10 August, 2020

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British Tamils To Stage Spontaneous Protest Against ‘War Criminal’ Sirisena

Diaspora groups are planning to rally against President Maithripala Sirisena who is due to arrive in London this evening.

MaithripalaThe President, who is due to land at the Heathrow airport this evening at 20:00 GMT to initiate his three-day visit in the UK, will be faced with spontaneous protestors who will be expressing their solidarity with the protestors in Jaffna who took to the streets demanding justice.

“British Tamils from all over the country are due to gather before the Airport this evening, to note that although there is a change in the Sri Lankan government, the oppressive conditions in Eelam yet continue unabated.” one Tamil activist told Colombo Telegraph.

The organisers of this protest state the only diaspora group that would not be participating is the Global Tamil Forum.

President Sirisena was the acting Minister of Defence during the final two weeks of the war in Sri Lanka and therefore is bound by a command responsibility with concern to the war crimes allegations leveled at Sri Lanka including the white-flag issue. “He is a war criminal” a Tamil diaspora activist told Colombo Telegraph.

President visited UK to attend the Commonwealth Day Observances on March 9 and during his visit, he is also due to meet British Prime Minister David Cameron.

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    I fully agree and endorse the views of R,Jayadevan. A section of the Thamil Diaspora continue behave like kindergarten children. The people of North voted for Sirisena (75.82%) handsomely. Likewise, the people of East voted for Sirisena (72.01%) with both hands. Even Hill Country Thamils casted 272, 605 (63.88%) to Sirisena. Therefore, those elements who burnt the effigy of Sirisena were insulting the democratic verdict of the people of North and Central. This type of negative protests do not help our people’s cause or their interests. They only help to make their situation worse. Also these are the elements who burnt the draft resolution of US in March, 2014. They along with the upstart politician Gajendrakumar who is engaged in barren politics (calling for the boycott of elections except the parliamentary elections) claimed the resolution is of no use to Thamils. They claimed there was no call for an international investigation, and therefore the resolution is fatally flowed. Now they are protesting the postponement of the very report under the slogan “justice is delayed is justice denied.” There is another adage “justice hurried is justice horrified). In short these elements composed of the remnants of the LTTE are following destructive and barren politics contrary to the interests of our people in the Northeast.

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