The Tamil National Alliance welcomes the passage of the Victims of Crimes and Witnesses Protection Act at long last. But it insists that the Act be implemented with commitment in letter and spirit.
Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthar has made this observation speaking to Indian English daily ‘ New Indian Express’. He said:‘The inordinate delay in passing the bill has made the Tamils skeptical about its implementation in letter and spirit. If victims and witnesses are not sure of protection, they will not come forward to testify.
A Witness Protection Act was suggested to Sri Lanka by the International Independent Group of Eminent Persons (IIGEP) chaired by Justice P N Bhagwati of India.”