For Immediate Release
September 22, 2013.
Canadian Tamil Congress congratulates TNA and Chief Minister elect Justice C.V. Wigneswaran.
The Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC) congratulates the Tamil National Alliance and the Chief Minister elect Justice C.V. Wigneswaran on the impressive election victory in the Northern Provincial Council elections.
Despite the intimidation by the Sri Lankan government through its army, police, military intelligence and paramilitary groups, the TNA has scored a resounding victory. The Tamils of Northern Province have sent a clear message to the Sri Lankan government, and the international community, that they strongly feel their democratic right to be heard must be heeded in any future actions concerning them.
We at CTC call upon the Sri Lankan government to recognize the wishes of the Tamil people through the result of this election and immediately implement the 13th amendment in full. It is also very clear from the TNA election manifesto, the government of Sri Lanka must go far beyond the 13th amendment to satisfy the Tamil people. We therefore call upon the international community, particularly India, to put all their influence in helping to implement the legitimate demands of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka.
The Canadian Tamil Congress thanks and applauds the people of the Northern province for exercising their democratic right by voting in this election, despite all the intimidation. CTC recognizes and respects the wishes of Tamil people and will stand by the TNA and its Chief Minister elect Justice C.V. Wigneswaran in the quest to achieve real equality, justice, peace and respect for our people.
For further information, please contact Canadian Tamil Congress: 416-240-0078