UK’s Labour party leader demands accountability in Sri Lanka

UK’s Labour party leadership has demanded accountability in Sri Lanka saying a future Labour Government would be committed to the causes of achieving justice and accountability for the Tamil people, as well as recognising their right to self-determination.

“This is a sad occasion because we are commemorating the tenth anniversary of that terrible massacre,” said Labour leader, and Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn MP.

“We need a recognition of the atrocities, an end to the ongoing human rights violations, accountability for the mass atrocities,” Corbyn said adding that “a political settlement and acknowledgment of the right of self-determination of the Tamil people is crucial to a sustainable peace.”

He said that human rights violations and the persecution of the Tamil people are ongoing in Sri Lanka. He also said that the ongoing use of torture as a common tactic in Sri Lanka was unacceptable.

Corbyn said that a future Labour Government would use diplomatic pressure and action on trade and arms sales to push for human rights.

“Today we commemorate those who lost their lives at Mullivaikkal those years ago,” Corbyn said. “In their memory and their honour, let’s get justice for those who have committed atrocities,” he said.

The Labour leader also condemned the Easter Sunday attacks as well as the anti-Muslim violence which followed.”

Sen Kandiah, Chair of Tamils for Labour, stressed that no progress had been made in accountability and said the group was calling for the Labour Party to recognise that what happened was genocide. (Colombo Gazette)

2 COMMENTS

  1. to corbyn and the shameless lbour MP who talks about what he does not know –
    YOU SHAMELESS INDIVIDUALS WOULD LICK ANY ONES HINDSITE FOR VOTES BUT IN VAIN – ONLY THE TAMIL SHIT LEFT ON YOUR RASPY TOUNGUES ! YOU OFFEND THE SINGHALESE AND SRI LANKANS WHO WEREMASSACCRES BY LTTE FOR 30 YRS INTO BOUCOTTING BRITISH GOODSDDING TO YOUR ECONOMIC DOWNTURN AND AIDING CHINAS DOMINANCE!
    do not fish in others muddy waters for tamil votes talking abut what youdo not know in person but been inntimated by the tamil LTTE diaspora, UK is the principal sponsor of others trouble makers andthe kind of you will not care a hoot so long as you thought it would get you victory . serves you right and please remeber you are not welcome in sri lanka ever ! worry and talk about the issues affecting the british and your sick economy and the workforce and shut up atleast in future regarding what does not concern you or the british public who themselves are tasting what it is like to be terrorized ! we had30 yrs of it in sri lanka untill our leader put an end to it toyourdismay—- divide and rule =neocolonialism

  2. If you really value humanity why don’t you encourage South Asians to stop breeding as rabbits. How many articles and books you have written to encourage affordable family planning so the children can be skilled enough to complete with the West? You deliberately encourage South Asians to breed as rabbits to multiply foolishness to rule over them, consequently they do foolish things then you put pressure on them to achieve your ulterior motives. You have complained about China’s political moves far more than educating South Asians about good family planning. For me it is very clear your ulterior motives.

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