Tamil Youth Invite People To Killing Fields Doco At UofA
Tamil Youth Organisation NZ and Amnesty on Campus would like to invite you to the screening of harrowing Channel-4's documentary "Sri Lanka's Killing Fields" at the University of Auckland, on 10 August 2011
WHERE: University of Auckland General Library- Library Basement, B15 Corner Alfred Street and Princess Street (Underneath Library ), City.
WHEN: Wednesday 10 August 2011
This documentary was first aired on British television in June, “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields” captures, through live footage and extensive interviews with witnesses, the atrocities committed against civilians during the Sri Lankan Armed Forces’ final campaign to defeat the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in early 2009.
The film was recently screened to wide acclaim at the United Nations in New York and Geneva, and has fuelled renewed calls for an international response to these crimes. This documentary has also been viewed on the ABC channel in Australia and India’s TV channels twice.
Amnesty International’s Sam Zarifi states “The UN and its member states need to act now to ensure that what happened in Sri Lanka is not overlooked and forgotten. Justice can only be served and healing delivered if the international community launches an international, independent investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Sri Lanka.
This historic opportunity must be seized, or the price for us all will be intolerably high”
Elain Pearson of Human Rights Watch shares that “The Channel 4 film adds even more weight to the UN report” She add “Justice for Sri Lanka's war victims is crucial.
Based on the government's track record, anything it produces is likely to be just another whitewash. What is really needed is to establish a full international investigation of the executions in the video and other numerous credible allegations of war crimes”
We hope that ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ awakens the public’s eyes and puts pressure on governments to support a independent war crimes investigation which will pave the way for a genuine reconciliation in Sri Lanka.