Lord Tariq Ahmad, Britain's Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth, the United Nations and South Asia spoke to the British Tamil Conservatives (BTC) and emphasised the need to stand up for "important aspects of reconciliation" as well as "accountability and justice" in Sri Lanka.
During his interview with the BTC, he said that the government would focus on "ensuring that those who suffered were actually given justice and those who were perpetrators of crimes are also bought to justice".
He further added that that "the Tamil community is part of what defines modern Britain".
‘I have worked with the Tamil community for many many years from local government through to where I sit now […] We have the Conservative Tamil association which makes a massive contribution to the Conservative Party directly and why? Because what conservative values are, are shared by the British Tamil community’.
See the full video produced by the BTC above.