Sri Lanka’s judicial system fails to protect the Tamils
Selvam Adiakalanathan (MP for Vanni) slams Sri Lanka’s judicial system
“In Sri Lanka the Tamil people are denied the exercise of their sovereignty through the judicial system because fundamentally it is made to work against them. The security forces and the laws of the land are meant to protect the people. But in Sri Lanka the law is harnessed only to protect the security forces. .
The law enforcement agencies of the state such as the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) appear to be working with the aim of protecting members of the security forces who have perpetrated crimes in the north and east. The Tamil people have little reason to repose their faith in Sri Lanka’s judicial system” said ‘Selvam’ Adiakalanathan MP for Vanni, speaking on the extension of the Emergency in Sri Lanka’s Parliament Thursda
TamilNet, June 07, 2001 21:31 GMT