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Eelam Tamils protest Gotabaya's attendance at UN


Eelam Tamils gathered on the streets of New York to protest Sri Lankan President, and accused war criminal, Gotabaya Rajapaksa's attendance at the 76th session of theUnited Nation's General Assembly. 

President Rajapaksa had served as Defence Secretary during the final phase of the armed conflict and oversaw the Mullaivaikkal genocide in which tens of thousands of Tamils were massacred.

Protesters were seen carrying signs of President Rajapaksa saying "I killed them. I killed them. I killed them". This is in refernce to US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Stephen Rapp who reported that Rajapaksa had admitted to killing LTTE leaders instead of arresting or putting them on trial after surrender in 2009.

Read more here: ‘I killed them, I killed them, I killed them’

The demonstrators were also seen chanting "we want justice"; "Gota Gota go back!"; and, "he has the blood of Tamils on his hands".

Read more here: 'Internal issues must be resolved through internal mechanisms' - Gotabaya Rajapaksa speaks at the UN general assembly

 

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