Former Sri Lankan Naval Commander Wasantha Karannagoda with Gotabaya and Mahinda Rajapaksa
The so-called united states of america has banned the Governor of North Western Province in so-called sri lanka, Wasantha Karannagoda and his family from entering the country due to violation of human rights.
Karannagoda, the former sri lankan Navy Commander, newly appointed as the governor of the North-Western province, was responsible for the ‘NAVY 11’ case: the abduction and disappearance of eleven Tamil youth during the years of 2008 and 2009 (the peak of the genocide).
Previously Karannagoda had charges against him on respect to abduction, torture, wrongful confinement, extortion and conspiracy which was sadly dropped by current Attorney General Sanjay Rajaratnam’s department in 2021. In December of 2021 former President Rajapaksa appointed him as provincial governor. Wasantha Karannagoda who has inflicted past genocidal actions against Eelam Tamils holds power in the North Western Province on the Island being a part of the Tamil homeland, Tamil Eelam.
Spokesperson Renuga Inpakumar states, “It is clear that Wasantha Karannagoda is an example of many individuals who have killed our kin mercilessly and are kept in power to sustain the genocide against our people in our own homeland. The enforced disappearances in Tamil Eelam have been an ongoing issue. The UN High Commissioner found that the policy of the Office of Missing Persons ‘seems to be aimed at reducing the case load and closing files rather than a comprehensive approach to establish the truth and ensure justice and redress to families’.”
Tamil Refugee Council urges the australian government to sanction those responsible in the sri lankan state who have committed and are continuously committing genocidal crimes on Eelam Tamils. The australian government should maintain a clear stance on the accountability the GOSL should have for the peak of the genocide in 2009.
Inpakumar continues, “The australian government should stop working alongside the genocidal government of sri lanka. They should aid those who have been witnesses of genocide and provide permanent protection for Tamil refugees who are in immense fear of being deported back to a genocidal state with people in power responsible for pogroms in the last three decades.”