14 November 2006
I am a seventeen year old British born Tamil who shares deep concerns over my motherland.
The A9 road is the sole access way for food and medicine to the Jaffna peninsula.
The Sri Lankan government has closed the road since August denying all admission to daily essentials, leading to suffering and loss of life amongst our people.
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam have tried to negotiate with the government about this particular matter but nothing has yet won over the government's determination.
We can no longer sit and watch such this genocide happening and I can safely say I reflect the views of a huge number of Tamils.
So I have contributed in a minimal manner by setting up an online petition to the British Prime Minister Tony Blair to urge the Sri Lankan government to open the A9 road.
Furthermore, the petition urges the British government to take steps to inform the British public of the happenings to the blameless Tamils in Sri Lanka.
I know some will consider this a waste of time but I see this as the least we can do for our fellow brothers and sister at home. I do understand that this may not lead to any improvements but like they say "there is no harm in trying".
All I am asking for is a few minutes of your time to sign this online petition which will be on this website for a short period of two months.
Please send it to all your friends and family regardless of which community they are, we want as many signatures as possible.
Please, please play a part.
Click on this link which will lead you to the online petition: http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/A9-pathway/