My statement in solidarity with those Walking for Justice from Pottuvil to Polikandi.
— Gary Anandasangaree (@gary_srp) February 4, 2021
Canadian MP for Scarborough-Rouge Park, Canada, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Gary Anandasangaree, expressed a message of solidarity for Tamil protesters walking for Justice from Pottuvil to Polikandi. Noting in his message that “their purpose is to seek accountability for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide against the Tamil people by the Sri Lankan state”.
This statement comes as Families of the Disappeared in Jaffna and Vavuniya defied court bans against this protest and launched hunger strikes demanding to know what happened to their loved ones. These protests are on Sri Lanka’s Independence Day which protesters have referred to as a “black day”.