Global Tamil Forum Condemns Assassination Attempt On Sumanthiran

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) said it was deeply shocked and horrified to hear of the plan to assassinate MP M.A. Sumanthiran in Jaffna.

 In a message released to the media the GTF said it, together with diaspora Tamils, were ‘immensely relieved that the alleged plan failed’, and ‘grateful to all whose timely action helped preventing the dastardly act.’

 The GTA univocally condemned those responsible for the reprehensible attempt, in the strongest possible terms, and called upon authorities to conduct a thorough investigation to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

 ‘MP Sumanthiran plays a very important role in the post-2009 politics of the Tamil people, with immense efforts and sacrifice towards establishing accountability and justice in Sri Lanka and particularly for the Tamils. GTF and Diaspora Tamils are grateful for his courage, passion and commitment to peacefully resolve the grievances of the Tamil people by adopting consensual approach, particularly through the constitutional process’, the statement further read.

 ‘Violence in various forms has had a significant negative impact on Sri Lankan politics for well over six decades and has extorted a heavy toll on its people. GTF would like to reiterate that it is the responsibility of all the peoples and political leaders to ensure that violence from any quarters will never again be a part of the political landscape of Sri Lanka’, it added.


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