And also to expose those Sri Lankan army men, who commit horrible atrocities against innocent civilians - Priyanka Perera.
My interest in exposing the bitter truth peaked when I read and heard stories of the horrible crimes carried out by the Sri Lankan army even after they claimed that the war against LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam- a group considered as a terrorist group by the Sri Lankan army) was over in 2009! I felt it was important for the world to know that despite claiming the war was over, the Sri Lankan army men were still digging old files and sweeping people whom they suspected to be LTTE members, supporters of the LTTE or LTTE sympathizers. No one was spared - be it men, women or children! Since 2009, Sri Lankan Army men have been roaming from one town to other looking for and abducting anyone they think was/is or will be a threat to them and their cruel dynasty!
I, unfortunately, was one of the victims who was tortured, abused, and raped by Sri Lankan army personnel back in December 1999. All this despite being a minor happened to me despite not being a Tamil! I am a Sinhalese Roman Catholic by faith. I was only 17 back then and happened to have a Tamil boyfriend named Dinesh Kumar, whose father was accused by the Sri Lankan army of funding the LTTE.
I was picked up, along with Dinesh and his mother and thrown in Slave Island army camp. Eventually we were all separated and I never saw or heard from Dinesh and his mother ever since. I was told to give false statements against Dinesh and his family and when I refused, I was beaten up, scarred and gangraped by four Sri Lankan army officers! My family somehow managed to get me out of detention and send me away from Sri Lanka.
I came to the United States for higher studies, hoping that the situation would get better someday in Sri Lanka and I would be able to return. Sadly, the situation had gotten from bad to worst there. The army officers still come knocking on my parents door from time to time, looking for me and threatening my parents. My poor parents have relocated thrice since 1999 because of this harassment!
This is just my story, but I am sure there are countless other victims who have gone thru the same horrible experiences and I want their voices to be heard, so I decided to start this website.
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