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Sri Lankan Crisis Statement Version I

Despite international calls for a cease-fire, the conflict in Sri Lanka continues to escalate.

The district health official in the conflict zone has stated that 40-50 Tamil civilians are dying each day. Most recently the Sri Lankan government issued orders to doctors and other health staff to leave the conflict area immediately.

In an attempt to put an urgent stop to the humanitarian catastrophe, a group of young Tamil Australians have written a ‘Sri Lankan Crisis Statement’ for the wider Australian community to sign.

From 9 March 2009 we will take it to the media and the Australian government to raise our concern for this largely unreported war.

If you want to sign this statement, please leave your details as a comment on this page or via email to fastuntoaction@hotmail.com as soon as possible.

****** STATEMENT ******

We are Australian citizens who share a deep concern about the escalating civilian crisis in Sri Lanka.

We call on the Australian government to demand the Sri Lankan authorities and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam declare an immediate ceasefire.

We are deeply concerned about the lack of medical staff and aid agencies serving the estimated 250,000 civilians trapped in the conflict zone.

In September 2008, the Sri Lankan government evicted United Nations and international aid agencies from these areas. While the local Red Cross is still operating within the conflict area, their presence is threatened by the ongoing conflict.

The departure of international witnesses within the conflict area will remove accountability for all parties to the conflict.

The Sri Lankan government has also issued orders to doctors and other health staff to leave the conflict area immediately.

We demand the Sri Lankan government allow international monitoring and medical and aid agencies unrestricted access to the conflict zones immediately.

In direct violation of the Geneva Convention, civilian hospitals in the conflict zones have repeatedly come under aerial bombing and shelling. Furthermore, on 2 February 2009 the Sri Lankan Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse stated that everything outside a government declared safety-zone is a military target and no exception will be given to medical facilities. We urge the Australian government to demand the Sri Lankan government stop the aerial bombing of hospitals and both parties cease placing civilians in direct cross fire in all areas.

Foreign and domestic media have been banned from entering the conflict zones since January 2008, when the government unilaterally withdrew from a cease-fire and commenced its military offensive. Without independent reporting, it is impossible to separate fact from propaganda by all parties to the conflict.

We call on the Australian government to pressure Sri Lankan officials to permit independent journalists unrestricted access to the conflict zones.

Furthermore, we recognise that the Tamil citizens of Sri Lanka have been subject to ethnic discrimination by successive Sri Lankan governments since Sri Lanka gained independence in 1948.

We acknowledge that all people, including the Tamils, have the right to self-determination and must freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.

We acknowledge that a military solution to this conflict will not bring lasting peace to Sri Lanka. With the intention of ensuring long-term peace, we call on the Australian government to lead political negotiations that recognise the legitimate aspirations and protects the human rights of all Sri Lankans.

Signatories include:

  • Mr. Julian Burnside AO QC, Australian Barrister, Human Rights and Refugee advocate and author, Victoria
  • Mr. John Pilger, renowned Australian journalist, author and documentary filmmaker
  • Emeritus Prof. Stuart Rees, Director, Sydney Peace Foundation, University of Sydney, NSW, Order of Australia
  • Prof. Wendy Bacon, Professor of Journalism, University of Technology, NSW
  • Prof. Chris Nash, Professor of Journalism, Monash University, Victoria
  • Associate Prof. Jake Lynch, Director, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney, NSW
  • Prof. Damien Kingsbury, Associate Professor, Deakin University, Victoria
  • Emeritus Prof. Ivan Shearer AM, University of Sydney, NSW
  • Rev. Gregor Henderson, President of Uniting Church in Australia
  • Hon. Ian Cohen, Member of the Legislative Council, NSW
  • Hon. Lee Rhiannon, Member of the Legislative Council, NSW
  • Hon. John Kaye, Member of the Legislative Council, NSW
  • Hon. Colleen Hartland, Member of the Legislative Council, Victoria
  • Hon. Mike Reynolds AM MP, Member for Townsville, Queensland
  • Mr. Andrew Bartlett, BSocWk BA, former Senator for Queensland
  • Mr. Lionel Bopage, Social Justice Activist and former General Secretary of Sri Lanka’s JVP, Victoria
  • Dr. Susan Harris Rimmer, President, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, ACT
  • Prof. Andrea Durbach, Associate Professor and Director of Australasian Human Rights Centre, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, NSW
  • Mr. Jeff Loewenstein, Barrister, Victoria
  • Dr. Peter Slezak, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of New South Wales, NSW
  • Mr. Antony Loewenstein, Independent Journalist and Author, NSW
  • Prof. John Whitehall, Paediatrician, Queensland
  • Prof. Hamish Maxwell-Stewart, Assistant Professor, School of History and Classics, University of Tasmania, Tasmania
  • Mr. Chris Riseley, Project Manager, Australian Volunteers International, Victoria
  • Mr. Paul Benedek, State Convenor of Socialist Alliance in Queensland and Member of the newly formed ‘Tamil Justice Brisbane’, Queensland
  • Mr. Peter Boyle, National Secretary, Democratic Socialist Perspective, NSW
  • Ms. Sue Bolton, Convenor, Socialist Alliance, Victoria
  • Ms. Pip Hinman, Socialist Alliance anti-war coordinator, NSW
  • Mr. Timothy Dobson, National Executive, Resistance, NSW
  • Mr. Mal Jago, Community News Site ‘streetcorner.com.au’, NSW
  • Mr. Alex Bainbridge, Socialist Alliance, WA
  • Ms. Rihab Charida, Palestinian activist, Freelance journalist (incl. Press TV), NSW
  • Mr. Larry Marshall, Project Officer, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe Univesity, Victoria
  • Dr. Ken Macnab, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney, NSW
  • Ms. Annie Herro, Pricipal Researcher, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney, NSW
  • Dr. George Myconos, Research Fellow, La Trobe University, Victoria
  • Dr. Gareth Beal, Associate Lecturer, Creative Writing, Macquarie University, NSW
  • Prof. Roger Packham, Associate Professor, University of Western Sydney, NSW
  • Rev. Dr. Antony Floyd, Minister of Religion – Uniting Church in Australia, Victoria
  • Ms. Rebecca Hinchey, Professional, Public Relations, STARTTS, NSW
  • Mr. Kevin Rennie, Retired Teacher, Unionist and Australian Labor Party member since 1972, laborview.blogspot.com, Victoria
  • Fr Claude Mostowik, President, Pax Christi, Australia
  • Mr. David Feith, Tertiary Education Lecturer, Victoria
  • Ms. Karen Coffield, Maternal & Child Health Nurse, Victoria
  • Dr. Bea Bleile, Lecturer in Mathematics, University of New England, NSW
  • Dr. Helen Kerr, General Practitioner and Addiction Physician, Brisbane, Queensland

Australian Groups supportive of the Sri Lankan Crisis Statement include:

  • The New Internationalist Magazine Co-op, SA

Non-Australians supportive of the Sri Lankan Crisis Statement include:

  • Ms. Karen Parker, JD, Specialist in Humanitarian Law and NGO Rep. UN
  • Mr. Doug Bandow, former Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan, Virginia, USA
  • Mr. Siritunga Jayasuriya, Ex-Sri Lankan Presidential Candidate, Leader of the United Socialist Party and Trade Unionist, Sri Lanka
  • Prof. Dr. Seemampillai Joseph Emmanuel, President, International Federation of Tamils, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Prof. Peter Schalk, Professor in History of Religions, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Mr. Michael Otterman, Visiting Scholar, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney, NSW and author of ‘American Torture’
  • Prof. John Neelsen, Department of Sociology, Tuebingen University, Germany
  • Dr. Dagmar Hellmann-Rajanayagam, Reader, University Passau, Germany
  • Dr. Nagalingam Ethirveerasingam. Ph.D, retired Prof in Agriculture and Education Olympian, Helsinki 1952 and Melbourne 1956, Humanitarian work in agriculture, education and sports in the NorthEast. Los Angeles, California, USA

Click here for complete list of signatories to the Sri Lankan Crisis Statement Version I.

147 Comments leave one →
  1. Jude Prakash permalink
    February 17, 2009 1:54 pm

    Hi
    I would like to be a signatory to the above statement

    Jude Prakash
    Chartered Accountant, Melbounre

    Thanks

  2. February 17, 2009 6:12 pm

    I suggest you also publish the statement on a petitions site like — http://www.gopetition.com/ and promote the url. We’ll print off copies for circulation on stalls and seek other signatories.

  3. Jeff LOEWENSTEIN permalink
    February 17, 2009 10:16 pm

    Please add my name as a supporter of the Statement. This wanton barbaric carnage must stop – as also the world averting its gaze.

  4. February 17, 2009 10:34 pm

    The people of Sri Lanka continue to suffer and be ignored by the international community. We respond to natural disasters like the tsunami but do not seem to care about the plight of the Tamils.

    Kevin Rennie

  5. February 19, 2009 2:03 pm

    Hi – I would like to be a signatory to this statement.
    Associate Professor Jake Lynch, Director, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney.

  6. sudha Puthrasigamani permalink
    February 22, 2009 7:34 pm

    Hi
    I would like to be a signatory to the above statement

    Sudha Puthrasigamani
    IT Manager, Sydney

  7. Ramanan Tilakaratnam permalink
    February 23, 2009 1:41 pm

    Hi
    I would like to be a signatory to the above statement

    Ramanan Tilakaratnam
    Software Engineer. Sydney

  8. Jena M permalink
    February 23, 2009 6:41 pm

    Hi I would like to be a signatory to this statement.

    Jena M
    Banker

  9. Sivas Sivaskanthan permalink
    February 23, 2009 8:47 pm

    Hi – I would like to be a signatory to the above statement.

    Sivas Sivaskanthan
    Software Consultant, Melbourne

  10. Abtin Mahdavi permalink
    February 23, 2009 10:10 pm

    I would like to be signatory to the above statement.

  11. Bhakthi Puvanenthira permalink
    February 23, 2009 11:17 pm

    I would like to be a signatory to be above statement.

    Bhakthi Puvanenthiran

  12. Siva Sivakumaran permalink
    February 24, 2009 12:20 pm

    Hi – I would like to be a signatory to the above statement

    Siva Sivakumaran
    Accountant (CPA)

  13. Mahesan Aravindan permalink
    February 24, 2009 5:05 pm

    I like to support this good cause.

  14. P.S.Paramatheva permalink
    February 24, 2009 8:09 pm

    I would like to be a signatory to the above statement.

    “May almighty god save our people”

    P.S.Paramatheva
    (Thunnaiyooran)
    Sydney

  15. sinnasamy permalink
    February 26, 2009 7:45 am

    I would like to be a signatory to the above statement.

  16. fastuntoactionaust permalink
    February 26, 2009 11:53 am

    Thank you for your interest and support.

    Please can you give your details in this format:

    This is what will appear on the website.

  17. Nat permalink
    February 26, 2009 3:02 pm

    need ceasefire and immediate solution.

  18. Nat permalink
    February 26, 2009 3:03 pm

    need urgent solution for tamils.

  19. Lal Samuel permalink
    February 26, 2009 3:31 pm

    Please ask the Sri Lankan government to stop bombing and killing those innocent Tamil people including the kids. It’s so unfair the kids been killed for no fault and please press the government to have a ceasefire immediately until the innocent people to move into a safe zone. Please talk for those people who don’t have anyone to support in this world, they are living a life worst than animals and treated like animals by the Sri Lankan army.

  20. February 26, 2009 3:55 pm

    I would like to sign on to the statement, as the state convenor of Socialist Alliance in Queensland, and also a member of the newly formed “Tamil Justice Brisbane”.
    I have also spoken to Dr Brian Senewiratne who would like to add his name to the statement also. Thanks and solidarity wishes, Paul

  21. P.A.Subramaniam permalink
    February 26, 2009 10:43 pm

    Efforts like this should multiply. While some positive outcome can be expected, at least it raises the awareness of the tragedy faced by Tamils in Eelam.
    P.A.Subramaniam,
    Retired Engineer,
    Perth, WA 6150

  22. February 26, 2009 11:56 pm

    I support this statement. Justice for the people of Tamil Eelam!!

  23. Piratheep Sivanantha permalink
    February 27, 2009 4:04 am

    Pls stop taking others life in the name of terrorism. Call immediate ceasefire and send medical and food supplies along with the international monitoring.

    Piratheep Sivanantham, Tech Support Associate

  24. uma rajeswaran permalink
    February 27, 2009 9:44 am

    I would like to be a signatory to this statement

  25. fastuntoactionaust permalink
    February 27, 2009 10:09 am

    Please can you give your details in this format:
    [mr/ms/mrs] [first name] [surname]
    [student/professional/retired of course/occupation]
    [state][country]

  26. Kannan Vinasithamby permalink
    February 27, 2009 11:07 am

    Please add my name as a supporter of the Statement. UN should act promptly to avoid the human catastrophe in SL. Unlike in Darfur, East Timor UN should not make the same mistake again on Sri Lankan issue.

  27. Sathees Kathir permalink
    February 27, 2009 11:25 am

    Please include me as a signatory for this timely humanitrian effort.
    Mr.Sathees Kathir,
    Tax consultant,
    Perth WA 6102

  28. Naren Selvendran permalink
    February 27, 2009 11:30 am

    I would like to be a signatory.

  29. fastuntoactionaust permalink
    February 27, 2009 11:47 am

    Can you please give your details in this format:
    [mr/ms/mrs] [first name] [surname]
    [student/professional/retired of course/occupation]
    [state][country]

  30. Mr Larry Marshall permalink
    February 27, 2009 12:39 pm

    The international Community must turn its eyes to the death and suffering in Sri Lanka. Even in war there are conventions to protect innocent civilians and both sides have to respect this. Australia can play a very constuructive role in brokering a just peace for the Tamil Citizens of Sri Lanka.

  31. Rev. John Jegasothy permalink
    February 27, 2009 1:18 pm

    I would like to be a signatory. Genocide should stop immediately and IDPs and injured should be taken to safety and medical treatment given without delay. Tamils should live with dignity, Tamil people must be resettled in their own villages and international human rights and justice should be upheld urgently.

  32. Appadurai Thiyakesan permalink
    February 27, 2009 1:40 pm

    Need ceasefire and UN supported solution but now shame to UN as it treats tamils are not human being

  33. James Russo permalink
    February 27, 2009 2:37 pm

    I would like to be a signatory to be above statement.

  34. S.Vahkisvaran permalink
    February 27, 2009 5:05 pm

    It’s a pity that when the world around gives some beneficial advice, people do not spare a moment to think it over.

  35. S Kanagaratnam permalink
    February 28, 2009 12:49 am

    Killing of innocent people should stop immediately

  36. S Kanagaratnam permalink
    February 28, 2009 12:52 am

    Killing of innocent people must be stopped immediately

  37. Shanthan Daniel permalink
    February 28, 2009 10:42 am

    Is the world waiting to see the wipe out of the north and east population to say “RIP amen”.At least Howard had the guts to save the East Temoris.

  38. February 28, 2009 1:07 pm

    Mr. Arjunan Ethirveerasingam, London, UK

  39. Lionel Bopage permalink
    March 1, 2009 2:37 pm

    I have stressed elsewhere that these civilians trapped in the war zone should not be allowed to become collateral damage. They are human beings and our response has to be a humanitarian one. For how well or badly they are treated will determine their response to the vision of an inclusive pluralist Sri Lanka.

  40. Priyanka Thevarajah permalink
    March 1, 2009 10:10 pm

    how disgusting that in the 21st century genocide is rampant and the world sits back and does nothing to stop it..

  41. Raaju Parames permalink
    March 2, 2009 12:01 am

    I would like to be a signatory to the above statement.

    Thank you.

    Raaju

  42. Raaju Parames permalink
    March 2, 2009 12:02 am

    Please stop it before it becomes another Holocaust.

  43. Ashwini Gowryshankar permalink
    March 2, 2009 6:18 am

    Killing of innocent people must be stopped immediately

  44. M. Luksi permalink
    March 2, 2009 8:02 am

    I would like to be a signatory to the above statement.

  45. M. Lukshi permalink
    March 2, 2009 8:05 am

    Miss. Lukshi Mahen, Student, NSW, Australia

  46. Radhakrishnan Storer permalink
    March 2, 2009 9:20 am

    The president of Srilanka has established two concentration camps to show that he is caring for the war victims. Instead, he is killing these innocent victims. Every young girl in these concentration camps are raped and young boys were killed on daily basis. Every person who visited recently will know this. All the journalists who attempted to publish this were either murdered or requested to keep quite by the government authority. The daily news & other papers published in Srilanka are all has to go through strict scrutiny of the Government before published. All the foreign TV comes on free to Air are paused on news time. With of all these happening, our Australian Government giving four million dollars as aid to the Sri lankan Government for saving these people in the concentration camp. I am telling you all that nothing of this money will reach these poor victims instead it goes to the development of two new houses of Gothabaya. Rajapaksa ( Brother of the President ) – (One is the Old Australian High commission & other is the house in the inner flower in Colombo ) . I humbly request the Australian Government to be cautioned of this Aid. Please make sure that this aid has to be provided directly to these victims. A close surveillance has to be established by the Australian High commission. This expenditure has to be audited and has to be conditioned. The Australian Government must request the Sri lankan Government to stop this vulgar and dirty killing.

  47. Vishnu Sasisekaran permalink
    March 2, 2009 12:02 pm

    The most disgraceful part of this whole issue is the fact that the mainstream media continue to report all sorts of nonsense, while a whole people are being systematically wiped out.

    I’d also like to be a signatory for the above statement.

    Mr Vishnu Sasisekaran, Student at the University of NSW, NSW, Australia

  48. Ayelavan Nimalendran permalink
    March 2, 2009 1:00 pm

    I would like to be a signatory to be above statement.

    Ayelavan Nimalendran

  49. T.Pathmanathan JP permalink
    March 2, 2009 1:42 pm

    Sri Lankan state programmed genocide of the Eelam Tamils at its peak and the whole world is watching another Ruwanda in full steam action only to cry about after the final assault. Will the international community, please open up your hearts without waiting for 1000s of innocent civilians massacred by the brutes with the help of some of the big powers.
    T.Pathmanathan JP (NSW)
    retired chartered accountant and businessman

  50. Elango permalink
    March 2, 2009 5:14 pm

    Sri Lanka government stop this genocide. Sri Lankan Tamils too are human beings and citizens of Sri Lanka. Cease-fire and save their lives.

  51. Priya Srikantharajah permalink
    March 2, 2009 6:09 pm

    Hi
    I would like to be a signatory to the above statement.

    Miss Priya Srikantharajah, Chemical Engineer, Victoria

  52. Mariyam Thurairajah permalink
    March 2, 2009 6:43 pm

    Sri Lankan government stop this genocide now, as many innocent lives are being lost.

  53. Kankean Kandasamy permalink
    March 2, 2009 11:10 pm

    I support the above statement.

    Mr Kankean Kandasamy, Student, NSW

  54. Vivitha Baheerathan permalink
    March 3, 2009 1:06 am

    I would like to be a signatory to be above statement

  55. Srirangan Giritharan permalink
    March 3, 2009 2:51 am

    Mr Srirangan Giritharan, Mechanical Engineering Student, Melbourne, Vic

  56. Hariish permalink
    March 3, 2009 4:38 am

    Free Tamil Eelam.

  57. Harold Thompson permalink
    March 3, 2009 4:43 am

    I am not Tamil nor Sinhalase, but all I now is that a couple of my friends have been keeping me updated with this struggle, and I have learnt that the SRi Lankan government’s 25+ years of lies, genocide, rape, torture, abductions, extra judical killings, and many more things must be stopped before the Tamil population goes extinct in Tamil Eelam.

    Free Tamil Eelam. AS for the Tamils dying, please hang in there, inorder to achieve Eelam we have to hang in there as the final stages of Eelam are on the horizon.

    RIP for the freedom fighters and for the innocent Tamil killed by the SRi Lankan terror squad.

  58. Delon permalink
    March 3, 2009 4:47 am

    I am the infamous Sri Lankan rapper who brought down M.I.A’s records worldwide, as much as I loved doing that in the past, I regret that soo much. Sorry my fellow and future Tamil Eelam citizens.

    My government is corrupt, and I got caught up in their misleading news,and propaganda.

    For all those sinhalase who still think that Mahinda can win the war, understand that with just a single attack by the Tigers in Colombo the entire country went on a Black out, and when the Tigers start, trust me this war is not going to look good at all.

  59. Maha permalink
    March 3, 2009 10:49 am

    I think it looks ok. almost all real facts are mentioned.

  60. Vaheesan Thangarajah permalink
    March 3, 2009 11:35 am

    I would like to be a signatory to the above statement.

  61. Krishanthy Thayalan permalink
    March 3, 2009 4:34 pm

    I’ll sign the signatory !

  62. Subanu Maheswaran permalink
    March 3, 2009 5:59 pm

    I would like to support this cause

    Miss Subanu Maheswaran
    Engineering student
    Melbourne, Australia

  63. MrJakulan Yogeswaran permalink
    March 3, 2009 9:28 pm

    Oppression and genocide can not be seen as humanity in any context, the world must condemn such atrocities.

    We as humans must help find a solution for the Tamil people.

  64. siobhan hall permalink
    March 3, 2009 10:57 pm

    Miss Siobhan Hall,
    Student: Bachelor of Business
    Seven Hills, Australia

  65. siobhan hall permalink
    March 3, 2009 10:58 pm

    i would like to support this statement

    Miss Siobhan Hall,
    Student: Bachelor of Business
    Seven Hills, Australia

  66. Arivu maha permalink
    March 4, 2009 9:44 am

    I support the above statement.

  67. jeevindran permalink
    March 4, 2009 7:38 pm

    free tamil right now
    from tamils in malaysia

  68. daniel permalink
    March 9, 2009 10:22 am

    MR Daniel Ganeshan Student Victoria

    [title] [first name] [second name] [professional or student status] [academic or professional background] [state]

  69. daniel permalink
    March 9, 2009 10:25 am

    I would like to be a signatory for the above statement

    MR Daniel Ganeshan,
    Student, High School
    Knoxfield, Vicotoria

  70. Prashanthan Balendra permalink
    March 9, 2009 1:40 pm

    i would like to be a signatory for the the above statement.

    Management Accountant Melbourne

  71. John Chrysostom permalink
    March 9, 2009 9:39 pm

    i would like to support the above statement.

    Mr. John Chrysostom
    Aeronautical Engineer
    VIC

  72. siva permalink
    March 10, 2009 5:29 am

    We need separate Tamil homeland to live in peace. There is no other solution apart from death.

  73. Prasanna Ratnakantha permalink
    March 11, 2009 12:53 pm

    I would like to be a signatory for the above statement.

    MR Prasanna RATNAKANTHAN
    Student (Diagnostic Medical Imaging)
    Melbourne, Victoria

  74. Muthu R permalink
    March 13, 2009 4:49 pm

    I don’t know what UN is doing?
    Sri lanka Government is killing innocent people, it is nothing but official and organized terrorism in the name of fighting terrorism.
    I wonder why the whole world is simply silent, watching this bloody war?

    I’m proud to sign this statement.

    Thank you very much for what you are doing.

  75. sivarupan permalink
    March 15, 2009 11:46 pm

    genoside against Tamil people by Sri Lankan goverment must stop

  76. patrick thamba permalink
    March 16, 2009 12:51 am

    Now that the UN agency has officially declared that Sri lankan president is guilty of culpable genocide crime and the EU statement too is near enough somebody has to moot action for rajapakse & co be tried in Hague.
    the world need not wait until another Ruwanda to be completed.

  77. Donna Vaughan permalink
    March 16, 2009 12:05 pm

    I am a PhD student and university tutor in development studies. The situation in Sri Lanka and elsewhere is a sad reflection on the complete failure of the international community to apply its own philosophy of responsibility to protect. Words are not enough.

  78. Natayah Carr permalink
    March 17, 2009 1:08 pm

    I would like to be a signatory to the above statement.

  79. March 17, 2009 3:10 pm

    Please add us as a signatory

    The New Internationalist
    Magazine Co-op
    SA Australia

  80. Liam McKibbin permalink
    March 17, 2009 8:37 pm

    Please add me as a signatory.

  81. Andrew Boerma permalink
    March 18, 2009 4:17 pm

    Hi

    I would like to be a signatory to the above statement

    Andrew Boerma
    Full Time Student, UNSW College of Fine Arts.

    All the best and thank you for organising such an important statement.

  82. Ben Archibald-Heeren permalink
    March 18, 2009 8:07 pm

    I would like to be a signatory to the above statement.

  83. Levi Newell permalink
    March 19, 2009 9:25 am

    Please add me as a signatory.

  84. Fr Claude Mostowik permalink
    March 20, 2009 10:49 am

    President, Pax Christi Australia

  85. Jaden Harris permalink
    March 20, 2009 8:00 pm

    Please add my signature, thanks.

  86. Phil Dean permalink
    March 20, 2009 9:40 pm

    Please add me as a signatory
    Mr Phillip Dean,
    Finance Student
    University of Newcastle
    NSW, Australia

  87. March 21, 2009 9:20 pm

    I support this.
    News and info on Sri Lanka & Tamils at

    TamilNet.com

    TamilNation.org

    http://www.tamilnation.org/indictment/warcrimes/index.htm

  88. Mrs Susan Jackson permalink
    March 24, 2009 11:35 am

    Please add me as a signatory.
    In the Victorian bushfires we lost 300+ Australian lives and the whole world responded to the tragedy. The Tamils lose tgis many lives every week. Why is no one responding to the Tamil tragedy?
    Mrs Susan Jackson, Pharmacist, NSW, Australia.

  89. Lal Samuel permalink
    March 25, 2009 9:40 am

    I call on the Australian government to demand the Sri Lankan authorities and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam declare an immediate ceasefire. I personally wanted the fighting should be stopped immediately because each day passes by 40 to 50 people including children are dying and please please help these helpless. I also deeply concerned about the lack of food, medical staff and aid agencies serving the estimated 250,000 civilians trapped in the conflict zone.

  90. tamil permalink
    March 28, 2009 1:27 am

    visit http://puligal.blogspot.com/

    the author gives proof of sri lanka fake propaganda.

  91. Srinivasn Sooriyakanthan permalink
    April 12, 2009 10:05 pm

    Please add me as a signatory

  92. Dr G Pranavan, Canberra, Australia permalink
    April 13, 2009 1:01 pm

    The whole world knows what is happening to the Tamils in Sri lanka, every day hundreds of innocent Tamils are killed by the SL armed forces. It is extremely sad that the world media and the international community have totally ignored our plight and suffering. Is it because we do not have the oil or is it because everyone had been bribed by the Rajapakse government? I hope atleast now Mr Rudd and the Australian government would take positive steps (rather than mere statements) to stop this genocide and call upon SL goverment for a permanent ceasefire.

  93. Mahen permalink
    April 30, 2009 1:58 pm

    Please add me as a signatory
    Mahen
    Bangalore
    South India
    =============

  94. Jeremy Smith permalink
    May 6, 2009 6:47 pm

    I wish to be noted as a signatory

    Dr Jeremy Smith
    Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences
    University of Ballarat

  95. Helen Kerr permalink
    May 7, 2009 11:11 am

    I wish to be a signatory to this statement.

    Dr Helen Kerr
    General Practitioner and Addiction Physician
    Brisbane, Queensland

  96. May 7, 2009 1:30 pm

    Please add me as a signatory.
    Pip Hinman
    Socialist Alliance anti-war coordinator
    http://www.socialist-alliance.org

  97. May 7, 2009 3:58 pm

    Please add me as a signatory
    Ms Cathryn McCormack, Academic Developer, University of New England, NSW, Australia

  98. Dr Louise Noble permalink
    May 7, 2009 4:00 pm

    I wish to add my voice to an appeal to the Australian Government to take a strong role in the Sri Lankan crisis.

    Dr Louise Noble
    Lecturer in English
    University of New England

  99. Kiraz Janicke permalink
    May 7, 2009 4:32 pm

    Please add me as a signatory
    Kiraz Janicke
    Socialist Alliance, Parramatta

  100. May 8, 2009 7:40 pm

    Please add the names
    Stuart Munckton & Emma Murphy,
    Green Left Weekly co-editors.

  101. Tim Kojevnikov permalink
    May 9, 2009 5:07 pm

    Please add me as a signatory
    Mr. Tim Kojevnikov
    Student
    NMIT Preston
    Victoria
    Australia

  102. May 11, 2009 12:01 pm

    I support this cause.

  103. luke weyland permalink
    May 11, 2009 12:09 pm

    Immediate Cease fire required Now
    Australia must call for an immediate cease fire
    Australia must welcome all who flee from the fighting a refugees.

  104. James Rose permalink
    May 12, 2009 9:14 am

    James Rose
    Gay and Lesbian Rights Activist.
    Thirroul N.S.W

  105. Vasuki Guna permalink
    May 13, 2009 11:35 pm

    Ms Vasuki Gunasingam. Student. NSW. Australia

  106. Luxy Croos permalink
    May 15, 2009 11:18 pm

    Please add Luxy Croos from Victoria as a signatory

  107. Tiffany permalink
    May 16, 2009 1:59 pm

    Ms Tiffany Bui. Student. NSW.

  108. Sophie Kingsford-Smith permalink
    May 17, 2009 6:07 pm

    Hi
    I would like to be a signatory to this statement.

    Sophie Kingsford-Smith, NSW

  109. Mayoorika Radhakrishnan permalink
    May 17, 2009 6:20 pm

    Please add me as a signatory to this statement.
    Mayoorika Radhakrishnan – VIC, Australia

  110. Janice Lee permalink
    May 17, 2009 6:56 pm

    Please add my name as a supporter of the Statement.

    Janice

  111. Kumaran Radhakrishnan permalink
    May 17, 2009 7:09 pm

    Please add me as a signatory

    Mr Kumaran Radhakrishnan
    Student
    Victoria, Australia

    Thanks

  112. K Kumar permalink
    May 17, 2009 7:16 pm

    This is terrorism, this is genocide! This must stop immediately. Please Kevin Rudd, help the poor innocent civilians who have committed no wrong other than being born a Sri Lankan Tamil. The Sri Lankan government is trying to wipe out the Sri Lankan Tamil race and if we do not do anything about this real soon, then there will be no one left. Millions of us have been affected by this over the last 80 years, and those back in our country are not as fortunate as those of us overseas. We need an immediate cease-fire, and we need it NOW. Tamils in Sri Lanka deserve freedom and a life, they have not committed any wrong at all. They are being starved of their basic needs such as food, shelter and medical aid. Please help us. Add my name to this statement. Thankyou to everyone that supports this.

  113. lucy huynh permalink
    May 17, 2009 7:30 pm

    Lucy Huynh.
    Student.
    Sydney NSW.

  114. May 17, 2009 7:34 pm

    Please add

    Ms. Julia Poon
    Law Student
    Sydney, New South Wales

  115. Jillian Rebeira permalink
    May 17, 2009 8:18 pm

    Thankyou for finally making this crisis known as it has been going on for to long

  116. antonia permalink
    May 17, 2009 8:39 pm

    Miss Antonia Shuttleworth
    Student, Sydney, NSW

  117. Michelle Luu permalink
    May 17, 2009 8:56 pm

    Please add me as a signatory to this statement.

  118. fastuntoactionaust permalink
    May 17, 2009 9:26 pm

    Dr Bea Bleile, Lecturer in Mathematics, University of New England, NSW

  119. Sirikoon Thongsavath permalink
    May 17, 2009 9:33 pm

    please add me as a supporter

  120. Thevagy Raqdhakrishnan permalink
    May 17, 2009 11:21 pm

    Please add me as a signatory for this statement.

  121. Niro permalink
    May 18, 2009 12:22 am

    Niro Kandasamy.Student.Sydney,N.S.W.

  122. Jen Than permalink
    May 18, 2009 4:50 am

    Please add me as a signatory to this statement.

  123. Kristy permalink
    May 18, 2009 9:13 am

    I would like to be a signatory to the above statement
    Kristy
    Koutsogiannis
    Stylist
    Sydney
    N.s.w

  124. Katarina Ilic permalink
    May 18, 2009 9:41 am

    Please add as a supporter

  125. Mugunthan Gunasingam permalink
    May 18, 2009 4:03 pm

    Mugun Gunasingam. Student. Sydney. NSW

  126. Dhanu thanigasalam permalink
    May 18, 2009 7:43 pm

    Australia as part of the international community and the Commonwealth Countries should condemn these atrocities immediately and unreservedly and reverse the current political and ground situation by according respect and recognition to the LTTE as Tamils’ authentic representatives and by calling for an immediate ceasefire, restoration of normalcy and UN supervised peace negotiations, facilitated through an UN Security Council Resolution.

    Dear Prime Minister, we have no more time left. Please act now.

    Thank you in anticipation of your positive and speedy response to end this genocide.

    Yours sincerely

  127. Megan Steele permalink
    May 19, 2009 4:48 pm

    Please add.

    Megan Steele
    Postgraduate student
    Sydney, NSW.

  128. Michelle Snaidero permalink
    May 19, 2009 4:50 pm

    please add as a supporter

  129. Dinolia Moodley permalink
    May 20, 2009 1:57 pm

    Hi,

    Please add me as a signatory to this statement.

    Miss Dinolia Moodley
    Key Account Manager
    Sydney NSW Australia

    Thanks

  130. thavaranee panchadcharam permalink
    May 20, 2009 6:14 pm

    HI, THANK YOU FOR STATEMENT.

    PLEASE ADD ME AS A SUPPORTER

    WE NEED TAMIL LAND TO LIVE IN PEACE.

  131. May 20, 2009 11:52 pm

    Please add me as a signatory to this statement
    Action must be taken to help the innocent victims and allow medical support to reach them.
    Suzanne Gray
    Director Gold Coast Yoga Centre
    Gold Coast, Australia

  132. Ian Rintoul permalink
    May 21, 2009 3:53 pm

    Please add my name on behlaf of Solidarity Australia to the endorsements of the letter

  133. Dinesh Karunanithy permalink
    May 22, 2009 2:51 pm

    Dinesh Karunanithy, student, UNSW, Australia,
    I support this statement. Justice for the people of Tamil Eelam!!
    submit

  134. Rebecca Mouzayek permalink
    May 22, 2009 4:14 pm

    Please add as a supporter

  135. Rae-ann Khazma permalink
    May 24, 2009 10:46 pm

    I’d like to give my unfettered support to the aforementioned statement. The disastrous genocide of the people of Tamil Eelam runs in complete contradiction to the principles of a responsible democratic government. This is yet another dark side of democracy.

    Ms Rae-ann Khazma
    LLB Candidate, UNSW

  136. Colin Andersen permalink
    May 25, 2009 10:20 pm

    Please add my name to the SL Crisis Statement.
    Colin Andersen, retired teacher, Sydney

  137. May 28, 2009 3:29 pm

    Please add my name:

    Terry Townsend, editor Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal (http://links.org.au)

    P.S. see http://links.org.au/taxonomy/term/305 for coverage of the Tamil struggle.

  138. Farida Iqbal permalink
    May 28, 2009 4:04 pm

    Please add me as a signatory to the above statement.

  139. Jacinda Page permalink
    May 31, 2009 7:19 pm

    i would like to be a signatory to this statement

  140. S.Sriskandarajah permalink
    June 26, 2009 6:19 pm

    Please add me as a signatory to the above statement

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