Posts Tagged ‘crimes against humanity’
Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
[Channel 4 News]
Last year Channel 4 broadcast Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields, a critically-acclaimed and RTS Award winning forensic investigation into the events of the last few weeks of the decades-long war between the government of Sri Lanka and the rebel forces of the Tamil Tigers (LTTE), presented by Jon Snow. It featured devastating video evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity captured on mobile phones by both victims and perpetrators - some of the most horrific footage Channel 4 has ever broadcast.
Friday, December 16th, 2011
The final report of Sri Lanka’s Lesson Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), released publicly today, acknowledges serious human rights problems in Sri Lanka but falls short of fully addressing the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the final phases of the conflict between the government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Amnesty International said today.
Monday, November 21st, 2011
Sri Lanka’s response to a scathing United Nations report alleging war crimes and human rights violations has reached the president’s desk.
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
[Channel 4 News]
Channel 4’s Head of News & Current Affairs Dorothy Byrne has commissioned ITN Productions to make a follow-up film to Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields, Jon Snow’s critically-acclaimed investigation into the final weeks of the war between the government and Tamil Tigers.
Saturday, October 29th, 2011
Tamils still suffer human rights violations two years after the civil war in Sri Lanka ended, protesters at Queen’s Park said Saturday.
Monday, October 24th, 2011
Australian leader Julia Gillard on Tuesday urged Sri Lanka to address claims of serious human rights violations as a man filed war crimes charges against President Mahinda Rajapakse.
Monday, October 17th, 2011
The International Commission of Jurists’ (ICJ) Australian section has handed police direct and credible evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity by the Sri Lanka Navy during the last stages of the bloody civil war against Tamil rebels in 2009, The Age newspaper said, citing unidentified sources.
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
[Channel 4 News]
One of these eyewitnesses, an army officer, accuses Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa - the president’s brother - of ordering Brigadier Shavendra Silva to execute Tamil rebel leaders, whose safe surrender had been guaranteed by the president.
Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
The civil war in Sri Lanka was one of the world’s most brutal conflicts and lasted nearly 30 years. Both the Sinhalese-majority government forces and the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were accused of using dirty tactics. When the war ended in 2009 with the defeat of the LTTE, the Sri Lankan government pledged rehabilitation for hundreds of thousands of Tamils languishing in jails and in refugee camps. The government also promised to rebuild the war-torn north and east. But has that happened? And has the mainstream media forgotten about the Tamils of Sri Lanka? The war may be over, but do the old prejudices still endure?
Friday, July 8th, 2011
On Tuesday 14 June, a shocking, heart-wrenching documentary was shown on Channel 4. ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’, broadcast just after 11pm, displayed what presenter Jon Snow described as “devastating evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity, and a powerful case for bring those guilty of these crimes to justice.”