Communist Party of India (Marxist) members staged a demonstration here on Wednesday evening demanding an independent enquiry into the “war crimes” committed by Sri Lankan armed forces during the civil war in the island nation.
CPI (M) State secretary G. Ramakrishnan said that the Sri Lankan government should constitute an independent human rights commission to look into human rights violations in the wake of the United Nations report, which had indicted the Sri Lankan armed forces of killing thousands of civilians and other human rights violations.
He said that the Centre should pressure the Sri Lankan government to ensure that an impartial investigation is conducted into the killings and the guilty are punished.
The party workers also reiterated the need for speedy rehabilitation of Tamils in the island nation, who were badly displaced during the civil war. District secretary K. Kamaraj and state secretariat member K. Thangavel were present.
Similar agitations were organised by the party at Dharapuram, Gudimangalam and Udumalpet, party sources said.