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Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Sri Lankan government minister says India has a right to intervene in the ethnic crisis

Periyasamy Chandrasekaran, Leader of the Upcountry People's Front and a Member of Parliament for the Nuwara Eliya district today said India's intervention in the Sri Lankan terrorism issue cannot be avoided.

Speaking at the parliament this morning Minister Chandrasekaran said at the moment most of the civilians in the Kilinochchi district are facing more difficulties due to the on going war in Northern region.

He said there are no political solutions to the ethnic conflicts in the world.

Minister Chandrasekaran pointed out due to this conflict many Tamil leaders in the country have been killed in the past decades.

"In this situation people in the Tamil Nadu have a certain rights to intervene in the ethnic crisis in Sri Lanka," the Minister added.


Anti-terrorist exhibition in UK highlights Tiger atrocities

The European Community will get a first hand eye witness account of LTTE atrocities against innocent civilians in Sri Lanka when an anti-terrorist exhibition of photographs is launched by the anti-terrorist Sri Lankan Forum in Britain in several European cities shortly.

The first leg of this exhibition organised in collaboration with the Presidential Media Unit, the Foreign Ministry and the Sri Lanka High Commission in UK will open at the centre one hall at Cheswick Street London, near Scotland Yard Headquarters at 10 a.m. today.

A Presidential Media Unit release said Lord Nesby, a senior member of the British House of Lords will be among the main invitees at today’s opening ceremony.

Among other leading personalities attending as invitees will be, Conservative Party Shadow Foreign Secretary and former Conservative Leader William Hague, British Parliamentarians Stephen Cameron and Andrew Leet and Sri Lanka High Commissioner Nihal Jayasinghe.

A large number of intellectuals, media personalities and Sri Lankans domiciled in Britain will also be present.

The release said the Exhibition will feature nearly 280 large size photographs in addition to screening of short video films and distribution of pamphlets showing the LTTE barbarism.

The photographs will include those of politicians of all communities, from Jaffna Mayor Alfred Duraiappa to Major General Janaka Perera as well as intellectuals and other eminent persons killed by the LTTE.

The exhibition will also portray the massacre of civilians, destruction to property caused by the LTTE terrorists and their suicide attacks and conscription of child soldiers.Photographs depicting the development and stabilisation of democracy in the Eastern Province following its liberation from LTTE clutches will also be included in the exhibition.

When Sri Lanka is facing a decisive moment in its efforts to defeat LTTE terrorism comprehensively Sri Lankans resident in Europe too have rallied round to support that effort.

The second leg of the exhibition will be at the Hague in Netherlands on October 27 and 28 and the third in Paris, France on October 30 and 31.