Australian State MP Hugh McDermott thanked the Tamil Nadu-based politician Seeman for his support, following calls for international recognition of Sri Lanka’s genocide of Tamils.
“I am grateful for your support and the support of approximately 100,000 people who have signed the petition in support of my comments,” said McDermott, in a letter released earlier today. “I have been humbled by the letters, emails and phone calls that I have received.”
“The acts of the Sri Lankan government were genocide,” he said. “It is important for governments around the world to recognise this and bring justice to the Tamil people.”
“It is imperative that the post-independence actions against the Tamil people are internationally recognised as genocide,” McDermott added in his letter to the Naam Thamilar Katchi leader.
“I am proud to stand with you and decry the injustice brought upon Tamils living in Sri Lanka. The world cannot stay silent and ignore the incredible suffering and injustice. I can assure you that regardless of any pressure placed on me by the Sri Lankan government, I will continue to raise awareness of the Tamil genocide.”
See the full text of the letter below.