Thursday April 19, 2018
Home Indian Diaspora Labour Party ...

Labour Party of Britain to extend its strongest possible support for the Sri Lankan Tamils

At a Parliamentary event next week Britain's Labour Party will be reaffirming its strongest possible support for the Sri Lankan Tamils

Tamil People (representational image), Wikimedia

Colombo, Feb 25, 2017: Britains Labour Party is to reaffirm its strongest possible support for the Sri Lankan Tamils at a Parliamentary event next week, a media report said on Saturday.

Check out NewsGram for latest international news updates.

Leading figures from the UK Labour Party, including Leader of Opposition Jeremy Corbyn, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and Shadow Foreign Secretary, Emily Thornberry, will attend the “Tamils for Labour” event at the UK Parliament on February 28 to express their solidarity with the Tamil people, both in Britain and in Sri Lanka, the Colombo Gazette daily said in the report.

NewsGram brings to you current foreign news from all over the world.

Sen Kandiah, Chair of Tamils for Labour, said he was delighted Corbyn and so many Shadow Cabinet members and Labour MPs will attend the event.

Kandiah said Labour has always stood alongside and spoken up for the Tamil people.

NewsGram brings to you top news around the world today.

“With a crucial UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Session about to commence, the Party has a vital role to play in helping to highlight the on-going cases of human rights abuses committed against the Tamil community in Sri Lanka and in supporting our people’s legitimate demands for truth, justice, accountability and self-determination on the island,” he added. (IANS)

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2017 NewsGram

Next Story

Pakistan Elected to UN Human Rights Council along with 14 other countries

The new members will serve a three-year term from January 1, 2018

un human rights council
UN General Assembly elect 15 new members of Human Rights Council. Wikimedia

United Nations, October 17, 2017 : Fifteen countries, including Pakistan, have been elected to the UN Human Rights Council by the UN General Assembly.

In a vote on Monday, Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Chile, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Qatar, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain and Ukraine were elected, a Foreign Office statement said.

They will serve a three-year term from January 1, 2018. (IANS)


Next Story