UK ignores Sri Lankan brutality


Britain ignores Sri Lanka’s brutality agaist Tamil and will continue to support Sri Lanka in building a sustainable peace in all parts of the country, British Deputy High Commissioner, Robbie Bulloch said in a statement. Bulloch, paid his first official visit to Trincomalee and Mullaitivu from 19-21 November, 2012. In the course of the visit the Deputy High Commissioner visited the China Bay naval base, former LTTE bases and the areas where the final stages of the war took place. He met war affected Tamil, Muslim and Sinhalese communities. Commenting on his visit, the Deputy High Commissioner said, “I was pleased to make my first official visits to Trincomalee and Mullaitivu, two regions deeply affected by the war. We saw some good work being carried out to help resettle former internally displaced communities and restore their livelihoods, as well as important infrastructure development. We also learned more about the brutality of the LTTE, which used child soldiers and committed terrorist atrocities. Challenges clearly remain, including the promotion of long term reconciliation between people whose memories of a violent conflict are in many cases still fresh. The UK will continue to support Sri Lanka in building a sustainable peace in all parts of the country.” The visit also included meetings with the Chief Minister of the Eastern Provincial Council, Najeeb Abdul Majeed; Eastern Provincial Council members; the Assistant Government Agent of Mullaitivu, C.A.Mohanras; members of the Tamil National Alliance and Sri Lanka Muslim Congress; Deputy Area Commander Eastern Naval Area, Commodore KKVPH De Silva; Major General K.J. Wijethilaka of Mullaitivu. However, Robbies comments hurt Tamils because they had affected by Sri Lankan genocide, which used paramilitary elements, mass killing and committed terrorist atrocities against Tamil civilians a Tamil activist told. A recent report by the UN which stated “inadequate efforts by the world body to protect Tamil civilians during the bloody final months of Sri Lanka’s civil war marked a grave failure that led to suffering for hundreds of thousands of people.  ]]>


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