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Thank you anyway, Miliband

“Any mention of my island home (no matter what British political scandal it may involve), is most welcome. For here is a chance for the world to stop its hurried turning, pause a moment, and remember that savage kingdom in the Indian Ocean. To read once more of the 100,000 Tamils thought to have died in a few balmy days last May.

“Memory, that dignified defender of all human life, will not simply disappear. It is the archaeological remains of our collective existence. Those who bear witness can never forget until closure is achieved.”

Roma Tearne, a scholar with Brookes University, discusses then British Foreign Secretary's David Miliband’s decision last year to focus on Tamils’ humanitarian plight in Sri Lanka.