Isiapriya did not die in crossfire, she died in the custody of government forces.And it is in that context that we must view the latest evidence.
Not because of the scale of the deaths it depicts – five deaths is a small incident in a war which saw upwards of 40,000 civilians massacred in the last few months alone, mostly by government shelling.
This footage is awful because of the behaviour of the soldiers towards the bodies of the female Tiger fighters, and because of the underlying culture of systematic brutality and sexual violence which it seems to illustrate.
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But then three months ago, we obtained new footage which showed the moment of her capture by armed forces.
She is unarmed and disorientated – but alive and unhurt.
Sigiriya (Lion's rock) is an ancient rock fortress and palace ruin situated in the central Matale District of Sri Lanka, surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs, and other structures.
A popular tourist destination, Sigiriya is also renowned for its ancient paintings (frescos), which ...
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This led him conclude: “The pattern of injuries overall is such that I can’t exclude the possibility of executions.” The video – which has been supplied to us by a Tamil Group, the British Tamil Forum – has also been independently authenticated by a respected digital image analyst who often works for the British courts.