Sri Lankan Security forces continue to rape Tamil girls and women
Lack of international investigation and independent monitoring facilitates the Sri Lanakan Security forces to sexually assault Tamil women IDPs by transferring them to Boosa Camp without any official records. Many of these Tamil women victims are tortured, raped and killed without evidence by the Sri Lankan Security Forces in the Boosa camps, sources said.
Latest Update April 12, 2010:
Teen-age girl recovered dead from well in Jaffna
The body of a 17-year-old girl student of Jaffna Hindu Ladies’ College was recovered from a well near her home in Chemma’ni in Nalloor Monday. She had gone missing Saturday night. Meanwhile, the woman whose body was found in I’lavaalai Sunday had been sexually assaulted before being killed, according I’lavaalai police. Mysterious killings and persons going missing have increased in Jaffna peninsula in recent times causing its residents to be gripped in fear and anxiety, sources in Jaffna said.
Latest Update: March 2, 2010
Sri Lankan Terrorist Investigation Department (TID) arrested Friday 100 Tamil youths detained in Ne'lukku'lam Technical College detention camp in Vavuniyaa for further interrogation and later took them to Boosa prison in the south, according to information given to Human Rights Commission (HRC) Colombo. Recently two groups of young Tamil women from some detention centres in Vavuniyaa had been arrested on two separate occasions and taken to Boosa prison, sources in Vavuniyaa said.
Update: March 1, 2010:
2 children with their mother reported missing from Mannaar hospital
A young mother and her two children, injured in Vanni and admitted to Mannaar general hospital by the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) are reported missing from the hospital, which is under strict security measures of the government, since Friday afternoon, according to a complaint lodged with Mannaar police.
update: February 24, 2010
54 women detainees taken to Boosa prison from detention camps in Vavuniyaa
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 24 February 2010, 13:15 GMT]
Terrorism Investigation Department (TID) arrested 54 women detainees from Pampaimadu and Cheddiku’lam Sri Lanka Army (SLA) detention camps 18 February and took them to Boosa prison 19 February, according to information sent to Jaffna Human Rights Commission (HRC) by Boosa prison authorities. Recently 49 women from the same camps in Vavuniyaa were arrested by TID and taken to Boosa prison for additional interrogation, sources in Vavuniyaa said.
Twelve women from Jaffna, 16 from Ki’linochchi, 9 from Mullaiththeevu, 7 from Mannaar, 5 from Trincomalee, 2 from Vavuniyaa and 3 from Ampaa’rai were taken to Boosa prison on 19 February.
The arrested women are not allowed to meet their family members.
The arrests of young women have caused fear and anxiety among the detainees.
Sri Lankan Security Forces has a long history of using sexual harassment, torture and rape as a weapon against Tamil community in Sri Lanka.
In a recently reported case, a 9 year old is gang raped by Sri Lankan army soldiers. [February 22, 2010]
A nine year old ethnic Tamil girl has been raped by three suspected Sri Lanka Army soldiers, reports say.
The victim is a grade five student of Sitthandi Digili Vellei School in Madakalapu. Girl was admitted to the Mawadiwembu hospital.
Army Media Spokesman Major Prasad Samarasinghe confirmed to media, that the girls' mother has been filed a complaint in police regarding the crime.
Meanwhile Body of a man who protested against the rape found near in nearby lake, report said further.
On February 14, 2010, 49 Tamil IDP women were taken from Vavuniya IDP camps to boosa camp without any official records.
Lack of international monitoring makes the security and well being of these Tamil women at high risk. Given the tarnished record the Sri Lankan Security Forces has for mistreating Tamil women, the fate of these 49 women may never be known to the world.
Even after the Sri Lankan government has claimed victory over the LTTE, also known as Tamils Tigers, no efforts has been made to make Tamils feel secure and hopeful in Sri Lanka.