A senior group of Labour MPs have called on the UK Government to take immediate measures to protect and promote fundamental rights and freedoms for Tamils in Sri Lanka and to stop all forced returns to the island from the UK, in light of the on-going constitutional crisis in the country.
The Labour MPs are pressing the Foreign Secretary to consider the suspension of EU trade benefits to Sri Lanka as the crisis continue.
For the seventh consecutive year, Freedom from Torture named Sri Lanka as the top country of origin for torture survivors.
“We are indebted to our Labour friends in Parliament for all their support on these important issues and in pressing the UK Government to act on our behalf,” Kandiah said.
Kandiah said that Tamils for Labour agrees wholeheartedly that all forced returns to Sri Lanka should be stopped and that it’s time that the Home Secretary protects Tamils from further harm. (Colombo Gazette)