As Sri Lankan President was speaking at the UN General Assembly in New York, thousands of Tamils rallied outside the building protesting his troops killing of tens of thousands of Tamils and sexually assaulting and raping Tamil women.
Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) organized this rally, which attracted people across United States and Canada.
Demonstrators also raised the issue of Sri Lanka’s denial of UN war crimes investigators visa to that country and threats to potential witness to the UN probe.
The Prime Minister of Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam, Mr. Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, and several other Tamil leaders, NGOs and other dignitaries spoke.
Some of the slogans the demonstrator’s shouted are:
“Arrest the War Criminal”, “Why are you hiding from UN investigation?”, “Where are the thousands of disappeared?” and “Your next stop is International Criminal Court”.
Due to this rally, Sri Lankan President avoided using the main entrance.