Continuing injustices against the Tamils could lay the foundation for them to take to arms again, said Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization (TELO) leader Selvam Addaikkalanathan.
He was speaking at the launch of a book to mark the 60th birthday of party MP Govindan Karunakaran in Batticaloa.
“Buddhist monks, Army, Navy, Air Force and wildlife authorities get together and continue to forcibly take over agricultural and land owned by Tamils. There is no solution. Southern people rejected the armed struggle, but we regret as to why we gave it up,” said Addaikkalanathan.
“This situation should change soon. If not, there could be an armed struggle again,” he warned.
Also present on the occasion were eastern province governor Senthil Thondaman, Dharmalingam Siddharthan, Suresh Premachandran and M.K. Sivajilingam.