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Tamil nation will fight on for self-rule - TNA MP

Speaking in Tamil during parliament on 21/12/11, TNA MP, Mavai Senathirajah, stated the TNA will never succomb to the Sri Lankan state's oppression.

See video for speech in full, extracts translated below.

Demanding that Tamil IDPs must return to their homes, and their villages, Senathirajah asserted that once there, the Tamil people will continue to fight for self-rule.

"In the last election and the elections before that, we received a mandate from the public to hold talks with the government," said Senathirajah.

He continued,

"Mr Samanthan had talks with the government to fulfil the will of the people, however, the government did not accept the talks and continued to threaten us."

"But we will never back down or betray the faith our people have placed in us."

Reiterating the Tamil nation's demand of self-rule, Senathirajah added,

"We have never wanted to take control over the whole island, in the same way that you (president) have wanted to create Buddhist, militarised state."

"We only want to rule our part of the land, we want our people treated equally, we never wanted to rule the whole island."

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