The Council of the London Borough of Redbridge has passed a historic motion calling upon the British Prime Minister and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to ensure justice is delivered to the Tamils in Sri Lanka by implementing a solution to the conflict that meets the people’s aspirations.
The motion that had been proposed by Conservative Group Leader Paul Canal had received cross party support and had been carried unanimously. While noting that for many decades the Tamils of Sri Lanka have been subjected to many atrocities of genocidal proportions by the Government of Sri Lanka, the motion points out that even presently the Government of Sri Lanka has not expressed any will to address the root cause of the conflict.
Pointing out that the international community has failed to deliver on its promises by the deferral of the OISL; the Redbridge Council has called upon the UK Prime Minister, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN Secretary General to facilitate the delivery of the following:
- The delivery of a permanent political solution to address the root cause of the conflict that would meet the aspirations of the Tamil people
- Justice for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed against the Tamil people
- A mechanism that would ensure the socio-economic and cultural well-being while safeguarding historical identity
While expressing his pleasure on the passing of the motion, the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils Chair and Ilford North MP Lee Scott has said, “It is important that the entire population of this country is informed of the positive contribution that the Tamil community makes to this country and of the issues faced by their kith and kin in Sri Lanka.”
Jim softy / April 3, 2015
why they don’t give London -EELam to Tamils. then all the problems will be over.
Tamils live in their homeland and they have money too.
aha / April 3, 2015
This is how it works – I go to my local MP and promise him a block vote of x amount – in return he will pressurize the party and pass inane resolutions such as this.
Cameron is the biggest hypocrite -he came to Sri Lanka and made an arrogant and stupid speech -but no such bravado when Israel bombing the Gaza schools or when he went to China and did not bring up anything about their appalling human rights record.
The Diaspora has has so much money collected yet no hit man on the ground so their frustration is huge. Despite the present government desperately jumping in to bed with the LTTE-proxy TNA, never again will we allow terrorism to raise its head again.
Lanka Liar / April 5, 2015
If it is in SL they use the white van.
Bedrock Barney / April 3, 2015
Such heartfelt concern. Not like there’s a general election around the corner or something. Nope, nothing but genuine concern.
T Peiris / April 3, 2015
Give that Eelam to UK Tamils in London.And Remind Everybody of the Ltte Terrorist Activities.Don’t forget that ; its important that everybody in United Kingdom is aware of LTTE Atrocities.
lal / April 3, 2015
I believe Paul C has made these comments not because Tamil activists in this electorate are pointing a gun at his head but his bleeding conscious. The man is also concerned about killings of thousands of Iraqi and Afghan civilians by British soldiers, British slave trade of Africans and Opium Trade in China. He will soon campaign to donate all income derived by British who engaged in these barbaric trades. He could join in the next BurgerFast to Death organised by All Tamil Suicide Bombers Cooperative. It is obvious he dislikes Tamil violence against innocent Sinhala women and children. Hats off to all men of good conscious!
FAMOUS449 / April 3, 2015
Why don’t the political parties in UK and the other countries committed to the cause of Tamil Ealam whose primary interest is to punish Sri Lanka without having first to establish the truth behind the continuous turmoil, in the first place, carve out a portion of Tamil Nadu or Kerala, two of the Southern states in the Sub-continent from where these Tamil speaking Muslims and Tamilians arrived for the purpose of permanent settlement like in the Malaysian archipelago, merely for the purpose of letting them live peacefully ever after by them.
ACBD / April 3, 2015
Actually you will find that most sinhalese today came from tamilnadu and kerala aswell. In that case you probably would have to go there aswell. Read the article below
Japwatch / April 3, 2015
Tamils or not, everyone living in the island nation deserves equal rights. No human is superior to the other. Terrorists, insurgents, rebels are labels given to people who rebelled for a cause. Both communities have their own rebels. Call them by any name you like. But each time you say those names, you must realize that you are demeaning your own self. Go figure.
Candidly / April 3, 2015
If this report is an accurate summary of what happened in Redbridge then it shows how effective the Tamil Tigers have been in infiltrating even the Conservative Party in the UK. Paul Canal appears to be expressing no sympathy for the tens of thousands of Sri Lankan people, including thousands of Tamilian Sri Lankans slaughtered by the brutal Tigers, nor does he accept that any realistic solution has to satisfy all the people of Sri Lanka, not the pensioned off revolutionaries and terrorists now living in the UK.
A shameful day indeed for British Conservatives with some of their members like Paul Canal making excuses for terrorism.
raj / April 3, 2015
why don’t you pass a motion to create Eelam in your area and be assured of tamil votes.
Tilak de Silva / April 3, 2015
This is another council in London dependent on funds of Tamils to be in politics. In the history Sri Lanka had ‘kalla thonis’ from India. Now England has ‘kalla thonis’ from SL, not only are they defrauding the UK Social Security system, the politicians in UK are promoting as they depend on the money from Tamils to be in politics.
Thamilan / April 3, 2015
The solution for the Tamils problems in Sri Lanka will come by passing a motion in the Sri Lankan parliament and not by the Redbridge Council!
Siva Sankaran Sarma / April 3, 2015
Redbridge, hehehe :D Didn’t some LTTE genius throw a fit a couple of weeks ago because it turned out most of the anti Lankan noise emanates from ethnic ghettos? :D
alex / April 4, 2015
This would have never happened 10 years ago, when the world supported Sri Lanka against the LTTE … it is a sign of how far Sri Lanka has slipped in the eyes of the world. Important for the new government to start turning things around by being genuine about reconciliation and accountability.
MANIVANNAN MP / April 4, 2015
While congratulating the Redbrige council on the historical resolution. We urge the council to make following changes to reflect the true plight of tamils in Srilanka
The delivery of a permanent political solution to address the root cause of the conflict that would meet the aspirations of the Tamil people – ” A UN lead referendum among Tamils in North East of Sri Lanka and Tamil diaspora who have been displaced by the 30 years of genocidal war”
Justice for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed against the Tamil people with the genocidal intend to systematically destroy the Tamil nation in the way proposed by the chronicle Mahavamsa.
A mechanism that would protect and ensure the socio-economic and cultural well-being while safeguarding historical identity of Tamils as a nation who lived in historical land in North East for 1000’s of years.
Jim softy / April 4, 2015
They did not have their own country in their entire history.
Vanguard / April 4, 2015
“The delivery of a permanent political solution to address the root cause of the conflict that would meet the aspirations of the Tamil people”
And the aspirations of all Sri Lankan’s as well, right? I hope they have not forgotten that other races live here as well.
backlash / April 4, 2015
Different administrations in Sri Lanka are continuing to dupe themselves and the people about the Tamil National Question. They want to wish it away. But it has continued to grow. Word opinion is narrowing by the day it is time Tamils were provided with justice and the right to run their affairs – a constitutional right all other Provinces are entitled to and, in fact, enjoy. While it is true the Sirisena-Ranil government is prepared to concede to reason, now the over-sized and politicised Army and the Buddhist clergy will not give in to reason. The economic life of the country, meanwhile, is being strangled. Local politics are ill-fated not to act judiciously. As a wise old political leader told me in the mid-1990s “it may require another foreign army to step in and force a reasonable solution” before the countries slips into bankruptcy and the resultant anarchy.
Surely Redbridge Council’s humane resolution will be followed by many others in the different countries as well.
Sylvia Haik / April 4, 2015
I think everybody should have Human Rights, whatever their race or religion. Councils like Redbridge and indeed the whole of Britain has these laws already and this particular one isolating Tamils is meaningless and superfluous. I very much doubt it is true. The British are far too sophisticated for nonsense.
kanan / April 4, 2015
Once eelam establised no one can live peacefully in these countries. That is sure