Tamils’ issues need quick solutions – Sampanthan
Tamils in Sri Lanka had anticipated a change for the better with President Maithripala Sirisenas election two years ago, but they are yet to receive solutions to their problems, opposition leader R Sampanthan has said.
“We do see a difference in the current government from the past one on their policies, statements and standings, but our people are yet to receive solutions to their problems. It has been over two years since this government came,” he said in Vavuniya town addressing a ceremony to handover houses to people displaced due to the LTTE conflict.
“Our people are still resorting to demonstrations concerning the disappearances, land issues and political prisoners. These issues need quick solutions. Should the government fail in giving solutions then people will feel fed up with this government too,” he said.
Sampanthan’s Tamil National Alliance (TNA) supported Sirisena against his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa in the presidential election held in 2015 in which Rajapaksas nearly a decade-long rule was ended.