I join the thousands of British Tamils who are remembering the death of their loved ones today. Today, 27th of November, is an important day in the British Tamil calendar.
Remembrance events are taking place in various venues in London. I am very mindful of the long wait of the Tamil community's quest for justice - they cannot wait any longer. In the summer this year, our Foreign Minister said that all options remain open for the international community if the Government of Sri Lanka fails to address the accountability issues, cited in the UN special panel report, in a credible manner and in line with internationally acceptable standards... In the coming weeks I will be working with Labour and Liberal Democrat colleagues in Parliament to ensure our Government act on our Foreign Minister's words. Justice will prevail and everybody will be able to live freely in peace and harmony. My thoughts and prayers today are with all Tamils who are mourning the death of their loved ones. I will not rest until justice is done and the perpetrators of war crimes in Sri Lanka are held accountable for their actions.