A torch relay to demand create awareness about the genocide committed against the Tamil people in Sri Lanka was flagged off at No. 10 Downing street in London on Wednesday.
This 12-day torch relay will be running through several European countries including France, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany, and will end in Geneva on the 16th March 2015.
The torch relay consists of following demands:
- Stop the ongoing structural genocide of the Eelam Tamil nation, including by rejecting Sri Lanka’s Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission report that seeks to serve as a blueprint for future genocide.
- Internationally and impartially investigate and hold to account those responsible for the genocide since 1948.
- Ensure historic and remedial justice is served to the Eelam Tamil nation by holding a UN sponsored referendum among the Eelam Tamil nation living in the Tamil homeland and as diaspora for them to decide their own political future, including the desire to exercise national sovereignty over their homeland
Meanwhile, a section of young Tamil activists who gathered in front of No 10, Downing Street burnt the photos of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R. Sampanthan and TNA Parliamentarin MA Sumanthiran, condemning their participation in the independence day celebrations of Sri Lanka yesterday in Colombo.
The event was organised by the Tamil Coordinating Committee (TCC).