“The British government’s delay in seeking international justice for victims of genocide must be a matter of continuing shame for our country.
“We as British citizens demand that the British government lives up to its international obligations, that it recognizes formally that genocide has occurred in Sri Lanka and it moves the UN Security Council, the Human Rights Council and General Assembly for an international investigation.
“I know that the entire British people stand with us in this demand. Because it is consistent with fairness and the rule of law, both of which are deeply held British values.”
- Jan Jananayagam, Tamils Against Genocide. See here the full text of her speech at the London vigil on May 18, for the victims of Sri Lanka’s massacres in 2009.