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How to sign the Sri Lankan Crisis Statement?

June 19, 2009

In an attempt to put an urgent stop to the humanitarian catastrophe and the human rights dilemma in Sri Lanka, a group of young Australian Tamils have written a ‘Sri Lankan Crisis Statement’ for the wider Australian community to sign.

Non-Australian citizens can also show support to the statement by providing their details.

If you want to sign this statement,

a)  leave your details as a comment on this page OR

b) email to

******** pls note : details are required in the following format:

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

Please forward it to other contacts who maybe interested in signing this statement.

From 1 July 2009 we will take it to the media and the Australian government to raise our concern for this largely under-reported human rights situation.

20 Comments leave one →
  1. Aileen Barry permalink
    June 20, 2009 11:17 am

    Never give up.

  2. June 22, 2009 2:44 am

    Guys, you all are doing a great job.Keep it up and continue our struggle in saving this poor Innocents IDPs and our ultimate goal of a free Eelam for Tamils in Sri Lanka as thats the only solution for the past 60 years of discrimination,oppression and suppression made by the Sinhalese majority ruled Sri Lanka on Tamils.

  3. mrs puni selva permalink
    June 22, 2009 12:20 pm

    please hurry to save those behind barbed wire and in open prison

  4. Elyathamby Selvarajah permalink
    June 22, 2009 1:38 pm

    Save the thousands of Tamils who are without food, water and medical aid,

  5. June 22, 2009 2:03 pm

    Humanity failed in Sri lanka

    I am not worried about the opinion of the Tamil people… now we cannot think of them, not about their lives or their opinion… the more you put pressure in the north, the happier the Sinhalese people will be here… Really if I starve the Tamils out, the Sinhalese people will be happy.
    J.R.Jayawardene, Former President of Sri Lanka – London Daily Telegraph, 11th July 1983

    It is a systematic genocide going in Sri lanka, we cannot tolerate it or we cannot be a silence spectator.
    Indra Gandhi Former Prime Minister of India in July 1983.

    Tamils have been done systematic injustice since independence to this day. When they tried reconciliation pacts with the party in power the opposition always opposed. When they tried peaceful means they were crushed and militarisation of Northeast began in the 60s. The message was: Tamils, you can’t agitate for justice. When the youth began armed violence: draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act was enacted and arrests and disappearances have been going on to this day. No genuine investigations except a few ‘eyewash’ investigations go on for so long that many Tamils don’t even bother to file cases and in cases ”tried” none will be prosecuted:
    UN and Amnisty International archives will prove it.
    Violence of LTTE is wrong. But the structural violence of successive governments is worse (systematic and slow genocide).
    There must be a mechanism whereby when states ill-treat their ethnic minorities, it can be arrested in early stages.
    In the last three years the whole of the heavily militarised Northeast has been cut off from the rest of the country and abduction-murders have run into thousands and no investigations!! Journalist after journalist was killed whenever they tried to question the government.
    This is an island and there has been no mass exodus into neighbouring countries which would have attracted more attention much earlier – unfortunate oppressed and fortunate oppressor.
    Who will come forward to resolve this most vicious Sri Lankan intrastate crisis?

  6. Vanni permalink
    June 22, 2009 4:04 pm

    The world tested all its weapons on tamils through GOSL, 200 billions dollars on war, 3000 times air strike-more than the explosive used in Hiroshima, cluster bombs, chemical bombs, 5000-6000 shelled daily, over 50,000 people were killed within three month, No security council meeting held, but when North korea tested one bomb underground, immediate meeting held. Why? can ban ki or akashi or any other leaders have answer? Now shelling is over but killing continue in concentration camps

  7. Vanni permalink
    June 22, 2009 4:06 pm

    From Mahinda Chintana
    Tamil Civilians in Vanni, Sri Lanka

  8. Vanni permalink
    June 22, 2009 4:09 pm

    மீண்டும் தமிழ்ஈழத்தில் சந்திப்போம்.

  9. Vanni permalink
    June 22, 2009 4:16 pm

    The War Criminals
    Hitler Reborn in SriLanka

  10. mrs puni selva permalink
    June 24, 2009 12:01 am

    Please encourage all parliamentarians to join the Parliamentarians Network for Conflict Prevention and Human Security(an international initiative begun October 2008) because nobodyelse in this world should suffer in the future what the Tamils have been suffering the last sixty years.

  11. (The Reverend) Christopher Freestone permalink
    June 25, 2009 10:37 am

    Fair-minded people everywhere should be supporting a just and rapid response to this disaster. I am more-than-happy to add my name to the list.

  12. krishng permalink
    June 26, 2009 10:31 am

    Tamil need their home land in Tamil EElam

  13. Mehesh Thevesh permalink
    June 28, 2009 6:45 pm

    Under the pretext of “war on terrorism” SriLankan Govt.conducted this genocidal
    war to wipe out the entire Eelam Tamil community from SriLankan soil.

  14. Councillor Irene Doutney permalink
    June 30, 2009 5:26 pm

    Please add my name to this petition.
    I opppose all war but particularly where civilians are used by either/both sides without regard to their safety and well being. Militarism is the bane of society and the sooner we end war and the pain and suffering of civilians the closer we get to building a sane and democratic society and civilization.
    Protect the Tamil people now that they are at the mercy of the militarist state.

  15. Angelo Alexander permalink
    July 3, 2009 10:10 am

    It is astonishing to see how the world can be so silent on the atrocities that us unleashed against the Tamil community in Sri Lanka. It’s a threat to the whole world that despite warning from various contries, Sri Lanka went ahead killing so many thousands of civilians and now its continuing the atrocities in the concentration camps. Does humanity prevail anymore?

  16. K. Paskarajothy permalink
    July 3, 2009 3:40 pm

    Tamils will never give up

  17. Brian Senewiratne permalink
    July 4, 2009 12:18 pm

    you can add my name to those who support your effort and petition
    Brian Senewiratne, QLD

  18. K-Sridharan permalink
    August 13, 2009 11:32 am

    I fully support this campaign and fight against injustice anywhere in the world, especially by governments to it’s own people.

  19. August 20, 2009 9:42 pm

    Only the united Tamils around the world can help themself to bring the war criminlas to justice.

  20. Paul Rajeswaran permalink
    September 13, 2009 11:12 pm

    The United Nations was born after the supreme cataclysm of the 20th century – the holocaust. It was said “never again”… Now add the Sri Lankan Tamil massacre to the lengthening list where the UN was a bystander, – Biafra, Sabra & Shatilla (Lebanon), Bosnia, Rwanda…..

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