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Rajapaksa Attendance Overshadows Glasgow C’Wealth Games – Labour Writes To Hugue

Labour Shadow Foreign Secretary, Douglas Alexander MP has asked what steps Foreign Secretary William Hague is able to take to work constructively with the Commonwealth Games organisers to help ensure this summer Glasgow Commonwealth Games event is not overshadowed by questions raised by the possible attendance of Sri Lanka’s President.

Douglas Alexander

Douglas Alexander

Writing to William Hegue on May 08, 2014, he said; “President Rajapaksa failed to meet the UK Government’s demand that he launch an international inquiry into allegations of human rights abuses. In response, the UN Human Rights Council has rightly appointed an investigative team to conduct their own international independent inquiry. But President Rajapaksa has publicly dismissed the need for an inquiry and his Foreign Minister, Gamini Lakshman Peiris, recently confirmed that  ‘Sri Lanka will now participate in this inquiry’”

We publish below the letter in full;

Rt Hon William Hague MP

Foreign Secretary

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

1 King Charles Street

London

SW1A 2AH

8th May 2014

Dear William,

I am writing to express my concern at the proposed role that President Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka may play in this summer Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

The Games will be a proud moment for Scots and for the city of Glasgow in particular, with athletes from Team Scotland competing in 17 sport at the Games.

Yet this world-class sporting celebration risk being overshadowed by questions raised by the possible attendance of Sri Lanka’s President in his capacity as Chairperson-in-office of the Commonwealth.

As you will recall, in November Meeting I made clear that I shared the widespread concern that questions still existed over President Rajapaksa’s suitability to represent the Commonwealth on the international stage, especially as Sri Lanka remains a designated ‘country of concerns’ in the FCO’s Human Rights report.

Since then, President Rajapaksa failed to meet the UK Government’s demand that he launch an international inquiry into allegations of human rights abuses.

In response, the UN Human Rights Council has rightly appointed an investigative team to conduct their own international independent inquiry.

But President Rajapaksa has publicly dismissed the need for an inquiry and his Foreign Minister, Gamini Lakshman Peiris, recently confirmed that “ Sri Lanka will now participate in this inquiry”

International human rights groups, including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch have warned that the Rajapaksa government sought to use last year’s Commonwealth summit in Colombo to paper over that lack of progress on human rights in Sri Lanka.

Therefore I would like to ask what steps you are able to take to work constructively with the Games organisers to help ensure this world-class sporting celebration is not overshadowed by questions raised by the possible attendance of Sri Lanka’s President.

In addition I would ask you what formal advice you have given to the Commonwealth Secretariat, Glasglow 2014 Ltd and Commonwealth Games Federation, regarding any possible role that President Rajapaksa may play at the Games in his capacity as Chairperson-in-office of the Commonwealth?

Given the public interest in this issue, I am releasing tis letter today, and await your reply.

Yours,

Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP

Shadow Foreign Secretary

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    Douglas Alexander

    “Writing to William Hegue on May 08, 2014, he said; “President Rajapaksa failed to meet the UK Government’s demand that he launch an international inquiry into allegations of human rights abuses. In response, the UN Human Rights Council has rightly appointed an investigative team to conduct their own international independent inquiry. But President Rajapaksa has publicly dismissed the need for an inquiry and his Foreign Minister, Gamini Lakshman Peiris, recently confirmed that ’Sri Lanka will now participate in this inquiry’”

    You are a sucker for the Para-Sinhala. Why? The Sinhala and Tamil in Lanka are Para- Foreigners. The Natives are Native Veddah, The Para-Sinhala and para-Tamils came from South India. The DNA in their bodies show that.

    The island was populated by native Veddah about 25,000 years ago when the sea levels were low.

    1. The Sri Lankan Sinhala Mahanama “Buddhist” are absolute liars.

    You are falling for this. You are real suckers.

    Want to know more about the lies?

    BUDDHIST NATIONALISM AND RELIGIOUS VIOLENCE IN ŚRI LANKĀ

    http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/ngier/slrv.htm

    While this Sangha. . . has democracy, it has neither [a] special country nor nation nor caste. To such a society which has no country, nation, or caste, every human being is the same. . . . Those who fight against the Tamils are not Buddhists.

    —Naravila Dhammaratana[1]

    Buddhist nationalism has its roots in the Dīpavamsa, Mahāvamsa, and Culavamsa, texts unique to Sinhalese Buddhism. Over the centuries effective rituals, described in the third section below, were developed to reconcile the presence of non-Buddhists in what some Buddhists perceive to be the cosmic center of the Dharma. These premodern systems of integrating the “other” have now been supplanted by a modernist concept of a Buddhist nation state that is exclusionary rather than inclusionary. Peter Schalk proposes that there is now a Sinhalatva (Sinhaleseness) that is just as rigid and uncompromising as Hindutva (Hinduness) in neighboring India.[5]
    We will explore the view that this Sinhalatva is based on a reverse Orientalism that essentializes ethnic identities and leverages the supposed superiority of Aryan Buddhists to attack Dravidian Tamils and other “aliens” in Śri Lankā. The fact that even a moderate such as monk Bhikkhu Dhammavihari labels the Tamils “non-Śri Lankān” is particularly unfortunate. It does not help Dhammavihari’s anti-Tamil brief to claim historical authority for the Mahāvamsa and then state, quite incongruously, that the chroniclers “bungle” when their accounts are embarrassing or do not fit his thesis.[6]

    Child Education by a Monk in Habaraduwa

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNSC93mPs4I

    These

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      Machang Amarasiri aka Mohammed
      You may be right about Mahayana Buddhists
      Still mate in this land no one is decapitated or body parts dissembled for trivial crimes.Your girl are allowed to educate themselves at the cost of state and no threat of them being deprived of their education and being shot like Malala or being kidnapped like Nigerian teenage girls.You cowards bark about Mahayana Buddism but scared to open your rotten mouths about vast spreading plague of medieval Islamic extremism which threatens to take the world backward in history .Try and sort out your differences before being critical of us you spineless brainwashed worm .

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        Ranjith

        “Still mate in this land no one is decapitated or body parts dissembled for trivial crimes.

        Is Amarasiri a citizen of a Muslim country?

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      Dear Amarasiri,

      Who or what are you?

      A para Sinhala, a para Tamil, a para Muslim, a para Eurasian or a para Malay? You are obviously not a aboriginal Veddha and you bear a Sinhala name.

      Now please explain to us who the paras are in the USA, in Australia, in Canada, in Latin America etc where the Indigenous population is not the Govt.

      What do you propose that the world should do with them.

      Kind Regards,
      OTC

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        Dear Off the Cuff and Ranjith,

        “Machang Amarasiri aka Mohammed”

        “Who or what are you? A para Sinhala, a para Tamil, a para Muslim, a para Eurasian or a para Malay? You are obviously not a aboriginal Veddha and you bear a Sinhala name.”

        1. Amarasiri ia an Egalitarian Agnostics.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egalitarianism

        equalitarianism[1][2]—is a trend of thought that favors equality for all people. Egalitarian doctrines maintain that all humans are equal in fundamental worth or social status, according to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.[3]

        The Paras in Lanka,Para-Sinhala, Para-Tamils, Para-Muslims in the Land of the Native Veddah are not egalitarian. They are racists as to their ethnicity, that came from India, and religion, that came from India and other places as well.

        2. “Now please explain to us who the paras are in the USA, in Australia, in Canada,:
        What do you propose that the world should do with them.

        Those Para have got civilized. The Paras in Lanka, especially the Para-Sinhala, and Para-Tamils, who are racists and follow racist religions, modified by Paras, are not civilized. They are an insult to the religion they claim to represent. The Paras are under investigation by the UNHRC. Look at the Para activities since 1948.

        3. “and you bear a Sinhala name.” Sinhala Copycats

        Amarasiri is NOT a Sinhala Name. So is Silva, Fernando, Perera, Dias, Corey, Percy, Dudley, Thomas, Dias, Almeida are all Para-Names. Even the so-called Sinhala names, Mahinda, Sigatha, Lal, Ranjit, Amarawathie, Rahula, Sangha, etc. Hindu , Sankskrit, Pali, Prakrit Names.

        What the Sinhala have done ins copy others names and call it a Sinhala Name. They have done the same to the Land of Native Vedda. The Paras from Soutth India , after they became “Buddhists”, in the 6th Century, the Para-monk Mahanama called the Land of the native Veddah, Dhamma Depaya of the Sinhala. He was a liar. He made Budda fly to a mountain.

        Just Google Amara and Siri

        They are of Greek, Persian and Indian Origin.

        Siri is Scandinavian Norse origin.

        4. Recent Sinhala Copycats

        JEHAN Perera… Jehan is Indian, a Mogul Emperors Name as well as a Persian name

        YASMINE Goonaratna, a Writer in Australia, Yasmine ia a Arabic Nmae of a flower.

        Aysha,or Aisha is a Arabic Name as well.

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          Dear Amarasiri,

          You were writing about genetics not about your world view as evidenced by your comment “The Para-Sinhala and para-Tamils came from South India. The DNA in their bodies show that” I did not ask for your world view but your ethnicity. I do hope you don’t have a language comprehension issue as evidenced by your irrelevant answer, “Amarasiri ia an Egalitarian Agnostics” .

          In humans, DNA is not contributed by a thought process or a philosophy as you seem to believe but by sexual intercourse with a person of opposite sex. Hence your world view has nothing to do with your DNA.

          Referring to the paras who govern over indigenous populations in places such as USA, Australia, Canada etc you state “Those Para have got civilized”

          Since when?

          Guantanamo still exist. Abu Gharib is recent. The taking of Baghdad and cutting off water and electricity to hospitals in the process is recent. Madeline Albright’s public statement of dying Iraq children is recent. The policy of rendering still exist. Civilians keep getting killed by Drones. The FORCED depopulation of Chagos island to establish the US military base of Deigo Garcia was in 1973. Mai Lai is not very distant. The treatment of the Australian native and mixed children is documented (read Rabbit Proof Fence). The calculated exposure of Canadian Native children and mixed native children to incurable diseases such as TB is documented but yet you claim them to be civilized.

          Are you overawed by a para white skin? It certainly looks like it.

          Can you please reference an Authoritative text defining Egalitarian Agnostic DNA?

          If you cannot do so please let us know whose DNA you carry. Is it Para Sinhala or Para Tamil or para Eurasian or para Malay or para any other?

          Re “Just Google Amara and Siri They are of Greek, Persian and Indian Origin”

          Oh Ok. So instead of a Sinhala name you have a para Greek, a para Persian, a para Scandinavian Norse and a para Indian name rolled in to one Sambol! Hence I agree that your name does not give any indication of your origin.

          Kind Regards,
          OTC

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          I have lot to do with human DNA analyses. I believe mostly not the genetics but the way we have been nurtured and educated guide the way we go forward. And I really dont think that IT IS RIGHT YOU TO NAME YOURSELF AS ” Egalitarian” so long you always call the other additing ” para”. Apart from that, very often you come with terms against the writer of Mahawamsa -Mahanama thero, and very many terms of your usual usue to harm the mentioned. I think lanken problems arisen in the country today are not only because of Mahanama ´s Mahawamsa – but have lot do with the way historians and other buddhist profesisonals treated it in the past few centuries. Besides, why is that you behave as if you have been genetically mutated – always repeating the same for no reasons actually.
          As anyone that has to do with DNA analyses are clear, that Genetic analyses give us though genetic patterns of the focused issues, people s behaviours are connected with multiple factors. Behavioural biologsts, psychologists and the related professionals could surely analyse it better I believe.

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      Am Ta Siri;

      do you think You / Your so called Vadhi Paramparava, have born to So Special Sri Lankan Adam and Eve.

      are we talking to another Extremist or Moron ?????????????????.

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        JULAMPITIYE AMARAYA

        “A”m Ta Siri; do you think You / Your so called Vadhi Paramparava, have born to So Special Sri Lankan Adam and Eve…”

        Amara Siri is NOT Ammata- Siri, even though we all respect Amma, even though the word Amma came from India.

        However, it looks like it is hard for the Para-Sinhala and Para-Tamil (Para-Demala) to accept the fact that they are Para, and they called each other Paras.

        However, the best solution is for the Para-Sinhala and Para-Tamils to go back to their native land, South India and India.

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      Douglas Alexander,

      Sri Lanka, The land of Para-Monk Mahnama “Buddhism”

      Monks To Hunt A Monk

      Minks Running Amok.’

      Bodu Bala Sena And Ministerial Law Of Jungle

      —————————————-
      Unruly Monks Go Berserk?

      http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2014/05/11/monks-to-hunt-a-monk/

      Enjoy!

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    What a lot of rubbish you write. Didn’t you know that Native Veddah is descended from immigrants too? We are all originally from Africa, the cradle of mankind.

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      Paul ,

      “Didn’t you know that Native Veddah is descended from immigrants too? We are all originally from Africa, the cradle of mankind.”

      We all know that. However, the Tara-Sinhala, The Para-Tamils and Para-Muslin san dother Paras do not want to accept that.

      Those paras do not want to accept that that they are paras.

      Only the Native Veddah are not paras, because they were the First, they walked over 25,000 years ago.

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        Amare, whether you are Para or not depends on how you view yourself not on how others view you. A chooti para for example might choose to think of himself as a parachute!

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          Paul

          “Amare, whether you are Para or not depends on how you view yourself not on how others view you.” Yes.

          The original meaning of Barbarian, is somebody who said ba, ba, ba, by the Greeks, and the barbarians did not speak Greek. Now the original barbarians changed the meaning and call others barbarians.

          Same with Para-Sinhala and Para-Tamils, the Original Paras.

          The Sinhala call the Tamils, Para-Tamils ( Demala)

          The High Caste Tamils call the Low caste Tamils, Parayan..

          The Native Vedaa calls Sinhala, Para-Sinhala , an dthe Tamils-para-Tamils, because theya re Foreigners, Paradeshis.

          The Funny part is that the Para-Sinhala calling the others paras, when they them selves are paras, para-Sinhala.

          “Amare, whether you are Para or not depends on how you view yourself not on how others view you.” Yes.

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    Bad luck for Glasgow Commonwealth Games with ………in attendance.

    Remember how our Cricket team finally won the World T20 without the ……….Presence.

    Look at our Rugby team today. We had the best Rugby team in Asia before.

    Think twice. I will think 1,000,000 times before………

    Good luck.

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      ~We had the best Rugby team in Asia before. ~

      NO not true you don’t have ba**s. small pricks. Australiasia has always produced the best in the 5 nations world class.

      stick to stupid croak-et.

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    Dear Hague, Alexander or whoever,

    It is about time that you two and Cameron himself realize that England (Britain is the wrong term for England)is just another country in today’s world. If you read a little bit about world history, not only England but Portugal, Spain, Holland, France, Egypt and China – to name a few, were all colonial powers one time that ruled over other countries. Where are they today? Do they interfere with countries they ruled over in the past. Absolutely not!

    So then what makes England feel so uppity. The people from that little island (England) should come down to earth and spend more time in building its own lazy white men to work and build their economy without dreaming of the yesteryears.

    In addition to developing England’s economy, its leaders should rein in the uneducated vociferous Tamil rabble rousers who seem to have taken over the country whenever the Sri Lankan leaders visit England. Do these jokers who presently rule England care for the Tamils. Hell no! They only care for the vote bank the Tamils represent.

    Sri Lanka should avoid England like the plague. Even though the English consider themselves important, they have become bogeymen and yes men to who ever has more muscle in the world – may it be USA or even China.

    Will a barking dog bring down a mountain, heck no – not even an ant hill.

    The Tamils who ran away to co called greener pastures including England can have England. The leadership in Sri Lanka is in the correct path in showing the middle finger to England and who ever that wants to interfere in local affair of Sri Lankans. Do the Tamils living elsewhere care about Sri Lanka. They do not but they miss the easy life in Sri Lanka. I am sure the ball-freezing winters in Canada and Europe make them pine for the little Paradise Island where life is easy going.

    JP/USA

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      Hey Jay,
      You are right, SL leadership do not have to care what England, EU or USA say. SL has absolute rights to ignore all of them. But SL Gov respect to its’ own citizen and theirs future wellbeing can’t be compromized. If your loving SL administration cannot adhere to UN or CW guidelines, just get out of those unions… SL Gov has no power to change guidelines and ethical base those organizations were formed, so just get out and form new ones with SL allies ..
      But just remember we all are interconnected.. and remember simple figures like… 25% of SL exports goes to EU, another 25% to USA.. Your new friend China buys 1% whereas your hated neighbour India buy 6%…

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      Dear Jay Pathbey,

      “Do these jokers who presently rule England care for the Tamils. Hell no! They only care for the vote bank the Tamils represent”

      Yes their eyes are on the vote bank. That’s why the letter to the FS from the shadow FS. The SFS is playing dirty politics.

      If the shadow FS is not a donkey he would have known that nothing can prevent the Chairperson-in-office of the Commonwealth from attending any Commonwealth function or meeting or conference, in his official capacity, other than the removal of the current holder from that office.

      The letter is eye wash, intended to fool the rabble.

      It is the same in Canada. The govt that was beholden to the Canadian Tamil diaspora dilly dallied in proscribing the LTTE. The proscription had to wait for a change of govt that was not beholden to the Canadian Tamil diaspora to become a reality.

      BTW. I can understand your anger but try to rein it in. I feel a dispassionate critique will have more affect. I apologise if I was too presumptuous and encroached in to your personal space.

      Please do keep writing. I enjoyed what you wrote from your heart.

      Kind Regards,
      OTC

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    Jay Pathbey
    You have shown your ignorance. You don’t understand the difference between UK,Britain and England.
    The rest of your rubbish is not worth reading

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    Rajesh,

    Thank you for being judgemental. I first went to England on 16th November 1967 and studied, worked and lived there for almost 17 years, probably when were still in your grandfather’s balls. I worked for Lloyd’s of London as a Senior Engineer Surveyor for almost five years before I quit and left for greener pastures in the US.

    I never fell in love with the dastardly country, neither did I like their weather nor the attitude of the people. They can boss the Scots, Irish and the Welsh and call them selves Britain because as the Scots say it feels the dumb English feel better.

    From your name you sound like a Kallathoni who seem to have found paradise in England probably after getting there as an economic refugee from Sri Lanka. Good luck to you Kallan and to your Cameron.

    JP/USA (Proud to be a Sri Lankan American)

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      Hey Jay

      if that gives you some satisfaction, yes consider I am a kallathoni and I am cleaning toilets here.

      Cheers mate.

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      Bloody hell jay
      you are Kallathoni twice over then?

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      !I first went to England on 16th November 1967 and studied, worked and lived there for almost 17 years, probably when were still in your grandfather’s balls. I worked for Lloyd’s of London as a Senior Engineer Surveyor for almost five years before I quit and left for greener pastures in the US.!!

      UK does not have engineering surveyors but like SL it has building surveyors and they are not recognised by RIBA except some engineers because they don’t confirm to professional practice of staying out of politics.
      Lloyds are insurance brokers and they employ valuation surveyors.
      You are not on their list of surveyors from November 67.
      Jay Pathbey/Jagath Asoka You are mafia art like the Italian woman you live with.

      Your chemistry set has exploded and you are trying to get into real estate but that too calls for qualifications.

      If I ask you you 10 engineering questions you wont answer 1.

      half kotchi kalllathoni and sihalaa watti amma Jagath Asoka/Jay Pathbey your article on CT. Studied in Ukraine and went to US then married a Italian cleaner like Sonia for citizenship.

      Pathola your own article

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/rajapaksas-are-my-gods/

      Here it is:

      My Real Name is Panangadan Krishnan Jagath Asoka; I am also known as Jay Asoka, Jagath Asoka, Jay Panangada, and Jagath Panangadan. Bhante Rathnadeera and Eshanthi are my clones. So far I have only two clones because my lab exploded last night, but I am going to fix it and make 23 million clones of myself because I want all of you to see my picture everywhere you look, even in your dreams. On my US passport I am Jagath Panangadan, and I am not a Sri Lankan citizen

      You are a fascist like Cyril Mathew afraid of the Tea baggers of US. wife is Mussolini calibre so she fears the Anglo Saxons

      If I am wrong prove it you monkey. You a bigger filth than OTC the Sihala Buddhist Rump.

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    Jay Pathbey,

    From what you have said it seems you are the real Kallathoniya who has spent the whole life gnawing at greener pastures and now write moda choon gibberish to prop the Rajayakahs criminal regime.

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    An TNA MP in Sri Lanka says there is no LTTE, when Alexander is undeniably under their sway. The ‘public interest’ that Alexander refers to is nothing but that of the LTTE.

    If Sri Lanka is held to account by a country and it’s politicians with clean hands that would be understandable, but Britain is no such country. Politicians like Alexander have more blood on their hands than any person in Sri Lanka, including the reviled Prabhakaran. Even if one were to reject their doings in our part of the world, their recent activities in the ME cannot be ignored. In partnership with the US and others the UK destroyed Iraq allegedly resulting in the deaths of some 1.4 million, ( The UNSG no less said that it WAS an illegal war), and this after bombing Afghanistan to smithereens and occupying it. Why the LTTE rump hold him in such high esteem therefore needs no explanation. The Afghans ‘benefited’ by being allowed to grow Opium openly.

    Alexander was a prominent member of that government, and that alone should decide his ‘importance’. Should the Scots vote for independence, he may find himself marooned there.

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    The Chilcott enquiry took evidence for several years, and yet cannot write it’s report for want of essential documents denied for reasons of ‘national security’, i.e. to protect the criminality and it’s purveyors. That manifestly supersedes ‘public interest’.

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    Silva,

    “moda choon gibberish”.

    Man, politics aside I love your Singlish.

    Cheers!

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      Ben Hurling,

      You are welcome!

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    Why do you people slage england off because you come here with nothing take the tax mans money lick the englishman ass get some education and still live in it.So you are all para sinhalayas, tamils what ever you want to call yourselves. Just ungreatfull baberians piss off the lot of you to where you started from….

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    Rita,

    Not everyone came to England to take the tax man’s money.

    For that matter England is a comparatively poor country full of rotten Ritas and lazy bums living in the past when compared to Germany, France, Norway, Sweden or even India. Those who go to England because of their welfare system are no better than the English.

    The ungrateful barbarians Rita is talking about are the English who with their guns and bibles – for invading countries that openly welcomed these English Bastards. These naïve countries lost their identity, their religions, their culture and now their hard earned peace.

    Some of us passed through England fifty years ago to get some higher education in the years it was not easily available in our own lands. But again we paid much more than the English did for that education. I never licked the Englishmen’s ass when I was in England. But in my company in USA I did have a few engineers from England and I fired them because they were too lazy and incompetent and wanted too much time off. I have since replaced them with German and Japanese Engineers and Technicians who are ore willing to work. To enlighten you the English lick our asses now, you see, it is a different world now and things have turned around

    The Tamils from Sri Lanka are an entirely different breed of animals. They go to Europe complaining of discrimination in their own lands and then they dictate to their adopted countries. They are the ones who are easy riders. In fact (in England) these Tamils are kind of begging from the English who themselves are beggars. So the English can have them and keep them.

    In the near future one may see a Tamil prime minister or a Tamil Chief Justice in England coming from a Tamil suburb of Southall or may be from Tamil Wellawatta in London.

    God save the Queen and the Tamil Scum Bags in England.

    They are all easy riders on the UK tax-payers

    JP/USA

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    This letter writing business is another seemingly effective method used by politicians and political activists to fool the ‘wounded’ Tamil diaspora throughout the world. In Sri Lanka too politicos write letters and even give threatening phone calls to ‘others’ demanding ‘justice’ on behalf of their ‘wounded’ voters who complain that ‘so and so’ has done ‘such and such’ things therefore, ought to be taught a ‘good’ lesson! These gullible voters are happy when a letter of this nature is written and published somewhere on a ‘website’. It is true it takes their anger away for a few days or weeks and these politicos can sleep a good night sleep at least for a few days. Canadian politicians do the same because they eye on Tamil diaspora votes in greater Toronto area. Nowadays, US officials are silent on Sri Lanka because Russian President Putin is teaching them how to play Russian Roulette (in Crimean style) and apparently he has given them a lot of ‘homework’!

    If there is an election in the near future there will be more threatening statements, letters, news briefings, and even interviews given by these politicos to ethnic Tamilian media. The real Britisher should come forward and tell these opportunistic and hypocritical politicians to take care of the country’s real issues rather than spending their valuable time on un-achievable tasks (like the case of Sri Lanka).

    Folks! This is the 21st century; Britain with other commonwealth nations got together and chose President Rajapaksa unanimously as the Commonwealth Chair and if he does not participate in these games who else do they (Hon Hague and Hon Alexander) expect would do His job? I do not think that Queen Elizabeth can do two tasks at the same time!

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    Rajapakse did not attend the commonwealth celebrations recently,while being its head.
    He will miss the Glasgow games too.

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    Jay pathbey you maybe a high flyer now to get where you are you did come to england and kissed the englishmen ass thats why you talk out of yours.. get your facts straight when i mentioned baberians i ment it for people like you so shut [Edited out]

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    This letter from Labour’s shadow Foreign Secretary, Douglas Alexander, to the real one, William Hague, is a good example of why the Labour Party in the UK is failing to convince the British public that it is a realistic alternative to the very unpopular Conservative/LibDem coalition there.

    Here we see a senior Labour politician once again encouraging the disruption of a Commonwealth event for the sake of possibly holding on to the votes of a few thousand supporters of the defeated Tamil Tigers in the UK. However, Alexander seems oblivious to the fact that this is one more action that will add to the continuing alienation of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of traditional Labour voters who see Labour as the party that puts the interests of minorities (terrorist supporters) within minorities (Tamil migrants in the UK) ahead of the interests of the majority (British people who want to live peacefully and enjoy the Commonwealth Games).

    The only people to benefit from Alexander’s foolish letter to Hague will be the UK Independence Party (UKIP), as the recent elections in the UK have shown. It’s worth noting that Alexander is in charge of Labour’s campaign for the next general election and unless that is changed they will therefore lose. UKIP and the Conservatives must be very happy about that!

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