At Mullivaikkal lies corpse of several thousand Tamils: A Sri Lanka Tamil MP urges Indian delegation to investigate
Several thousand Tamils who were killed are buried throughout Mullivaikkal . The Indian MPs’ delegation arriving in Sri Lanka has to visit this place and do a thorough investigation, said S. Sritharan, a Tamil MP from Sri Lanka.
He is a Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian and was elected on the Ilankai Thamil Arasu Kadchchi ticket from the Jaffna electoral district.
Sritharan was originally from the island of Neduntivu (Delft), Jaffna District. He then moved to Kandawalai, Kilinochchi District. He was principal of Kilinochchi Maha Vidyalayam.
He is married to the sister of Velayuthapillai Baheerathakumar (alias Brigadier Theepan) who was a senior military commander in the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. He was killed along with 615 others in early April 2009 in Puthukkudiyiruppu (Mullaitivu).
Yesterday a seminar was convened by the Madurai Bar Association and Madurai Tamil Advocates Union to discuss the present plight of the Sri Lankan Tamils. Sritharan participated in the seminar.
While Sritharan addressing in the seminar said:
As far Sri Lankan Tamil issue is concern, there is a serious violation of human rights. Numerous persons have disappeared. Children who went to schools have not returned home. When children return to their homes, parents are missing.
So many atrocities of this nature are committed by the Sri Lankan Government.
In the regions where Tamils use to live, they have razed to ground the Sivan Temples and constructing Buddhist temples. In Chettikulam in Sri Lanka 40,000 Tamils are living there. In Mullivaikkal Sri Lanka Government is adamant not to resettle the Tamils. Thousands who were killed, there bodies are buried there.
They say that there are landmines and refusing to resettle. But there is nothing like that.
It is a questionable issue whether Sri Lanka would implement the UN resolution. The recommendation of the LLRC that have been set up by the Sri Lankan government has been passed as the UN resolution. Sri Lanka should bring about political solutions to the Tamil issues.
Those armed forces deployed very extensively in the Tamil areas have to be withdrawn. There has to be an extensive investigation over the war crimes allegation of the Sri Lanka Government. He said as India has voted in favor of the UN resolution, it clearly shows the change in the Indian foreign policy.
When responding to a question about Prabhakaran of Liberation Tigers, "He will come again. "He will come again." Sritharan said.
Asian Tribune tried to contact Sritharan MP for his comments on the news story. Unfortunately he was not available on the telephone, but someone who answered his Vaddakachchi residence telephone said, he is in India.
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