Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) leader V. Anandasangaree has urged the visiting British Parliamentary delegation which is now on a fact-finding mission in the island to be cautious of LTTE sympathisers in the United kingdom and not to get carried away by their false propaganda on the Lankan situation.
As the leader of the newly formed Tamil National Democratic Front (TNDF) comprising the TULF, PLOTE and the EPRLF (Naba) Anandasangaree met the British Parliamentary delegation along with PLOTE leader D. Sitharthan and the EPRLF (Naba)leader K. Sritharan at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, last week.
Commenting on the discussion the Tamil National Democratic Front had with the visiting five-member British Parliamentary delegation, Anandasangaree told the Sunday Observer that concerns were expressed on the issues with regard to human rights violations in the island.
On behalf of the three Tamil party coalition TNDF, the human rights violations committed by the LTTE were briefed to the British MPs elaborately and the need for the British Government s involvement to put pressure on the LTTE to stop its terror activities was also stressed during the discussion.
Briefing the British delegation on the political situation Anandasangaree pointed out that a Federal system with a maximum devolution of powers could be the only solution to the ethnic question.
As the LTTE activists are still active in the UK and in Europe at large, the visiting British Members of Parliament were urged by the Tamil National Democratic Front representatives to be cautious over the malicious propaganda carried out by LTTE sympathisers in the UK.
Human rights violations are taking place in a big way in LTTE held areas in the Wanni and innocent civilians are in a helpless situation. Nobody questions the atrocities committed by the LTTE. Therefore, the British Government must bring pressure on the LTTE to give up its terror activities to bring a durable political solution to the Lankan national crisis, Anandasangaree said.
The British Parliamentary delegation also visited the Eastern province and had witnessed the activities that had been launched to restore democracy and peace in the region.
Some of the delegation members also visited Jaffna and held talks with the Commander of the Security Forces in Jaffna and learnt the ground situation with regard to the security operations in the North.