The protesters demanded that Sampanthan and Sumanthiran should quit
politics without continuing to deceive the Tamil community with false pledges, in a bid to get reelected to serve their ulterior motives.
This protest was held for the 719th day after commencing in February 2017, demanding justice for their loved ones who went missing during the war.
A protester, expressing his views claimed that although they were invited to the Temple Trees to discuss their problems and to obtain a solution, MP Sumanthiran mucked up the meeting by making unnecessary intrusions.
“Every time when a discussion is held between us and the Government, Sumanthiran makes a hash of the meeting and we have had to suffer for two years without obtaining a solution. MP Sumanthiran should be held responsible for our plight,” he claimed.
The protester further said that the Opposition Leadership that TNA held had to be compromised due to the connection of Sumanthiran with the Government and that had affected the Tamil community at large. “Now Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe claims that Tamil people have agreed to a Unitary State but it doesn’t truly represent the voice of Tamil community but was one prompted by the TNA,” he lamented.
According to them, by teaming up with the Government, Sampanthan and Sumanthiran have let down the Tamil community in a disgraceful manner.