The leader of the largest Tamil political alliance in the island has accused the Sri Lankan government of implementing discriminatory policies against Tamils.
Speaking to Mr Terence D. Jones, the UN’s resident co-ordinator for Sri Lanka, Mr Rajavaraothayam Sampanthan lamented: ‘Our young people are being discriminated against in many matters, especially with regard to employment opportunities. Our people are suffering continually.’
The leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) also accused the Sri Lankan military of hindering the livelihood of Tamils in the Tamil areas: ‘We don’t want the military to run farms on our lands, which they are doing now. We want them to exit from these commercial activities which hinder the livelihoods of our people.’