The Coordinator of the National Movement for the release of Tamil Political Prisoners, Rev. Fr. Sakthivel commenting on the 72nd Independence Day, said yesterday that a situation without a future is found for Tamils in the Gotabhaya Regime.
It is the expectation of the Tamil people that the all Tamil Political Leaders should meet in a straight line to counter this.
The National Anthem was not sung in Tamil in the Independence Day Celebration held presided by the President Gotabhaya Rajapakse. Fr. Sakthivel said as as above when asked to comment about this.
A question has risen as to whom is the Independence day. The aspirations of Tamil people have been excluded in the constitutions of 1972 and 1978. Tamil youth fought against this and the 30 years war resulted.
The National anthem not being sung in Tamil in the first ever ID Celebration after Gotabhaya took over, shows that Tamils will be further excluded. It is revealed that the ID is not for Tamils.
This also is the time that the leadership should open their eyes, he said.