17 October, 2017

Forced Sterilization And Northern Tamils

By Yaathavan Nanthakumaaran

After 2009 in Northern Province forced sterilization has implemented by the Ministry of Health Colombo. It is a part of continuous genocide. The facilities were obtained from WHO and UNICEF under the name of Family Planning.  But now there are evidence that they have put contraceptive method for widows and mothers with their husband abroad and even pregnant mothers. The fatal incidents have been highlighted by media, but Ministry of Health Northern Province made by invalid report.  If a contraceptive implant is inserted during pregnancy it can cause  thromboembolism and death. Due to the risk of thromboembolism associated with pregnancy and immediately following delivery, IMPLANON should not be used prior to 21 days postpartum.  Thromboembolism can cause pulmonary emboli (some fatal), deep vein  thrombosis, myocardial infarction, stroke and death.

Please see the warning here

tamils-missing-3-630x350Ministry of Health and National Family Planning Bureau (Family Health Bureau) are keen interested in reducing the Tamils growth rate. The local health authorities involve in this procedure are getting bribery by going abroad official tour including Thailand, Singapore Indonesia and Philippines for brothel as a reward. This is medically unethical.

The annual health bulletin 2012 Serial No.1.21 says in Mullaithivu district IUD users 11284 Implants 4694. Almost all the fertile mothers are made contraception. It is ethnically wrong.

In Killinochchi district 3921 mothers were done LRT. This was done by the military medical officers in the field. Even though VOG is appointed in the Kilinochchi Hospital with enough facilities. These massive procedures occurred under a hidden agenda by passing normal existing health system.

Further in Kilinochchi district among 19129 fertile mothers 3921 were forced to do permanent sterilization. It means 20.49% fertile mother was made sterilize in a war tone village and this is a statistically significant index of genocide, where only 4.3% were ask to use condom.

In Mullaithivu district among 14358 fertile mothers 11284 were put implant. It is 78.6% of fertile mother were made sterilize. It is also statistically significant index for genocide and obviously a marker for forced sterilisation.

After the 2009, Northern Province Health Ministry, has recruited more than 500 PHMs without any basic science qualification. They have been trained only for to implement contraception methods in the community. These training were conducted with the help of   Ministry of Health , WHO and   UNICEF under the name of family planning at RTC ( Regional Training Centre) Jaffna. Further, Primary Health care Centre and Maternity homes are established particulary for this purpose. We can see most of the Hospitals in Jaffna district under RDHS, PHMs are deployed to for field to implement contraceptive methods. Without doing deliveries in hospital we can notice the statistics of RDHS Jaffna, where most of the deliveries are done at Teaching Hospital Jaffna.

The consultants who are expert in contraception, the VOGs are doing private practices without adequate facilities are afraid to discuss or comment about the unethical issues related to sterilization. If they do they can get feedback from maternal death inquires from Ministry of Health and their private practice also will be blocked by the health authorities. So therefore hardly anyone in the medical profession to voice against the genocide by forced sterilization.

The resent forced sterilization done in Kilinochchi was initially exposed by TSA (The Social Architects) then the southern media The Sunday Leader highlighted it. It caused a little difficulty to Ministry of Health.  But with their usual way they made an inquiry board and released a report and finished their job.

Their report also is a perplex. Public health activity there should be monthly preplan. And it should be approved by MOH. But in this incident it was done so. All over the country in any MOH area there is no mission in normal work to go to particular area, all the PHMs. Only area PHM (Public Health Midwife) will do the job and refer the patients to medical institutions via MOH. This is not done so. Malnutrition prevalence is an Island wide Phenomena and the Ministry of Health North cannot say this is an intervention Phenomena for malnutrition.  Psychological need should be handling in a proper way. Sterilization is not an immediate Meause.

In Northern Province every village has a PHM or acting PHM. So the statement by the Ministry of Health  is false and fabricated to escape from the crime.

The way they approach the mothers is ‘Military in Nature’ it is the uslal way of the government staff including health staff deal with public like military man in Vanni.

There  is now evidence, that  PHM visit recently to the houses where contraceptic method implement to get procedure consent retrospectively.

In health ministry report they did not mention about a maternal death occurred due to forced implant on a pregnant mother.

It highlights the in adequate knowledge of PHMs and doctors involved in these procedures. Most of the doctors are not qualified in sri lanka studied in Russia or failed in sri Lanka medical professional examination. 

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    The immediate concern of an MOH,hospital medical officer or a medical oficer in charge of a family planning clinic should be the recording of the date of the Last Regular Menstrual Period (LRMP) of any mother who presents herself for birth control advice and implementation.
    Recently a woman who had been 17 weeks pregnant – ie. had missed her regular period for 17 weeks, had been implanted with a progestogen device,and had subsequently developed complications and died.
    The medical officer should have been charge sheeted for this serious lapse,and inquiry held – but,it appears that this did not happen.

    Women should be given family planning/birth control advice and an ‘informed consent’ obtained in writing. This is what MOHs did in the sixties & seventies.
    If as alleged,there is a plan by the state to reduce births in tamil areas,for political/electoral purposes,this should be resisted.

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      For years the women of Mullaitivu and other LTTE held areas were denied access to SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH (SRH) info. and ALL birth control and family planning devices by the LTTE, which treated poor low caste Eastern Tamil women as if they were cows – breeders to reproduce the LTTE’s NATION and provide canon fodder for the LTTE baby brigade. This is the history behind this story and the reason why the pendulum may have swung in the opposite direction with UNICEF and WHO helping provide these long deprived communities of women access to SRH.

      It was the children of these impoverished communities who were FORCED to join the abomination that was the LTTE’s BABY BRIGADE. Tamil Social Scientists’ who worked in the eastern province during the war years reported on this repeatedly. The LTTE kept these poor women uneducated and ignorant with no access to maternal child health and family planning. They were the BREEDERS of the LTTE. So lets keep some balance and perspective when discussing this issue..

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        In the final analysis what matters is WOMEN”S RIGHT TO THEIR BODIES and SEXUAL AND RE-PRODUCTIVE HEALTH and lives. Tamil women, particularly impoverished and uneducated ones were uses and abuse by the LTTE in the past for the LTTE’s BRUTAL TAMIL NATIONALIST PROJECT. Today in a different ways may be used and abused by the current GoSL health authorities because they are vulnerable because of their lack of education and access to information and income. Neither scenario is optimum, but what the LTTE did to women of these communities where teenagers having babies was the norm in the absence of access to SRH was unforgivable. All nationalist projects use women which is why Virgina Wolf said she does not want to belong to any nation.
        There needs to be a measured assessment of the claims made in this article in the context.

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        LTTE saw eastern Tamil women as if their only reason to exist was to have babies for LTTE baby brigade. This is truth..

        LTTE brutalized Tamils and Tamil women most in the eastern province interior with the help of Karuna, until he want to be king of east and fought with Praba..

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          LTTE wanted to maintain the natural birth rate, while GOSL is artifically trying to reduce the Tamil birth rate. How are these 2 circumstances even comparable. — GOSL is using tax payer money to try and increase Sinhala birthrate by giving financial rewards to Military and Police families to have more kids.– Muslims also try to increase their numbers by birth rates and their Islamic requirement to donate a portion of one’s income to the community facilitates the increased births.– So it seems people only have a problem when Tamils want to maintain their birth rates while Sinhalese and Muslims increasing their birthrates are ignored.

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          Were you also producing babies for Karuna and co.

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          Bhavani you Sinkalam,

          For your information and to their Credit LTTE never stooed so low down as your barbaric Sinhalese brothers did. We have thousands of Krishanthis and Isaipriyas and we once we have a change at the Top in India we will hunt you down and build a Monument in memory of these poor unfortunate Women and that will the lasting Legacy of LTTE. So get ready to face the music.

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        The incident discussed here has nothing to do with LTTE!! Blaming the LTTE does not absolve the crime of your Government!!!Concentrate on the problem discussed. Do not try to cover up your Government.

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        How does LTTE preventing Tamil women from birth control justify the GOSL actively trying to reduce Tamil population. One is genocide , the other isn’t. The LTTE action was about maintaining the natural Tamil growth rate while GOSL action is to reduce the Tamil population.– As an apologist for GOSL, you are going to try and deflect and dismiss GOSL actions by bringing up LTTE actions from the past that has no logical bearing on what GOSL is doing today.– Lest you forget the GOSL is trying to increase Sinhala birth rates too, like the stipends given to Military and Police families to have more kids. — These stipends being tax payer monies, is partly coming from Tamils. Whatever the LTTE did, they didn’t use Sinhala tax payer money to increase Tamil birth rate.– Also don’t forget the Quran and Muslim preachers implore their flock to increase their numbers by having more births and conversions.

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      ‘M O should be charge sheeted……’ get real friend. What is happening appears to be systemic and planned. Nobody is likey to be charged anytime soon.

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    This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2/

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      ela kolla

      stupid man

      Listen listen good.

      Mervyn Silva believes this island is a Sinhala/Buddhist country. Recently he stated this in the parliament.

      Do you agree with him?

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        hey you fool, i 10000000% agree with Mervin on that

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          ela kolla

          I just fibbed.

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    Very good.

    [Edited out]

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    Thanks Lasantha Wickramatunga for inventing this writing.

    Everyday 1,200 Tamil women from Jaffna are NOT raped by various people some bearing weapons.

    Everyday over 1,000 Tamil women do NOT fall pregnant as a result. They are NOT forcibly abortioned by government ministers.

    At the rate all Tamil women will NOT be violated within a few years.

    SL is a great place for Tamil women. Hail Rajafucksa for saving Tamil women. Wonder of Asia!

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      Fathima (mentally unstable) Fukushima, I wish the whore of a mother who gave birth to you had this treament back then and the world would not have had to put up with scum like you! Hope your sister and daughter both get the same in time to come.

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      Don’t worry , you think you will have SL to your Sinhala self but Muslims will in the near future take it over from you lot. Unlike with Tamils you Sinhala can’t do anything about Muslim birthrates or challenge their hegemony because they have other Muslim nations to back them. Lest you forget, most of the Muslim genepool is Tamil.

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      Modearator:

      This one falls way below decent and civilised standards we expect from CT and you have a duty not to publish someting as corrosive and offensive as this one.

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    A proper family planning procedure should be carried out all over the country. I believe after 30 years of isolation people in this part of the counrty have no knowledge on those things. SO ministry must have stepped up actions. Anyway these things must be done after giving full details to the people.
    Otherwise what happens is people who tend to sling mud at SL will use this as a tool just like in this article.

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      “I believe after 30 years of isolation people in this part of the country have no knowledge on those things”

      Don’t blame the people. Blame your government. They are more intelligent than the people occupying the rest of the country. They are being forced by the gun trotting, uniformed thugs. They live in constant fear of these demons and the leaders who are keeping a blind eye purposely to cow down the Tamils. People have a duty to “sling mud” where ever it becomes necessary!!!Do you expect the people to grin and bear all the atrocities?

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    Genocide of all forms are let loose on Tamils in Sri Lanka for several decades.

    Forced Sterilization And Northern Tamils is an example of an instance of the ongoing genocide.

    It needs to be stopped; the only way may be to set up an independent state for Tamils in the island.

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    Sinhalese started this even with Muslims, beacuse it is againts our religon we are forcing not to do. Doctors today are BBS Supporters, these fukers dont belive GOD, so they think Minority trying to take over the country, I think Sinhala Fucker pushing too much then it will go to seperation of this land soon.

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      Dont go for separation just capture it.

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    Here I was thinking a basic grasp of English was the minimum requirement for getting ridiculous articles published on CT :D

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      Your concern should be addressed to the politicians who brought in the “sinhala only bill” People should have a way to express their dissatisfaction with the governance of this wretched country!!!

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      It is a falacy to dismiss an argument based on alleged grammatical errors. — Either way the article writer provides his real name while you on the other hand are a Sinhala Nationalist masquerading as a Tamil priest. You are not expected to provide your real name but when you dilebrately set out to mislead with a name not from your ethnic group, everything you say is viewed with prejudice.

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      Sinkalam( Sarma)

      In your case the Minimum Requirement is to have an Animal ( half) Gene and to count Ekai, Thekai, Thunai ………..

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    How can we access annual health bulletin 2012 Serial No.1.21 please?
    It isn’t available online.

    Will CT post the article from the bulletin here please?

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    ” Is not this one common and crying sin enough to bring down God’s

    judgment on the islands?

    He tells us the oppressor and the oppressed are both in His hands;

    and, if these are not the poor, the broken – hearted, the blind,

    the bruised, which our Saviour speaks of, who are they ?….

    – Interesting Narrative, by Olaudah Equiano –

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    Forced sterilization of Tamil women, ipso facto, tantamount to genocide. Another nail to the casket of the powers that be.

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    It’s simply a Genocide, in addition to other War Crimes this also needs to be investigated, Jaffna should be for Tamils always, when I say Jaffna I mean from KKS to Omanthai.

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    I have a message for all these Sinhalese Racists and it is this.

    Just listen to what Mr.J.Singh a seior figure and a former Minister in the BJP has said. He said Sonia the Italian and Manmohan the weakest link were responsible for the Genocide alongside MR and the rest and that EELAM is not far away. This is in addition to the news coming out from Tamil Nadu that the time is ripe for a Tamil PM. I am now more than ever convinced that Modi and the Iron Lady intend to alternate Premiership.
    Once that becomes a reality we will hunt down all the rapists even to their graves and justice will be meted out.

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    kali

    Don’t be stupid, this is election season when you see many Indian politicians reincarnate as pro Eelamists. Remember BJP has two faces.

    Anyhow all foreign policy decisions are made by the South Block Chanakyas. They do have many faces reflected through feeble politicians.

    If I were you I would completely forget about the enterprise of Eelam and the BJP varieties.

    How long do you determine to remain stupid?

    Once again don’t waste young lives as the reliable foreign policy tool of India’s South Block.

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      Foreign:

      I thought unlike many other Racist (20 million) Sinhalese You had some sense but you are prooving to be an Idiot same as ela kolla, Fat “Mama ” , Mas Silva, Jim Sooty and Shankar the Sinkalam aka Sivananthan. I will see you after March 2014 so go to bed and try not to wake up before that.

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    This is part of the general scorched earth policy practised by the genocide Nazis.Bensen

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