Sri Lanka Army raped under-age Tamil girls - Evidences emerges
Sri Lanka Army officers operating in IDP camps in Vanni were involved in various rape cases. Evidences started emerging
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) intelligence officers operating in the internment camps of Vanni have been allegedly involved in several rape cases during the past months. At least three cases of young victims, aged 14, 15 and 16, appeared in front of Vavuniyaa District Judge in October. SLA soldiers have also raped a 14-year-old mentally retarded Tamil girl inside the Vavuniyaa hospital.
There have been many alleged rapes in Zone-2 and Zone 3 internment camps.
A 17-year-old girl was reportedly raped by the SLA intelligence official who alleged that the girl was a former LTTE under-age cadre and threatened that she would be taken to detention centre where LTTE cadres were kept imprisoned. She was later sent to detention centre. There are also two other girls aged 17 and 19, who have been raped by the SLA officers.
Evidences have come to light through primary and secondary sources and TamilNet refrains from revealing the sources due to security concerns.
In the month of July, injured Tamil girls admitted in the Padawiya hospital were taken for naked open-air bath by Sinhala nurses using hose pipes to the amusement of Sinhala soldiers watching it, according to an eyewitness
Now the question is whether the international community will take necessary action against the culprits if the evidences are produced.
"Humanitarian workers who have authentic evidences for the crime and for the perpetrators of the crime in the island, challenge the IC whether it can prove its credentials by taking action if evidences are provided to it," he further said.