Tamil Diplomat

Mannar Bishop calls for unity of Tamil parties

Mananr Bishop Rev. Fr. Dr. Rayappu Joseph has appeled to all political parties representing the Tamil people in the north and east to strive for unity among themselves to serve the community. The well being of the Tamil people should be uppermost in their minds.

He was delivering the keynote address as Chief Guest at the meeting held to honour six media personnel held under the patronage of Sri Lanka Tamil Media Alliance.  He lamented that the Tamil community satnds divided among itself on the basis of caste, creed and religion. Such differences should be shed to win Tamil rights.

He further underlined that the media has a role to play to highlight problems of the people and to unite them in the struggle to win rights. What is more important is that cause of the Tamils must be taken to the Sinhalese people in the right perspective through the media. TNA must be registered as a political party to ensure inter party unity.