MK Stalin welcomes EU lifting ban on LTTE
Posted on July 27th, 2017

Courtesy The  Deccan Chronicle

Chennai: DMK Working President M K Stalin on Wednesday welcomed European Union lifting the ban on LTTE and asked the Sri Lankan Government to ensure meaningful share” of power to Eelam Tamils.

In a statement, Mr Stalin said it is a moment of elation as EU’s highest court has removed LTTE from this list and that the DMK view the decision as an important turning point in the long struggle to secure the rights of Eelam Tamils.

The Government of Sri Lanka which has systematically interfered and undermined investigations about the human rights abuses orchestrated by the Sri Lankan Army on Eelam Tamils, should understand the intent of EU’s highest court act of lifting ban on LTTE and work towards ensuring meaningful share of power to Eelam Tamils, equal rights on par with Sinhala majority and create an ecosystem for Tamils to rebuild and live their life with self-respect,” the Opposition Leader said.

He also asked the Sri Lankan Government to expedite actions regarding identifying the Tamils who vanished during the war, to return the land parcels belonging to Tamils which are presently occupied by Sri Lankan Army and to cooperate with an independent, international investigation regarding the human rights abuses.

He also asked the Union Government to exert enough pressure” on the Government of Sri Lanka to safeguard and deliver the rights demanded by Eelam Tamils, which they rightfully deserve.

I urge the Central Government to initiate proactive actions towards structuring a political solution and emphasise the fact that India does have a role to play in ensuring the just treatment of Eelam Tamils in Sri Lanka,” he said.

I urge the Central Government to initiate proactive actions towards structuring a political solution and emphasise the fact that India does have a role to play in ensuring the just treatment of Eelam Tamils in Sri Lanka,” he said.

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