Gopalapillai Jeyasangar, the Chair of the Tamil Eelam Community Assembly in Germany called for support and solidarity for their upcoming rally that will be held in Germany.
The United Nations has called for an International Criminal Court investigation into Sri Lanka’s conflict with the Tamil Tigers and sanctions to be imposed on military officials accused of war crimes in the 2008-2009 war, in which tens of thousands of Tamil people and guerrillas were massacred in Sri Lanka, which has been ignored for years.
UN reports have implicated Sri Lankan miliary officials in alleged war crimes. The UN have accused Sri Lanka of causing the disappearance of thousands of minority Tamils. Allegations were made that 40,000 Tamil civilians were killed.
Tamils living in Germany will hold a mass rally in front of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin on February 4 to voice their demands.
“The oppressed peoples should fight together,” said Tamil Eelam People’s Assembly’s Jeyasangar.
He emphasised that the attitude of international powers in the UN has been not to reveal the crimes committed against Tamil civilians and to conceal the crime. He expressed that they expect solidarity from the Kurdish people in their action on February 4th.
“Kurdish people, like the Tamils, are subjected to oppression and persecution, solidarity is very important, just as oppressive regimes are backing each other, oppressed peoples must fight together. We will be happy to see the Kurdish people with us in our struggle,” he said.
Gopalapillai Jeyasangar asked the Kurds and all international friends of the oppressed peoples to support their rally.