TNA leader R. Sampanthan yesterday charged the government was more concerned over military gains than the humanitarian needs of the North-East Tamil civilians who face a severe shortage of food, medicine and fuel due to the waning security situation.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror at the Parliament complex soon after the TNA concluded four days of Satyagraha in the House demanding the steady flow of essential items to the war-torn North and East, he pledged to resume the satyagraha campaign and intensify it if the need arose.
?The government is insensitive to the humanitarian crisis in the North East and the limited number of food and other items being sent is totally inadequate,? he said, adding that NGOs willing to provide relief to the people were being prevented from doing so by the government.
Mr. Sampanthan also expressed concern over the deteriorating human rights situation in the North and East.