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Sri Lankan army shot LTTE chief's son in cold blood: report

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  1. Anees

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    Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has described as "diabolical" the allegation, made by UK's Channel 4, that the country's armed forces executed the 12-year-old child of LTTE leader V Prabhakaran in May 2009 soon after they photographed him eating a snack in military custody. Channel 4 alleges that the child was shot dead at close range and then photographed again. (Read article by documentary director in The Independent)

    The photos of his dead body, riddled with bullets, were released in a documentary last year by Channel 4. The new photos are part of a new documentary, titled "No War Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka," to be screened next month in Geneva where the United Nation's Human Rights Council will meet.

    Speaking to NDTV, the Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Delhi said "Sri Lankan forces never targeted civilians." He said the new photos are designed to embarrass Sri Lankan ahead of the session of the UN's top human rights body.

    In an editorial in The Hindu, Callum Macrae, the director of the Channel 4 documentary writes, "The new photographs are particularly important evidentially, because they prove that Balachandran was not killed in crossfire, or in a battle. His death was deliberate and calculated. The pictures fill in chilling details on the circumstances of his murder - and leave the Sri Lankan government with yet more questions to answer about just how systematic the executions at the end of the war appear to have been." (Read the editorial in The Hindu here)

    At last year's session of the UN's top human rights body in Geneva, a resolution was adopted urging Sri Lanka to assign accountability for alleged war crimes by its army in the final phase of the country's civil war against Tamil rebels or the LTTE.

    The resolution was backed by India, under stringent pressure from the DMK, which is a senior member of the Prime Minister's coalition.

    Today, Mr Karunanidhi's party urged India to vote once again against Sri Lanka at the UNHCR session, where the US plans to move a new resolution against the island for alleged war atrocities. Reacting to the new photos of the LTTE chief's son, DMK Spokesperson Ilangovan said, " This is yet more proof that President Rajapaksa is a war criminal."


    Sri Lankan army shot LTTE chief's son in cold blood: report | NDTV.com

    The Hindu : Opinion / Op-Ed : The killing of a young boy

    Sri Lanka's Killing Fields - Channel 4
     
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    The Ugly Face of War
     
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    War is always cruel ...but killing unarmed young son of opp side leader by a professional army is really deporable ..The person who gave them order to execute this young boy should be punsihed ..
     
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    lets say these pictures are true..one a boy leisurely eating and a one supposedly killed...from that how these people come to the conclusion that it was prabakaran's son and sri lankan army killed him...geeeeze, how come the same army saved prabakarans parents....come on people, this is well funded propaganda from CH4, which has his top executive married to a tamil who is in the fore front in the tamil terror rump in UK, and they are making the ground for UNHRC session in MArch agaist Sri Lanka...seems as the last time, india is going to back stab us as usual in voting against us..
     
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    Don't forget u people backstabbed us in 1971 war by supporting pakistan , we get even now by voting against you

    You still support PAK & China Sting of pearl stategy to surround India . So u expect us to support SL :smokin::facepalm:
     
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    One should be very cruel & cunning to kill kids :artillery:
     
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    well then there is only one way to find out the truth. have a enquiry done and bring the boy to the media to show that he is alive.

    as far as india is concerned clolombo should be thankfull that they could finish LTTE only on blessing and support from India. india hasnt back stabbed them any time.

    it is time that aspirations of tamil people are addressed with in frame work of sri lankan constitution. by giving them regional autonomy or greatre say in dealing state affairs the situation is likely to get resolved. things wont improve by blaming india or suppressing tamil people.
     
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