3 August, 2020

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UK All Party Parliamentary Group For Tamils Wants Cameron To Review The Decision To Attend CHOGM

“We sincerely hope that you will review your decision to attend CHOGM 2013 in Sri Lanka; but if you do attend we earnestly hope that you will make a clear public statement about these issues and take the opportunity to visit the north and see for yourself the conditions there. ” the UK All Party Parliamentary  Group for Tamils (APPGT) wrote to the Prime Minister David Cameron.

David Cameron

The members of the APPGT Lee Scott MP, Siobhan McDonagh MP, Simon Hughes MP, Virenda Sharma MP ,Gavin Barwell MP, Robert Halfon MP and John Mann MP today sent a letter to Cameron and still waiting for a reply.

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils (APPGt) would like to convey their disappointment on the decision to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka. We have held meetings with the Minister to inform him of this, they said.

“The APPGt believe that Sri Lanka has failed on the fundamental values of the Commonwealth, such as Democracy, Human Rights, Tolerance, Respect and Understanding, Separation of Powers, Rule of Law, Freedom of Expression and Good Governance. On these bases, the Foreign Affairs Committee in its report in November 2012, urged you to announce your unwillingness to attend the CHOGM in Sri Lanka; this call has been echoed by many other independent organisations. We believe that if Sri Lanka is allowed to host the CHOGM 2013, it would undermine the Commonwealth founding principles and the Charter of the Commonwealth, which was signed by Her Majesty the Queen; and which the UK is committed to.” they further wrote.

We publish below the letter in full;

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    APPGT. Only for TAMILS? Should be disbanded. Mouthpiece of the Ealam lobby in the UK. Nobody in Sri Lanka takes APPGT seriously.

    What about all others in Sri Lanka? About 90% of the population.

    The UK All Party Parliamentary Group for SRI LANKANS should be formed, instead.

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      You narrow minded. The UK has almost or more Sinhalese than Tamils and the APPC is simply addressing an issue that is longstanding. Both individually are divided in the middle for obvious reasons but because of 2009 killings Tamils have got closer together.
      To solve your fing problem with rajaporkistan the warlord just move your stinking backside towards the Americans who are behind it all. Who is America the Zionist Jews. Now do you get the picture why the balu sanya are attacking the Muslims.

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      Don’t you know, Ben, LTTE (now the LTTE RUMP) was/is the most racist group ever lived or connected to Sri Lanka?
      This LTTE rump always think that their eeeelllaaam is around the corner just because some western politicians utter some nonsense to get the block of votes from the rump …. These simple Simons think UNHRC, CHOGM (toothless tiger orgs which lost their purpose long time back) would deliver the eeellllaaaam on a plate … What a bunch of fools? They lost UNHRC, CHOGM and many others after the fatty lost himself in Nandikadal …. They are loosing money and time big way hoping their bacon is very close without understanding the international politics just like their boss …

      Former British Prime Minister Lord Palmerston captured the very essence of geopolitics when he said, “We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow.”
      Only thing this former British PM forget to mention is rolls-rouse engines … Ten engines worth 2.5billion dollars …

      Could APPGT beat that?

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      The Bad Guys are coming out of the woodwork, Ben :)

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        Could you please tell us what you mean by Bad Guys are coming out? Thanks.

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      So Romesh and Ben:
      Does it mean that anyone who speaks on behalf of the Tamils is an LTTE?
      Then does it mean that being Tamil means you are automatically a LTTE terrorist?

      By extension is every German a Nazi?

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      There is an all party parliamentary group for Sinhalese also. Some of it’s members like Liam Fox and Lord Naseby have fallen foul. The rump group has gone into a silent mode as they are unable to defend the atrocities that have been committed by the Srilanka Government on the Tamils in the past as well as the continuing terror tactics to silence dissidents.

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    Briefly, everyone/world at large belives that the United Kingdom is the guradian of Human Rights Values.

    However what we could witness is that the so called leadership is in violation of that Values?There is nothing to suggest in favour of Sri Lankan family rulers to support and justify the act of the UK government’s willingness to participate the Commonweaalth Conferance and to see a Notorious Criminal being installed as a leader of those 54 or so contries.

    So where are we? what happened to the so prestigious rulers of the world once? This is a changes of miracle? in the modern world?

    Hope the Rt Hon Prime Minister would change reverse his unacceptable act?

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      What?
      Prestigious rulers of the world?
      You mean the panderers or looters of other nations …
      They are still selling the lootings for big bugs …
      One news item says “The piece of thousand-year old translocated Srilankan heritage will be sold on the London antiquities market in Bonhams “Indian and Islamic” sale in London on April 23, 2013″
      For minorities of those countries, these panderers/looters are the most respectable prestigious rulers of the world … Because they got all unfair advantages and benefits over the majority … That is the strongest pillar of the “divide and rule” strategy …
      The servile mentality of minorities to these looters still play havoc in those countries … they still think they are the superior community …

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      Mr. Kunabalasingam,

      The track record of United Kingdom recent past.

      “The guradian of Human Rights Values”. “Rulers of the World”.

      According to you:
      1. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar = Good dictators
      2. Libya, Syria = Bad dictators

      Do you need any more explanations?

      Do not lick boots of leaders of UK, Mr. Kunabalasingam.

      Bring out the best of your own fellow Sri Lankans.

      Future of Sri Lanka is ours. And it will be common to all of us. Whether Sinhalese, Tamil, Muslim, Burgher, Malay or Veddah.

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        “Do not lick boots of leaders of UK,”
        They the BTF members do not and don’t need to lick any boots because of its £2 billion turnover but you may one day have to lick theirs because UK politicians need them for creating employment opportunities.

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          I hear employment opportunities in the corner shop and credit card fraud sectors are highly sought after these days what with the downturn and all. Thank you come again :-)

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            Apparently the Credit Card business is not doing too well at the moment, but those Petrol stations are doing extremely well selling overpriced petrol.

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    Ben Hurling@
    “The UK All Party Parliamentary Group for SRI LANKANS should be formed, instead.”

    But it exists already and has about 20 members in the Country section of UK Parliamentary All Party Groups! The All Party Tamil Group seems to have about 25 members and is in the Subject section of Parliamentary groups – not the Country section, so Tamil Eelam is NOT recognised even by the UK’s Tamil Parliamentary Group.

    Its worth noting that this letter from the UK Parliamentary Group is more accurate than Reuters, the international news agency. Reuters in a recent news report stated that the UN claimed that “tens of thousands of civilians, mostly Tamils, were killed in the final months of the war”. This letter from the UK parliamentarians states the UN said “over 40000 people could have been killed” during the war’s final stages, which is a more accurate summary of the UN report, even though the UN provided no evidence to substantiate the large “could have been killed” figure.

    Speaking of allegations of crimes against humanity, when David Cameron recently visited India he was asked by the Indian government to lay a wreath at a memorial to hundreds of Indian civilians murdered by the British army. When Cameron goes to the CHoG meeting in Sri Lanka one wonders if the Sri Lankan government will take the opportunity to remind the UK prime minister of the atrocities carried out in Sri Lanka under British rule by getting him to do something similar regarding the Matale massacres by the British army, for example. Two can play that game, as the British say.

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    Signed MP are surviving on tamils votes, we don’t have take sereiosly about this group , there is no support for terrorism from UK government therefore they will come to CHOGM, waste of money LTTE dispora

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    Keith Vass MIA ?

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    MR.CAMERON, YOU WILL NO DOUBT,PUT ON YOUR RETHINKING CAP, AND DECIDE
    WHETHER TO ANOINT AS CHAIRMAN,OF THE COMMONWELTH LEAGUE FOR TWO YEARS,
    AN INDIVIDUAL, WHO HAS IN NO SMALL WAY,CONTRIBUTED TO THE DESTRUCTION
    OF THE TAMIL RACE, BY A MEAN METHOD OF MILITARY ANNHILATION, OF ITS OWN PEOPLES, AND CLAIMING VICTORY OVER,,WHAT/..,,;;;;;

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