What about rights of terror victims?
This has reference to the news which appeared in your edition of 10th March 2010 under the caption Over 550 ex-Tigers start new life.
It is indeed a plausible gesture by the USAID-funded IOM(International Organization for Migration) to reintegrate the former LTTE cadres and members of the TMVP.
I agree with all those who are associated with this great mission, like: Mohamed Abdiker, IOM Sri Lanka Chief of Mission, Rebecca Cohn USAID Sri Lanka Director, Brigadier Sudantha Ranasinghe Commissioner General for Rehabilitation that the combatants should be reintegrated but what about those who were made homeless and refugees two decades ago by these combatants?
Are we correct in forgetting the Muslim IDPs, who were made refugees overnight by the terrorists LTTE and now all international NGOs are taking the initiative in settling the combats and not the oppressed.
Where is the so called Human Rights? Where is the feeling for human beings?
I earnestly plead that the USAID and its affiliated bodies to visit the forgotten refugee camps spread all over the island of Sri Lanka specially in Puttalam and Colombo Crow Island, where you can get the first hand information and experience in the inhuman way of living.
AGA Barrie P. Eng