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Australian Tamils criticise Rudd's statement on LLRC

Tamils in Australia have expressed disappointed and concern at the Australian prime minister's response to LLRC report.

In a statement, the Australasian Federation of Tamil Association (AFTA) said,

"[The statement by Prime Minister Rudd] lacks either the persuasive language or open caution to Sri Lanka for its failure to address alleged violations of international humanitarian and human rights".

See here for full AFTA statement,

The Australian Tamil Congress (ATC) said in its statement,

"[it is] concerned that Mr Rudd has continued to call on Sri Lanka to investigate itself. The Tamil community has no confidence in the Government of Sri Lanka to conduct an independent investigation and deliver justice to the victims of the war. We cannot expect justice when an investigation is initiated by a party to the alleged crimes,"

See here for full ATC statement.

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