‘Impunity has prevailed since independence’ – Canadian MP Gary Anandasangaree express solidarity with Tamil protesters

Canadian MP for Scarborough-Rouge Park,  Canada, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Gary Anandasangaree, expressed a message of solidarity for Tamil protesters walking for Justice from Pottuvil to Polikandi. Noting in his message that “their purpose is to seek accountability for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide against the Tamil people by the Sri Lankan state”.

This statement comes as Families of the Disappeared in Jaffna and Vavuniya defied court bans against this protest and launched hunger strikes demanding to know what happened to their loved ones. These protests are on Sri Lanka’s Independence Day which protesters have referred to as a “black day”.Related Articles: 04 February 2021 : Vavuniya families of disappeared defy court ban with protest and hunger strike on Sri Lankan Independence Day04 February 2021 : Jaffna families of disappeared resist police intimidation and court bans to protest for their missing relatives04 February 2021 : Court bans issued against #P2P protests across the North-East04 February 2021 : German Tamils demand accountability for Sri Lankan war crimes on Sri Lankan Independence Day

https://www.tamilguardian.com/content/impunity-has-prevailed-independence-canadian-mp-gary-anandasangaree-express-solidarity-tamil

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