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Sri Lankan MP slams Amnesty International chief for attending Mullivaikkal

Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) leader Udaya Gammanpila criticised the head of Amnesty International after she visited the Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day commemorations at Mullivaikkal last month.

“Why don't you drop by India on your way to Sri Lanka to commemorate the Sikh terrorists who were killed by the Indian military in 1987, or travel to Mumbai and commemorate the Muslim terrorists who were killed by Mumbai police in 2008?” demanded Gammanpila, as he addressed a media briefing in Colombo.

 “In fact Agnes you don't have to travel anywhere. You can do this in your motherland France and commemorate the Islamist terrorists who were killed by the military in 2015. Not only will you be stopped by the government but by your people.”

The Sinhala extremist parliamentarian went on to suggest that Agnes Callamard, the General Secretary of Amnesty International, consider organising a protest at Ground Zero in the US, the site of the 9/11 attacks.

Gammanpila also criticised the Sri Lankan state for not doing enough to crack down and halt commemorations that had taken place across the North-East on May 18. The day is usually marked by Tamils around the world as Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day, commemorating the tens of thousands killed by the Sri Lankan state in 2009.

“It was not a remembrance of the dead ones by their loved ones but a commemoration of the LTTE terrorists as evinced by the decorations of the LTTE flags,” he claimed.

“There is no reservation in our minds over the rights of the Tamils to remember their loved ones. But no nation with dignity would allow child killers and women abusing terrorists in this world to be remembered this way.”

Speaking to the Tamil Guardian at Mullivaikkal, Callamard called on the international community to take decisive action by referring Sri Lanka to the United Nations Security Council with a view to an International Criminal Court investigation.

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