Miliband gtf By Shenali Waduge

David Miliband and a host of other UK MPs are denigrating a democratic and sovereign nation using their office in a personal vendetta that revolves around courting Tamil constituents in the UK in order for them to win votes and possibly other favors but that is something UK will need to investigate on their own. That LTTE is proscribed in the UK has not stopped these UK MPs including David Miliband from attending events of LTTE and LTTE fronts and the UK needs to explain their actions given that fund raising and support for terrorist organizations is prohibited by UK law – unless it is only for paper purposes. Selfishness for political prospects cannot determine the existence of a terrorist organization – someone needs to clearly tell Miliband this and Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister must convey this to the UK Government.
Given that Miliband has been so supportive of the Tamil cause upon his arrival on 29 April 2009 with French counterpart Bernard Kouchner and his concern to minimize civilian casualties, we would like to know why the LTTE did not listen to him and release the hundreds of thousands of Tamil civilians the LTTE were herding with them.

Though all of the time we tend to point fingers at the US for their bullying ways we tend to forget that all of the world’s ills in terms of divide and rule originated by the British. Perhaps the British remain in their imperial labyrinth forgetting the nations that they ruled are no longer within their scope though there are plenty of those ready to be subjects of the British with tail coats and all.

Miliband must explain his presence at the launch of the Global Tamil Forum on 24th February 2010 at the UK House of Commons whilst he was serving as UK Foreign Secretary despite protests by the GOSL. The GTF objective was to support an international independent investigation into war crimes and genocide against Tamils as well as a venue change for CHOGM in Sri Lanka. As for the CHOGM if it is such a headache for political leaders to attend because they are worried of not securing votes from their constituencies please cancel the thing altogether. These events will anyway lead to another opportunity to enjoy the hospitality of Sri Lanka and then return to their nations to release statements that condemn our country.

Similar we must also know if Eric Solheim is Norways’ mouthpiece, or whether Robert Blake is also speaking on behalf of the US Government because all these individuals appear to have strong ties to the LTTE and they are harming cordial relationships between Governments. As officers their Governments need to clearly draw the line on some of their actions.

It is the prerogative of countries to sing praises for terrorists and their supporters, but our praises are for the armed forces that eliminated terrorism in Sri Lanka.(Euroasia Review)

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