Anuradha Mittal, the Executive Director of the Oakland Institute and the author of the report “The Long Shadow of War: The Struggle for Justice in Post-war Sri Lanka” said that the International Community has failed the Tamil population during the civil war and failed to understand the historical behind the civil war and the ongoing discrimination against the Tamil people in Sri Lanka.
She made these remarks in an interview with SAN Rajkumar for Conversation TV programme.
“If we want to pursue truth and reconciliation, our hope is that the UN would follow its mandate instead of play games of politicians. Given the context of Sri Lanka, where regime change has changed the government, but the policies have not changed. The Sinhala only state, its identity rooted in Sinhala which is based on discriminating and marginalising the minorities further etc. have not changed” said Anuradha.
In this interview below, Anuradha shares her experiences of field investigation in the North and East of Sri Lanka in 2015 during the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime.