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Sri Lanka's Genocidal War - '95 to '01
[see also A culture of impunity has developed says ICJ...]
British Refugee Council publication Sri Lanka Monitor, reported in January 2000 :
"....Batticaloa people are concerned that no action is being taken against soldiers committing human rights violations.
Local (Tamil) MP Joseph Pararajasingham says that security forces fired indiscriminately while celebrating the New Year and killed R Suriyaprakash, 18, of Iruthayapuram. On 17 January, the Kalmunai court ordered the police to appoint a senior officer and submit a special progress report in the case of student S Sanjayan who allegedly died of torture in custody. The order was made after lawyers complained that the police had not made any progress in the investigation for the last three months. ...
...Colombo human rights agency, the Forum for Human Dignity says that S Ketheeswaran was taken away by armed men in a white van, the hallmark of military death squads, on 9 January. The Army has denied his arrest. Nine Tamil youths were arrested in Batticaloa town on 12 January...."