Adrianus (Ad) Melkert, former UN Under-Secretary-General and Dutch cabinet minister is joining an event to launch a campaign calling for a referendum for Tamils in Sri Lanka. This event titled “Yes to Referendum” is to be held in Canada today (April 15th).
The event organised by the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) said that outcome of the referendum will be accepted.
At the same time, the TGTE believes that due to the rigid Sinhala Buddhist ethnocratic nature of the Sri Lankan State, only through independence can Tamils live peacefully and with dignity in the island of Sri Lanka. Mass killings of Tamils in 1958, 1977, 1983 and 2009 in Mullivaikkal, and the latest reports of rape camps of Tamil women run by the Sri Lankan military, are a testament to this belief and conviction.