The Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) said that the country as a whole applauds the good gesture of President Maithiripala Srisena for ignoring the protocol and travelling without any Minister to Jaffna to express his sympathies to the family of the girl who was raped and killed recently.
TULF Secretary General V. Anandasangaree said that the incident helped the people to identify President Maithiripala Srisena as the much trustworthy person in whom the Sri Lankan can have faith and confidence.
“Above all, the assurance the President gave the school girls at Vembady and the offer of some assistance to the victim’s family justifies my stand,” he added.
Anandasangaree said that the rape and murder of the girl is perhaps the most heinous crime ever committed in Sri Lanka in the past several years.
“This brutal incident had created history to the extent of the people of all ethnic groups and faiths, people of all walks of life, men women and children of all ages, students of Universities, Technical colleges, Tuition centers and School children all over the country had risen to the occasion and showed their solidarity and resentment in several ways condemning the most wicked acts, of abduction gang rape and brutal murder. The whole world looked surprised unable to believe the manner in which the whole country reacted unitedly irrespective of their ethnic and religious differences,” he said.
He also noted that for all the school girls of Sri Lanka, the victim, Vithya, is like their own sister and now they affectionately refer to her as Acca (big sister). (Colombo Gazette)