tamils and their rights in Sri Lanka. We have been oppressed for sixty years by the GOSL. We need the international community to help win our rights for self-determination.

Posted by Rathi May 2, 09 08:29 PM
484.

President Obama!
please save our tamil people.
Srilankan government killing hundreds of tamil people everyday.
we need your help immediately.

Posted by jeya May 2, 09 09:09 PM
485.

If Sri Lanka has nothing to hide and if its claim to be non-criminal in dealing with its ethnic minority, well, then tell me why the international press, journalist were barred from the scene of conflict. Why did the press been continuously and consistently denied access to the 'CONCENTRATION CAMPS' .Can any reasonable human being think of Concentration Camps on the style of Nazi Hitler, even in this 21st century. Why the world is so silent and inactive to the 21st century Lady Hitler Sonia Kanji and her errant Rajapakse. Tell us why the international Aid Agencies, including the Red Cross not allowed to help those suffering Tamils. You have no answers, well then don't use terms such "alleged by LTTE, as told by LTTE, as claimed by LTTE........'; Such terms sow seeds of suspicion on the average readers who are otherwise good hearted. If you a sense of fairness and a clear conscience then give us truth in your news. No independent press is allowed; no aid agency is allowed; then we have to take and believe the words of the LTTE only; no other go. Only the Sri Lankan government and army has every thing to hide.

Posted by Tamizh Chudar May 2, 09 09:18 PM
486.

UN Secretary,
Please save all the Sri Lankan tamils pleople immediately from Sri lankan Army.....
Otherwise they are going to kill them all ... already they killed half of them by bombing...
Please act fast... please.... please....

Posted by Siva May 2, 09 09:32 PM
487.

The comment #296 is the real prevailing cituation in Sri Lanka. Wel done the comment wrote by chena .KEEP IT UP.

Posted by Arulthas May 2, 09 10:08 PM
488.

Where is Un,what is the purpose of this UN, the officers who works for Un thats Vijay Nambiar is listening what his country says, who is paying for him, These stupid Rajapashe brothers are real Vampires and they are trying to control the whole world.I think they should be taken to Human Rights Courts.

Posted by Jothy Mathura May 2, 09 10:44 PM
489.

President Obama Sir,Pl help the TAMILS in SRILANKA. STOP GENOSIDE of TAMILS.

Posted by Boston Baski. May 2, 09 10:56 PM
490.

Political majoritarianism is the essence of democracy but the entrenched Sinhala-Buddhist chauvinism interprets democracy in terms of religious and ethnic majoritarianism.. Mr. Pirabaharan an astute political-military tactician attacked this chauvinistic and idiotic Sinhalese understanding of democratic polity. Sinhalese will never understand the language of politics they will understand only the language of war. The island is rapidly heading toward a total disaster. China and India will rule Sri Lanka for the third millennium.

Posted by Jeyachandrakanthan May 2, 09 10:58 PM
491.

The history will repeat itself like, how the western governments have to apologize to Armenians for the massacre by Turks, after so many years, will have do the same thing for Tamils in 20, 30 years. All we Tamils are asking the leaders of the countries please don’t go to the bad side of the history by allowing the sri lankan government to massacre, kill, rape tamils in a way, it never been done in the history of man kind. Hon. Obama, Look at all these pictuers and do what you think right .... Yes, You Can Do! You are our hope, They are waiting for your help but, they cant wait too long, soon they all will be killed by Sri Lankan Army and named as LTTE.Tamils need freedom, Help us.

Posted by n shan May 2, 09 11:50 PM
492.

PLEASE LORD JESUS ARE you OUT REALLY THEIR? PLEASE OPEN YOUR EYE JESUS VERY PLEASE OPEN YOUR EYE JESUS CAN YOU HEAR, SEE THIS HELPLESS, TAMILS TEARS, SAVE THIS PEOPLE SOMEONE PLEASE VERY PLEASE.

Posted by Ronnie Ratnam May 2, 09 11:59 PM
493.

please help tamils In srilanka.srilanka goverment doing genocide in tamil everyday lots of tamil civilian dying we hear the bad news everyday by the phone from srilanka.

Posted by nada May 3, 09 12:01 AM
494.

Thank You Boston Globe for bringing these pictures to the world! There're so much atrocities happening in Sri Lanka against Tamil civilians by the SL Sinhala army. It's high time the President Obama and US government should take strong actions against the SL government.
SL president is a war-criminal and should be brought to war-crime tribunal to face criminal charges.

Posted by Jeeva May 3, 09 12:34 AM
495.

pls stop the war. we need hepl to save the tamils life.
pls tack an immediat action to stop war in sri lanka.
india must stop help srilankan goverment

Posted by kamal May 3, 09 12:59 AM
496.

This is less than 1% of the distruction shown here. The people seen this photos are hard workers and produced more food rice, vegetables and farm products. They fed the country. See now They are begging for the foods for themself. see How a terror goverment (SL) destroyed their belongings and doing the GENOSIDE.
Please Help the tamils to make their own country. We don't need money from the world. Take the ban on LTTE and accept the EELAM as seperate country. WE will built our country by our hardwork and we will feed the world,

Posted by Mayu S May 3, 09 12:59 AM
497.

Srilankan Army has used chemical weapons such as white phoporus fitted cluster munitions, nerve gas etc. against civilians in highly populated areas. When they invade puthukkudiyiruppu, they killed more than 1500 civilians in three hours. In torture camps deep inside Kilinochi, the Srilankan Government has kept young tamils. In thousands, they have been subjected to continuos rape and torture. Young men and women naked and handcuffed. Only elders are allowed to come to detention camps in Vavuniya. others kept under army in torture camps. Thousands killed so far.
Also, Srilankan Army is forcing the civilians to run over mine fields when they advance towards rebel lines. Many killed in recent days in this fashion and many killed in direct gun fire from the Srilankan army when they refused to walk on mines.

Posted by Anton May 3, 09 01:26 AM
498.

Srilankan forces, tried for a landing at the shores at safety zone. When they beaten back, they fired multiple rockets, and aerial bombardments on Safety zone. The UN sattelite images clearly showing the craters made by these huge bombardment. Also these images were taken before and after the carnage took place.As Government continue to claim that they never attacked the safety zone, its a proof for what they are doing inside safety zones. The Govt. never kept it words and has openly challenge anyone trying to intervene in a humanitarian process.As the EU forign ministers were treated like shit, they refused to enter the safety zone .

Posted by Anton May 3, 09 01:32 AM
499.

Dear world,
Please help innocent tamil people from Sri lankan government.Thank You Boston Globe for bringing these pictures to the world

Posted by vas May 3, 09 01:37 AM
500.

Why can't the IC do anything substantial to save these innocent lives? It is shame and cowardice! Please save these helpless Tamils from state sponsored genocide. The future generations will laugh at us for not preventing this GENOCIDE, one more holocaust in 21st century. US, please wake up and show the world that we care about humanity!!!

Posted by Jan K May 3, 09 01:38 AM
501.

Please stop the war and help to Tamils

Posted by USA David May 3, 09 01:46 AM
502.

SL government did not rescue the Tamils. But they captured them where they lived under LTTE administration happily. As I was the one on among the Tamil, Sri Lankan army treat Tamils like animals. They used the captured people as slaves to build bunker and trenches near the front line. LTTE is a only strength of Tamils. Sadly, they are banned. It gives blood to SL government to kill more or almost all Tamils from the island. World must accept the thirst of Tamils for Tamil Eelam and lift the ban on LTTE. These two only bring peace to Tamils.

Posted by Sathanathan Thileepan May 3, 09 01:58 AM
503.

Mr President Obama
The helples Tamiles Run behind all kind of GOD asking help NO use
Now they running after you baging for their LIFE we belive you will if you wish


Thankyou kindly
haran

Posted by haran May 3, 09 03:12 AM
504.

Presiden Obama,Please Save Tamils!
This is genocide. Tamils have been sufferring since 1948. What is the role of UN? Where is the justice for Tamils! We are warching another 'Ruwanda'. Why the world is silent?
Please stop the War in the name of war against terror!
Send food, medicine and independent journalist immediately!
Help us form our own self-dertermined government in our own land! Help us free from the Sinhala Budhist Extremists!

Posted by Bavani May 3, 09 03:35 AM
505.

TO MEDIA
PLZ FIND THE TRUTH. THIS IS A WAR THERE IS NO JOURNALIST ALLOWED. I CANT BELEVE WE ARE IN 20TH CENTUREY. THIS A GENEOCIDE.
GOVT KILLING ITS OWN PEOPLE.



Posted by SUKU May 3, 09 03:42 AM
506.

i had to run for my life in 1983 when sinhala hoodlums came to attack us with swords and machete. It was a narrow escape and we had to go to a refugee camp. The hoodlums ransacked my house and i had a valuable library. All were set alight we lost everything. Thanks to the Australian government which allowed us to come to Australia and we had to start from scratch. Tamil eelam is the only solution. How can you trust a government who kills indiscriminately its own people. Rajapakse and his brothers should be tried for genocide.This is worse than the etthnic riots of 1983. Nathan

Posted by Anonymous May 3, 09 03:51 AM
507.

Stop the ongoing GENOCIDE . Why this WORLD are silence. They are giving to time the GoSL kill Tamils. Thanyou bring this Fotos.

Posted by Markandoo May 3, 09 03:59 AM
508.

Sri Lanka is a country with many nations.. it was like that and it is like that and it will be like that.. there is no EELAM and THOSE LTTE are not the real representation of Tamil People.

They showed their real face and it is sad that most of the International parties dont see it... Truth will be come out one day till that lets wait....

Posted by sri May 3, 09 04:25 AM
509.

please separate our eelam from the srilankan terorist government.
I know about srilankan government well because of my brother ( Government servant Engineer Irrigation department) was killed my terorist government.

Dear World ,
Sri -lankan Go is Most dangerous and Terrorist in the World .
Sri -lankan Terrorist Go is killed more than 7500 Tamil innocent pepple.

...any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
– Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Article II
Few Minutes Away ... for 21st Century's First Mass Massacre!!!.

Dear world!.. Are you ready to hear the news about at least 50,000 - 100,000 Tamil people killed in Sri Lanka ...?

Do you want to act now ...?

OR

Going to talk the same story after everything finished like Rwanda ...

Posted by Prabakar.J May 3, 09 04:31 AM
510.

the sl government keep saying that the ltte is forcing the Tamils to stay in their area. but think about it Tamils have always been living there. they were happy living there all these times under the ltte control. as the sl army kept capturing places the civilians kept moving where the ltte went. it'll b really unrealistic to think that the tigers were forcing 200 000 civilians to move with them instead of fighting against the army. The civilians could have gone to sl army if they wanted to. but they CHOSE to stay with the tigers. but now the sl army started bombing the civilians, schools and hospitals with chemical weapons and other nasty weapons, stopped medical aid and food hence some people decided to go there

Posted by rohini May 3, 09 04:59 AM
511.

we give them food.. we let them stay in the nice camps.. why tamils are so un greatful....

tamils......... sri lanka for sri lankans. if u dont want to speak sri lankan and live like a sri lankan, then get out.

Posted by w s silva May 3, 09 04:59 AM
512.

TAMIL EELAM IS OUR OWN MOTHER LAND.
We need your help immediately. Thank you very much

Posted by RASAIAH May 3, 09 05:05 AM
513.

Srilankan Govenrment been killing Tamil people many years. IC should help tamil to get seperate state

Posted by Sankar May 3, 09 05:12 AM
514.

This is GENOCIDE...International community should lift the ban on LTTE because any organisation that has mass support cant be banned.Ask tamil community as they see LTTE as their freedom fighters.International community should not be biased,Sri lanka is not a democratic country,a non buddhist can not lead the country as per their policy, then how come one can expect equal rights to all in that country.Is that not evident for partiality?.International community should arrange for a public voting.Let the tamil people decide what they want.Then the truth will come out.

Posted by Anwar May 3, 09 05:18 AM
515.

Please Take the ban on LTTE and accept the EELAM as separate country. I feel if any human wont cheat these pictures by supporting Sri Lankan govt.

Posted by Alaimagal May 3, 09 05:27 AM
516.

Since Independence from Britain ,Ceylon(present Sri Lanka) is a open prison
for Tamils. Discrimination is commonly used by majority Sinhalese....
Systematically they were driven from their home land... specially in eastern part
of Ceylon. 1956,1958,1977 before the arm struggle ,Tamils were killed ,just because they were Tamils.Then ,youngsters took the weapons to defend as well as to fight back,they were branded as TERRORISTS. Thanks to STUPID Bush Jnr.
SL Govt. want to rake up money from western countries ,they cover up their mistakes by banning MEDIA....... and the rest is still continuing.... Tamils are still suffering... All they need is their own land & respect back.Answer is EEALAM.

Posted by Ravi Pathmanathan May 3, 09 06:55 AM
517.

496 is correct and truth
We don't want money from the world , We need only two
one - accept LTTE
seound - accept the Tamileelam is one country

Posted by Babu May 3, 09 07:28 AM
518.

The way Sri Lankan govt treat Tamils shows that the govt will not give Tamils favourable long lasting solution to this ethnic problem. It is very clear that Tamils in Sri Lanka will not be able to live peacefully if this continues. This must be changed. Please watch how Sri Lankan govt commit atrocities against Tamil and how they hide it to the international communities. I am very sad to see why some countries like China, Japan, Russia, Pakistan and India do not understand real problem that Tamils in Sri Lanka facing. These are the countries that help Sri Lanka to continue atrocities against Tamils.

Posted by Deka May 3, 09 07:41 AM
519.

The Tamil Tigers should surrender. They have lost the war , their ideology has not been accepted by their own people and definitely rejected by the world community. For the sake of the Tamil community , they should surrender so that the civilians can live in peace. If they reject this, then they should swollow the cynide capsule hanging round their neck and leave this world since they have failed in their mission. Die like a martyr, and don't take cover behind poor civilians. Your end is inevitable .

Posted by Abul Bakker Hassim May 3, 09 07:48 AM
520.

President Obama take an action save tamils from terrorist srilankan government .Recognize tamil Ealam.

Posted by s.vasu May 3, 09 07:50 AM
521.

Hello Every body,
We all came to this world as to live, not to kill anyone. If anyone had humanitarian what's the answer for all of this pictures......and the day to day well planned killing task carried by the SRILANKAN TERRORIST GOVENMENT???
We all human....The tamils has been forced to fight because of the govenment pnot giving the same rights to us where the Singala people enjoying day by day. we don't even want to disturb anyone....Just leave us to live ourself on our native home land. Every human have same rights to live in the way that they like. No one cann't influence on their life at all.....This is clearly stated by the UN-Humanitarian Law..
Why Srilankan govenment carrying this terrible war?....First of all they want to reduce the No of Tamil Community. That is the only one aim for the govenment..Even former Srilankan Presidents Bandaranayake, Jayawardana, Chandirika, Ranil wikiramasinghe, at presently Mahinda Rajapakshe, and more and more future people.

The International community should clearly undestand and analyse these problems and have to force the SRILANKAN GOVENMENT to stop the war immediately. Most of the International Contries mainly the EU sayings all the time we have asked several times from govenment to stop the way but they did not....Even a baby can give better answer better than this. Because I am bringing the following questions in front of you...
1. Who is providing financial help to the Srilankan Govenment?--- International Community (Specially EU related contries)
2. Who control the World Bank? (Mainly the EU related countries)
3. Who is Providing the Training, from small to heavy weapon and more and more to the Srilankan Army? (International Countries)

Like wise there are unlimited dependencies that the Srilankan Govenment having on the International Countries.
So for all of this The International countries help needed for the srilankan govenment. But if International countries said anything for their goodness the Srilankan Govenment can not Listen.....So what is the nonsense aswer this...
If the Srilankan govenment did not listen the International countries mainly including EU has to implement immediate Economical barrier and has to diconnect all relations.

Have to have the Justise while people living not after died everybody.

On the other way- The india is the main partner for the Srilankan Govenment to carry out this terrible war.
The one reason India saying for all questions because of LTTE killed their President Rajeevkandi, we have to catch Pirabakaran , so thats what we can not ask the govenment to stop the war....
Hello Indian Govenment....Open you eyes and see the History back to see what happened in the Past. (If don't know anyone plz contact Mr.Hon.Seeman(Film Director or Mr. Hon .Palanedumaran - They will explain all bits and pieces clearly))
Why Indian Govenment sent Indian army to the Srilanka Tamil living place Noth and East? If the reason to bring the piece to the people.....
***Why Indian Army killed Thousands of Tamil people on their own places????
Not only this there is a different type of killing was carried out by the Indian army...
***Why our sisters(Tamil girls and womens) has been raped by the Indian Army?
Why ??? why ??? why???
There is no different between human soul even though he is a Presidend or a norman person....There is no different.......
I am always did not say that killed Rajeevkandi is not right....(I am against of killing any human) ..But what is the answer for killed thousand of our Tamil people(Including Kids, childrens, girls boys mens and womens) by the Indian Army?
Where we go for the justise for this killings?

But there will be the time comes....then INdian govenment will realise and cultivate the resuls for their acivities....

So Its my kindly request from International community to bring the peace and to stop the war immediately to get the permonnent solution.
(I also one of the displaced and effected tamil civilian )
If anyone in the International countries have humanitarian please act now.
Anyhow I we hope USA President Hon Obama to help on this by involve more.
Many Thanks

Posted by Pirabu May 3, 09 08:04 AM
522.

Please save all the srilankan tamils people immediately from srilanka army, ! please act fast,please!

Posted by Sathy May 3, 09 08:39 AM
523.

Please save our people.Srilankan government killing hundreds of tamils people
everyday.

Posted by jeeva May 3, 09 09:02 AM
524.

Accept eelem as a seperate country or give equal rights to tamil peoples

Posted by prem May 3, 09 10:03 AM
525.

First of all, I would like to express my gratitude for publishing this news illuminating the events that are occuring in Sri Lanka. However, this is only a small example of the many that have been taking place for the last 60 years in Sri Lanka. This is further an exmaple of the acts of genocide that the Sri Lankan government is carrying out that most of the international community has failed to recognize due to the Sri Lankan government's spreading of propoganda. These human rights violations are taking place because the independent press has not been allowed access into the conflict zones. This is censorship of the free press that should not be taking place in a government that claims to be a democracy.

Posted by Satchi May 3, 09 10:11 AM
526.

It's really painful to see that despite the intensity of the situation, the number of lives lost, and the worsening humanitarian conditions... the government is still incapable of thinking consciously of what it's really doing. They say that they're rescuing the people yet they separate the family members and are keeping them as prisoners. They're just using the excuse of fighting terrorism to get rid of the Tamil ethnicity. Is this government even human?

Posted by jana May 3, 09 10:14 AM
527.

Lord Budha's preachings have clearly failed in Srilanka - The sinhala budhist lack human compassion. Hitler is reborn in Srilanka, he with the help of his brothers, intends to wipe out as many tamils as he can during his regime. Tamils in Sri Lanka are subjected to extermination, rape, kidnappings, threatenings by the Sri Lankan government and the paramilitary forces. SL Gov't protests when western countries try to intervene - saying it is an internal affair. When the govt runs from country with a begging pot - the countries have a right to intervene.
Shame on UN for not being able to stop the atrocities against the state terrorism in SL.

Posted by Ana.Sri May 3, 09 10:16 AM
528.

Please Obama save the tamil

Posted by Nive May 3, 09 10:20 AM
529.

According to the ongoing genocid on Tamils in Sri Lanka, the UN Security Council have send a UN - Mission (without Indian Military) to the Tamil Area and prtotect the Tamils. The Tamils have lost the last drop of Confidence on Sri Lankan Government. Tamils believe now only the international community. The Mission must be done without lose of any seconds! Under Security of the UN the Tamil Eelam have to face a national inquiry, if they want rebuild their own state or not. Only this way can bring solution for this 60 Year politcal conflict.

Posted by G.Kanagaratnam May 3, 09 10:41 AM
530.

Thank you for publishing these photos. Eelam Tamils ruled this land. We had a
kingdom,history and ancient culture. Think how we lost everything!!. . Now we are refugees in our own land and our children begging for foods and medicine.
All tamils around the world have to unite and fight back for our goal "Tamil Eelam".
Our unity strengthen our freedom struggle.

Posted by Brinda Sundar May 3, 09 10:44 AM
531.

To the editor
A lot of pro-LTTE Tamils who comment here were called by a Tamil web site (http://www.yarl.com) to do so. These guys are busy with cyber war.

Posted by Ragunathan May 3, 09 10:54 AM
532.

Sri Lanka government terrorist
Lot of Tamil people suffering by war
pls save tamils from srilanka. stop genocide tamils.

Posted by Theeban May 3, 09 11:32 AM
533.

President Obama!
please save our tamil people.The way Sri Lankan govt treat Tamils shows that the govt will not give Tamils favourable long lasting solution to this ethnic problem. It is very clear that Tamils in Sri Lanka will not be able to live peacefully if this continues. This must be changed. Please watch how Sri Lankan govt commit atrocities against Tamil and how they hide it to the international communities. I am very sad to see why some countries like China, Japan, Russia, Pakistan and India do not understand real problem that Tamils in Sri Lanka facing. These are the countries that help Sri Lanka to continue atrocities against Tamils
Srilankan government killing hundreds of tamil people everyday.
we need your help immediately.

Posted by kannan May 3, 09 12:58 PM
534.

Mr, President Obama, Please stop the genocide in Srilanka. And stop this war immediately, save the tamil people suffering for the freedom in our homeland. Freedom fighters LTTE are just a human beings who is trying to get the freedom which the tamil people are looking for and not terrorists.

Posted by George.J May 3, 09 01:21 PM
535.

SRI lANKA IS FOR SINGHALESE. WE ARE THE TOP RACE IN THE WORLD. NOBODY CAN DO ANYTHING TO SINGHALESE. NOT iNDIANS, NOT BRITISH, NOT AMERICANS, NOT ANY EUROPEANS. WE KILL TAML FOR SPORTS. LIKE AUSTRALIANS DID FOR ABROGENES. LIKE AMERICANS DID TO BLACKS AND RED INDIANS. THE WORLD HAS TO PUT UP OR SHUT UP

Posted by KALAGEDARA May 3, 09 01:27 PM
536.

Dear President,
This is typical genocide. Please save the innocient civilians.
Where are the youngsters who fled the LTTE control area and hoped to have a better life?

Posted by Mercy May 3, 09 01:50 PM
537.

Thank you giving these details. ALL THIS IS HAPPENING BECAUSE OF LTTE, THEY ARE ONE KILLIMH THERE OWN PEOPLE AND IN HE PROCESS OF RESUCING THE PEOPLE FROM THERE HANDS POOR TAMIL PEOPLE ARE DIYING. BOSTON GOBLE PLEASE LOOK AT IN THIS WAY IF WHAT ALL THESE TAMILS LIVING OUT SIDE SRI LANKA A RE SAYINGIG IS TRUE (CHEMICAL BOOMS ETC) WHAT YOU THINK THE DIPLOMETS IN COLOMBO IS DOING ,(SLEEPING) IT IS NOT TRUE. SOME THESE TAMILS NEVER BEEN TO SRI LANKA FOR YEARS AND SHOUTING TO SAVE THE TAMILS THERE. PLEASE NOTE THERE WAS PROBLEMS BEFORE BUT NOT ANY MORE. THE TAMILS IN SRI LANAKA ARE VERY HAPPY THE WAY THEY ARE LIVING ONLY THING THEY DONT WANT WAR AND SOON WITH GODS GRACE IT WILL BE OVER. OFCOURSE AFTER THE WAR IS ENDED THE RI LANAKN GOVERMENT WILL GIVE EQUAL RIGHTS TO THE TAMILS WHO ARE LIVING IN SRI LANKA AND ALL THE PEOPLE WILL LIVE LIKE SISTERS AND BROTHERS. DO YOU KNOW SOME OF THE YPUNG PEOPLE (AGE 10 TO 30) HAS NEVER BE LET OUT OF VANI IN YEARS. I HAD MY FAMILY ITS THERE FIST TIME COME OUT OF VANI AS TIGERS NEVER EVER LET THESE YOUNG GIRLS AND BOYS TO COME OUT AND ALL THE DIPLOMETS IN COLOMBO KNOW THAT, THIS IS THE RASON THEY ARE QUIT AND HAPPY ABOUT PEOPLE COMING OUT OF VANI. BUT AT NO COST SHOULD THE POOR TAMILS AND GOVERMENT SOLDERS SHOULD DIE FOR ONE MANS SELFISH MIND.
Hope this will get in to some people Head. Priya

Posted by Priay May 3, 09 02:30 PM
538.

Rajapakse and brothers have laid the foundation stone for building up TAMIL EALAM. The new EALAM to be formed will be from OUR MONEY. We will show what we can do
I have not seen Kalinga war which led to the renaissance. Buddha was born that day and Buddhism flourished. The present srilankan government has shown to the world what kalinga war was and immersed Buddha in Tamil blood.
Any conqueror has lost over time and that is the NATURE'S WAY of handling. Srilanka and Tamil Ealam will exist together. Tamil ealam will prosper.

Posted by G Loganathan May 3, 09 02:33 PM
539.

Anything That Mr Ramachandran the deceased chief minister of Tamilnadu blessed has survived and progressed well. Both LTTE and Mr Prabhakaran, Tamil leader had his blessing. He will succeed and lead the 1st government of Tamil Ealam. Pray GOD be with us

Posted by G Loganathan May 3, 09 02:36 PM
540.

Mr, President Obama,
Please stop the genocide in Srilanka. And stop this war immediately, save the tamil people suffering for the freedom in our homeland. Freedom fighters LTTE are just a human beings who is trying to get the freedom which the tamil people are looking for and not terrorists.
We want TAMIL EELAM. We want Freedom. We want our Motherland.


Posted by R. Thamil May 3, 09 03:07 PM
541.

The srilanka army has massacred 7500 innocents tamils inside the so called safety zone in the first three months of 2009.srilanka govt running torture chambers in kilinochi. Mahinda rajapaksha and gotabaya rajapaksha is a murderer.Tigers are the only freedom fighters for tamils.Stop genocide of tamils from srilankan Govt.

Posted by kumaranathan gowri 10 temble road colombo srilanka May 3, 09 03:19 PM
542.

Sri lankan government is terrorist not LTTE. Tamils are LTTE. they are protecting the tamil people form sri lankan terrorist government. So please take the ban form LTTE.

sri lankan terrorist government, they already killed 10,000 Tamil people withn in the 3 to 4 month time. Now they are going to kill 200,000 tamil people with chemical bombs. These bombs are already ban form the world.

PLEASE STOPE GENOCIDE TAMILS

Posted by E Rosan May 3, 09 03:26 PM
543.

Where is UN? Where is human rights ? Where is Uncief .are the tamils excluded from humankind? organisations are there for animals but not a single one there for the great tamils who are dying in hundreds everyday.why all international medias keeping quiet? is this what u call independent media ethics?we relied on british government and US government but nobody seems to listen to our painful cries.we believe in you Mr obama.please help Tamils.you are the only one who is capable of doing any miracle than anyone else at this moment.sri lankan government may show the pictures which bring them good reputation among the International communities.We know that you understand the phrase GENOCIDE.its true!!!! so Please act now. U are our only hope.Thanks Mr president.

Posted by Tamilan Sajeev May 3, 09 04:16 PM
544.

Srilanka was two separate Countries before the British arrived in Srilanka.This is less than 1% of the distruction shown here. The people seen this photos are hard workers and produced more food rice, vegetables and farm products. They are refugees in thier own land . Srilanka was two separate Countries before the British arrived .Please Help the tamils to make their own country. We don't need money from the world. Take the ban on LTTE and accept the EELAM as seperate country. WE will built our country by our hardwork and we will feed the world.

Posted by Chiruthai May 3, 09 04:48 PM
545.

srilanka governement is terrorist lot of tamil people suffering by war pls save tamils from srilanka stop genocide tamils

Posted by rames May 3, 09 05:10 PM
546.

Hi friends, Just a minutes, think why Sri lankan Government did not allow any foreign aids or media in? simple they are trying to hide something from the world. even a 5 years old child can say this. but I wonder why U.N.O and other world countries closed their eyes over Tamil people. In past, when Isrelies attack on lebonen or plasten even kosoovo, they all went to save those people suffer. but why they let these Tamil been genocide? I think every body look these people colour and poor. Please do some thing to save this people from Singhala killer president family. I think the only solution is Tamil's sepperated state. Tamil tigers are the freedom fighters. they are not the terorists .

Posted by mathy prathapan May 3, 09 05:56 PM
547.

THINK!!!! why srilankan covernment not alowing media or aid workers to no fire zone.beacus srilangan goverment GENOCIDE tamil

Posted by poovalingam May 3, 09 06:02 PM
548.

This is so funny to see that, after destroying Tamils’ residence, lands and paddy fields which they used to cultivate the rice and vegetables for the whole country, the Sri Lankan army distributing some biscuits. This is what they expect to happen; they want Tamils to be beggars forever.

Posted by Nan May 3, 09 06:16 PM
549.

Why it took so long to get the world attention on Sri Lanka?

Singalese government state terrorism is not worse than crimes commited under Nazis against Jews.

Clearly this falls under definition of genocide.
One day Singalese will pay the price.

Posted by Raj May 3, 09 07:05 PM
550.

Please stop the war.We need help to save the tamils life.Srilankan tamils are
refugees in thier own land.We need your help immediately. .....please!

Posted by bawan May 3, 09 07:23 PM
551.

Srilankan tamil people need...........
*freedom of expression.
*freedom of speech.
*freedom of assembly.
*freedom of religion.
*freedom of press.
NOW IMMEDIATELY NEED LIFE AND FOOD......................

Posted by Prasanthi May 3, 09 08:15 PM
552.

Thanks you Boston Globe.Srilankan tamils need equal rights.

Posted by piratheep May 3, 09 08:40 PM
553.

Help save the innocent civillians! These are people caught in crossfire, kids are suffering. How are we ignoring this? It is tragic and lives are being torn apart. The so called "safe zones" aren't even safe. Where do you expect all these displaced people to go? Where will they get food? Shelter? Basic medical supplies? Help the people! Throw away the war, help the people. Stop focusing on the Tamil Tigers or the Sri Lankan army. Start focusing on what's important, the people!

Posted by raj May 3, 09 08:48 PM
554.


UN what are you doing?....Smallest population in world is vatican city peoples..Next is Tuvalu country population is 11640......Totally 50 Lakhs Srilankan Tamil peoples all over the world...Why no separate country......Absolute Genocide is going on.......Srilankan army used banned (Chemical, cluster, poisiones) BOmbs on Tamil people.....Why the world countries and UN are silent?......Everyday your silent is killing hundreds of people...........Tell me don't have Guts to take action against srilanka......Lot of evidences are there to take action against SRILANKAN GENOCIDE GOVERNMENT........

Posted by முத்தமிழ் வேந்த& May 3, 09 08:55 PM
555.

Please give equal rights ,food ,water and life

Posted by vadivel May 3, 09 09:01 PM
556.

is this world still need time to stop the genocide of tamils in srilanka, how many lives still you'll want to take action. please mr.obama help our people. please world help us .

Posted by kuberan May 3, 09 09:14 PM
557.

Please stop the war. Enough is enough, all the Tamils (more than 70%) had lost their love ones ( minimum one in the families ) in that island. Most of the damage is done by Sri Lankan government. Sri Lanka is the first country in the world killing their own civilians by aerial bombings . Half of them are innocent, the world knows this and it's going on past 30 yrs For the argument , If the Sri Lankan government is doing good for Tamils. Why they can't allow UN forces in the northern Sri Lanka. They cannot do this because they are doing The Genocide in Sri Lanka. 1958, 1983, 2009 ........ Please stop the wa

Posted by Mel Philip May 3, 09 09:29 PM
558.

It is time for the international community, particularly USA to act. How many more lives need to be lost before USA will intervene to stop the killings ? It took a few thousand lives in Kosova. In 2009 alone over 7,000 Tamils killed and no firm action yet. Why is this ? Is the Tamil blood cheaper ? Where is the humanity ?

Posted by Jude Prakash May 3, 09 09:46 PM
559.

When reading comments, It seems they wanted to save the terrorist Prabakaran.
Why any of these comments doesn't talk about Suffering created by LTTE.
What happened to Tamil children for last 20 years. have the got education from LTTE. They give only guns and taught them all Sinhalese are racists. This is never going to work. because its wrong attitude created by some Tamil people and LTTE.
Government will give best solutions for northern Tamils, not LTTE .
Tamils in overseas can write all racist comments. but Tamils in srilanka is only suffering. all due to dream of EELAM.
This is small Iland all people live in

Posted by PMW May 3, 09 10:01 PM
560.

Dear Excellency
Please intervene immediately to stop the grusome act of genocide that is taking place in Sri Lanka.

Posted by Vijay Sockanathan May 3, 09 10:26 PM
561.

Please help tamil people.Tamil civilian dying every day.Srilankan army very very bad.They don"t have kindness.

Posted by Brentha.S May 3, 09 10:28 PM
562.

Srilankan tamils believe now only international community.they don"t believe
Srilankan government.Please help our people..............................

Posted by Eshwara May 3, 09 10:41 PM
563.

Who is going to help this innocent people? How long is It going to continue? This is so funny to see that, after destroying their life, the Sri Lankan army distributing some biscuits. This is what they expect to happen; they want Tamils to be beggars forever.

Posted by s.Vathany May 3, 09 10:45 PM
564.

The United States of America as the only super power of the world can act outside the United nations, in order stop the Sri-Lankan state terror unleashed on its own citizens by indiscriminate aerial bombardments and artillary shelling with cluster bombs. These people who are trapped in a tiny sliver of land, are denied their basic necessities such as water, food medicine and shelter.
On behalf of all civilians who are about to be slaughtered I beg the US, as a temporary measure to save the people from death from starving, to air drop food and medicine first.
Then using the Pacific command give protection for their lives.
Then, as a long term solution please recognize our right to self determination because we had enough with the Sri-Lankan state terrorists. The would-be-independent state THAMILEELAM will always be grateful to you and always to be an ally to US and other western countries because the corner stone our nation is already in the western world.


Posted by Xavier Arulanandam May 3, 09 10:46 PM
565.

Please stop the war .we need your help.Immediately need food , medicine and save the life.....................!

Posted by Gowtham May 3, 09 10:51 PM
566.

The US has all the technological advantages to monitor the situation in the so called safty zone. Their sattelite images show them how many innocent people are trapped in there and to be slaughtered by the SriLankan mono ethnic sinhala arm forces. So its time for US to take action unilaterally outside the dysfunctional UNO

Please save the Tamils by air-droping food and medicines and protect them from the forth-coming military onslaught other wise 160 000 people willbe prished because of the international communities inaction.

Posted by Nila Suresh May 3, 09 11:11 PM
567.

I know Srilankan army.They don"t help any tamils,just for photo and he will definitely destroy the poor girl.Think! why srilankan government not allowing media or aid workers to no fire zone..................................?

Posted by kirija May 3, 09 11:14 PM
568.

PLEASE ALL WORLD POWERS HELP ELAM TAMILS THEY ARE KILL BY SRILANKAN STATE FRONT OF YOUR ICE PLEASE DO SOME TO STOP THE WAR. SPECIALY USA CAN DO LOT STOP THE WAR.

Posted by EMANUVEL May 3, 09 11:18 PM
569.

TO THE EDITOR, IC, UN, G8 & HEAD OF COMMONWEALTH

Editor: This article and pictures very much like, the Srilakna Government spending spree of $35 Million in USA to tackle the Tamil upraising to stop the SL Government genocide of Srilankan Tamils. Tell the truth, you know what is going on.. Life, blood, teras of the Tamil community is it = $$$ in your terms

IC: I am sure you could more than, the statements and condemning the. It is time to look at more than your diplomatic relationship with Srilanka. People are being killed. It is genocide. Act of violence against humanity. What part do not understand. Looks like China is dominating and sticking its fist on everyone’s rear end. It is sad; China does not know the meaning of life or humanity. Regardless of either its dog, or human.

UN: You are waste of space as many people think. You look at who would be on power next, whom should you suck up to get the vote to continue to be on power. You people piss each other pocket. Please look at some of your staff’s behaviours and should commence investigation on violating the UN code of conducts, bribery allocation.

G8: Where are you all? A community call Tamil in Vanni, Srilanka being wiped out. Are you saying that you have no control over it, no power, then why do you exist?

Head of Commonwealth: It is SAD, Pissy little Srilankan defence secretary telling British Foreign Minister you are wasting his time. What is next? Where is you colonial power.. I have always been favour of Monarchy, now am wondering if I have made right choice until now…

Posted by Easan May 3, 09 11:50 PM
570.

We need freedom. Tamil people killed by Srilankan forces more than 23 years.
Please stop the war and help tamils.

Posted by mahen May 4, 09 12:23 AM
571.

DEAR FRIENDS OF EELAM......... PLEASE STOP YOUR NUISANCE NOW. you are trying to fox the international community and maintain your IMMIGRANT STATUS. there fore you all never want this conflict to stop. 4/5 th of tamil population is living peacefully in all parts of the island proved in facts and figures. please stop supporting war and terrorism let the rest of the civilians get back to a normal life because not only you...... they also need a peaceful life if they happen to take guns they will be dealt with guns.............. SO PLEASE STOP TERRORISM DO NOT HELP TERRORISM THERE IS NO CHANCE TO DIVIDE THE sovereign NATION OF SRI LANKA WHERE ALL COMUNITIES SINHALESE , TAMILS, BURGHERS MALAYS ETC.. YOU TRYING TO SAFE GUARD YOUR REFUGE STATUS AND SUPPORTING TERRORISM WILL HELP KILL MORE OF INNOCENT TAMILS AND SINHALESE FOR NOTHING.... TIGERS KILLED HUNDREDS OF CLERGY AT ANURADAPURA TEMPLE...... TENS OF THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT CIVILIANS IN BRUTAL SUICIDE ATTACKS AROUND THE ISLAND..... KILLED MOST OF TAMIL LEADERS WHO STOOD AGAINST TERRORISM.... WHY..... WHAT DO THEY WANT.... SRI LANKA NEVER WILL BE DIVIDED IN TO PARTS.... WHY SHOULD IT BE??????

Posted by TAK. May 4, 09 12:50 AM
572.

Thanks you Boston Globe.Srilankan tamils are refugees in their own land.
Tamils belive now only the international community.Please help our people.

Posted by varatha May 4, 09 01:00 AM
573.

President Obama & Wold
Please Save our Tamil People!! They also like to live in this wonderful world
please help us immediately
please do something asap

Posted by Poonkavee May 4, 09 01:06 AM
574.

USA Backed Sri Lanka for years..... but do they listen to them now. NO. Now Sri Lanka's friends are , Iran, China, Lybia ... doest it it tell something to US. Aren't they your enemies. ICRC evacuated more than ten thousand civilians... How did they get injured? How many of then died in the same operations? The world cannot turn blind eye and keep their mouth shut on this genocide. TAMILS WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO LIVE EqUALLY IN SRI LANKA. Your Excellency President Obama please help the Tamils and recognise their rights and wishes. May God bless you.

Posted by Arul May 4, 09 01:41 AM
575.

Please help innocent tamil people from Srilankan government.they treat tamils like animals.

Posted by wan May 4, 09 02:18 AM
576.

Srilankan tamils need freedom.Now we need help to save the tamils life.

Posted by kanthi May 4, 09 02:28 AM
577.

Dear Mr Obama,
There is no genocide in Srilanka. About 15000 innocent civilians are trapped and being used as human sheild by LTTE terrorists who are world's most dangerous terrorists- inventors of suicide jacket. Mr Obama, please help to rescue these innocent civilians from LTTE grip. These terrorists are biggest liars , they carried out false propaganda to win wolrd's sympathy.

Posted by Tilak May 4, 09 02:31 AM
578.

This LTTE people live in abroad dont knw what actually happens in sri lanka. tamil peoples who flees from NFZ thank to SL army for getrid them from LTTE . Now some LTTE leaders have accepted what is done by the government in Sri lanka to eastabilish peace. Any one can comes to Sri Lanka and experience the truth. Dont accept this comments which are posted by LTTE people.

LTTE will disappear from Sri Lanka forever and sinhala , tamil, muslim and other peoples will live as a one nation on behalf of the progress of the country.

Posted by sri lanka May 4, 09 02:34 AM
579.

In 1981 the Jaffna library which was considred as the educational treasure of the Tamils, was burnt down by the government. Same year thousands of Tamils(not hundreds) burnt and killed all over Srilanka. later in the nintees Navali church was bombed and more than 150 Tamils killed. In the 2000s, 64 school children killed by aerial bombardment. since 1983, in north and east of Srilanka, thousands of Tamils kidnapped and massacred without eveidence. If you want to get the true and accurate report, get the UN peace keeping forces there, and with their assitance and protection talk to each and every Tamils living in Srilanka(including the people who do live among Sinhalase) you will get what you want

Posted by Raja May 4, 09 03:05 AM
580.

Why is the international community still keeping quiet about the war crimes of SL Govt ? Where is President Obama ? Where is the UN ? The whole world knows about the genocide of Tamils by the barbarian SL Govt - the biggest terrorist in the recent years !!! Why is the world pretending to be asleep? Is this because the Tamil homeland does not flourish with wealth or oil? Well, that is what is felt by most !! Where is 'HUMANITARIAN "?????

Posted by Satchithananda May 4, 09 03:54 AM
581.

It is laughable that the main request of most people who have commented is to 'Lift the ban on LTTE'. What have the people in the North got from the LTTE for the past decades. Have they got a proper education for their children? Have they got proper living conditions? Their single minded and ruthless pursue of 'eelam' has only brought more suffering to the Tamil people in the North for decades, while tamil people in the South are enjoying equal rights as Sinhalese. For how many long years more should they suffer. Is it right that these tamils suffer for a never ending dream of a selfish leader?

Posted by nilu May 4, 09 04:42 AM
582.

What is this nonsense being written? Every time the armed forces capture an area the civilians (Tamil Sri Lankans) come pouring out as if bats out of hell. If they are allowed to go there would be no refugees at all. Stop being blind to reality, and stooges of the terrorists. Every thing that is said needs to be addressed to the terrorists.

Posted by Sunil May 4, 09 05:16 AM
583.

Because of the Sri Lanka Army all the Tamil are now getting to safe hand, Sri Lankan Tamils are now tack Mr.Mahinda Rajapaksha as their God. So pls stop saying things that you don't know

Mr Obama, This is our country pls stay out of our problems......
Our brothers has given their life for this war so will do what is best for the country
One last thing
We know all these things and the comments are putting by the ppl in Caneda/USA because if this war is over there visa will be cannel and have to return to Sri Lanka.
MR.OBAMA if you can pls keep those Tamils in your country and keep in mind one day they will ask part of your country too because TAMILS DOES NOT HAVE A COUNTRY IN THIS WORLD

Posted by SRI LANKAN May 4, 09 05:38 AM
584.

Please....to the world dont believe the srilankan goverment....help the tamil people...save them...do any action.

Posted by Tamilen May 4, 09 06:12 AM
585.

Dear world!.. Are you ready to hear the news about at least 50,000 - 100,000 Tamil people killed in Sri Lanka ...?

Do you want to act now ...?

OR

Going to talk the same story after everything finished like Rwanda ..
PLS SAVE OUR TAMILS
pl
Psls

THINK! THINK! THINK!

Posted by bHARATHI May 4, 09 06:27 AM
586.

SRI LANKA GOVERNMENT IS NOT KILLING TAMIL PEOPLES.
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Sri Lankan Goverment is not killing Tamil people. They are trying to save their life from LTTE terrorist. The Sri Lankan army is helping Tamil peoples. Sri Lanka army doesn't consider all Tamils as terrorists. This war against with LTTE terrorists only. There are no anything to hide about this war. Anyone can visit NO FIRE ZONE now.
Some Sri Lankan Tamils who in abroad, not like to finish this war and they dont like to come again SRI LANKA....All above comments are for extend their VISA

Posted by Yuvaraj May 4, 09 06:57 AM
587.

As the Sri Lankan Government's Armed Forces are using the weapons as TOYS to kill and maim innocent Tamils and the horror stories are unfolding - we the Tamils who live in comfort and luxury outside of SL must step up to the plate. This is not about LTTE. This is about innocent civilians, who do not have a voice, arms and the fire power.
LTTE are freedom fighters not terrorist. They are fighting for our rights that we have been denied. Tamils were attacked by racist Sinhalese in 1958 and 1977 when LTTE was not around...so it is not a war against LTTE..it is against a minority tamils whose homeland is SL. We had tamil kings who ruled our part of the land and thanks to British we were put together,

Mr President...Please help. A whole generation of tamils are being eliminated. I am a sinhalese married to a tamil.

Posted by Anoja Bala May 4, 09 07:33 AM
588.

We, tamilians are in deeply frustrated by the way we are being treated by this world. Are we not a human being? Why International community is silent watching genocide. Each country is playing silent role because of their political and economic need. Dont you think, you are making a blunder. International community is trying is destroy a ethnic people.

Posted by Thamilinchelvan May 4, 09 08:21 AM
589.

Srilankan Army has used chemical weapons such as white phoporus fitted cluster munitions, nerve gas etc. against civilians in highly populated areas. When they invade puthukkudiyiruppu, they killed more than 1500 civilians in three hours. In torture camps deep inside Kilinochi, the Srilankan Government has kept young tamils. In thousands, they have been subjected to continuos rape and torture. Young men and women naked and handcuffed. Only elders are allowed to come to detention camps in Vavuniya. others kept under army in torture camps. Thousands killed so far.
Also, Srilankan Army is forcing the civilians to run over mine fields when they advance towards rebel lines. Many killed in recent days in this fashion and many killed in direct gun fire from the Srilankan army when they refused to walk on mines.

mahi

Posted by Anonymous May 4, 09 08:29 AM
590.

Tamils not belive Srilankan Government.Mostly Srilankan Government relased
photo are showing they are helping people.But they arrested several hundreds of
men and women and they killed them.Please stop the war and help to tamils.

Posted by Kuru May 4, 09 08:56 AM
591.

I agree with 519, Let the rest of the tamil people live in peace. I don't think they want to have tamil eelam after loosing their families, property, etc..
For the People whoever in Foreign countries have nothing to loose, they have food, house and peaceful life here, so it is easy for them to say they want tamil eelam. If LTTE really cares about tamils, they better withdraw from this war and let the people live in peace. And another thing, LTTE supportes in Foreign countries have to realize that their famillies also lving in Colombo, Srilanka. If they don't like singalese and if they want tamil eelam, then why they let their families to live in Colombo, Srilanka. Incase if Srilankan Govt decided to seperate the country and give tamil Eelam, Do you think that anyone in Foreign countries will go and live in Jaffna, Sri lanka, I wil Say BIG NO. It seems like LTTE supportes are using this Oppurtunity to rescue LTTE not Tamils. IF all the people are really care about tamils. then Tell tigers to withdraw or come to settlement with Government and let the rest of the people live in PEACE. Only innocent people are suffering there. How many kids lost their parents, I hope there will be an end soon for this war. I WANT MY PEOPLE AND KIDS LIVE IN PEACE NOT TAMIL EELAM.

Posted by Tamil who really cares about tamils life. May 4, 09 10:29 AM
592.

Srilankan Government hide all trueth from own singala people and world.Please help our people...immediateely.

Posted by Anja May 4, 09 10:57 AM
593.

This is so sad to see that these LTTE Terrorist supporters don't give a heck about the innocent lives in Wanni but to never forget to Support most notorious Terrorist group in the earth now. They forcefully ask PPL for money and child soldiers, even in USA/Canada they forcfully demand money and funds on a monthly basis. Good example: how would the child age 1 - 15 about the civila war in Sri LANKA? and why would they brought to the protest? this will give you a picture of what the LTTE doing and it's supporters. they like expossing their views/point on other, by causing traffic and distruptin the fellow citizen will not get sympathy but more anger. These TAMIL LTTE TERRORSIstead of Supporters who lives out of Sri Lanka wants this war to on go so they wil get their maximum benefits and REFUGEE status abroad. Will they ever go back to Eelam (Well I can't find this place in the world map .. can anyone?) and will never admit their are wrong and will be never happy regardless where they live. GOD HELP those innocent WANNI. What I strongly believe and advise these LTTE supporters instead of sitting on front of the computer and taking this war for a joke/fun send money for those who need food and medication (Oh I hear... BIG NO....)

Posted by WhatsReal May 4, 09 10:58 AM
594.

Thank you for bringing these pictures out to light. The Tamils is Sri Lanka are suffering the most any human can suffer right now. The Sri Lankan government is using world banned chemical warfare on the Tamils, in attempt to wipe the ethnic group out. They continuously deny this. But the Sri Lankan government not allowing independent media or international NGOs into the area clearly states that there is something that the Sri Lankan government is trying to hide from the rest of the world. We ask that the international community to take immediate action to bring a ceasefire into effect in Sri Lanka and recognize Tamil Eelam as a state for Tamils. Day by day, thousands of Tamils are dying and the world must no longer remain as witnesses. Please act now to save the Tamils in Sri Lanka from this genocide in the 20th century.

Posted by thetruth May 4, 09 12:52 PM
595.

Every day lot of tamil civilian dying. We hear the bad news by the phone from Srilanka.Please stop the war and help to tamils.

Posted by Priya May 4, 09 01:20 PM
596.

I am surprised by comment no 535.Even Lord Buddha would think twice before blessing ignorant people like this so called human being. Just think for a while, if people like this human being live in Sri lanka there will not be any peace between the races. I think he is a Buddhist and if he believes in reincarnation, he is guaranteed of a place among the underpreviledged race in any part of the world

Posted by Singhe May 4, 09 01:28 PM
597.

Again another Person staring the Hunger Strike in Toronto, and let's see how soon he's going to ggive up.He stated that ''HIUNGER STRIKE TILL DEATH'' and we have yet to see any one died nor the peace arrived in Sri Lanka, my question to those protesters is why are youdoing this for? to whom your suporting? Why bothering the fellow citizen where you live? why costing extra $$$$ to the government who well adopted you when you came as a ''REFUGEE''? What had LTTE done in the past but killing his own borther/sisters. Where is Prabaharan's Family? Well settled? Has any one of his family sacrifice their life due to this Civil war? will it ever happened? Why using the innnocent TAMIL VICTIMS as meat shields? If your demand is all for TAMILS then after all dead who is going to live there? Who Mr: Praba and his family going to Rule? Why did he did so many murders? Incl Ravij and Premadasa? When you can't win a war then why did you start it for? Can anyone answer me?

Posted by WhatsReal May 4, 09 01:30 PM
598.

Tamils not belive Srilankan Government .They lying and acting too.they don"t give
equal rights for tamils.We need our rights and freedom.Pl help...................

Posted by Madu May 4, 09 01:40 PM
599.

Srilankan army only singalese.The SL Govt create an army only singhala people .
The world you know no tamils in Srilankan army

Posted by Cham May 4, 09 01:50 PM
600.

People are dying for no reason. Taking sides is not the issue right now. The killing must stop; it is inhumane. Everyone has the right live, no one has the right to take others' life.

Posted by Neeraja Ganeshalingam May 4, 09 03:32 PM
601.

PLEASE TAKE AN ACTION IMMEDIATELY! THE ONE AND ONLY HOPE FOR TAMILS IS TAMIL EELAM!

Posted by Sivan May 4, 09 03:49 PM
602.

Srilankan tamils need freedom.we don"t have speech ,assembly, religion,expression freedom.We need basic rights.please give our rights.

Posted by Gan May 4, 09 03:50 PM
603.

Thanks for publishing these photos here. Tamils people are suffering for lonh time by Sri Lankan goevernment.

Posted by kampan May 4, 09 04:28 PM
604.

Please open your eye and look the suffering of Tamils by the Sri Lankan aggression…

Posted by Gamini May 4, 09 05:12 PM
605.

$$$$$$$$$$$$ I feel shame as a human to happen this to the people who already suffered years and years from a bad government. Sri lanka for singales only. This is not for tamils. LIving in Sri lanka as a tamil is the worst thing. I moved from that land 17 years ago. I never went back. God gave me and my family this happy land America. A minority person is our president . that is why god loves America. In Sri lanka the greedy politician never going to give the rights for the tamil minority.
And the world is just watching this as animals. It is a shame in the 21st century
rajapakcha is the worst president ever and he dosent care of his own people who cares car

Posted by kiru May 4, 09 06:28 PM
606.

Please stop the war and give equal rights to tamil people

Posted by Elza May 4, 09 08:21 PM
607.

WE want freedom .We don"t want cream crackers.Please give our rights.....................

Posted by Van May 4, 09 08:26 PM
608.

Pl help our people.they don"t have freedom.

Posted by hasi May 4, 09 09:35 PM
609.

-1505 -1658: Portuguese held the island
-1658 – 1796: Dutch usurped control
-1796: the British took over
-In 1799 June, Sir Hugh Cleghorn, the first British Colonial Secretary wrote to the British Government…
Two different nations from a very ancient period have divided between them the possession of the Island. First the Sinhalese, inhabiting the interior of the country in its Southern and Western parts, and secondly the Malabars (Tamils) who possess the Northern and Eastern Districts. These two nations differ entirely in their religion, language and manners.

-1803 The last Tamil kingdom (vanni area) was taken by British colonial. The King Pandaravannian was killed by CPT. Reberk ( evident avaliable)

-Portuguese and Dutch ruled the Tamil and Sinhala Kingdoms separately, but, the British artificially joined them for their administrative convenience only in 1833.
-On Feb. 4, 1948 - British left the Island leaving it as one country, CEYLON, leaving political power in the hands of the ‘majority’ Sinhalese.

-1948 – 1 million Tamils declared as non-citizens
-1949 – Sinhalese colonization in traditional Tamil homeland
-1956 – Sinhala made sole official language of the country
Tamil Political Leaders protested against the “Sinhala only Act”, in front of the parliament (5 June 1956)
Sinhalese assaulted the picketers and the attack spread the whole island.
-1970 – “ethnic standardization” slashes university admission to Tamils –same entrance exam, but Tamils need to score 30% more
-1972 – New constitution without Tamils participation –Unilateral name change from Ceylon to Sri Lanka –Declaration of Srilanka as a republic –Buddhism made state religion
-1977 - Prevention of Terrorism Act •State-sponsored anti-Tamil violence in 1956, 1958, 1961, 1974
–1977 Election: Tamils ratify the call for independence by 82% popular vote

Posted by Vanni May 4, 09 11:21 PM
610.

The Sri lankan Government is a shame to the whole world,
Why cant the Government propose a just and fair political structure for all the communities living in Sri lanka,rather than continuing with the killing fields agenda.
Its sad & shocking to see the sufferings the Tamil civilians are undergoing in the so called Buddhist Sri lanka.
The country is ruled by gangsters & criminals associated with the Government of Sri Lanka.
The Matter is genocidal,ill tratment & harassment of the tamils in whole,to discourage them from living peacefully in Sri lanka.

Posted by gab, May 5, 09 12:40 AM
611.

Thank you Boson globe for being fair & just in showing to the world the sufferings & pain of the Tamils in Sri Lanka.
THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN,KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
If it was in a local newspaper or internet news in Sri lanka the journalist would be killed by the Government .
They have done these things to all who oppose their ruthless Government Policies.

Posted by gab May 5, 09 12:50 AM
612.

BRITISH GOT TWO COUNTRIES IN 1815. THEY GAVE ONE COUNTRT ON THE CRUAL HAND OF SIGLES POLITICIAN IN 1948. THEN GENOCIDE STARTED RIGHT AWAY...... GETTING BAD TO WORSE.... NOW MAXIMMUM.
NOW
1) THE TAMIL ELAM IS A ONLY SOLUTION
2) LTTE IS FREEDAM FIGHTER
3) PIRABAKARAN IS A TAMIL NATION LEADER
**** WORLD HAVE TO RECOGNISE AND FREE TAMIL ELAM RIGHT NOW PLEASE..

Posted by KATHIR KARTHIGESU May 5, 09 12:58 AM
613.

Tamils are in real danger in Sri Lanka. Please save them!

Posted by Thilaka May 5, 09 01:26 AM
614.

World please wake up. So many peoples are dying and starving. Dont you have the power to stop the war? Where is the democracy? Why so silent? Havent you understand what is going on? Every second you keep silent lot of peoples are dying.. Please stop the war immediately. Use your power and stop it immediately now. And saved the innocent people. I do not understand the politics. Because so many months are the war is going but several countries have said stop the war. but nothing happened that means still the war is going on.. WHY? Please stop the war and saved the innocent people. President Obama , Sir, You have the strongest power in the world and you can, and if you will you can stop the war immediately. Please help the innocent people and save them.

Posted by rita May 5, 09 04:42 AM
615.

please save tamils and hep to stop genocide .

Posted by Bira May 5, 09 04:55 AM
616.

Please help in stopping the genocide against Tamil people by the Sri Lankan Government.

Posted by subha May 5, 09 05:42 AM
617.

Dear Sinhalese,
What you and your uneducated thug should realise is violence never resolved anything. You do not answer violence with violence and in the process kill civilians. Your lord and master may crush the tigers now but another will arise. Is he going to go on killing. Stupid person ask him to go and read about Buddha and Gandhi and I advice the Sinhalese morons who has commented through their backside in this blog also to open their eyes and see and study about their religion and the world..

Posted by RS May 5, 09 08:08 AM
618.

Tamils are the origin of the country of Ceylon. Singhalese migrated from Orisa, which is one of the poorest provinces in India. Tamils are most educated people in Srilanka. There was competitive exam method for enter the university in Srilanka so about 90% of the students were Tamils by this method because Tamils are very clever. So Singhala government brought a deferent system to make more Singhalese go to the universities. It is an illegal method still in place because it is only for Singhalese.

There were two kingdoms, which were Tamil and Singhala, but British Government brought together for their benefit. When British leave from Srilanka they gave the power to the Singhala Government British Government has biggest responsibilities for this problem so it is their duty to separate both nation. Tamils had many bitter incidents after 1948, which is what Singhalese called independent. Tamils are dying everyday from this independent. LTTE had formed only 30 years ago for the purpose of protecting Tamils from this Arrogant Singala Government.

1948- Srilanka got independent
1948-50 the then Prime Minister of Ceylon D.S. Senanayake launched massive Sinhalese colonization schemes in the Eastern province, the traditional homeland of the Tamils.
1956 On June 14, Mr. S. W. R. D. Bandaranayake, who won the Parliamentary Elections help in 1956 caused Parliament, dominated by the majority Sinhalese to enact "Singhala Only" as the official language of Ceylon. 1956
1956-1980- Violent against Tamils two times.
1982 one of the biggest libraries in Asia burnt by Singhalese in our state in Jaffna.
1983-Violent against Tamils. 4000 tamils were killed in southern of srilanka. I lived in Colombo in 1983. I can’t forget those violent days. 99% Tamils forced to display to north part of Srilanka in 1983. They have an only choice to make a land to live peacefully. That’s why Tamils formed an army, which is called LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) to protect Tamils from Singhala regiment.

Posted by suja May 5, 09 09:41 AM
619.

Why the world community couldn"t find these evidence of the cruel war against tamils.Pl help to tamils.

Posted by Kan May 5, 09 10:15 AM
620.

This photos indirectly showing the world how in srilanka,Tamils are being treated.Please save our people .help.help.help................................

Posted by Saritha May 5, 09 10:22 AM
621.

These people live in absolute horror. And the Western world....

Posted by Chris from The Netherlands May 5, 09 12:00 PM
622.

SRI LANKAN FORCES HAVE DONE GREAT JOB FOR THEIR COUNTRY AND FOR TAMIL PEOPLE.TAMILS,WHO ARE LIVING IN OUT OF SRI LANKA,THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON HERE.I MUST INVITE ALL THE TAMILS TO COME BACK TO SRI LANKA AND SALUTE TO OUR FORCES.BECAUSE WIHTOUT OUR FORCES THEY CAN'T SEE THEIR PERENTS,BROTHERS,SISTERS,RELATIONS,Ect..................................
THANKS TO OUR PRESIDENT HON MAHINDA RAJAPAKSHA SAVE OUR COUNTRY FROM CANIBLES(LTTE)

Posted by DUMENDRA May 5, 09 12:38 PM
623.

I simply can't understand all these comments of the tamil people around the world. It seems like they are blinded by the cruelty of the TAMIL TIGER TERRORISTS! People! Why can't you see the truth when it is just on your eyes? These criminal tigers have been killing innocent tamil people and these stupid people call it a genocide? Who's causing it? The TIGER TERRORISTS are killing tamil and sinhala people and call it a genocide of tamils? If these innocent refugees liked the tigers so much, why would they risk their lives to come to the side of the goverenment? Why couldn't they just stay with the so called Liberating tigers?

Posted by Kumari May 5, 09 12:40 PM
624.

itr's so awful.. why is this happening? does not god want everyone in the world live
the same life ?? please!! end this!! we want to see tamil people live peacefully!

Posted by Anonymous May 5, 09 01:11 PM
625.

SINGHALESE PLEASE THINK:
=======================
You belive there army is doing good job.?See the UN officials released sattelite photographs.SL army killing tamils .Mostly they killed children,women and elders.Think army is doing good job.Singhalese couldn"t find these photos of evidence of the crual war against tamils.Please don"t write against tamils..They also like to live this world. Pl

Posted by Theva May 5, 09 02:50 PM
626.

Mr. Obama ! Wake Up!
Mrs Clinton Wake Up!

Another Ruwanda is happening under your watch.
Where are you?

You were supposed to help and we gave a lot of our hard money for your election.

Where is Hillary? One phone call to Mahinda is not enough!


The SL government has sold out to the Chinese. Only way the west and India will take back the Indian Ocean is to support the LTTE.

Posted by Thamby May 5, 09 05:59 PM
627.

Sinhalese why don"t you watch channel 4 news UK (may,5th night news) and get clear picture about your SL army and how ourWhy IDP tamils are being treated in your refugees camp.Why the international community not ready to open their eyes.

Posted by Ani May 5, 09 06:21 PM
628.

We are pleading the world to save innocent Tamils in Northen Srilanka, The government of Sri lamka with the help of Indain and China is killing brothers and sisters back home. It's truly a genocie tha's taking place in Srilanka.

Posted by R.Kumar May 5, 09 07:55 PM
629.

Thank you for publishing the photos which the Srilankan government is desperately trying to stop. There were Tamil and Sinhalese kingdoms in Ceylon before it was captured. How come its only belongs to Sinhalese now?

Posted by Shanthy May 5, 09 08:57 PM
630.

I think LTTE involved in this fight to get the international attention towards the Tamils. This due to their frustration over the many peace talks which failed in the past. Who is responsible for the failures is a question that we need to look into carefully. What was the previous Governments prepared to offer to Tamils? Was there any trust building activities happened during the peace talks. Tigers always thought that the SL state will crush them once the peace process fails. The government also feared the Tigers will build up their strength meanwhile. Both sides used the talks to build up their strength.

When the ISGA(Interim Self Govering Authority) was discussed with the previous government the basic rights of the farmers/fishermen to relocate to their own land was not accepted by the government. They had been vacated from Palaly and various other villages around High Security Zone. (now this still happening in Mutur -Trinco will be happening in Wanni as well). The government dragged on the previous talks without implementing any agreed tasks.(You compare that with the current government's initial agreement to not using heavy weapons in the fight but still they using it on the civilians. How can the minority Tamils trust these governments? )

PTOMS (Post Tsunami Operational Management Structure) was another opportunity for both Tigers and government could have worked together(like in Arche) but that was also failed by the pressures from the hardliners in the South.

Tamils have fought by non violent means for 30 years(1948 to 1978) and the next 30 years by arms struggle. I thing through the arms struggle our issue has to the international stage.
We the Tamils think there should be some international pressure and intervention for a long time solutions to Tamils. I hope this sort of intervention or otherwise
should bring both warring parties back to negotiation. The solution through a peace full negotiation will be a just and a final one.

Posted by Independant Tamil May 5, 09 09:06 PM
631.

In a nutshell, the conflict in the indian ocean island formerly known as CEYLON is about the identity. The Tamils are trying to preserve their identity. The Tamils have their own language, culture and traditions, a continuous geographical area as their traditional home land. These aspects enable them according to the UN charter tobe a distinct nationality. Besides, Tamils had their own kingdoms before the Europian colonial powers set foot in the island. The last kingdoms were
1. JAFFNA KINGDOM (Yarlpana Iratchiyam) The king's name was Sangiliyan.The capital was Nallur.
2. VANNI KINGDOM The King's name was Pandarawanniyan.
These kingdoms and the sinhala kingdom were demolished by the colonial powers the whole island was brought under one administrative set up.

Since then the Tamils have been a defensive mode. They do not want to lose their identity in other words they want to preserve their language,culture,traditionsand their way of life especially their very existence as one nationality.
On the other hand the succesive Sinhala governments have been trying to destroy
the identity of the Tamil people. For this very reason they defrenchise the plantation/Indian Tamils, They introduce the Sinhala only act, They colonised Tamils' land with armed sinhala thugs. Time to time they annihilate the Tamils with pogroms. The majority think that the same majority will engulf the minority
and one day the whole island become a 100% sinhala buddist facist nation.
We have to approach this current situation in this context. The sinhala polity will
never acknowedge the Tamils'right to self determination they will never agree to mechanism in which under a united SriLanka Tamils can handle their own affairs.
The LTTE is no excuse for a so called democratically elected government to massacre it's own citizens.
The international community especially the US have to take concrete actions against the Sri-Lankan terror regime.
1. call back your embassaders or high commisioners
2. Stop the aid flow
3. impose economic embargo
4.Send UN or US peace keeping force to SriLanka
5. Arrest the perpetrators of war crime and bring them to justice.
SOS FROM WANNI
Other wise in this war without witnesses,all 165 000 people who are trapped inthe tiny sliver of land will perish in front of the eyes of the international community.
It is Sri Lanka's responsibility to protect these people. They should send food.They
should send emergency medicines for wounded. They must allow independent aid agencies to help those people. They should allow international media to report the plight ofthe Tamils

Posted by Suresh May 5, 09 10:44 PM
632.

Please watch channel 4 uk(may 5th night news or athirvu.com).
Why they not allowing international media in this area.

Posted by Vinu May 5, 09 11:30 PM
633.

Sri Lanka government will never give a solution to tamils.We want to see tamil people live peacefully.

Posted by Nala May 5, 09 11:42 PM
634.

Sl tamils need freedom.Truth will allways WIN.

Posted by Sela May 6, 09 12:36 AM
635.

Thank you to the Sri Lankan Army for finally doing the job. Please kill the last Tiger terrorists very fast so that all the other Tamils can live in peace at last. Of course this will not be easy because the Tigers already removed the uniforms to blend with the civilians. One of the Tigers, who managed to mix with civilian refugies, was discovered and beaten by the very same civilians he mishandled one week before. That is justice.... Beside that, Tamils are living all over Sri Lanka since hundreds of years without any problems, on the contrary. Many Tamils where the best professors in most of the universities and are still holding many top jobs.

Posted by Alain May 6, 09 03:06 AM
636.

What the terrorist supporters around the world said here is totally FALSE. Because majority of tamil people peacefully living in other parts of the country, than northen (where tamil terrorists are demanding to establish separate countery for Tamil people) in Sri Lanka. For example Tamils and Muslims combination represents majority of the community (not Sinhalese) in Colombo district which is commercial town in Sri Lanka.
Prabhakaran is a Terrorist , not the representatives of Tamil people. Hence Northen problem in Sri Lanka is only a terrorist problem. This internal problem to Sri Lanka. Rest of the world must not interfere to solve our problem or instruct us to how to solve the problem.
The western people wanted to establish tamil elam south of the indian ocen in order to face the emerging threat coming from India and China. So, Vanni operation will address all sort of strategies both Tamil Terrorists and western people. Mr. Mahinda Rajapakse shows rest of the world that how to eliminate the terrorist. Western people must learn terrorist elimination method from Sri Lanka if they really really dedicated to eliminate terrorism from the World.

Posted by Saman May 6, 09 06:56 AM
637.

Mr. Obama, we love you. Please do not get yourself involved in the politics in Sri Lanka. The LTTE is A TERRORIST ORGANISATION who use their own kids to fight a war demanding for a separate state. Their leader, Prabhakaran is a crook who lives a life like a king but gets the innocent civilians to do all the dirty work. Prabhakaran should be murdered, tortured and murdered. Sadly the Tamil civilians and their children have been brainwashed to enter into terrorism.

Please help Sri Lanka to win the war on TERROR. Help us to catch Prabhakaran, dead or alive and murder him using something worse than the lethal weapon.

Posted by Martha Mendis May 6, 09 08:53 AM
638.

We Salute the Sri Lankan National Forces for rescuing the innicent Tamil people from the clutches of the LTTE terrorists.
At the same time please take as much care as possible to avoid civilian deaths.
I do not beleive that there were no civilian deaths. But I DO know Sri Lankan forces NEVER deliberately target any innocent Tamil civilians UNLIKE the Tiger terrorists.

Sri Lankan government; please proceed with what you are doing.. Take more care, extra care.., majority of the Sri Lankan Tamils in Sri Lanka are behind you..!

Posted by Thamil Lanka (Colombo) May 6, 09 10:03 AM
640.

People should not open their mouths or write any thing with very little knowledge
about what is happening in Srilanka.All you people pass comments please stop!
Go back to Srilanka's history and read! Srilanka's government andJVP!! Do you really think the government is so passionate about the Tamil civilians? Give me a break! If you can massacre your own people how much of passion needed to kill
any other community? Think you guys! Think hard!All of you Tamils and Sinhalese are like!
Dont trust these politicians! There are so selfish and Self centered!

Posted by Naga May 6, 09 12:54 PM
641.

this pictures clearly indicating the chemical wounded people by sl army

Posted by ravi May 6, 09 04:19 PM
642.

Thanks Boston Globe for the photographs.These photographs express the attitudu of sinhala Government,in the way ttamil people are forceed to ask for the RAjapakse Government for cream crackers.Please help our tamil people.

Posted by bala May 6, 09 06:11 PM
643.

LTTE is the only terrorist group who has killed two world leaders ( PM Rajiv Gandi - India and President Ranasinghe Prremadasa - SL) they have killed over 50000 innocent civiliens by suicide bombings. These Tamil ceviliens are being rescued by the SL Army after they were taken hostage by the LTTE....... if tamils want a seperate country they can have tamil nadu india, 20 times bigger than the area they are fighting for now. I am a tamil but i am happy to live with singhalese cos i think all these problems are started by LTTE and its foreign supporters...... Leave Sri Lanka alon we can handdle our own problems......

Posted by Raja Thambi May 6, 09 11:23 PM
644.

yesterday when american Air force bombed Afganistan and over 200 cevilience were killed ...... better worry about that. Srilanka is fightin terroriom same like USA in iraq and Afganistan why is it that every one is only worried about Sl?? LTTE is a ruthless terrorist outfit and the most feard around the world. All tamil dispora around the world worries only how they will renue their visa as asylum seekers once the war is alone.... how selfish sending a bunch of school kids to fight a war .... while they hide behind their keydoards living luxurey livese abroad.

Posted by Raamalingum May 6, 09 11:31 PM
645.

There are many peace loving Sinhala people living in Sri Lanka. Several academics, human rights activists, journalists, Christian leaders and professionals from the Sinhala community are supporting the Tamils in their struggle for freedom. Some Tamils even tend to intermarry with the Sinhalese.

Although the extremists are only a minority among the Sinhalese, they have been successful in influencing politicians, military leaders and ordinary Sinhala people to incite racial hatred, violence and discrimination against Tamils.

raju

Posted by Raju May 7, 09 12:32 AM
646.

The people who live in Sri Lanka have suffered for nearly three decades. We have suffered too long and our people have witnessed the trauma and agony unleashed by terrorist acts. At long last we are on a threshold of defeating terrorism and facing a new era of lasting peace and security for all Sri Lankans.

Posted by Sujee May 7, 09 08:27 AM
647.

( COMMENT 644 RAAMAL INGAM) DO NOT SAY LTTE IS TERRORIST THEY ARE FREEDOM FIGHTERS.PRABAKARAN ISTAMILS LEADER NO ONE ELSE. DO NOT SAY LTTE KILLED RAJEVGANNDI. RAJEVGANDI KILLED MORE THEN 3000 TAMILS IN TAMILELAM.DO YOU KNOW ???

Posted by suntharalingam May 7, 09 10:44 AM
648.

God bless Srilankan (Tamil,singala and muslim) people. Since I am from a tamil community I cannot forget the human nature. If some one (America or China or India) who is capable of solving the problem please do so, so all can live in this world happily. Don't you know that there is no guaranty that we will born again in this beautiful world where the creater has given EVERYTHING to all of us to enjoy. Remember we all are VISITORS TO THE WORLD FROM THE SAME FATHER. So please sisters and brothers of America, china and india, try what you can do to help end this war. let us go and see/live in the paradise country of Srilanka.

Posted by mag May 7, 09 10:58 AM
649.

Comment 644:Don"t Worried about american.Everyone living in the United State they have freedom.Sri Lankan Govt they don"t give equal rights to tamil people.

Posted by Peter May 7, 09 12:29 PM
650.

Comment 636, Have you been living in the same country as I did once. Each time there is an election tamils houses are looted and tamils are killed. You have no idea of what you are saying read the comment 618. This is true and I was there. Tigers came into play after 1983. They are not terrorists. You are the kind who kisses buts to get ahead. That is your heriditory quality, you cannot help. To deny the comment of 618 is to deny what happend to Jews. Shame on you.

Posted by Anonymous May 7, 09 12:47 PM
651.

Thank you Boston Globe.
On behalf of all the Tamils, I plead to USA and Britan to help the Lankan Tamils to regaing all the rights they lost few dacdes ago due to the racist givernment policy in Sri Lanka.

Posted by Nilmini Viswaprakash May 8, 09 04:08 AM
652.

irk imk ik ik ik irk '636' my research shows:

The Tamils are an ancient people with a history dating back to atleast 2,500 years. The Tamil language, the lingua franco of the Tamils, is one of the five oldest living languages of the world. The Tamil classical literature, popularly called the Sangam (Academy) literature (1st -4th Century AD) is a collection of poems of lasting quality and artistic merit. They reflect faithfully the high level of civilization and literary attainments of the ancient Tamils.

THE EARLY SINHALESE
The Sinhala people trace their origins in the island to the arrival of Prince Vijaya from Bengal in India, about 2500 years ago. The Mahavamsa, a Sinhala chronicle written by a Buddhist Bhikku by the name of Mahanama, (6th Century AD) records that Prince Vijaya arrived on the island on the same day that the Buddha attained enlightenment.

WHO CAME FIRST
Although attempts are made to trace the history of Ceylon before the arrival of Vijaya (about 500 BC), who is credited as the founder of the present Sinhalese race, there is sufficient historical and archaeological evidence to prove the existence of a high level of civilization before him. The proto history of Ceylon could be traced back to atleast 5000 years to the period of Raman of the epic Ramayanam. Raman (the same Raman about whose temple there is violent dispute between the Hindus and Muslims in Uttar Pradesh India at present) who was an Aryan king from north India fought against the Tamil Yaksha king of Ilankai (Ceylon) Ravanan who had abducted Rama's wife Seethai. Jawaharlal Nehru in his book Glimpses of World History describes the war between Raman and Ravanan as a war between the Aryans and Dravidians.
Therefore, the oft-repeated question as to who came first, the Tamils or the Sinhalese, is a controversial subject emotively debated by both the parties, but the following observation by the eminent Sinhala historian and Cambridge scholar, Paul Peiris represent an influential and common sese point of view:

" ... it stands to reason that a country which was only thirty miles from India and which would have been seen by Indian fisherman every morning as they sailed out to catch their fish, would have been occupied as soon as the continent was peopled by men who understood how to sail ..... Long before the arrival of Prince Vijaya, there were in Sri Lanka five recognised isvarams of Siva which claimed and received adoration of all India. These were Tiruketeeswaram near Mahatitha; Munneeswaram dominating Salawatta and the pearl fishery; Tondeswaram near Mantota; Tirkoneswaram near the great bay of Kottiyar and Nakuleswaram near Kankesanthurai. Their situation close to these ports cannot be the result of accident or caprice and was probably determined by the concourse of a wealthy mercantile population whose religious wants called for attention ...." (Paul E. Pieris: Nagadipa and Buddhist Remains in Jaffna: Journal of Royal Asiatic Society, Ceylon Branch Vol.28)

EARLY POLITICAL HISTORY
The early political history of the people of South India and Sri Lanka, before the advent of the European powers, is largely a chronicle of the rise and fall of individdual kingdoms. South India was ruled mostly by the three great Kings Cholas, Seras an Pandiyas. Sometimes they faught against the invaders and some times they warred against each other. In addition to these three great kings there were also petty kings who ruled over large tracts of land, nominally independant, but paying tribute to one or more of the three Kings. Among the three kings the Cholas were easily the most powereful and the only naval power in India. The army of Raja Raja the Great (984-1014) invaded Ceylon, made Rajarata a part of the Chola empire, and founded Polonnaruwa as the capital city.
Rarajah's sone Rajendra (1014 - 1044) further extended the Chola empire, so that in the 11th century the mighty Cholas ruledd over Ceylon, Kampuchea, Malaya and greater part of Indonesia.

The society was fuedal in structure and alnd was the most dominat means of production. The Sangam literature provides evidence of the lucrative two-way trade these kingdoms had with far away Roman and Greek empires.

I WILL COME BACK AND WRITE MORE OK...THIS IS FROM A RELIABLE TAMILIA'S RESEARCH!!!!!

NOW LET TAMILS LIVE WITH DIGNITY!

Posted by Vanessa Nanthakumaran May 8, 09 09:19 AM
653.

World,Please help in stopping the genocide against Tamil people by the Sri Lankan Government. Boston Globe pictures clearly indicating the chemical wounded people by sl army.Thank you Boston for this photo's.
God will bless Tamil people in SL. If some one (America or China or India) who is capable of solving the problem please do so, so all can live in this world happily. Don't you know that there is no guaranty that we will born again in this beautiful world where the creater has given EVERYTHING to all of us to enjoy. Remember we all are VISITORS TO THE WORLD FROM THE SAME FATHER. So please sisters and brothers of America, china and india, try what you can do to help end this war. let the Tamil People live in Peacefully in Tamil Eelam.

Posted by Rajeswarren May 8, 09 09:32 AM
654.

Comment 597. To answer you, could you tell me did Mr Bush fight the war agaist terrorism in Iraq in person. He is a leader. He or his family did not fight. Trained army fights. You are illiterate. How can you expect Prabaharan to fight? He is the leader of our freedom fighteres.
You also want the hunger stikers to die. What a man? who adopted who? dont you realise that the new Americans chased and killed the native Americans and took their country and their wealth. You are nobody but a decendent of thieves. Just because you were there before Tamils does not make you belong to America more than the others. How dare you call Obama African American? When the whites there are European American.


Posted by RS May 8, 09 11:45 AM
655.

Comment 644. Tamils did not arrive expecting to live in other countries. We are fighting to have our own country. It is not the Tamils who started the fight. It is Rajapakshe who started it and prior SL Governments who do not educate their own people started it in jealousy. Other countries are not fools to allow Tamils into thier countries to settle. Just prolonging the war will not let Tamils live abroad. The legal system of the respective countries allow it. It is silly to say Tamils want war because they want to live abroad.
Chicken or the egg came first? You may not know the answer to this but definitely Srilankan Governments treatmnet of the tamils caused this migration of Tamils. Tamils did not migrate and then cause the war. Dont you remember 1983?

Tamilslscaused Tamils to go abroad.

Posted by Migrated Tamil May 8, 09 12:30 PM
656.

The first picture seems a setup. All laughing............

Posted by karuppaiyaa Kangani May 8, 09 12:55 PM
657.

We need freedom. Tamil people killed by Srilankan forces more than 23 years.
Please stop the war and help tamils..we need your help.Immediately need food , medicine and save the life.....................!

Posted by suresh May 8, 09 07:42 PM
658.

srilanka.. srilanka... stop th war ... stop the war.......

Posted by karuna amman May 8, 09 07:51 PM
659.

Rajapakse, rajapakse terrorist terrorist; media media open your eyes, open your eyes; gothapaya gothapaya human butcher , human butcher..

Our leader Prabaharan....our leader Prabaharan
Tamil tigers freedom fighters

SAFETY ZONE, SAFETY ZONE - KILLING ZONE, KILLING ZONE

WHAT DO WE WANT? TAMIL EELAM
WHEN DOWE WANT IT
NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.

Pill

Posted by Pillaiyan and Karuna May 9, 09 01:52 PM
660.

Please help in stopping the genocide against Tamil people by the Sri Lankan Government. Rajapaksa is a world criminal. Singaleese people are killing the innocent Tamils. Please be on the Tamils side and help the Tamils.

Posted by kirushika May 9, 09 02:45 PM
661.

All my friends who comment are true to their colour, however one forgets their own roots, country and the country they live in. First to all those Tamil Friends out there, greetings and We see your suffering, but Why did you leave them here and run away as refugees, assylum seekers, by falsifying documents, tellying lies to the embassies and also now mocking the goverhments who gave you shelter. If you are now a citizen of another country be proud of that country and be there. This is our country, where we live in and we will lookafter our brothers and sisters.
You have not been to the ground here, It is nice to comment on the screen, but if you have never been down here in the battle field you will not know.
Terrorism is ruthless, it has killed many a child, mother and family, may it be in the Vanni or in colombo, brutal killings should stop. Who killed presidents, priministers, Politicians and innocent civillians. Where were you then. When a mother lost the child, a child lost the parent and a parent lost someone dear, where were you all then. Bussess were bombed, temples were bombed and many other public places were bombed and where were you when all those innocent people died. Well friends, I am for Irradicating Terrorrism and looking for a true solution to a problem which only the Tamil People face, and this is only arrogance where they do not want to learn the Singhala languate to communicate with the massess. Regards

David M

Posted by David M May 11, 09 04:20 AM
662.

please help tamil people....

hello srilankan army don't kill tamil people...

Posted by ramachandran May 11, 09 06:02 AM
663.

It is indeed funny to read comments by all these LTTE supporters. These are many reasons why they fabricate stories.

1. They want the war to continue as if the war stops, then they have to leave the lifestyle they enjoy in western countries
2. Half the people who comment do not have any roots in these areas, all they want is war
3. Plenty of tamils, muslims, and others in the sri lankan military
4. LTTE is a banned terrorist group. They have assassinated 2 world leaders and many more along with helping and training Al Quida
5.

Posted by Ram May 11, 09 10:18 AM
664.

If the idiots commenting on this site would actually take a minute to go read the history of the civil war in Sri Lanka.
People are calling Mahinda Rajapakse a terrorist, when Prabhakaran has been ordering suicide attacks on innocent people for decades now, Tamil, Sinhalese, Muslim, Christian...he doesn't care about the onslaught...
If he actually cared about his own people, do you think he would shoot anyone trying to escape the war zone, then hang their bodies in the streets to intimidate others from escaping too....
These photos on this site are all nice and all, but i didn't see a single photo of any LTTE cadres....wonder why, oh I know, the photographer would have been shot if he was on that side of the fighting...
LTTE have been named a terrorist organisation for a long time, or would any political party openly order the assasination of ministers.
The LTTE have gone down in history as the people who have perfected the suicide bomber....
So anybody posting comments, please research a little before commenting...
As I have actually personally been close to the site of 2 suicide bombings in Sri Lanka....it is not a pretty site....

Posted by Nirms D May 12, 09 01:46 AM
665.

We are sri lankan. we don't like war. but we have't peace. U know that? so we have fight with LTTE. not tamil people.

Posted by wicky May 12, 09 04:00 AM
666.

comment 661, Would you have preferred us to have stayed there and be killed as well. We are not advocating terrorism. In fact we are trying to stop state sponsored terrorism. World is one. Just because we moved out to a different place in the world does not mean we should watch state sposored terrorism like you do and keep quiet and pretend we cannot see a thing. Suffering is same to any human being. Instead of speaking against fighting you are worried about the supporters and their motive. What a man?

Posted by Anonymous May 12, 09 08:05 AM
667.

Comment 661 and 663. Why are you unduly worried about the motives of people have moved out of the country? They are not shelling the innocent, the Srilankan Government is. Concentrate on the people of Vanni and on thier suffering. See below, this is what will happen to you.
When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.
Then they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews,
I did not speak out;
I was not a Jew.
When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out for me.

RRS

Posted by RS May 12, 09 09:40 AM
668.

Please save the tamil speaking innocent civlians and their sisters and brothers of LTTE a liberation movement not terrerists. Our blood is flowing everyday. Please Protect their rights from Sri Lanka .Give the separate country Tamil Eelam. This is the only solution to todays situation

Posted by Tamils of mother Land May 12, 09 10:46 AM
669.

In Srilanka lives different people like sinhalease,muslims,burger,tamil etc.In north lot of tamil people live in all over the world as refugee who send the money to continue the war then they can live there for ever.Please look lot of inocence people live in refugee camps in srilanka any tamil people help them? Only Srilankan people help them. Please study well about tamil terrorist.How many innocence people died for suiside bombs?Ha! Ha!! Ha!!!
WE LIVE TOGETHER WITHOUT TAMIL TERRORISTS

Posted by djpapagee May 12, 09 02:14 PM
670.

Quite agree that Sri-Lanka Tamils need freedom. They need the freedom from LTTE, and not from the government. LTTE now MUST surrender and give peace a chance. We all once lived in harmony, and we need that back.

Posted by Ruky May 12, 09 04:37 PM
671.

The most of the people who write to this blog doesnt know the real situation in Sri lanka. And most of them lives ovrsease and saysthey support their own tamil kind. But think for a sec, DO u realy knows whts going on there. U Most tamil oversease community here what the media says. Most of the them are created by LTTE supprters. Most of u r own kind is killed by LTTE. And as a person who has been to KILLINOCHCHI last month . I can see the the people wanrted army to rescued them. They were suffering from LTTE. I saw the government is tring their best to restablish their life. But remmember SL is a Third wolrd country and there are limitanins of money. If u realy want to support tamils then support Sri Lankan government funding them rather than supporting LTTE. LTTE is a ONE MAN show. which is created to create a dream wolrd for prapahakan.

Posted by Ricky May 12, 09 10:08 PM
672.

Thanks Boston Globe for the photographs.Thease photographs express the attitude of sinhala government. please help tamils .we need freedom.

Posted by pavi May 13, 09 12:48 AM
673.

Please stop the war.We need freedom.

Posted by pathi May 13, 09 12:57 AM
674.

To all tamils who supports prabakaran (especially the migrated, asylum seekers, etc..)

Can you all, in one voice request prabhakaran (selfish maaniac) to release the innocent civilians and fight face to face with the sri lankan army to win your dream eelam land.
I am sure you will never request that, since you migrants & asylum seekers will loose your visas. Therefore I humbly request you all not be a selfish like your dream hero prabhakaran(selfish maniac). Please let innocent tamil civilians to live at least a reasonable life, by supporting the government to eradicate this terrorism.

Posted by Neomal May 13, 09 03:07 AM
675.

tamils who lives in abroad are outcrying for misguide the western countries. tamils lives abroad know they must have to go if the war ends because they are migrated to western countries as political refugees. so no one like end war. its just like wound of the beggar. pictures shows how the civilians flee and how they interact with soldiers. 80 percent of tamils live in southern part SL not in north. so anyone who visit SL can see it. we live here with our tamil people like brothers and sisiters. ask from the tamils who live under grip of LTTE barbarians. they will answer all the questions which arouse westerns. 3 decade long can not be summarize to one page. It can not be done with one year. No one like to end cos it’s a business. Who wants stop this lucrative war. They all want to deposit money in their accounts. Let us end this war in sake of humanity. Why you guys don’t open your mouth when americans airstrike to Iraq. All scream as if they only see one war and that’s LTTE terrorist and SL government.

Posted by indika anuruddha May 13, 09 04:00 AM
676.

No comment is needed as the above pictures shows all the reality in North So all the countries should understand this is Sri Lanka not their own country you have to stay as you are as this is our nation no one can disturb the happenings in our country whats the right you have to intervene our country or the humanitarian work done by our heroes???? NO MEDIA, NO COUNTRY, NO NATION, NO SO CALLED NGOs like UN etc Talk about the American Attack to the civilians in Afganistan where is CNN, BBC, RAUTERS,,....NO OBAMA you cant get out from it you dont have any right to look @ sri lanka now. because you have to find ways to wash our blood from your hand.....PLs stay away

hands

Posted by Kancha May 13, 09 05:03 AM
677.

Do you know the real situation? comment 671. Are you there at the front line? What makes you know the real situation and others who are writing in this blog not to know the real situation. Live in your own immagination. I rest my case

Posted by maggie May 13, 09 07:05 AM
678.

Over 3 decades most of them have become citizens of that country. The war is not necessary for them to stay in the adopted country. however current prolonged war is definitely helping more people to get out of that country and claim political assylam. If this is so why dont you who worry about migrants advice Rajapackshe to take a differnt cource of action. He will never eradicate anything by war. Political solution is the only way forward. He is too wraped up in his own importance to understand it and he is definetly misleading and misguiding the ignorant locals.

Posted by maggie May 13, 09 09:36 AM
679.

Srilankan army treat tamils like animals.We are refugees in our own land .Please stop the war otherwise they are going to kill them all.

Posted by sihas May 13, 09 06:20 PM
680.

Pictures speak from themselves, obviously some pictures are "pro-government",
for example the pictures of the Army handing out food to tamils.
We need pictures of the shells and where they are coming from. The latest hospital incident was blamed on the tigers by the Sri lankan govt (like all the other atrocities they have denied).
The government has access to the no-fire zone, why don't they release pictures that prove the tigers killing their own people?
If singalese and tamils can live together, how come no one in other parts of sri lanka is complaining about the lives being destroyed? Or can't we hear them?

Posted by prem May 13, 09 11:17 PM
681.

WE SHOULD DO SOME THING FOR OUR PEOPLE. THE FIRE FROM MATCH STICK IS NOT ENOUGH. WE HAVE TO MAKE A VALCONO, TO SAVE THEM. JOIN TO GETHER WE CAN ......CAN..........CAN...............CAN.................CAN............
GIRI .............................................................

Posted by GIRI May 14, 09 10:33 AM
682.

Comment 677 I think i know the situation better than u. Becasue I live in SL and been to the near front line. not Like most of LTTE supports like u living in abrod. And u dont hav to be in the front line to know better. And to be honst to u mate v r not the people who live in our own imagination.. its u people.. So wakeup pls pls ask u r savage terrorist leader to release u r own kind without keeping them as a human shield to create his dream wolrd.

Posted by Ricky May 14, 09 08:00 PM
683.

Leaders of the LTTE and Leaders of the Srilankan government, they are both scums of this earth, dont know the value of a human life, they have no guilt or even a heart to feel anything for those suffering people. I hope they both die and burn in hell...and anyone who supports the LTTE or the gov's actions...other than those suffering people...you are justing making this world even more crul for our futures generations to live in...and to the person who posted"TAMILS DOES NOT HAVE A COUNTRY IN THIS WORLD", why dont you go do some research before you say stupid comments like this!

Posted by Mary May 15, 09 12:14 AM
684.

Good Day. Every man, wherever he goes, is encompassed by a cloud of comforting convictions, which move with him like flies on a summer day.
I am from Salvador and bad know English, give true I wrote the following sentence: "Learn about prescription drugs from the publishers of the synthroid."

With respect :-(, Gamada.

Posted by Gamada May 15, 09 05:05 AM
685.

Comment 682 what can I say? I only asked how you know of the situation better than others who are writing. Instead of just giving me a straight answer like I have been in the front line, you accuse me of living abroad and say you think you know the situation better than me? how do you know that? You also say you dont have to be in the front line to know better. That is what others are claiming as well. That they know better than you.You need to meditate and follow buddahs path then you will come to know that your feelings and your immaginations are not the truth. Killing in any shape or form is to be condemned.

Posted by maggie May 15, 09 06:46 AM
686.

It’s a "stage managed" Photo Shootout. Look right ;The girl shoots Victims actions with a Smile, using a Semi Professional Camera ( Nikon D Series .....? in the No Fire Zone - VELLAMULLIVAIKKAL......!!! ). Girl in blue skirt

What an ACT. That’s the reality of LTTE’s (and Tamilnet’s) News. All major News Papers in the world published only the first photograph.......!!! Please forward to all known Overseas News Papers / Channels, as well.

Posted by punchimg May 15, 09 08:39 AM
687.

Thanks BigPicture it says all including Tiger fasle staged propaganda - See the TamilNet picture (1st pic) the girl is taking pictues with a smile in her face. The truth is out there!

Posted by PereraW May 15, 09 11:06 AM
688.

Lots of Tamils here claiming they had an ancient kingdom in Sri Lanka and claiming to be the native people - they have one problem, however: they have no evidence to back it up with. Their language, culture, etc are virtually identical to that of Tamil Nadu in Southern India - which supports that they were brought to Sri Lanka by the British as cheap labour. There is no historical evidence of a single resistance to British rule by the Tamils, while there were many by the Sinhalese.

Sri Lanka has a written history dating back more than 2000 years, plenty of ancient ruins, architecture, literature, etc that can easily refute the historical claims of the Tamils.

If they want to say that Tamils were in Sri Lanka in the pre-Sinhalese era (which would be before 2500 years ago - this would be the Vedic and pre-Vedic eras, when even Hinduism, the religion followed by Tamils, did not exist), they need to show evidence for it, and by that I mean hard evidence, not mythical stories.

Posted by Nirgun Brahman May 15, 09 11:26 AM
689.

Truth about the photo 1 - When the camera lies for terror - http://defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20090515_13

Posted by smartguy May 16, 09 09:38 AM
690.

I truly wanan be able to travel up to the East and North East IDP camps and if anyone is traveling there for humanitarian works I definitely wanan be able to travel and physically help out while documenting through photography the on-goings

Please email me.

angelo.fusiondesign@gmail.com

Cheers and best regards to all those involved during the rehabilitation period.

Angelo

Posted by Angelo Samarawickrema May 17, 09 01:17 PM
691.


While I am writing this, 25000 thousand Tamil civilians are bleeding to death and several thousands are losing their lives as they burried alive in their makshift bunkers amid unrelenting artillary barrage of the Sri-Lankan forces. The war crimes of the Sri-Lankan Terror Regime continues unabted. The Sri-Lankan government is still preventing the ICRC from evacuating the thousands of injured civilians from the war zone.

The international community especially the co-chairs of the failed peace process is responsible for this carnage. The war criminal Mahinda Rajapksa has already claimed ' victory ' . The Tamil Tigers are the mere syptom of a serious disease that affecting the Ceylon island and has NOT been diagnosed by the international commnity. If the international community and in particular the UN acted responsibly the Tigers would not have arised.

The inaction and the ignorance of the UN and the international community pave the way for the extremist elements among the Tamils in Sri-Lanka to thrive and
indulge in violence.

I am still skeptic about these world bodies which are dysfunctional due to various resons. UNLESS THERE IS A SEPARATE STATE FOR TAMILS IN THE ISLAND OF CEYLON there will be nomvictory for anybody.

suresh

Posted by suresh May 17, 09 01:38 PM
692.

Srilankan tamils need freedom .Truth will allways win

Posted by Pooja May 18, 09 08:35 AM
693.

I know what Tamil people want is not cream crackers, but right now what they want is food, medicine and shelter. Being a Sinhalese I truely accept that 30 years ago general tamils were descriminated and there were enough reasons to start fight. Sri Lankan politicians both Tamil and SInhalese must be responsible for for most of the aftermath and for not being able to solve the issue before it spreads. With democratic voting system, all the politicians used racism to win votes, it was seen as an easy way of winning supporters.

I would say LTTE was created for right reasons, but as many rebel organisations, it went out of its cause on the way. Also the with the Tamil politicians who fought for rights in democratic way, be being elected to parliament so on, the initial reasons for a separate country faded away. There is a huge tamil population livin in the capital Colombo, and the central province which is far away from North and they are living with other ethnic groups peacefully for years.

Meanwhile LTTE tried to show the world that they still had reasons, by provoking Sinhalese and Muslims, Ordering all Muslims out of eastern province within 2 hrs, attacking innocent civilian villages, Killing tamil politicians and leader that were in favour of political solution. They just used pro LTTE media to highlight some angry reaction for SInhalese and Muslims to convince the world.

Being a minority in a country always hurts, and everything doesn't goes on as you wanted. This is a fact and no country will fully escape that ever. But in current Sri Lanka, main issues are infrastructure development, and resources being centralised around the capital Colombo, poverty, and low quality civil service, and order of law, enforcement of law, currept politicians, all these but NOT racism.

Like most other rebel organisations LTTE couldn't come out their intial demand of separate country, if they did they couldn't rectify the loss of so many lives. And most importantly, fighting became a life style. They saw that there organisation cracks whenever there was a ceasfire. So, all the occasions they broke ceasefire by themselves. Weapons, tax, and overseas aids are good business, lot of higher ranks had a luxury life with all these. Also must mention this is valid for govenment forces and politicians too. They also made a living out of war. SO, LTTE was in a position that they need the war to survive.

None of the wars in the world have continued to live up to its true causes in recent history. War is a need of politicians, arm dealers, these fact overrides the facts of descriminations or racism.

I was not a supporter of war in Sri Lanka, but honestly pease talks were never going to work too. I am honestly happy that it was over one way or th other. I also have a great respect for Sri Lankan Army soldiers for their conduct on the reason episode of this conflict. They had a zero casualty policy and it looked more humanitarian than offence. And now I see in the pictures, even these tamil refugees lookedafter by them.

So, all the tamil people supporting LTTE, you are probably going against your own people who are in the need of your help most right now. SOmehow war is over, help the refugees to get their lives back. PLEASE

Posted by Thisara May 18, 09 08:31 PM
694.

we all are proud of our all army`s & the president of sri lanka to make our beautiful land as a peace country. thanking all of those who help to end this war. best wish`s and god blessings

I AM PROUD TO BE A SRI LANKAN

Posted by Sasindu Lakshan Rathnayaka May 18, 09 10:41 PM
695.

After having read so many comments written by Tamils, I feel sorry for them. Their lack of knowledge and poor quality of thoughts are reasons behind the war in Sri lanka.
Dear Tamils who have insulted Sri lanka in this page,
All what I want to say is learn to respect people no matter whether they are tamil, singhalese, etc. There is no ealam. It is just your dream. The people in northern areas have suffered a lot due to LTTE terrorism. While supporting terrorism, you all are putting those innocent people into more troubles. Why are you all always asking for help from the international community???????? not independent?????

like that,

Posted by Asanka May 19, 09 12:11 AM
696.

LTTE is terrorism. The world has identified LTTE as the most dangerous group in the world. All what most tamil people in other countries can do is display their violence. I have seen someone's comment has referred to singhalese as uneducated morons.
Dear educated Tamils,
Use your brains and stop violence. Someone supporting terrorism is a terrorist. All what you are worried about cream cracker. The Sri Lankan Gov does its best for them. If you are so concerned, please help those innocent tamils without insulting people using public websites

like that,

Posted by Asanka May 19, 09 12:21 AM
697.

Sir Arthur C. Clarke would have cried over these images....
He loved Sri Lanka so very much...he made it his home,
and look what has happened to this beautiful jewel...

Posted by Julian May 19, 09 02:28 AM
698.

First of all PLEASE look into the real situation In Sri Lanka and then start talking...rather than shouting blindly like for nothing without knowing the real situation in Sri Lanka.
We are all Sri Lankans and there is no any difference between Tamils & Sinhalees & Muslims in Sri Lanka. People who are shouting madly are the people who want to see a war happening and continueing in Sri Lanka and they are the guys who pretend to the world that they stand for the Tamils ...But the truth is a big "NO".
As a Sri Lankan I m really happy and proud to talk about the SL GOV and the SL Forces , cos they did a great job in rescuing innocent tamil people from that LTTE Murders and gave all of us the real freedom in Sri lanka...Thats the truth...
And keep in mind that we are all SRI LANKANS,
We are ready and already started to give our helping hand to all those rescued people.
So please stop shouting without knowing the real truth and at least try to help
those rescued people to upgrade their lives back.

I am proud to be a Sri Lankan......well done SRI LANKA....

Posted by SAK May 19, 09 03:51 AM
699.

Yes, Well done Rajapakshe for killing over 25000 civilians in the name of TERROTISM. We all know the score that none of the Srilankan Sinhalese has the will power or the balls to resolve anything. If they did they would have done something in the last 30 years. Political solution is the only way. Does not matter what is written in this blog by the arrogant minority. A killer is loose, I wonder who he will be after next?

Posted by RS May 19, 09 09:13 AM
700.

Yeah...... again well done SRI Lanka......
Not for killing over 25 000 civilians accoriding to the stupid statistics mentioned above by a stupid ARROGANT MIND...
BUT FOR SAVING THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT CIVILIANS FROM THAT MURDERS LTTE......
Heyyy ......Arrogant mind ...dont you know that...your loving LTTE killed thousands of innocent civilians (Including sinahleese , tamils & Muslims ) purposely by setting up sucide bombs in buses and at public places....
Are they good ???
Use your brains and stop violence....
TRY to help those escaped civilians without insulting people using public websites


SAK

Posted by Anonymous May 20, 09 12:21 AM
701.

Well Well You people...Now Sri Lanka is free from Prabha, Now we are a free nation, living happily and peacefully with all Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims and Burgers. War is over and you people keep watching how our king is going to build the nation with all Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims and Burgers. because we all are now under one flag it is the Sri Lankan flag. Our president declared in his speech that there is no minority and there is only two kind of people as who loved their country and those who destroy the country. and come join the majority who love the country.

Posted by Sachitra May 20, 09 02:35 AM
702.

Two wrongs do not make one right. What is the difference if one person does and acts exactly the same as his opponent but thinks it is legitimate. This makes them both equally bad. Do not read more into the comment than what is written. Killer is a killer does not matter what his intensions were, his opponent claimed the same. Eye for an eye will only make the world go blind. Rajapkshe used his power to kill and crush we will have to wait and see what he is going to do with his newly gained POWER. I will say it again none of the sinhalese who were ruling the country for the past 30 years did not have the bottle to do anything sensible politically. I am not holding my breath A

Posted by RS May 20, 09 08:03 AM
703.

Trruth will allways win.Pl wait and see.................................................

Posted by Dela May 20, 09 10:22 AM
704.

Here finally Sri Lankan security forces WON the war.Really it's not just a war.It's a humanitarian process.Now the L.T.T.E leader V.Prabakaran, sure he is laying @ worst hell.Now all Sri Lankans can live together with peace & joy.Sinhala,Tamil,Muslim all are one nation.

Posted by Shanukya May 20, 09 11:25 AM
705.

this iz da wrse how could people do this to eachoter

Posted by Anonymous May 20, 09 05:19 PM
706.

We don"t want war .We need freedom. Sri Lankan Govt will never give a solution to tamils .Pl help our tamil people.

Posted by latha May 20, 09 11:21 PM
707.

Who satrted the whole episode.Greedy and stupid politicians of Sri lanka.
Just to get in power back in a deacde ago/Stupid animals

Posted by Shanmugan May 23, 09 09:24 AM
708.

please whom ever support rajapaksha first know some thing about kutti mani
,jagan and also any one how they are died

Posted by hari shankar May 26, 09 12:07 AM
709.

The Sri-Lankan terror regime claimed ' victory ' after slaughtering tens of thousands innocent Tamils in the name of war on terror with support of some rogue countries like China, Pakistan, Russia and India.
One of the positive out come of this victory is the civilised democratic world now understands the true nature of the Sri-Lankan regime and its terror tactics and how far it can go without respecting any international humanitarian laws. In fact this kind of end simply justifies their foe's means.
Hundreds of thousands of innocent war victims are still in detention camps with strict security. These people do not receive enough food medicine or clothing. The international aid agencies are not allowed in these camps.
The doctors who witnessed the carnage are still in prison. Thirteen thousand people 'disappeared' from these detention camps.
The dysfunct UN or any other country can't do anything about these state terror unleashed on already traumatised population.
Mark my words.... the arms struggle to liberate the independent state of Thamileelam is not over. This time the Tamil people learned the hard way.
Now they know about the international community , the UN and other so called guardians of human rights and democracy. So next time they will make sure the out come will be like Eritrea or East Timor.

Posted by Ken Leclair June 6, 09 11:32 PM
710.

From what I can see I predict that soon all Sinhalese will be needing protection from Rajapackshe and the Chinese regime. Well done all of you. You deserve it.

Posted by RS June 16, 09 01:15 PM
711.

thank you boston for the picture
I am a refugee too from irak I just new arrived from turkey to Australia i was happy but when i saw this pictures i started thinking for myself that i really dontdeserve to be refugee because this pictures really affect me a lot i can saied mysituation was better a lot from this people and i am really absent for this situation i wish i could do something for this people but unfortunatly i am justa simple studentat uni now . buti wish in future i could do something strongly to help this people god with you guys
thanks bestregards sarena

Posted by sarena surur aziz September 29, 09 06:39 AM
712.

You can see the difference of first comers and later comers (Tamil people came from no war zone). If you see it carefully you can see first comers are realy faced to more difficulties and they have no more than sadness. But second comers didn't show difficulties what they have faced. Think... Tigers are only terrorists not else. they didn't care their people in fair. Prebakaran couldn't do any for Tamils except dissaster of Tamils....
YOu can critisize my words.......

Posted by Roshan October 1, 09 12:14 AM
713.

this is the condition that the tamil people flee the ltte. ltte collected a lot of money and it did not go to help their own people. poor tamil people sufferred and sl govt get blamed while ltte spun false propaganda.
don't try to twist this around. harmful terrors who used suicide bombing, recruited child soldiers, kept all people in fear without cause were what was hindering and harming sri lanka. of course these people are suffering, they were kept ignorant of the real situations by the ltte and promises to get them out of the country in guise of refugism. they extorted money from around the world and didn't help anyone lets give the misinfo a rest.

Posted by sara jane October 9, 09 04:44 AM
714.

those who deserve to be punsished for war crimes are the LTTE

Posted by sara jane October 9, 09 04:46 AM
715.

Sinhala Learn from A Lincoln:

"Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it." Abraham Lincoln

Posted by Sam October 21, 09 01:13 AM
716.

ok ok the sinhalese might have been unfair to the tamils but if you want freedom and things to go your way suicide bombings and other terrorist attacks is not a helpful way to get it. Ghandi didnt use violence and things still went in his favor. Peaceful non forceful methods are needed and you must learn that. If you tamils are so smart you should of figured that out by now. Peace brings peace and violence brings violence, so what have the tamil rebels done. Im a 14 year old boy that knows alot more about politics than you will ever be.

Posted by hello October 23, 09 09:46 PM
717.

Don't wory Mr Raja & Rani.

You have to give something to get something!
You set to kill your own people northen Sri lanka.......
And you living using Iternational low up to northpoll and UK very rich!

This what you did west government under we are living time you gift sinhala blood and get all the collombo bussines from all around the sri lanka.

Posted by S.Pille November 22, 09 12:30 PM
718.

...oh i am praying with Faith and Tears for all the people of Srilanka!!
oh only Jesus can give a great Peace in that land..

Posted by Ebenezer Paul, India December 5, 09 12:04 PM
719.

Im sorry to say but tamil people do not belong in SL. SL is for sinhalese people not tamil.

Tamils can thank their beloved Tamil Tigers for the acts of SL srmy.
SL army are doing a great job defeating the terrorist group LTTE.

Luckely LTTE leader is now dead - another great victory for SL .

Also SL won the war over LTTE terrorisme and im very happy for that as a proud sinhalese.

Posted by Raja March 26, 10 11:09 AM
720.

Mr.Karunanidhi you are the person who can save our tamil people suffering in lanka, pls dont make politics out of these peoples. They are poor and no one to help them with out you. Pls make pressure of soniya to take action, pls advice our congress leader not to take this issue into personal life due to she is a country leader. pls save them.

Posted by Ramesh June 7, 10 09:32 AM
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