Tamils have a right to commemorate the dead – Wiggy

By Dinasena Ratugamage

Former Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council, C. V. Vigneswaran on Tuesday said that the Tamil people had a right to celebrate the Mahaviru Day peacefully.

On Mahaviru Day people of the North commemorate a number of people who had passed away and those celebrations were done in a peaceful manner, he said, that he expected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa would understand the situation and refrain from disrupting the commemorations.

There was no need for anyone to seek legal approval to commemorate the dead. “It is true that some of the dead are LTTE members but we must not forget that they too are humans,” he said.