“It is the failure on the part of successive governments of the Sri Lankan State to deliver on such a political solution that has been the primary cause for the exacerbation of the conflict and the consequences thereof.
“[Instead] The Sri Lankan State has over the years, systematically and continuously unleashed violence against unarmed Tamil civilians in order to suppress and subjugate them and to deny and deprive them of the realization of any legitimate power-sharing.
“We observe that the [UN expert panel’s report] confirms the truth of what happened to the unarmed Tamil civilians in the course of the conduct of the recently concluded war and is an irrefutable confirmation of the accounts of the events as reported by us to Parliament as and when they occurred.”
“We welcome the recommendations made by the Panel and trust that they will be honestly implemented.”
- Tamil National Alliance. See the party’s statement in response to the UN expert panel’s report here.