Adjournment debate on Justice for Tamils secured
Lee Scott MP and the Chairman of All Party Paliamentary Group for Tamils (APPGt) secured an adjournment debate in the British House of Commons on ‘Justice for Tamil People’ on Wednesday 20th March 2013.
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Justice for Tamils
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Karen Bradley.)
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North) (Con): I would like to start by thanking Mr Speaker for allowing this debate on justice for the Tamil people. I would also like to say in the first instance, on my own behalf, but also, I am sure, on behalf of many hon. Friends, that we are sorry, because what we are talking about is trying to get justice for innocent victims who lost their lives—who were raped, who were murdered, who were imprisoned. We cannot bring those lives back, but we can try to get justice.
I am the chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on Tamils, and the group recognises that accountability is paramount for a sustainable peace and a meaningful reconciliation for the whole island of Sri Lanka, and for addressing the issues that have arisen not only during and after the conflict but going back many years, all the way back to 1948.