Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP M.A. Sumanthiran backed the call by Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith for an international investigation saying successive governments have failed to mete out justice to the victims of the terror attacks.
"If the state doesn't deliver justice to its people, justice will cry out all over the world," Sumanthiran said in Parliament during the debate on the PCoI Report on Easter Sunday Attacks yesterday (10).
"The Catholic Church has lost patience after 2 years. His Eminence has called for an international inquiry after 2 years. We have waited for 11 long years or longer than that. How can anybody blame us for asking for an international investigation?," he asked in reference to the calls of the Tamils to call for international intervention into the alleged injustices and rights violations committed by the Sri Lankan government during the last stages of the conflict in 2009.
He said calls for an international inquiry happens only when the state fails its citizens.
"If the state cannot do it, this kind of violation calls for international intervention. I support the Archbishop of Colombo on his call for International Investigation," he added.