Displaced Tamils braved military intimidation to protest demanding justice for genocide in Trincomalee over the weekend, as word leaders gathered for the Commonwealth Heads Of Government Meeting in Colombo.
The protest took place at Kiliveddi camp, with protestors carrying placards demanding justice for genocide, the day after Sri Lankan military intelligence went door-to-door intimidating displaced families not to take part in the protest.
However, the protestors braved the intimidation, with TamilNet quoting a councillor of the Eastern Provincial Council as saying,
“This is a systematic structural genocide. Without justice for the Tamil genocide, there will be no permanent solution."
"Now, with Sri Lanka CHOGM in Colombo, the international community and even the visiting journalists to Colombo have completely forgotten the East”.
See the full report from TamilNet here.