Over 150 Tamil women were raped in a year - NGO
| Date: 19970000
There have been over 150 cases of reported rape and sexual assault by Sri Lanka army during the past year.
Reliable human rights organisations have pointed out that because many women are reluctant to give testimony about their treatment by the security forces, these reported incidents represent only a fraction of a widespread pattern of rape and murder.
The conclusion seems inescapable that these rapes are not simply misdemeanors of undisciplined soldiers but are a part of the systematic attempt made by Sri Lanka to terrorise the Tamil people... These rapes and sexual assaults on Tamil women, constitute gross violations of the humanitarian law of armed conflict"