Sri Lanka Stop the War: Tamil Youth Hunger Strike in Australia
Three Tamil youth in Australia have joined a Hunger Strike to request the Sri Lankan Government to stop the war.
The the latest attack on Tamils civilians are carried out by the Sri Lankan Army alongside with the Indian Army, Wanni sources said. The current power of stopping the war on Tamils, many confirm, actually lies in the hands of the current congress government in India. Many higher Indian Officials and Army officials are in Sri Lanka'a capital Colombo to discuss the latest war. More than 250 Indian Army have died on the war zone and their bodies were sent to Pune and Chennai in complete coverup, sources added.
The latest attacks, including chemical weapons, on Tamils civilians deems to be violating human rights and war ethics. It is expected that the coming few days will produce Tamils civilians casualties in thousands as the Tamils civilians are trapped in a small piece of "safety zone".
The Three Youth have placed four requests:
(1) the Australian Government to exert pressure on the Sri Lankan Government to Declare immediate ceasefire
(2) the Australian Government to support Unrestricted humanitarian aid to the war torn area refugees
(3) the Australian Government to support providing uninterrupted vital services such as medical service to the war torn area refugees
(4) the Government of Sri Lanka and the international community to allow the Tamil people, both in the conflict zone and those indefinitely detained in concentration camps in government-held areas, to decide independently where they wish to reside.
Three Australian Tamil youth Sutha Thanbalasingam, Mathivannan Sinnathurai and Pratheepan Rajathurai are on 'FAST UNTO ACTION' from 5 pm today, 11th April 2009 at Church Street Mall, Parramatta, New South Wales. More than 1000 people have joined the protestors and voicing their anger, they call for immediate ceasefire. More and more people are flocking the area.
The three youth plead with the world to see the Tamils civilians's rights and freedom in the current war.
They questioned our reporter to check and report, whether he can show any country where the state has killed more than 3500 civilians and injured another 10,000 or more within just 3 months and then say they are doing the largest humanitarian operation to free people. And the international community also believe, it is genocide whether they accept or not, the activist retorted at our reporter who was reporting for Tamil National.
The Tamil Diaspora across the world has taken the issue to the streets; they are rallying against Sri Lankan government saying it has to be indicted under genocide act. Tamil youth have taken the cause in their hands they are conducting day’s long protests and hunger strikes. Two people went on hunger strike in front of British parliament from last Tuesday, 7th April; another two on hunger strike in Canada for the fourth day.
The Australian Tamil community has conducted over 50 protests nationwide. The protesters have vowed to continue their activism until their demands are met. Their most urgent demand is an immediate ceasefire to the conflict.
They call on the Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to acknowledge their grievances and use his diplomatic powers to put an end to the genocide of the Tamils. World leaders cannot stay silent any longer.
While the Tamil youth in the UK and Australia appealed to the world using the Hunger Strike, the Sri Lankan Army augmented its assault on the "safety zones" today.
SLA embarks upon capturing attack on civilians, 300 shells explode within 45 minutes[Sat, 11 Apr 2009, 23:13 GMT]Sri Lanka Army (SLA) embarked upon intense attack on the 'safety zone', in the early hours of Sunday, targeting a place called Pachchaip-pulmoaddai, aiming for bifurcating and capturing the northern part of the 'safety zone', initial reports from Vanni said. Heavy shelling and gunfire by the SLA started around 3:15 a.m. in the morning, and within 45 minutes, more than 300 shells exploded inside the civilian area of the safety zone around Pachchaip-pulmoaddai. Heavy civilian casualties are feared. Because of the rains, people are even unable to hide in the bunkers which are flooded, reports said. Meanwhile, since Friday, the SLA was building up heavily on the other side of the lagoon in Maaththa'lan, close to the makeshift hospital. Full story >>