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UK opposition leader stands with Tamils for justice and self-determination

The leader of the British opposition Jeremy Corbyn expressed his solidarity with the Tamil people and reiterated calls for justice and self determination, in a message released to mark the 7th year anniversary since the massacres at Mullivaikkal.

“I offer my deepest sympathies to the family, friends and loved ones of those that died during the final days and weeks of Sri Lanka’s armed conflict,” said Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

“My thoughts today are also with the wider Tamil community who have shouldered injustice for decades and remain resolute in their determination for justice.”

“We will stand with you in your pursuit of truth, justice, accountability, reconciliation and self-determination in Sri Lanka.”

Mr Corbyn also reiterated his party’s commitment to “the needs of and justice for the Tamil people and we remain steadfast in our support for the implementation, in full, of the UN Human Rights Council’s resolution on Sri Lanka”.

“Only with a true reckoning with its past will Sri Lanka be set on the path to lasting peace,” he said.

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