Sri Lanka breakaway Marxist party accuses UK for abetting terrorism
Mon, Mar 1, 2010, 07:59 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Mar 01, Colombo: National Freedom Front (NFF), a coalition party of Sri Lanka's ruling alliance held a protest demonstration before the British High Commission of Colombo yesterday alleging the former colonial ruler of aiding and abetting terrorism.
The leader of the NFF former parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa led the demonstration participated by several hundreds of party activists.
Addressing the crowd, Weerawansa said that Britain would not be allowed to divide Sri Lanka. He warned that the NFF would continue protests unless UK avoids anti-Sri Lankan actions.
"British could play their games in any other land but not here," said Weerawansa.
Weerawansa and several ex-MPs and Provincial Councilors of the NFF went inside the High Commission and handed in a petition to an official protesting British Foreign Secretary David Miliband's attendance last week at the inaugural meeting of Global Tamil Forum.
A NFF spokesperson said that they also protested the actions of British Prime Minister for having a dialogue with the representatives of the Tamil organization.
Sri Lanka accuses the Global Tamil Forum of being sympathizers of Tamil Tiger rebels that were militarily defeated last year.
After the protest, the NFF activists pasted large placards of the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Foreign Secretary David Miliband, dressed in Tamil Tiger outfits, across the walls.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the protest was a private affair and the government had no participation.