UK's opposition leader calls for Sri Lankan troops to be withdrawn from the Tamil homeland

Thursday October 24, 2019

The United Kingdom's leader of the opposition has called for the Sri Lankan military forces to be withdrawn from the Tamil homeland.

 

Speaking at the Tamil Genocide Recognition conference held at the UK Houses of Parliament today, the Rt. Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP also said if the Labour party comes to power, it would impose economic sanctions against the Sri Lankan state for persistently refusing to allow its crimes against the Tamil people to be investigated.

 

Also speaking at the event, the Labour party's shadow international trade minister, the Rt. Hon Barry Gardiner MP, said his party would ensure the international trade benefits Sri Lanka receives are conditional on its human rights record.

 

 

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