Sri Lankan Security Forces's War Crime video is authentic, Times
Recently, a video emerged showing cruel killings of naked Tamil by Sri Lankan Security Forces. However, the Sri Lankan government challenged the authenticity of the video released. On Dec. 15, 2009, Times of UK validated the authenticity of the video tapes, now leaving the burden of bringing justice to the events to UN or USA.
Sri Lankan war crimes video is authentic, Times investigation finds
The findings come after General Sarath Fonseka, the former head of the army, alleged that Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, the Defence Minister, had ordered that surrendering Tiger leaders be killed rather than taken prisoner in the final days of the brutal 26-year civil war that ended in May.
The claims, vehemently denied by the Government, added to a lengthy list of war crimes allegations against it.
The video of the alleged battlefield executions, which was aired on Channel 4 in August, shows a naked man, bound and blindfolded, being made to kneel.
Another man, dressed in what appears to be Sri Lankan army uniform, approaches from behind and shoots him in the head at point-blank range. “It’s like he jumped,” the executor laughs. The camera then pans to show eight similarly bound corpses.
Moreover, pictures of violence, vulgarism and cowardly acts of the Sri Lankan security forces now emerge apparently suspected as the daughter of LTTE leader Prabakaran. Sources suspect that the daughter was also sent to surrender under the UN, Norway and USA mediated surrendering of political wing leaders Nadesan & Pulithevan among with many other remaining cadets at the time. However, the political wing leaders of LTTE, unarmed cadets and the daughter seems to have faced a cruel violence of shooting, beating, stripping and sexual violence at the final moments of their lives at the hands of Sri Lankan Security Forces, reporting sources of the recent pictures said. The sources remained positive that more evidence will emerge if proper investigations into the war crimes can be carried out in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka is facing a election coming soon with Mahina Rajapaksa, who orchestrated the war crimes against Tamils and Sarath Fonseka, the military leader who carried out the war crimes against Tamils. Tamils in Sri Lanka are left to puzzle over their grime future with the choices they have been presented with after being "liberated" from the LTTE.