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Miliband recalls ‘Black July’ in Lanka

British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, in a statement released on Friday, recalled the violence which occurred in 1983 affecting thousands of Tamil civilians in Sri Lanka.

“This month, in remembrance of Black July, we commemorate the lives of Tamil men, women and children that were lost and those who were displaced and exiled as a result of the regrettable violence. We may never know exactly how many lives were lost, but it is clear that the memories of the violence that ensued still live on. And it is important that we never forget,” he said.

Miliband said the Labour Party welcomes the UNHRC resolution which was passed in March earlier this year, calling for an international investigation into allegations of violations and abuses of international law on both sides during the civil war.

“We continue to put pressure on the Prime Minister and his Government to ensure that this happens. I believe an international investigation would be the first small step towards a permanent political settlement that would be acceptable to both parties and towards the permanent peace which is the precondition for rebuilding a successful Sri Lanka,” he added

Author: TELO Media Team 1