British MP for Ealing Southall, Virendra Sharma, has condemned the destruction of the Mullivaikal memorial in Jaffna university, describing it as "a high political choice to silence the memories of thousands".
On Twitter he stated:
The destruction of #Tamil monuments in #SriLanka is a violation to #UNHRC resolutions. I stand in solidarity with Tamils as they resist this oppression. #tamilgenocideisfact pic.twitter.com/vDqqPM9f0D
— Virendra Sharma MP (@VirendraSharma) January 12, 2021
In his statement, Sharma calls on the British Foreign Secretary to raise these concerns directly with the Sri Lankan government and also called for there to be space for the "public memory of the thousands killed in the civil war, fighters and civilians".