By Terence Bunch Published 2009-11-30 00:00:00 Last Edited 2009-11-30 00:00:00
Peace campaigners and supporters gather in Parliament Square to unveil a new campaign, the boycotting of companies supporting the violent Sri Lankan Government while hundreds of thousands of Tamil people remain locked into concentration camps on the island of Sri Lanka.
Despite scores of press reports appearing around the world in various media carrying promises that the Tamils will be released, the Sri Lankan Government continue to hold them.
The Tamils are expected to remain in the camps primarily because the Government do not want to release them into the general population for fear they will consolidate themselves into a new opposition.
As a result of the recently ended war, prejudices remain chronic against the incarcerated Tamils and Nationalist Government staff are now facing strong accusations that they are suspected of the commission and execution of war crimes on the Island during the final military assault in the North.
The newly unveiled campaign draws attention to British companies involved in the Sri Lankan textile industry including Tesco, Next, Primark and GAP, all now facing pressure from the EU to withdraw their operations from Sri Lanka.
London. 30th November 2009.