A Sri Lankan organization of activists representing the family members killed by the Tamil Tiger terrorist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) handed over a petition to the United Nations today over their loved ones killed in LTTE attacks.
A group of about 1,500 representatives of the organization called ‘Dead and Missing Persons Front’ after holding a peaceful demonstration handed over the petition to the UN office in Colombo.
The petition, addressed to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights draws attention to the thousands of Sri Lankans killed and disappeared in LTTE attacks throughout the island during the terror reign.
The organization holds the major Tamil party Tamil National Alliance, the proxy party of LTTE before the end of the war, as equally responsible as the LTTE for the deaths of their family members and injustices claimed to have been committed to them.
The convener of the organization says that since the leadership of the LTTE is not living at present the United Nations should take appropriate actions against Tamil National Alliance, which acted as its proxy in the country during the war.
“It is only on one side that attention is being focused at the Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva,” the convener told the state-run radio.
Meanwhile TNA charged that a group of protesters who planned to come to Colombo stage a protest to draw attention to the missing in the north was blocked by the police.
The police say they had information that the buses carrying the group would be stoned and therefore advised the bus drivers to not to proceed. (Colombo Page)