Brown backs controversial event

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British Prime Minister Gordon Brown added to the controversy created by his Foreign Secretary David Miliband by turning up for an event in London yesterday, an event which the Sri Lankan government had described as being in support of the LTTE.

According to the BBC Brown met delegates of the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) conference in London where the British Foreign Secretary David Miliband addressed the gathering.

Delivering the inaugural address of the GTF conference held at the British parliamentary complex on Wednesday the foreign secretary called upon the Sri Lankan government to make constitutional changes aimed at power sharing.

The Sri Lankan government protested against Foreign Secretary Miliband 's decision to address the Tamil diaspora gathering describing it as a pro LTTE organisation that poses a ‘direct threat to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Sri Lanka'.

  Comments - 37

  • Thursday, 25 February 2010 03:08 AM

    Now is the time to take serious veiw of the TAMILS and see how best a settlement to their grieviences could be brought about before it blows up to another war, lets take the chance with both hands

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 03:10 AM

    This is how western nations support terrorism. When bombs explode in those countries it is terrorism for them. We suggest UK Government to consider power sharing with Global Tamils and provide a separate state in EU. As they are global in outlook and support, UK or any other European country will be much better for them to thrive. Milband and the rest too can enjoy forever such a separate state for Tamils in EU.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 03:13 AM

    any tamil gathering is LTTE gathering per SL govt, it means no one should take about tamils issue. well done Mr Brown for your care on poor tamils

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 03:26 AM

    Why cant uk government to make constitutional changes and accomodate separate land for tamil people, instead of asking us.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 03:30 AM

    This looks like the second phase of "Divide and rule" concept practiced by British during colonial period !

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 03:41 AM

    SL should allow IRA to have a conference in SL's paliament.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 08:16 AM

    Miliband, this guy is the worst joke in international politics!! Gordon Brown... oh well what can a man singing his political "swan-song" do but try to muster up some support even from banned Terrorist Organizations that he has vowed to eliminate from the world. As Sri Lankans we have to make a much bigger noise than this so that these colonial clowns will wake up to their idiocy.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 08:21 AM

    browns last few months as prime minister

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 04:08 AM

    UK have showed their true colour. All Sri Lankans should stand against this.
    Well said Upul, we should arrange our full support to IRA right now.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 04:10 AM

    there should be conference like this in the world continuously. then only minorities can live in SL.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 04:12 AM

    Then again it would not settle the Sri Lanka Tamil problem.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 04:23 AM

    Not only IRA we must invite Al quida & other extremists to have conferences, demonstrations in SL to prove how democratic we are & how we practice freedom or speech & freemedia.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 04:29 AM

    conspiracies galore as the government would say.Aren't we like frogs in a well.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 08:48 AM

    What else can he say when thier fate hangs in the hands of the Tails in UK. Trapped by holding the Tiger by tail.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 04:38 AM

    Mr. Band & Brown Mind Your own Business my dear.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 04:43 AM

    This is how things happened in Zimbabwe are we going towards the same direction under UPFA

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 04:59 AM

    Gorden's days are counting,Toris coming soon

    Friday, 26 February 2010 03:11 AM

    NOT ALL TAMILS ARE LTTE.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 05:21 AM

    After the presidential Election,Tamil community has drifted
    apart with no signe of unity, they have some genuine problem in the state sector Where MR & Co has not addressed.

    Friday, 26 February 2010 03:29 AM

    the srilanka is most unwanted country in westran world.. srilanka must go after india as step mother tratment. unethics country and no image

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 05:50 AM

    UK - mind your own bussiness, When it come to this, i like Mahinda's ways of handling. Don't care

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 05:55 AM

    Nothing new, Britain always supported terrorism. So what can we do about it?

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 06:07 AM

    SL should sever diplomatic relations with UK

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 01:23 AM

    Sri Lanka is famous for black listing.. Wonder they'll black list British parliament for Prime Minister and Foreign secretary's links to Global Tamil Forum?

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 01:42 AM

    Now Miliband has started playing Band for LTTE !.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 01:52 AM

    We should boot out BRIT HC imdtly out of SL for promoting seperatism against us

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 01:55 AM

    Thank you Mr. Brown, finally the British Govt has taken the first right steps. Hope it continues!

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 01:58 AM

    How much did they lobby you for ?? 1 M Pounds? Thanks Gordon now you are not with us!!

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 02:07 AM

    MiliBanda at it again

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 02:11 AM

    No wonder. Elections around; Tories leading opinion polls; caught up in LTTE strategic plans.
    They are scared to death!

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 02:15 AM

    I think he must be trying to raise funds for the next election.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 02:20 AM

    If UK is too worried about the Tamil people why doesn't it declare an independent Tamil country in South Ham?

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 02:20 AM

    Great job my friends. Mahinda cannot rule the world.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 02:27 AM

    We will govern our country on our own way. 2/3 for president.
    Jaya wewa.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 02:38 AM

    How would UK react if Sri Lanka allowed al-queda supporters to hold a meeting at our parliament complex and MR attended this meeting?

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 02:53 AM

    ALL Sri Lankans must understand the true colour of these so called "Western world"!
    They were not our friends in the past. They are not our friends now. They will never be our friends in the future.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 06:49 PM

    They just want the votes, to save themselves ...


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