Global Tamil Forum (GTF) is taking steps to mobilise International opinion against Sri Lanka over alleged war crimes & crimes against humanity.
The GTF together with Britain’s All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils (APPGT) will co -host a parliamentary reception on Tuesday July5th.
The political meeting cum reception co-hosted by the GTF & APPGT will be held at the Attlee Suite of Portcullis House in Westminster.
Chief speaker at the event will be Alastair Burt MP & British Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.
Burt may re-iterate that “All Options” are at disposal of international community if SL govt fails to set up “credible investigation” by Dec2011.
Among other confirmed speakers at event are Douglas Alexander MP & Shadow Foreign Secretary & Ed Davey MP & Minister for Employment Relations.
Invitations have also been sent out to a large number of British ministers, all Members of Parliament & to 30 members of the House of Lords.
Several diplomats,media persons,human rights organization representatives & academics interested in Sri Lankan affairs have also been invited.
GTF is exploiting the wide concern in Britain on Sri Lankan situation after the screening of film “Killing Fields”on Channel -4 British TV.
Questions were raised in British Parliament by APPG-T chair Lee Scott MP & Vice-Chair Siobhain McDonagh MP on Sri Lanka at different times.
British Prime Minister David Cameron stated in the House that Britain wanted the UN & Sri Lankan Govt conduct investigations on the issues.
The GTF has also reportedly “brokered” a deal with New Delhi TV channels to telecast the channel 4 documentary for three days in India.
“Headlines Today” &” Aaj Tak TV (India Today Group) will telecast “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields” on 7th July (10pm) 8th July (11pm) & 9th July (10 pm).
Tamil Nadu state is being inundated with advertisements in newppapers, TV, radio & billboards telling people to watch the documentary on TV.
Efforts are also on to interview & televise Tamil Nadu chief minister Ms. Jayalalithaa Jayaram about her reactions to “The Killing Fields”.
Meanwhile “The Killing Fields” will be aired on Australia’s ABC1 today 4th July at 8:30pm during the current affairs program “Four Corners”.
This is a bundle of tweets posted on twitter by D.B.S. Jeyaraj