The Tamil national alliance spokesman and MP M. A. Sumanthiran delegation met with a delegation led by Lisa Peterson, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the US State Department, and a delegation from the Office of Criminal Justice worldwide. These organizations published a message on their twitter (twitter) to portray the Tamil people as a minority group, marginalizing the Tamil national ethnic problem in Sri Lanka.
The panel of legal experts who claimed to have gone to speak for a political solution also shared the news on their Twitter page to approve it.
The new organization, the Tamil Diaspora Alliance (TAMIL DIASPORA ALLIANCE), has complained to the State Department that the Tamil people are being marginalized as a minority group and their political position is being undermined.
Following this, some prominent personalities on the Twitter page started expressing their support. Prof. Oren Yiftachel Social Scientist, Anuradha Mittal Anuradha Mittal Executive Director of the Auckland Institute, Mehta Patkar Medha Patkar Prominent human rights, and social activist, Dr. Swathi Chakraborty and many began to express their support.
In this context, a meeting was held yesterday with the US Secretary of State Donald Lu at the Foreign Office for South and Central Asia. Following the meeting, they changed the name from ‘Minority Group’ to ‘Tamil People’ and posted the news on Twitter.
@StateGCJ thanks @TNAmediaoffice & @GTFonline for productive discussion on political representation & reconciliation as part of a wholistic transitional justice agenda. Listening to perspectives & concerns of minority groups in Sri Lanka is essential to promoting reconciliation. pic.twitter.com/Z8lK004fFg
— State Department GCJ (@StateDept_GCJ) November 17, 2021
It states: “The US joins Sri Lankan Tamil people in search for lasting peace and full voice in deciding their country’s future”.
Asst Secretary Lu underscores human rights are central to US foreign policy in Sri Lanka during his meeting with @TNAmediaoffice @GTFonline on #lka's reconciliation. The US joins Sri Lankan Tamil people in search for lasting peace & full voice in deciding their country’s future. pic.twitter.com/mExTyekyrW
— State_SCA (@State_SCA) November 23, 2021
Following this, political activists have been praising the new youth leadership organization, the Tamil Diaspora Alliance.