New evidence has surfaced on the genocide of the Tamils in Sri Lanka. Two Sinhalese eyewitnesses report that a Top military Commander ordered the Killings. The Testimony. ‘One of these eyewitnesses, an army officer, accuses Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa – the president’s brother – of ordering Brigadier Shavendra Silva to execute Tamil rebel leaders, whose safe surrender had been guaranteed by the president.Read more
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The film starts in September 2008. An air of deep foreboding hung over Kilinochchi– the de facto capital of the Tamil homelands of Northern Sri Lanka. The armed forces of the ultra-nationalist Sinhalese government of Sri Lanka were on the move, and the brutal secessionist army of the Tamil Tigers was on the retreat. After a twenty-six year revolt – the scene was set for the final awful endgame.
We have looked at and translated hours of raw footage which captures the day-to-day life of the people who lived and in many cases died – during the 138 days of hell which form the central narrative of our film. This footage is an incredibly intimate account of human suffering.
But the film is also built around compelling personal stories. There is Vany – a young British Tamil who was visiting relatives in Sri Lanka who became trapped along with hundreds of thousands of other men, women and children, desperately fleeing the government onslaught. She had trained as a medical technician in the UK, now she found herself helping in a makeshift hospital while doctors tried to treat hundreds of desperately injured people, in some cases performing major surgery without general anaesthetic.
Other people who tell their stories include two of the last UN workers – Peter Mackay and Benjamin Dix – forced to leave on the orders of the UN which, they feel, was betraying its fundamental duty to protect.
Inevitably too, this film is the personal story of some who didn’t make it.
‘No Fire Zone’ also brings the story up to date. The Sri Lankan government still denies this all happened in what thy describe as an “humanitarian rescue”. The repression and ethnic restructuring of the Tamil homelands in the north of Sri Lanka continues – journalists and government critics are still disappearing. The government will tolerate no opposition and have even turned on their own judiciary, impeaching the Chief Justice of the country when she found they had acted unconstitutionally.
Without truth there can be no justice in Sri Lanka. And without justice there can be no peace. We hope our film can be part of that truth-telling.Read more
Many Indians ,especially the younger generation including and especially my son, is never tired of telling me how bad India is and how good, orderly and Citizens are in the US and Europe.
I have agreed to the extent that India is corrupt and needs a Clean up and at the same time The West is not a Puritan either.
If the scams in India are in crores of Indian Rupees it is in Millions of US Dollars and Pound Sterling abroad.
This post is an eye opener for those who praise the citizens abroad for their Dutiful citizenship.
You dot evaluate a culture by mere standing in Queues and cleanliness on the road.
I have my brother’s Grand son living in Sweden for quite a few years now.
He used to tell me how responsible and helpful the Swedes are in helping out citizens in need of Government assistance, be it a form filling even.
Yes .Read more
The Resolution moved by the US apparently censuring the Sri Lankan Government by has been passed by 24 for,15 against with eight absentions( 47 members). India joined the countries in voting against Sri Lanka and immediately mollified Sri Lanka. “Soon after the voting, the Indian foreign ministry put out a detailed note which placed its contentious decision in perspective. The ministry stressedRead more
Rattled by the Documentary evidence made Public by Channel 4 telecast of a Documentary ,’Sri Lanka‘s Killing fields’ on 14 March, The Government of Sri Lanka is organising march by mobilising stooges to protest tabling the Resolution to censure Sri Lanka on Tamil Genocide in Europe. Henry Dephane, a Civil right activist from Tamil Nadu , who has been invited by theRead more