British MPs call for war crimes probes at Mu’l’livaaykkaal Remembrance
[TamilNet, Thursday, 20 May 2010, 09:36 GMT]
Parliamentarians from all three main British political parties addressed a rally Tuesday at Westminster to commemorate the forty thousand Tamil civilians massacred last year by the Sri Lankan government forces during the closing months of the island’s civil war. Addressing 10,000 people who filled the permitted space in Parliament Square, MPs from the Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties, which comprise Britain’s new ruling coalition, and the main opposition Labour party were united in their condemnation of the war crimes and the need for international action on Sri Lanka’s war crimes.
“There should be an international independent investigation into the war crime charges against the Government of Sri Lanka” said Lee Scott, Conservative MP (Ilford North). He pledged his unwavering support for the Tamil people.
“We have a new obligation as the parties in government, I promise that we will work with our friends in EU, Commonwealth and UN to bring peace and justice in Sri Lanka,” said Simon Hughes Liberal Democrat MP (North Southwark and Bermondsey).
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