British Tamils Forum to hold a rally outside Downing Street in London on Wednesday 26 February 2014, calling on the Prime Minister David Cameron to ensure an international independent investigation takes place into war crimes, crimes against humanity and the crime of genocide that have been perpetrated against the Tamil Nation since 1948.
At the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in November 2013, David Cameron called for an international, independent investigation in Sri Lanka if a credible domestic alternative had not begun by March 2014. This week, the United Nations Human Rights Commissioner’s released a report declaring that the Sri Lankan government had failed to ensure a credible and investigation of its own, going on to call for the establishment of an “independent, international inquiry mechanism”.
“Against this backdrop, the British Tamil community is anxious to impress upon Mr Cameron that he has a duty to keep the promise he made to the Tamil people in November – by setting up a robust and independent, international investigation that has long been overdue.” says the BTF.
Venue: Whitehall (opposite entrance to Downing Street) Time: 4.30pm – 7pm, Wednesday 26 February 2014