Oct 18, Colombo: Political leaders of Sri Lanka's major Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance have sought China's assistance to find solutions to their grievances.
Aiming to reach out to China, a group of TNA parliamentarians have met officials of the Chinese Embassy in Colombo and explained them the issues the Tamils are facing in North and East.
TNA parliamentarian Mavai Senathirajah has told Indian daily The Hindu that they met the Chinese officials on Monday.
"We met Chinese Embassy officials on Monday and explained to them our concerns over Chinese help to the Sri Lankan Army in the north," Senathirajah has been quoted as saying.
The TNA representatives have pointed out to the Embassy officials that Chinese funded infrastructure projects of the government are being constructed in the lands owned by the Tamil people.
"The Chinese were helping to build massive structures that would house the Army and their families in the north. The TNA briefed them on their view point, and requested the Chinese to take into consideration the people's needs too," the TNA leader has told The Hindu.
The Tamil party constantly accuses the government of land grabbing to promote Sinhala colonization.
Jaffna parliamentarian and Minister Douglas Devananda has said that the Army was gradually releasing areas, that were under military earlier as high security zones, to the people.