A young Tamil protestor made a impassioned appeal for the release of her brother, after Tamil protesters were prevented from going to Colombo today.
The young girl was part of a group of Tamil protestors travelling from Vavuniya and Mullaitivu towards Colombo, before being stopped at Anuradhapura. They returned to the Vavuniya and gathered at the urban council, where they continued to protest.
A translation of her emotional plea is below.
“They're not giving my brother. We are not even allowed to catch a glimpse of him to know he's safe. Why are they not letting us see him? You allow so many Sinhalese to go, but you won't let Tamils go?"
"They're are hiding him, they're aren't giving him to us."
"Give us our brother! Give us our brother! Why are you detaining him? What did he do to be detained? What did we do to you? Give us our brother!"
"I missed my breakfast, I missed going to school to come and look for him. Give my me brother back! We've been to many places asking them to give our brother, but they're refusing to free him to come to us! ”