APPG for Tamils video message from Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP

Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP
Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP

Please find attached a download link for the video

The transcript in English is as below:

First of all I want to celebrate the contribution of British Tamils to our country.  Across every walk of life from the arts to business to the economy you make an extraordinary contribution. I am proud of the Labour Party’s relationship with the British Tamils and I am proud of the contribution that British Tamils make to our country.

Secondly, I wanted to say something about the ongoing situation in Sri Lanka where clearly there is new leadership with President Sirisena who I hope can lead Sri Lanka to a brighter future.  I urge the President to fully cooperate with the ongoing investigation into human rights abuses being conducted by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and I am very clear only a full and transparent independent international investigation into allegations of war crimes can be the first step towards satisfying and allaying the deep hurt and grievances of Tamils in Britain and around the world.  That is the Labour Party’s position, that will remain our position in opposition and into Government and that is the investigation that we want to see happen.

I hope you have a nice evening tonight.  I am proud of the relationship that the Labour Party has with British Tamils.  I look forward to that relationship going from strength to strength in the years ahead.

I hope this can be covered in your news today

Kind regards

Sen Kandiah

M: 077 9349 1275

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