Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 14th January 2009.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Chair, Home Affairs Committee, Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee, Chair, Home Affairs Committee 11:30 am, 14th January 2009

Hundreds of thousands of innocent Tamil civilians are under siege in Sri Lanka because of the aerial bombardment by the Sri Lankan Government. Last Sunday, the editor of the leading newspaper there was assassinated. He said, in an obituary written before he was killed, that this was due to the forces of the Government. Will the Prime Minister please use his good offices, either unilaterally or through the European Union, to call for a ceasefire so that all those involved in this conflict stop their violence, so that peace can return to that beautiful island?

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Robert Horner
Posted on 15 Jan 2009 2:09 pm (Report this annotation)

Mr Vaz seems to have lost the plot ..yet again.
The first chancellor was talking about THIS country NOT Sri Lanka . The Terrorist group ,the so called Tamil tigers should not have the seemingly covert backing of my MP against the legitimate government of that country .
I do wish Mr vaz would concern himself with the matters of his constituants instead of harping on continually about other countries governments legal use of force against terrorist organisations.