GENOCIDE OF TAMILS IN SRI LANKA
A PHOTO GALLERY
insists that it is fighting a war against the Tamil rebels, and not the Tamil people.
British Refugee Council, however, says,
This photo gallery shows how the Sri Lankan armed forces deliberately target Tamil civilians.
"I attended a press conference where (Sri Lanka) Defense Minister Ranjan Wijeratne told the press that there had been no civilian casualties despite heavy bombing. When I volunteered that I had seen many bomb-blasted bodies, and many hundreds of people injured by helicopter strafing and more, the Defense Minister told me it was a pity I had not been shot...''
- Deanna Hodgin [journalist, Insight Magazine] (7 November 1990)
Since 1995, Sri Lanka army has intensified the artillery shelling (hitting targets 18-20 miles away) and the aerial bombing (from cargo planes) with unparalleled fury.