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California Residents Observe Sri Lankan Tamil GenocideTim King Salem-News.com
For the voice of Justice for Eelam Tamils (Candle light Vigil @ SantaMonica Beach in remembering 146,679 people including 25,000+ children)
(SANTA MONICA) - Any western parent who comprehensively understood what the government of Sri Lanka did to its own population in May 2009, would demand the U.S. end all support of this war crime state.
Children were butchered, countless women and children were raped, soldiers with white flags were shot dead in their tracks. Sri Lanka is dangerous.
Eelam Tamils in Sri Lanka are in urgent need of an International voice. Salem-News.com has covered the conflict for years that ended in the Genocidal deaths of around 150,000 innocent people in 2009, it happened while the U.S. government turned its head, it is a shameful event for all of humanity. The same government, led by Sri Lankan President Majinda Rajapakse and his band of brothers (Sri Lanka is suffering from heavy doses of nepotism, Rajapakse and his brothers run the entire country.) continue to persecute the Hindu and Christian Tamils whose bloodlines date back to the earliest civilizations on the earth.
Sri Lanka quests to be a Sinhalese Buddhist-only nation. "Sinhalazation" is sweeping the former Tamil regions. Rape, murder, torture, arbitrary and illegal arrests... these are the hallmarks of this island nation.
Four years have passed since Sri Lanka's brutal Genocide in the breakaway state of Tamil Eelam on May 2009, and Tamils in Eelam at the occupation of Lankan Army are still at the fear of their extinction at this very moment. The Sinhalese Racist Genocidal state continues to perpetuate a structural genocide after their War Campaign against Tamils in May 2009 killing more than 146,000 Tamils.
From the outcry of millions of Tamils around the world, this issue was brought to the United Nations, but to add to the fury, the United Nations reduced this brutality as "a minor human right violations in a civil war" and passed resolutions to implement a "Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Committee Report (LLRC) which was drafted by the very own Sri Lankan Genocidal state who perpetuated the crime. This is like making the accused as judge to punish himself. This is helping the Genocidal state to continue it's crime with:
Sethu Swaminathan in Los Angeles, explains:
Those interested in supporting this extremely important event should head to Santa Monica pier and partake in this memorial and observation. The Tamils were killed in ways too heinous to explain and the perpetrators of those crimes against humanity remain threatening and unrepentant.
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With almost 25 years of experience on the west coast and worldwide as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor, Tim King is Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor. His background includes covering the war in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007, and reporting from the Iraq war in 2008. Tim is a former U.S. Marine who follows stories of Marines and Marine Veterans; he's covered British Royal Marines and in Iraq, Tim embedded with the same unit he served with in the 1980's.
Tim holds awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing from traditional mainstream news agencies like The Associated Press and Electronic Media Association; he also holds awards from the National Coalition of Motorcyclists, the Oregon Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs; and was presented with a 'Good Neighbor Award' for his reporting, by the The Red Cross.
Tim's years as a Human Rights reporter have taken on many dimensions; he has rallied for a long list of cultures and populations and continues to every day, with a strong and direct concentration on the 2009 Genocide of Tamil Hindus and Christians in Sri Lanka. As a result of his long list of reports exposing war crimes against Tamil people, Tim was invited to be the keynote speaker at the FeTNA (Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America) Conference in Baltimore, in July 2012. This is the largest annual gathering of North American Tamils; Tim addressed more than 3000 people and was presented with a traditional Sri Lanka ‘blessed garland’ and a shawl as per the tradition and custom of Tamil Nadu
In a personal capacity, Tim has written 2,026 articles as of March 2012 for Salem-News.com since the new format designed by Matt Lintz was launched in December, 2005. Serving readers with news from all over the globe, Tim's life is literally encircled by the endless news flow published by Salem-News.com, where more than 100 writers contribute stories from 23+ countries and regions.
Tim specializes in writing about political and military developments worldwide; and maintains that the label 'terrorist' is ill placed in many cases; specifically with the LTTE Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka, where it was used as an excuse to slaughter people by the tens of thousands; and in Gaza, where a trapped population lives at the mercy of Israel's destructive military war crime grinder. At the center of all of this, Tim pays extremely close attention to the safety and welfare of journalists worldwide.
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