“Vannakam, First of all I would like to congratulate you on taking an initiative for organizing this walk for justice. Over 12 days from Brampton to Ottawa. It’s important that we do understand the importance of achieving justice for those who have disappeared for those who have gone missing in Sri Lanka and as well all over the world. It’s commendable that you have taken this initiative to speak up and stand for justice for those who are being oppressed and for those who are without the power to do a peaceful demonstration even in Sri Lanka.,
Last week on 30th of August on the international day of enforced disappeared people. In Batticaloa we had organized a demonstration asking for justice for those who had disappeared during the 30 year of war and including the last days of. However, we were given an order by the magistrate court. Stopping us from holding the demonstration citing that one of the reasons was was to recreate the LTTE.
However, we had to breakthrough the forces that were stopping us from holding the demonstrations. We were able to successfully complete the protest and walk we had organized. Therefore, it’s important that you, as the diaspora who live outside of Sri Lanka, will support us in our struggle for justice for our people. As we are oppressed in Sri Lanka without even the freedom to hold a peaceful demonstration. You are our voice. We look up to you to continually support us to get justice for those who have disappeared and justice for the relatives and the loved ones of those who have disappeared.
It is important that we achieve this to achieve sustainable peace in Sri Lanka. As you are aware in Transitional Justice one of the most important aspects is that the victims need to know the truth. In terms of missing people its important that they get the truth from the government as to what happened to their loved ones. We look up to you to continually support us. Support us in Sri Lanka as we are oppressed. We are unable to show 100% of our feelings towards matters as such. We continually requests for your support and as youths, as adults it’s important that you help us achieve sustainable peace in Sri Lanka.
Nandri, Vannakam ”
Shanakiyan Rajaputhiran Rasamanickam, M.P.
Illankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK)
Electoral District / National List