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Why an international independent investigation

"The UN Panel of experts has reported that there is credible evidence to institute an inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the conduct of the war in Sri Lanka. However, the UN continues with its inaction by calling on the very same murderous Sri Lankan regime to investigate its own murder.

"The Tamil people have no faith in the Sri Lankan judiciary or any other Sri Lankan state appointed mechanism to conduct an independent investigation to bring the war criminals to account. We demand an International Independent Investigation into the crimes committed against our people.

"For a sustainable peaceful co- existence in the island to be achieved, the Tamil and Sinhala people need to recognise each others’ nationhood. We will continue our struggle until there is true peace in the island. A peace based on mutual respect of each others’ freedom, independence and nationhood.

British Tamils Forum (BTF) speech at the May 18 vigil in London. See the full text here.

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