Tagged: Sri Lanka

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Media and the suffering of the Tamil people

As a Tamil domiciled in Australia I served the Tamil community by editing the only Tamil community newspaper, UTHAYAM. I ran it for 14 years My experiences in dealing with the Tamil community, both in Australia and in Sri Lanka, make me feel sad about the callous way in which the media is exploiting the suffering of our Tamil people for self-serving ends.

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Open letter to M. A. Sumanthiran, TNA MP II:

What dignity did Tamils get from Sangkili to Prabhakaran?

Dear Mr. Sumanthiran,

I am forwarding just this one last letter to you not because I expect a reply — you dodged me in Melbourne and also dodged my questionnaire sent to you as requested by you – but for two other reasons.

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US acquits CIA of killing and torturing of prisoners

The US Justice Department ended a four-year probe into the CIA’s controversial, and at times brutal, treatment of detainees, closing two final homicide investigations without filing charges. The decision sparked outrage among human rights supporters.