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Black July 1983: the Charge is Genocide

The facts taken together, are consistent only with the charge that it was the Sri Lankan authorities who were the planners of Genocide '83...

  • the attempt by the Sri Lankan government to explain away the violence wreaked on the Tamils as a 'left inspired plot';
  • the statement of Sri Lanka's Ambassador in Geneva that the violence was a 'spontaneous reaction';
  • The statement by the Minister of  State, Mr.Anandatissa de Alwis that the violence 'was part of an international conspiracy to destabilise us... Behind all this is the foreign hand: the KGB, to be precise..."

  • the declaration of Minister Mathew that if the Sinhalese are the majority they must act as the majority;
  • the failure of President Jayawardene to offer a single word of sympathy to the victims of the attack;
  • the assertion of President Jayawardene that the violence was but a 'clamour and a natural request' of the Sinhala people;
  • the failure to establish an independent commission of inquiry despite the pledges given by Sri Lanka to the UN Commission on Human Rights and the requests made by Amnesty International and the International Commission of Jurists;
  • and the conduct of the state security forces and the police -

are circumstances, which, when taken together, are consistent only with the charge that the Sri Lankan authorities were engaged in a cover up and that it was they who were the planners of genocide '83.




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