Addressing the House, Tamil National Alliance Jaffna District Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran accused Government leaders of being “spineless” in the face of violence directed against what he called “numerically inferior communities.”
“If you can’t stand up for what is right, if you can’t stand for numerically inferior communities in your country, then you have no right to govern,” Sumanthiran said.
Sumanthiran thanked Chief Opposition Whip Anura Kumara Dissanayake for speaking up for the rights of those from minority communities.
“This kind of spine is not there in the Government today. It is not there in the President, the Prime Minister or cabinet ministers,” he charged.