Saturday, 07 December 2013 - 12:52
British Labor party demands inquiry regarding Sri Lanka
British Shadow Foreign Secretary of the Labour Party Douglas Alexander has met with a delegation from the UK Tamil Diaspora yesterday.
During the meeting he has stated that he is prepared to pressure British Premier David Cameron to call for an international inquiry regarding Sri Lanka.
The British Premier had stated that if Sri Lanka does not take steps to initiate a local inquiry by March he would call for an international inquiry.
However, it is the opinion of the Labour Party that Prime Minister David Cameron should initiate the mechanism for the international inquiry before March.
British Shadow Foreign Secretary of the Labour Party Douglas Alexander has stated that 2014 is an important year for Sri Lanka in terms of reconciliation.
Elaborating further he has stated that steps need to be taken to establish an international inquiry regarding Sri Lanka during the UN Human Rights Summit scheduled for March of next year.
Britain has a large Diaspora of Sri Lankan Tamils and their votes are crucial for both the current British government and the opposition.
Experts state that British Premier David Cameron is making strong statements against Sri Lanka due to this and the British Labour Party has also begun making similar statements.
Reports state that the Global Tamil Forum and the UK Tamil National Alliance were also part of the delegation that took part in yesterday’s meeting.
Meanwhile, leader of the Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian R. Sambanthan states that America should be informed of the expectations of the Tamil populace in Sri Lanka.
He had expressed this view during a meeting with the Foreign Committee Member delegation of the American Senate held yesterday at Trincomalee.