A former LTTE Woman fighter was said to be raped by Sri Lankan minister and army officers, created anger among the Tamil community around the world.

She was picked up from Vavuniya detention centre and taken to the Anurathapuram military camp, then she was raped by Sri Lankan soldiers, army officers and minister, she told to the India based Anantha vikadan magazine.

Daily three times sinhala soldiers raped her until she fell unconscious. When she revived, soldiers further raped her.

Sinhala minister and soldiers do not rape her for their sexual desire; they used rape as a tool to proof their dominance over Tamil girls and Tamil community, the Sothiya brigade former woman fighter added.

She told that the Sinhala radical minister raped her because she was saved in Sothiya brigade.

But now the question is, who is that minister? Tamils believe that the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) party Minister Champika Ranawaka or the Nation Freedom Front (NFF) Minister Wimal Weerawansa may raped her. Because these ministers are violently act against Tamils.

Meanwhile, Sri Lankan Security forces continue to rape Tamil girls and women, a care worker recently returned from Vanni said that Srilankan army rapes young Tamil girls almost daily as the entire Tamil population is under the control of this terrorist armed forces.

Young girls cannot get out of the house at night. They have only few places to bath but army comes to the bathing places are force the young girls out for raping. The girls or their families cannot complain to anyone because they are threatening with their life. I wonder if Sinhalese are satisfied with their barbaric life style.

Since 1949 Article 27 of the Fourth Geneva Convention explicitly prohibits wartime rape and enforced prostitution. These prohibitions were reinforced by the 1977 Additional Protocols to the 1949 Geneva Conventions.

In 1998 the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda established by the United Nations made landmark decisions defining rape as a crime of genocide under international law. The trial of Jean-Paul Akayesu, the mayor of Taba Commune in Rwanda, established precedents that rape is an element of the crime of genocide. The Trial Chamber held that “sexual assault formed an integral part of the process of destroying the Tutsi ethnic group and that the rape was systematic and had been perpetrated against Tutsi women only, manifesting the specific intent required for those acts to constitute genocide.”

UNHRC chief Navanethem Pillay said in a statement after the verdict: “From time immemorial, rape has been regarded as spoils of war. Now it will be considered a war crime. We want to send out a strong message that rape is no longer a trophy of war.”

However, Tamils are unreported because the Sri Lankan army bans independent reporters from travelling to the Tamil area, and the government censor’s news about conditions of Tamils.

Lack of international investigation and independent monitoring facilitates the Sri Lanakan Security forces to sexually assault Tamil women IDPs by transferring them to military 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 camps, sources said. (Eelam-e-News).

 

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