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From The Socialist newspaper, 15 May 2013

British government supports murderous Sri Lankan regime

International workers' solidarity needed

Prime Minister David Cameron's decision to lead Britain's delegation to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting is a kick in the teeth to Tamil-speaking people.

The meeting, to be held in November in Sri Lanka, gives a seal of approval to President Mahinda Rajapaksa's murderous regime that was responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of civilians in the closing months of the war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

The Queen tried to sidestep controversy by sending Prince Charles in her place as head of the Commonwealth.

The Tamil Solidarity campaign is stepping up its activities to stop this showcase meeting going ahead in Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo.

On Saturday 8 June we are co-hosting with the British Tamils Forum an event bringing together Tamil community activists with trade unionists and others to launch this initiative.

Solidarity Day

Saturday 8 June, 4pm to 8pm. School of Oriental and African Studies, Vernon Square Campus, Vernon Square, Penton Rise, London, WC1X 9EW
Contact: info@tamilsolidarity.org, Keerthikam@tamilsolidarity.org or 07778327044

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