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Tamils protest on Sri Lanka Independence Day

Lancaster Gate, London. Mon 4 Feb 2019



Tamils in front of the Embassy

Although it is Sri Lanka Independence day, they say it is a 'Black Day For Tamils'

Many hold the Tamil Tigers flag or wear a scarf calling for a Tamil state - Tamil Nadu

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) fought for an independent Tamil state

 

The Sri Lankan Civil War from 1983- 2009 ended in the defeat of the LTTE. Velupillai Prabhakaran, their founder was killed in May 2009 and his

successor was arrested in August 2009.

The LTTE was proscribed in the UK under the Terrorism Act in 2001 and displaying the flag is still

possibly a terrorist offence in the UK, but the police were clearly ignoring while I was present.

 

 

'Sri Lankan Constituion Blue Print for Tamil Genocide'

'Our Nation Tamil Eelam'

 

 

 

 

 

A three-headed figure showing Sri Lankan politicians depicts Sinhalese racism; they are of

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, prime minster Mahinda Rajapaksa and another former PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
     
 'Where are the disappeared' , 'Arrest all war criminals', 'Release All Political Prisoners'......
      
 

 
     
 
     

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