GSLF-UK Formally Complained to UK Gov. for LTTE using Parliament Building for Terrorists’ Propaganda
The UK chapter of the Global Sri Lankan Forum, (GSLF-UK) made a formal complaint to the House of Lords that, on 26th November 2020 knowingly or unknowingly authorities of the UK parliament had allowed the use of the Palace of Westminster as a backdrop for an illumination by a group who were commemorating the fallen terrorists of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), with the wording “We Remember” and “We remember the heroes who fought for freedom from Sri Lankan state genocide”.
On this day they commemorated their so-called heroes including dead child terrorists and suicide bombers who were responsible for various atrocities and massacre of innocent civilians as well as statesmen, including former Prime Minister of India Mr Rajiv Gandhi, incumbent President of Sri Lanka R Premadasa and Sri Lankan foreign minister Lakshman Kathiragamar.
GSLF-UK had respectfully reminded that the use of Parliament building as a backdrop for propaganda purposes of a proscribed organisation, not only damage the reputation of the image of UK as an impartial country but also raises ambiguity on their role in the ongoing reconciliation process in Sri Lanka.
This action violates the law of the land directly as LTTE Tamil terrorists is a proscribed terrorist group under the Terrorism Act of 2000 which is the primary piece of counter-terrorism legislation in the UK.