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  • 30 March, 2021

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P2P rally in Sri Lanka

P2P rally in Sri Lanka


  • After months of restricted movement due to the pandemic, it was the first instance of several thousand people taking to the streets to assert their rights.

Details of the March

  • The ‘Pothuvil to Polikandy’ rally or ‘P2P’, began in the eastern Ampara district and ended in Jaffna in the Northern Province, covering several towns en route.
  • Prominent Tamil and Muslim politicians, activists, students, and residents took part in the march.
  • This march as headed by Rasamanickam, a legislator from the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), from the eastern Batticaloa district.

Key concerns of the rally:

  • Departing from past struggles in the north and east that focussed on grievances specific to war-affected Tamils, the rally included key concerns of the Muslim community and Malaiyaha [Hill Country] Tamils working in the tea estates, in the list of ten demands put together by civil society groups.

Issues in North and Eastern Sri Lanka

  • It highlighted land grab in Tamil areas,
  • Government-sponsored Sinhalese settlements,
  • Enforced disappearances,
  • Persisting militarisation,
  • Intimidation of activists and journalists,
  • The continuing use of the Prevention of Terrorism Act and
  • The detention of political prisoners without trial.
  • The activists also demanded that the government reverse its enforced cremations policy affecting Muslims, and
  • Ensure a fair wage to plantation labourers.

Source: TH/WEB

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