Gotabhaya schemes ‘Guantanamo Bay’ in Galle

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 25 July 2012, 21:19 GMT]
Sri Lankan Defence Secretary and SL presidential sibling Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has instructed the SL police to transfer all Tamil political prisoners from the ‘declared’ prisons in the North and East to the notorious Boosa detention camp in the Galle town of the Southern Province, informed sources in Colombo said. The instruction has been given at a meeting convened by Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on 17 July. The Tamil Prisoners of War and political prisoners are going to be further isolated from the outside world. The families of ex-Tiger members and those held under alleged association with the LTTE have expressed fear on the deteriorating security situation of their family members in the custody of the occupying Sri Lankan forces.

The latest move comes at a time when the SL government has been engaged in a propaganda drive claiming that it was processing the release of Tamil prisoners who are not indicted.

After the US-tabled resolution at the UN Human Rights Council in March 2012, the Sri Lankan stepped up its propaganda saying it would set up special courts in Mannaar and Colombo and expedite legal proceedings against the Prisoners of War and political prisoners within three months time.

In the meantime, there are allegations of a number of undeclared detention camps where Tamil POWs and those who have been abducted by the occupying SL military, are detained without any registration with the ICRC or the IOM.

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA), which participated in six rounds of talks with the Rajapaksa government, was given a false promise that the SL government would release the details of Tamil prisoners. But, to date, no details have been released.


Chronology:

 

Latest 15 Reports
03.12.19 23:27  
Challenging 2006 EU ban on LTTE, next step of legal activism on principled grounds: Mendis
02.12.19 23:24  
China, Pakistan send top diplomats to meet Gotabaya in Colombo
01.12.19 23:46  
Gotabaya seems to have bought 5 years from India to wage ‘development’ genocide in North-East
30.11.19 23:51  
India strengthens defence ties with Japan
29.11.19 18:45  
New Delhi appeases Colombo as Eelam Tamil leaders fail to demand international mediation
28.11.19 07:59   Photo
Collective message from Tamils on Heroes Day: Rajapaksas can’t kill Tamil Eelam dream
27.11.19 10:46   Photo
University students, Shivaji brave SL restrictions on veneration of Tamil Eelam Heroes in Jaffna
26.11.19 23:28   Photo
Colombo attempts to officially block students from marking Heroes Day at Jaffna University
25.11.19 23:32   Photo
People mobilise in resolute to mark Tamil Eelam Heroes Day amidst Rajapaksas return
24.11.19 19:59  
Demand Tokyo Co-chairs, India to bring international mediation between Tamils and GoSL
23.11.19 22:58   Photo
US, Indian think-tanks call for deepening of Indo-Pacific ties ahead of 2+2 meetings
22.11.19 23:13  
Russian naval vessel visiting Hambantota coincides with return of Gotabaya Rajapaksa
21.11.19 23:41  
Former IFS diplomat advises New Delhi to embrace Rajapaksas trading off rights with interests
20.11.19 23:04  
US ambassador-turned-consultant hints at capitalising on ‘shared interests’ with Gotabaya
19.11.19 22:50   Photo
Indian FM visits Gotabaya to ensure Colombo’s conformity to US-India geopolitics in Indian Ocean
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=35414