Australian State MP Hugh McDermott thanked Tamil Nadu politician, Thol. Thirumaavalan for support following calls for international recognition of the Tamil genocide.
"I appreciate the kind words and encouragement. The acts of the Sri Lankan Government were genocide. It is important for governments around the world to recognise this and bring justice to the Tamil people," he wrote in his letter to the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) president.
See full text of the letter below:
In his reply, Thirumaavalan wrote:
"I appreciate your determination in fighting for the implementation of the UNHRC resolutions 30/1 and 40/L1 which ensure a fair, independent and credible war crimes investigation. the new regime which came to power in Sri Lanka has unilaterally announced its withdrawl from its commitment at the UNHRC. So it is very crucial to build up consensus amonf the supporters of Eelam Tamils."
See Thirumaavalan's letter below: