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Lankan protests outside British mission in Colombo

Scores of activists from Sri Lanka's ruling party on Monday staged a protest outside the British High Commission in Colombo against the presence of Britain's Foreign Secretary David Miliband at a conference which they claimed was organised by a pro-LTTE group.

world Updated: Mar 01, 2010, 19:22 IST
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Scores of activists from Sri Lanka's ruling party on Monday staged a protest outside the British High Commission in Colombo against the presence of Britain's Foreign Secretary David Miliband at a conference which they claimed was organised by a pro-LTTE group.

Holding placards titled 'puppet Tigers', 'no bullying please', 'down with global Tamil forum and 'hands off Sri Lanka', the protesters denounced Miliband's decision to address a meeting of Tamil expatriates in London last week.

Sri Lankan government has described the Forum as sympathisers of LTTE that was defeated last May following the killing of its leader Velupillai Prabhakaran in military operations.

The activists handed in a petition protesting against Miliband's participation in Tamil conference.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror Online reported that the British High Commission in Colombo has not lodged any complaint over the protest staged in front of its mission despite a well known government ally participating in the demonstration.

Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry said it had not received any communication from the British mission or the party involved in staging the protest and therefore the government too would not respond or comment, the online quoted Ministry sources to say here.

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