Head of a nine-member British Parliamentary delegation, James Wharton, has said a solution to the Lankan ethnic question should be found within the country and no solution could be imposed from outside.
Wharton visited Jaffna with his fellow British Parliamentarians on Thursday. He made his observations while speaking to a group of local media personnel in Ariyalai, Jaffna where the Parliamentarians met the people who have been resettled in the area.
Expressing his views on the political situation in Sri Lanka, Wharton said the political leaders of the country must come forward to find an amicable solution to the Lankan crisis. “We came to know several things about Sri Lanka through the media in our country. So, we thought of visiting the island to study the real situation. We have been briefed on the situation and we understand there are certain issues, particularly certain matters with regard to resettlement, that have to be addressed,” he said.
Soon after the British delegation reached Jaffna, they were briefed on the situation in the North by the Jaffna Government Agent (GA) Sundaram Arumainayagam.
The British MPs also met the Jaffna Traders’ Association. Later in the evening on Thursday, the delegation met the occupying Jaffna Security Forces Commander Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe and discussed the general situation in Jaffna.
Afterwards, the delegation later left for Kilinochchi. The British parliamentarians are also scheduled to observe the development activities carried out in the South.
Meanwhile, in Libya, Iraq and Syria solutions have been imposed from out side, such as UN and West, but in Sri Lanka Britain is seeking for a solution from the war crime regime. More than 40,000 Tamils were killed in few months by the Sri Lankan regime.