We will continue to push for independent probe - Ed Miliband

We will continue to push for independent probe - Ed Miliband

April 14, 2015   01:15 pm

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British Prime Ministerial hopeful Ed Miliband says that the Labour Party will continue to push for a full and independent, international investigation into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka.

In a video message to the British Tamil community marking the New Year, the Leader of the Labour Party and leader of the opposition said he raised the issue with President Maithripala Sirisena, during their recent meeting.

 He assured that the Labour Party would continue to push forward on the matter saying, “we will continue to advocate for your cause.”

“We in the Labour Party know our responsibility to the Tamil community,” he said.

Full Statement:

“I want to wish everyone in the Tamil community a happy new year and I want to take this opportunity to thank the Tamil community for the incredible contribution you make to our country across every walk of life.

The Labour Party has always been a friend of the Tamil community and will continue to be so, and we will continue to push for the full and independent, international investigation into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka. It’s something I raised with President Sirisena when I met him and we will continue to push this forward, we will continue to advocate for your cause.

We in the Labour Party know our responsibility to the Tamil community. So let me reiterate my wishes for a happy new year and I look forward to working with the Tamil community in the months and years ahead.”

 

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