Four years after the end of the armed conflict, Tamil and Muslim women in the north and east of Sri Lanka are increasingly marginalized and face chronic insecurity, says an international rights organisation in a new report.
Thousands of women have lost husbands and other family members, while human rights abuses and violations ranging from sexual violence to land grabbing continue, according to Minority Rights Group International’s (MRG) report, Living with insecurity: Marginalization and sexual violence against women in north and east Sri Lanka.
The government is actively contributing to insecurity and rights violations through the pervasive militarization of the north and east, with negative consequences for the safety and freedom of minority women, the report says in its executive summary. “Poorly managed resettlement and competing land claims among the increasingly heterogeneous population are also raising tensions between different communities,” the executive summary said.
Minority Rights Group International is an NGO working to secure the rights of ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities and indigenous peoples worldwide, and to promote cooperation and understanding between communities.
Read the report here
Amarasiri / October 18, 2013
The Resplendent Island.
“Four years after the end of the armed conflict, Tamil and Muslim women in the north and east of Sri Lanka are increasingly marginalized and face chronic insecurity, says an international rights organisation in a new report.”
This must be true.
If not, the Government mist provide data rebutting this claim.
They are not even providing data on the killings!
he Buddhist Island, following Buddha Dhamma.
JimSofty / October 19, 2013
first this report can not be considered valid. IT IS A RACIST REPORT.
Because, south had problems since 1971 and had to go through two violent incidences. In both occasions soldiers, policemen were killed by both parties. No one is talking about those families and families OF JVP who went through the same fate.
they always talk only about Tamils, North and East.
Ela kollage thaththa / October 20, 2013
I think your south is having a problem and a heated iron rod should be shoved up your anus softly Mr Jim.
Lakshi Dias / October 21, 2013
Agree with you, what about those families, plus in any country women are insecure…it is not only in Sri Lanka, as he said this is totally a Racist report.
Indran / October 21, 2013
The web pages shown below, reveal details about a miniscule amount of the human rights violations against, mainly Tamil women, in the island of Sri Lanka. Some more details can be obtained from the websites of Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, International Crisis Group,
 Sri Lanka: Women’s Insecurity in the North and East
 Posts Tagged ‘civil war’ in Amnesty International blog page
 Sri Lankan men and rape: What the Sri Lankan media missed
 “Journalists in Sri Lanka risk life and limb to practice their profession. Lasantha Wickrematunge was one of these champions. He was gunned down by eight men in broad daylight in the capital, Colombo. His newly wed and now widowed wife, Sonali Samarasinghe, had to arrange her bridegroom’s funeral only a few days after the wedding.”
Filmmaker: Beate Arnestad
 The Status of War Widows in Sri Lanka
A fact finding report
by Association for Women’s Rights in Development, Canada, June 29, 2011
 Sri Lanka: War widows left in poverty
By Subash Somachandran
27 October 2010
 While World Celebrates Women’s day – 90,000 Tamil War Widows Face Sexual Abuse by Sri Lankan Security Forces: TGTE
 Commonwealth Fails Sri Lanka Test
Ex-BBC Correspondent, Ex-Amnesty International, Journalist & Author of ‘Still Counting the Dead’ – book on Tamils who survived Sri Lanka’s 2009 war
 The racists among the Sinhala community are ingratiating themselves with Uma Kumaran, among other blatently insincere comments by them.
These Sinhala racists realise that Uma, being a woman in the UK, is beyond the reach of the murderous Sri Lankan military, police, TID, White Vans etc. If Uma had been born and living in Jaffna or the northern and eastern provinces of Eelam/SL, and working as a political activist, the Sri Lankan state will give the treatment meted out to women such as:
Premini Thanuskodi and many other documented cases. (do Google searches)
Indran / October 21, 2013
These are among the very miniscule number, whose cases have been documented. Many Sinhalese in Sri Lanka are jubilant that the murderous Sinhala Budhist terrorist military has successfully destroyed most evidence of war crimes, especially those ones in 2009.
Perform Google searches.
Indran / October 21, 2013
War crimes, terrorist acts, and HR violations by the LTTE, also have to investigated during the now inevitable international war crimes investigations on Sri Lanka. But, the GOSL and its 99% Sinhalese military, have committed at least ten (10) times more violations than the LTTE.
Here is one more item on the widespread rape of Tamil women by the GOSL military and police.
By Roma Tearne: Rani’s Story: A Story Of Sri Lanka’s Torture And Gang-Raping