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UK Prime Minister thanks British Tamils for 'amazing contribution' in Thai Pongal message

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak sent a "huge thank you" to British Tamils in a message released to mark Thai Pongal today, stating the community has made an "amazing contribution" to the country.

“Let me first say a huge thank you to British Tamils for the amazing contribution you make in the NHS, education, science, business, public service,” said Sunak in a video message released this morning.

“And as we look ahead, let me also renew my commitment to building a better, brighter future for everyone.”

British politicians from across the country have released messages to mark Thai Pongal today, including Leader of the Opposition Keir Starmer who said it was “also a time for us to remember the sacrifices made by the Tamil people for self determination, peace and justice in Sri Lanka”.

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