The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP S Sritharan condemned the Sri Lankan military's ongoing encroachment and control over Tamils lands, and urged the Tamil people to continue the struggle for freedom.
“The army that had encroached on the LTTE cemeteries are standing there with shoes over the faces of our our children who lie buried there. How can we ever consider rapprochement while the army stands over the faces of our children with their shoes?" MR Sritharan said whilst speaking at an event at the University of Jaffna on May 6th.
"We are the ones who conducted a liberation struggle of our community at massive scale. We have an amazing physiology," Mr Sritharan said. "Even now, we are not done away with those thoughts, dreams and desires."
Criticising the call for reconciliation without genuine change, Mr Sritharan said, "while the army is illegally conducting the land survey on our lands, and while it is desiring to seize our lands unlawfully, you [the government] are teaching us about compromise."
"When the army abducts our children, they advise us to go hand-in-hand with them. These are all the indirect weapons that are being used against us by those having intrusive mindset."
"All of us should understand this. We should realise that our history is being suppressed and destroyed. There is no need to hesitate to declare Vellupillai Prabakaran as the Tamil National Leader as a successor to father Selva."
"Our fight for freedom should continue," Mr Sritharan concluded.