“As acting Defense Minister during the war – President Sirisena is considered a suspect for committing war crimes and crimes against humanity against Tamils”
NEW YORK, USA, September 17, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ —
Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) announced today that it will hold a protest against Sri Lankan President Mr. Maithripala Sirisens’s visit to the UN on September 19th, to speak at the UN General Assembly.
The protesters will highlight Sri Lankan President Sirisena’s role in the killing of Tamils and rape of Tamil women by Sri Lankan Security forces under his command, when he was serving as the acting defense minister during the final weeks of the war.
It was during his time that Sri Lanka rejected appeals by world leaders to stop shelling and bombing an area called “No Fire Zone”, which was created by the Sri Lankan Government, where thousands of Tamilcivilians assembled for safety.
President Sirisena in his own words: “I was the Minister in Charge of Defence during the last two weeks of the war in which most of the leaders of the LTTE were killed with General Fonseka at the helm ofthe Army. Prior to that I have acted as the Minister of Defence five times during the height of the war.” Maithripala Sirisena’s Interview to Daily Mirror, January 2, 2015.
Here is what Economist wrote: “Sirisena is hardly a beacon of hope for the Tamils: he was acting as defence minister in the nightmarish final fortnight of the war”
Recently, the war time Commander of Sri Lankan Security forces confimed that Sri Lankan Security Forces committed war crimes during the war:http://world.einnews.com/pr_news/402141874/tgte-welcomes-ex-army-chief-s-confirmation-that-sri-lankan-forces-committed-war-crimes-against-tamils-un-urged-to-act