ProLTTE group to protest during President Sirisenas UN visit

A pro-LTTE group said it will protest during President Maithripala Sirisena’s visit to the UN in New York this week.The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) said it will hold a protest against President Sirisens’s visit to the UN to speak at the UN General Assembly. TGTE said it was during his time that Sri Lanka rejected appeals by world leaders to stop shelling and bombing an area called “No Fire Zone”, which was created by the Sri Lankan Government, where thousands of Tamil civilians assembled for safety. (Colombo Gazette) The protesters will highlight the Sri Lankan President Sirisena’s alleged role in the killing of Tamils and rape of Tamil women by Sri Lankan Security forces under his command, when he was serving as the acting defense minister during the final weeks of the war. read more