Adjournment speech, Tuesday 27 November 2012
For Tamils all around the world, including in Sri Lanka, 27 November marks a very important and hauntingly sad day. In Tamil the day is known as Maaveerar Naal.
Veerar means 'warrior' or 'hero'; Maa means 'great'; and Naal means 'day'.
It is a day on which millions of Tamils will remember the hundreds and thousands of brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, children and the elderly who sacrificed their life in the 26-year-long struggle for their freedom.