First of all, the British [government] should admit accountability and apologize to the Tamils. And then comes the responsibility to end the injustice committed against Tamils for decades through reconfiguring the political system in the island, the veteran political analyst and writer said on the occasion of Tamils boycotting the so-called 70th anniversary of ‘Independence’ on Sunday, the 04th February.
All that followed from the introduction of Colebrooke commission [in 1829] until the 1972 Republican constitution of ‘Sri Lanka’ were only steps that strengthened the unitary discourse, he said.
The Tamil people completely ignored the so-called ‘Independence’ day celebrations while the commanders of the occupying SL military and Reginald Cooray, the colonial Governor to North, were ceremonially marking the day in Jaffna. The event was fully boycotted by the elected Tamil councillors and political leaders of Tamil parties.
While all the political parties were locked in the ‘Sri Lankan’ electoral politics of local elections, the uprooted people and the kith and kin of Eezham Tamils subjected to enforced disappearance at the hands of the occupying military, staged protests wearing black robes on the so-called ‘Independence’ day at Keappaa-pulavu in Mullaiththeevu, Ki'linochchi and in Vavuniyaa.
SL Governor to North and military officials marking Independence of genocidal ‘Sri Lanka’ in Jaffna
Kith and kin of Tamils subjected to enforced disappearance protest at Ki'linochchi