Time is running out for Colombo leaders to prove statesmanship: Shivajilingam

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 13 January 2016, 22:27 GMT]
Colombo regime, which came to power claiming ‘good governance’, has failed to address the urgent demands of releasing 200 Tamil political prisoners, reveal the whereabouts of more than 20,000 people in the past and the genocidal military occupying the Tamil homeland continues to seize lands from Mannaar to Ampaa'rai. “Unless we see any credible move within a few months time this year, the Tamil people will be mobilised to wage a civil disobedience campaign,” said Northern Provincial Councillor M.K. Shivajilingam, who organised a protest in Jaffna on Wednesday. “The few Tamil politicians who are telling Tamils not to protest against the visit of SL President Maithiripala Sirisena and SL Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe, have a very short time now to prove their claims,” he further said.

Jaffna protest
Jaffna protest
Jaffna protest
More than 1,300 people have registered to visit Rajeswaray Amman temple on Friday, when SL President Maithiripala Sirisena and SL Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe come to Jaffna to stage Pongkal Celebrations.

“The people are going there not to celebrate, but to use the opportunity to see their occupied lands that have been seized by the genocidal State for decades,” the NPC councillor said.

NPC Councillor Ananthy Sasitharan, TNPF politicians Selvarajah Kajendren and Pathmini Sithamparanathan joined the protest attended by the families of missing people and political prisoners.

“The SL regime came to power promising change within 100 days. Now, 365 have passed. The Colombo government thinks that the reconciliation is a one-way process. The time is running out for the Colombo regime and those who back it to prove their credibility,” Mr Shivajilingam said.


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