3 October, 2023


Cultural And Religious Places Being Denied To The Tamil People – TNA To UN

By Colombo Telegraph

The question of whether the Sri Lankan government is unequivocally committed to the implementation of the recommendations of the LLRC and the resolution adopted by the UNHRC at its sessions in March 2012 was raised by the Tamil National Alliance with the visiting UN delegation this morning.

R Sampanthan

A delegation of the Tamil National Alliance met with Hanny Megally, Chief, Asia, Pacific, Middle East and North Africa Branch, Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and his team of officials today, 20th September 2012 at the office of the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations, Subinay Nandy, who was also present. The TNA delegation comprised R Sampanthan, Mavai Senathirajah, Suresh Premachandran, Selvam Adaikalanathan, P Selvarajah and M A Sumanthiran, Members of Parliament.

Amongst the matters discussed were land issues relating to security zones, particularly Valikamam and Sampur where the displaced people have not been able to resettle, their lands being taken over for military purposes, lands being taken over ostensibly for development purposes and on which, persons of the majority community are being settled, cultural and religious places being denied to the Tamil people, issues relating to demilitarization, disappearances, detenues, changes in the demographic composition in the North and the East, accountability and the evolution of an acceptable political solution.

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    Mr Samapathan and TNA still out of democratic ring.What I mean is you and your party not yet enter into natioanl politics.Unfortunetly Tamil People has not join developement path undertaken by UFNA Govt.
    TNA unable to carry out mandated given by the Tamils in North-East as nationl politics party.Politics is NOT dream of democratic become and elected member of Parliment;with this war exchange between LTTE and TNA and its crisis should have been over.Needless I have say how greatly we would rejoic were it possible Sri Lankan to enter upon and triumphant of last 30 years war.Looking at the natioanl quesation of Tamils as one affecting chiefly in sovergnity, terrorial intergrity indepandance and democarcy our unity of nation.TNA of Tamil forces are in no way competent to undertake it.
    Your political strategy of blanceing Terrorism and Democatic South had work to certain degree. But none had become totally perdominant Tamil democratic task in SriLanka and in that margin, the MR & party and its governmant could operate.But your claim of TNA politics in long-term blance-of-power machination on Sri lankan territory could no longer funcation.Your claim of demands seemes to be Sri Lankan certral controal will be disintergrating.
    The confonation can be safely pursued only if the weaker is in a position to make its defeat ( Terrorism) costly beyond the tolerance of the stronger.Is fact democartic way cretain degree of reconciliation is the only prudent course.The democraies of country irreaspacative of races unfourtunately PRATICE IT WHEN THEY TERRORIST ARE STRONG.As a system point of view appeasement is also politically risky and stake society-social cohesion.TNA have to have NEWSET OF POLICY to the public to retain confidence of Natioanl polcies in its leaders even as they apper to yield to Tamils pepole reasonable demands.

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    I wish Mr.Sambanthan and his party also had listed the new Hindu temples that have been constructed since May’2009. A Pillayar temple on the A9 in Kaithady ,construction of which began in the mid-1980’s with funds collected from those passing the site, was completed last year. There are several temples that have been reconstructed or renovated. There are so many temples in Jaffna, that are in communities that have migrated almost en-masse and hence remain rather neglected. There are also several temples under construction or reconstruction in the Vanni. It was gartifying to see the war-affected people giving priority to temple construction/reconstruction, wherever they live.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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    The Tamil people fought for their political rights and still continue to fight for political rights.
    Sinhala people are hell bent on denying the Tamil rights and to appease the international community, pretend to do something about economic development, pocketing part of the donations paid by IC for assisting the suffering Tamils.

    Development at this stage is important, but the most important of all is political and cultural rights, not being slaves and face racial attacks by Sinhala majority.

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