New York, New York (PRWEB)
September 14, 2017
Aljazeera News Agency reported on September 03, 2017 that “Human rights groups in South America have filed war crimes lawsuits against a former Sri Lankan general who is now his country’s ambassador to Brazil. The lawsuits against Jagath Jayasuriya allege he oversaw military units that attacked hospitals and killed, disappeared and tortured thousands of people in the final phase of Sri Lanka’s civil war in 2009.
Carlos Castresana Fernandez, the lawyer coordinating the effort, told the Associated Press news agency that suits have been filed on Monday in Brazil and Colombia. ‘This is one genocide that has been forgotten, but this will force democratic countries to do something,’ Fernandez said. ‘This is just the beginning of the fight.’”
The spokesman for Tamils for Trump, Mr. Selvakumar, said that “The Sri Lankan President and Army Chief have made the following statements in response to actions against Sri Lankan war crimes by Human rights groups led by the International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) in South America:”
“Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena addressed a convention of his Sri Lanka Freedom Party on Sunday saying, “I state very clearly that I will not allow anyone in the world to touch Jagath Jayasuriya or any other military chief or any war hero in this country.” This was reported by the New York Times on September 3, 2017.
- “Sarath Fonseka, the former Sri Lankan Army chief, told reporters in Colombo on August 31, 2017, “When I…