Lankan war criminals in UK

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Hundreds of suspected war criminals are living in Britain including 73 from Sri Lanka, despite recommendations by a UK Border Agency unit that action be taken against them, UK media reported

A special war crimes unit within the UK immigration agency has recommended action against 495 individuals in the last five years believed to have taken part in torture, genocide, crimes against humanity or other war crimes.

But, according to figures provided to the all-party parliamentary group on genocide by the agency, only a fifth have been refused entry, removed or have left voluntarily, leaving 383 suspects at large. Allegations against 47 individuals were believed by the agency to merit further investigation by Scotland Yard, police confirmed.

The 383 suspects include 105 from Iraq, 75 from Afghanistan, 73 from Sri Lanka, 39 from Rwanda, 32 from Zimbabwe and 26 from the Democratic Republic of Congo. They are believed to include senior officials from Saddam Hussein's regime, a senior Afghan intelligence service official alleged to be involved in torture and a former police chief from the Democratic Republic of Congo, who confessed in a radio interview to overseeing torture.

Despite the introduction of laws to enable more domestic prosecutions of suspected war criminals, not a single case has been prosecuted in the UK courts. There have been no investigations of suspected war criminals since the laws came into force last year, according to the Metropolitan police. (Source –

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  • arun.silva87 Sunday, 06 February 2011 04:03 AM

    How about the local hero(war criminal) who was fasting with lemon puffs?

    Angelo Sunday, 06 February 2011 05:10 AM

    U.K. survived with illegal immigrants’ & criminals’ funding all these years. Why big fuss now?

    LTTEH Saturday, 05 February 2011 01:13 PM

    Most of the LTTE criminals are in the UK

    bobby Saturday, 05 February 2011 01:14 PM

    All of the Vellus helpers

    UKHelp Saturday, 05 February 2011 01:15 PM

    If you know they are there take action against them without bothering Sri Lanka and our army

    lankan Saturday, 05 February 2011 01:18 PM

    you are 100% correct most of them are living in east ham hayes southhall alperton and wembly areas

    bash Saturday, 05 February 2011 01:29 PM

    only one was deported, it is Karuna

    Royalist Saturday, 05 February 2011 01:30 PM

    Why have you not counted your own war criminals who killed hundreds of innocent civilians in Iraq & Afghanistan in your paranoid search for non-existent WMD?

    malkanthi Saturday, 05 February 2011 01:45 PM

    Only the winners decide there were no war crimes. Nevertheless don't think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.”

    Gayan Saturday, 05 February 2011 02:08 PM

    We sam them on TV during Presidents last visit to London

    ampare son Saturday, 05 February 2011 02:20 PM

    I dont know why british government allow to carry tiger flag. most western countrys stiill help to tigers

    Roshan Sunday, 06 February 2011 08:32 AM

    If SriLankan war criminals can form political party in Sri Lanka, then why can't they live in UK?

    Ceylon Saturday, 05 February 2011 02:26 PM

    so why SF IS IN AIL

    Tony Blair Saturday, 05 February 2011 02:42 PM

    Don't worry they are not talking about me.

    Proud Srilankan Sunday, 06 February 2011 09:19 AM

    If you want you can carry monkey flag no one cares it is called freedom of expression and assembly

    v perera Saturday, 05 February 2011 02:59 PM

    nothing new here.
    uk is a haven for terrorists from all countries

    v perera Saturday, 05 February 2011 03:01 PM


    Konde bendapu china Saturday, 05 February 2011 03:09 PM

    During Last stage War they were protesting opposite Westminster and Bogus Hunger Strikers

    nagu Saturday, 05 February 2011 03:11 PM

    Not most....All ar in UK....Either they went as refugees during war or after the war....

    Rajendra Saturday, 05 February 2011 03:12 PM

    Your are still living in LTTE's dreamland....Wake up....

    AJ - DXB Sunday, 06 February 2011 10:56 AM

    Will there be any possibilities for Osama bin Laden to gain political asylum in UK?

    AJ - DXB Sunday, 06 February 2011 10:57 AM

    good one

    Thomas Saturday, 05 February 2011 03:27 PM

    ARE THEY FROM GOSL OR LTTE?????????????

    KHKaru Saturday, 05 February 2011 03:50 PM

    Nothing new.! There were criminals during the period from 1815 to 1948 too, and the loot taken may still be lying around in their museums.

    Faqi Saturday, 05 February 2011 04:36 PM

    At least in the UK they know who the criminals are, but over here they are in government.

    dilan Sunday, 06 February 2011 02:46 PM

    No action....Talk only....

    indenpendet Saturday, 05 February 2011 05:08 PM

    Most of war criminals are living in there one country and sitting in goverment like R...

    shace-UK Saturday, 05 February 2011 05:24 PM

    the bigest problem in UK is the human rights group even you are a criminal under human right laws most of them are bailed out within few months!!!!!!

    Anna Saturday, 05 February 2011 05:41 PM

    Now UK had understood that muticulturism is bad for them, Why on earth they they help tamil terror groups

    Thas Saturday, 05 February 2011 06:45 PM

    Get hold of all the SL war criminals and put them behind the bars, and take necessary action.

    Ricky Saturday, 05 February 2011 07:34 PM

    Very true. They are here in UK involved in crminal gangs and creating probellems to peace loving citizens of UK.

    Che Saturday, 05 February 2011 07:39 PM

    The worse are in Sri Lanka, Prabakharan was a Pussy cat in comparison to them, Killers are Killers , all of them. Yet these Darlings have and hold high positions in Sri Lanka.

    Roshan Saturday, 05 February 2011 07:37 PM

    They may not be talking about you Blair but they are cerainly grilling you for war crimes in Iraq!

    Tammy Saturday, 05 February 2011 07:45 PM

    You should have seen the criminal tamil tiger terrorsts and their supporters with the LTTE flag in London. They thought it was small Jaffna!! They should be ashamed.

    Darwin Saturday, 05 February 2011 08:17 PM

    Filter out the Sri Lankan war criminals and fix them. It could be LTTE or diplomats of MR government. Time to act not talk.

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