Please come to show support at final day of Sivanthan hunger strike – Sunday, 12 August, 4pm next to Stratford High Street DLR station (Five minutes walk from Stratford underground Station), the Tamil coordinating committee said in a Statement.
Then we will go to Aspen Way at 6pm. Where we will expose real face of Sri Lanka to world leaders attending Olympics closing ceremony. Sivanthan would have been without food for 22 days. It is all of our duty to show our support for Sivanthan 5 demands, it added.
The hunger strike, which Mr Gobi Sivanthan started at the 22nd July 2012 in London Olympic village with the demand ‘Freedom for Tamils, Status for Tamileelam’, today reached its 21 days.Tamil humanitarian and national activist Mr Gobi Sivanthan started this action with 5 main demands.
Sivanthan’s 5 key demands follow:
IOC, suspend Sri Lanka from the Olympics
UN, initiate independent international investigation into war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed by Sri Lanka
International Community, force Sri Lanka to halt the genocidal land grabs intensifying in the Tamil homeland
International Community, force Sri Lanka to release all Eelam Tamil prisoners of war (POWs)
International Community, do not deport Eelam Tamil asylum seekers