war crimes

The bloodbath of my family‚ÄŹ

Nisha N.

The following article is based on a speech given at a recent rally in Melbourne.

In a village in the Vanni region of north-east Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan Army (SLA) demanded the Tamil civilians move into the ‚Äúsafety zone‚ÄĚ. It demanded they leave all their belongings and walk towards the soldiers with their hands raised high.

Afraid of getting shot, they screamed: ‚ÄúPlease don‚Äôt shoot us!‚ÄĚ, and walked slowly towards the SLA with the hope of surviving this ordeal. What awaited them was a blood bath.