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Mauritius Tamils Protests in Supports of Eelam Tamils

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Rajan - TNS


Mauritius - Hundreds of Mauritius Tamils including mainstream ruling party leaders, opposition leaders and other community organizations leaders took part in the huge protest march to the Indian High Commission in Mauritius to Condemn Sri Lanka for its genocidal war against Sri Lankan Tamils and urge Indian government to stop the war in Sri Lanka.


The Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Rama Sithenen and the Leader of the Opposition Mr. Paul Berenger attended an agitation against the genocide of Tamils in the island of Sri Lanka on Thursday. The protesters also submitted memorandum to the Indian High Commission to bring back the Cease Fire and assist the warring parties to find an acceptable solution to Tamils via negotiation.



The protesters condemned the Sri Lanka for its continued killing of innocent Eelam Tamils and urge the International community to come out of the mute spectator status of the worst form of genocide which is taking place against Tamils by Sri Lanka.


The Attorney General and Minister for Human Rights of Mauritius, Mr. Jaya Rama Valayden in his speech condemned the Rajapaksa brothers for the genocide committed on Tamils. Mauritius will not stop merely at protesting, he said.



The protest was organized by the Mauritius Tamil Temples Federation (MTTF), an organization running about 150 koyils (temples) in Mauritius, the Tamil Force an organization of youth for justice and fairness towards Tamils in Mauritius, the Hindu Maha Jana Sangham, the Tamil Union, and the Tamil Eelam Support Committee under the leadership of Ganess Permal.


The MTTF president Mr. Veeran Comaren explained to the Foreign Minister of the need of Mauritius government convincing India to take necessary action.



Former Foreign Minister Mr. Jayan Cuttaree, former leader of the opposition and General Secretary of the MSM party, former Foreign Secretary, Mr. Vijay Makhan and Tamil social activist, Thiruthondar Cheetaen were among the notables who condemned the plight thrust upon the Eezham Tamils.


While the MSM party was in power in 1985, its leader and the then Prime Minister spoke in support of Eezham Tamils at the United Nations.



Today’s opposition leader and the party chief of MMM, Mr Paul Berenger has always been supportive to the cause of Eezham Tamils.


Aya Agileshwaren, a native of Jaffna, conducted the prayer at the Maariyamman Temple.



Mauritius, an island nation in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa, has predominantly been populated by people of Indian origin during colonial times. Tamils and people of European, African and Chinese origins are among the minorities.


Mauritius ranks first among all countries in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows to India amounting to a total of nearly 11 billion U.S. dollars.



Over 300,000 Eelam Tamils including 40,000 children are internally displaced and living in subhuman conditions, with no or limited access to food, medicines, sanitary conditions, and drinking water. This is a great human crisis and UN should assist to avert the catastrophic situations in Vanni for Eelam Tamils.





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