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Exhibition in Westminster highlights Tamil genocide

 

Gavin Barwell, Conservative MP, Croydon Central. Photographs Tamilnet

 

British MPs and peers endorsed the call for an international, independent investigation, at an exhibition organised by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils (APPGT) and the British Tamil Forum (BTF). Photographs Tamilnet.

 

 Heidi Alexander, Labour MP, Lewisham East  

 

 Shadow Foreign Secretary, Douglas Alexander

 Angie Bray, Conservative MP, Ealing Central and Acton

 An exhibition organised by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils (APPGT) and the British Tamil Forum (BTF) was well attended by several MPs and peers.

Various displays and presentations detailed the genocide to visitors at the exhibition held in Portcullis House, a parliamentary building near the Houses of Parliament.

Eye-witnesses from the last stages of the military conflict shared their experiences with the many visitors.

The chairman of the APPGT, Lee Scott, Conservative MP for Ilford North, pledged to continue to fight for justice for the Eezham Tamils, with many other parliament officials supporting the exhibition and calls for an international, independent inquiry.

"We must stop the genocide of the Tamils. The world must stop the barbarism of the Sri Lankan regimen" said Robert Halfon, Conservative MP for Harlow.

Heidi Alexander, Labour MP for Lewisham East added "The need for international independent investigation into the crimes and atrocities that have taken place in Sri Lanka is clear from your exhibition and the UK has a responsibility to act to make this happen.”

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Former defence secretary, Liam Fox

Barry Gardiner, Labour MP, Brent North and Dawn Butler, former Labour MP, Brent South