The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) organised a two day International Conference aimed at ensuring accountability for those responsible for the “genocide” of Tamils in Sri Lanka and an effective deterrence be provided for such genocide not only in Sri Lanka but for the rest of the world.
The conference was held under the chairmanship by Prof Sornarajah, currently a visiting Professor at the London School of Economics.
The conference sought to prevent atrocities against numerical minority communities are targets of ethnic persecution and is used to construct a firm line of precedents that punishment of the offenders, however exalted in office, will follow their gross crimes.
The TGTE Prime Minister Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, in his opening conference (live from New York via Skype) welcomed Special Guest Panel Speakers, which included Geoffrey Robertson QC, Prof Francis Boyle, Prof Sornarajah, Dr David Matas, Emeritus Prof Dr Peter Schalk, Attorney Ali Beydou, and Ron Ridenour.
A number of youths presented a series of evidences, including history of Tamils, killings, mental and physical harm, on rape, sterilisation and birth control forced upon the Tamils.
The assembly of persons at the conference, concerned with the genocide on the “Tamils in Eelam”, unanimously supported and endorsed a resolution prepared by the panel of experts. It resolved to follow a series of a plan of action, including establishment of an accountability mechanism for persecution, for UNSG to establish a commission of inquiry, withdrawal of army occupation and return lands to their owners, compensation for dispossession, liability for illegal possession of private lands, protection of women from gender based violence, explore legal technique available to secure redress for the people in the North East of Sri Lanka, request UN
Security Council to refer the high level political and military leaders of Sri Lanka to the ICC for prosecution. It calls upon the Tamil Diaspora and the people of good will all over the world to engage in acts of peaceful resistance against Sri Lanka in the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi’s satyagraha
Professor Francis Boyle in London for Stop the Tamil Genocide in Sri Lanka Conference.
Lawyer David Matas from Canada for Tamil Genocide on 27th September 2013