Posted by AFed
In recent weeks, we have seen a series of demonstrations and protests carried out by a large amount of the Tamil population in Britain around Parliament. The protests were the result of the ongoing civil war between the ruling Sinhalese state and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), more commonly known as the Tamil Tigers. On Sunday 5th April, the Sri Lankan Armed forces launched a chemical gas attack in a so-called “designated safe zone”, an area where more than 1500 civilians, including many children, were present in at the time. Recently, the Sri Lankan government accepted a two-day ceasefire with the Tamil Tigers, although rejected a call for a permanent ceasefire.