East Ham Tamil community discuss Sri Lankan war with Stephen Timms MP

08:00 28 April 2012

East Ham MP Stephen Timms takes a moment with representatives from the Tamil community to remember those lost during the Sri Lankan war.

East Ham MP Stephen Timms takes a moment with representatives from the Tamil community to remember those lost during the Sri Lankan war.

Archant

East Ham MP Stephen Timms met with representatives of the borough’s Tamil community to discuss the lasting effects of the war in Sri Lanka.

The Labour MP and Shadow Employment Minister listened to resident’s concerns at the Hartley Centre at Barking Road, East Ham, alongside Tamil members of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam.

Mr Timms met constituents who had lost family members and friends in the conflict, commenting that the East Ham Tamil community was one of the worst affected in London by the war which ended in 2009.

He also highlighted the plight of war-affected Tamil women living in the north east of Sri Lanka.

The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam, a democratically elected dispora to promote the aspirations of the Tamils, organised the event on Monday April 9.

Balambihai Murugadas, Minister for women, children, and elderly affairs with the organisation, handed Mr Timms a petition signed by East Ham constituents requesting the UK Foreign Affairs Select Committee question the situation faced by Tamils in Sri Lanka and make the UK’s attendance at the 2013 Commonweath Heads of Government Meeting, to be held in the country, conditional on accountability and human rights progress.

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

The anti-coup activists were detained by police in the capital at the film’s opening show.

Read more

Outrage at book, Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer and apparent sexist content led the internet to fixing it.

Read more

The PM doesn’t seem as upset by the Rochester defeat as he might have been.

Read more

Promotions

Money saving Christmas gifts to add to your shopping list!

It’s nearly time to go on the hunt for Christmas presents, stuck on what to get for your nearest and dearest? We’ve picked out a selection of great deals to get you started and to help you save some pennies!

Special Offer

XLN Telecom are offering small businesses three fantastic deals on business broadband and business phone line rental.

The anti-coup activists were detained by police in the capital at the film’s opening show.

The PM doesn’t seem as upset by the Rochester defeat as he might have been.

The former News Of The World editor now needs to wear an electronic tag.

Ginger Spice supported the ginger prince.

TOP Stories

Cadogan Sqaure (Picture: Google Streetview)

Ambulance crews have rushed to Cadogan Square after a balcony collapsed in one of Britain’s most expensive streets.

08:57
The body of a man was found inside the suspect's car, stopped in Evelyn Street, Deptford (google street view)

A murder investigation is underway after a man was spotted trying to hide a body in the Thames at Deptford Creek in the early hours of this morning.

07:49
Boris Johnson is refusing to pay his US tax bill (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

London Mayor Boris Johnson has said a giant ‘No Siree!’ to the American treasury who want him to pay his tax.

London Bloggers

Friday, November 14, 2014
Bird says back up your data

What happened after a friend of mine lost basically everything he’d created in the last 5 years:

Thursday, October 30, 2014
The Appilepsy team: Phil Efstathiou, Alex Telek , Clarence Ji, Miklos Molnar, Joran van Apeldoorn

In Tech City, things move fast. And sometimes erratically. Like phones in the pockets of people having epileptic seizures.

Friday, October 24, 2014
The 91-year-old gave the cyclist a wallop

After Baroness Sharples bragged about walloping a cyclist, London24’s cycling blogger AViewOfLondon has this to say...