UK MP questions about Maj.Gen Silva

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Opposition British Parliamentarian (Labour) Siobhain McDonagh on Thursday had questioned the British government at the House of Commons about the war crimes allegations leveled against the defence attaché at Sri Lanka’s high commission in London, Major General Prasanna De Silva
MP  Siobhain McDonagh told House of Commons that if Major General Silvais allowed to leave without being questioned, that “will undermine Britain’s proud reputation for not tolerating war criminals”

MacDonagh also said, “three months ago a dossier about war crimes committed by the defence attaché at Sri Lanka’s high commission in London, Major General Prasanna De Silva, was sent to the Foreign Office. However, the Foreign Secretary has reportedly refused to strip him of diplomatic immunity so that he can be questioned about these terrible accusations.

I hope we can have a debate about the case and about the abuse of diplomatic immunity, because if the attaché is allowed to leave without being questioned, that will undermine Britain’s proud reputation for not tolerating war criminals. If we are soft on Sri Lanka, other shady regimes will surely also begin to regard us as a refuge for people who commit atrocities.”

In response to the claims, Leader of the House of Commons Sir George Young stated that “I understand the hon. Lady’s concern. It is important that diplomatic immunity is not abused.

There was an opportunity on Tuesday to raise this with the Foreign Secretary. I am not sure that it will be possible to raise it again before Prorogation, but I will ask the Foreign Secretary to drop her a line explaining what action he is taking in response to her concern about the continuing diplomatic immunity of the individual to whom she referred.”

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  • Nodrog Sunday, 22 April 2012 06:02 AM

    Siobhain, how many Tamil votes did it take for you to open your mouth?

    Nodrog Sunday, 22 April 2012 09:46 AM

    Ado Roger, did you get a visa or is it just your colonial mentality forcing you to defend the white-man?

    Rajan Sunday, 22 April 2012 11:10 AM

    She is asking a question and the British government should investigate this war criminal living in Britain.

    Rohan Saturday, 21 April 2012 10:28 AM

    Siobhain the best is to look into war crimes committed by Briish before pointing fingers at others Let Sri Lanka take their turn in the queue and answer your conerns but US, UK should be first in the queue.
    We know that money from tamil diaspora talks a lot in the House of Commons. Your not the first. I hope you have read the correct dossier and also gone through the answers provided.
    We are aware Ken Livingston is keen to help the tamil diaspora before the mayoral election in May to get the tamil votes. You are trying that too.

    CW Saturday, 21 April 2012 04:19 AM

    What about war crimes against Tony Blair & George Bush you silly woman?

    Roger Sunday, 22 April 2012 04:02 AM

    oi Jude perera may be they are not issuing you with a VISA so you just talk shit against the west

    Kleo Sunday, 22 April 2012 03:26 PM

    Better she can verify it from Mill-Band.

    Jude perera Saturday, 21 April 2012 06:12 AM

    What reputation? Britisher's are the creaters of War crime. They are the creaters of terrorism. They are jealous of finishing terrorism from Sri Lanka.


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