The UK leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn in his Thai Pongal address this week, highlighted the ongoing persecution faced by Tamils and called on the UK government to take a lead in ensuring Sri Lanka works towards justice for Tamils.
"The Tamil people have made huge sacrifices in their struggle for human rights in Sri Lanka - and still face persecution today. As we approach the 70th anniversary of Sri Lanka's independence, our Government must take a lead in ensuring the Sri Lankan government takes active steps to support justice for Tamils in Sri Lanka and commit to serious post-conflict reconciliation."
"I wish all Tamil people a happy Thai Pongal and a fantastic year ahead." he tweeted.
Full address reproduced below: