Terence Bunch

Photojournalist & Writer

The four men from left to right are Sivatharsan Sivakumaravel aged 20, Hariram Shanmugathas aged 24, Sivarajan Satkunarajah aged 26 and Premanathan Hariendran aged 20. Their main demands are Immediate and permanent ceasefire in Sri Lanka, Food and Medical aid with International monitors to the Tamil civilians in the Liberation (LTTE) controlled areas and Recognise the LTTE as the only representatives of the Tamil people and de-proscribe the organisation. London. 4th May 2009. All pictures © Terence Bunch.

Second Tamil Hunger Strike Day 3, Parliament Square. London. 4th May 2009.

By Published Last Edited 2009-05-04 00:00:00

After the ending of Mr Subramaniyans hunger strike at day 23, four Tamil men start a second hunger strike in Parliament Square as the British Government continue to fail to act against Sri Lankan proscription policy.

The Sri Lankan Government have stated that they will continue on with the proscriptive war against the Tamil civilian population until their representatives, the Tamil Tigers, are completely eradicated and their leader, Vellupillai Prabhakaran, is caught dead or alive.

The Sri Lankan Government are currently attempting to use the IMF (International Monetary Fund) to raise funds for the military slaughter with a loan of .9 Biliion USD to provide funds to offset losses in tourism as a result of the waging of the highly controversial war.

The IMF were recently re-funded by G8+12 nations to the tune of almost Trillion USD. Suspicions are now raised that the IMF will be using these funds to bankroll other nations involved in internal squabbles leading to fears that the IMF are creating the conditions for a new era of proscription based global regional instability.

Parliament Square. London. 4th May 2009.

The four men start their hunger strike in Parliament Square two days after Mr Subramaniyan ends his hunger strike at day 23. Image courtesy of global Peace Strike.

The four men start their hunger strike in Parliament Square two days after Mr Subramaniyan ends his hunger strike at day 23. Image courtesy of global Peace Strike.

A placard calls on the International Community to bring sanctions to bear on the Government of Sri Lanka. The IC have, despite the call, completely failed to exercise influence over the GOSL (Government of Sri Lanka) and British Government representatives have faired little better.

A placard calls on the International Community to bring sanctions to bear on the Government of Sri Lanka. The IC have, despite the call, completely failed to exercise influence over the GOSL (Government of Sri Lanka) and British Government representatives have faired little better.

Images illustrate the appalling cost to the Tamil people of the Sri Lankan war pf proscription and the cost to the IC of failing to invoke independent monitoring or securing the safety of independent journalism.

Images illustrate the appalling cost to the Tamil people of the Sri Lankan war pf proscription and the cost to the IC of failing to invoke independent monitoring or securing the safety of independent journalism.

Tamils from the worldwide diaspora gather in London to support the second Hunger Strike.

Tamils from the worldwide diaspora gather in London to support the second Hunger Strike.

The statues of British wartime leader, Winston Churchill and David Loyd George stand over the demonstration.

The statues of British wartime leader, Winston Churchill and David Loyd George stand over the demonstration.

Tamil women join the men by wearing gags to symbolise the removal of their voices as a result of the removal of their only body of political representation, The Tamil Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Tamil women join the men by wearing gags to symbolise the removal of their voices as a result of the removal of their only body of political representation, The Tamil Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

One of the Hunger Strikers wears the red and yellow colours of the LTTE. Contrary to popular and, depressingly police opinion, the red flags the Tamils have been waiving in Parliament Square are not LTTE flags but are, in fact, the National flags of Tamil Eelam.

One of the Hunger Strikers wears the red and yellow colours of the LTTE. Contrary to popular and, depressingly police opinion, the red flags the Tamils have been waiving in Parliament Square are not LTTE flags but are, in fact, the National flags of Tamil Eelam.

The crowd wait in the rain for a statement from the British Government and a formal commitment to bring competent pressure to bear on the Sri Lankan Government, given their brutality, by whatever means necessary.

The crowd wait in the rain for a statement from the British Government and a formal commitment to bring competent pressure to bear on the Sri Lankan Government, given their brutality, by whatever means necessary.