SOLIDARITY WITH THE INTERNALLY DISPLACED TAMIL PEOPLE OF SRI LANKA The following demands were sent to the

Sri Lankan Government through its embassy in Singapore, Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Singapore's Permanent Representative to United Nations, and the Commissioner of United Nations Human Rights Council. -April is the month where the Tamil language is celebrated in Singapore. Tamil can only remain a living language as long as the Tamil people live. Even as the Tamil language was being celebrated here in Singapore, close to 40 concerned persons, chose not to forget the Tamil people who are displaced and live in refugee-like conditions in their own country, Sri Lanka. We observed a vow of silence together to demand the following: 1. That the internally displaced persons who are detained in various camps in Sri Lanka against their own will, with concerns of safety and security for women and children especially, be allowed and assisted to be relocated to their own lands. 2. That a United Nations led international probe be launched to investigate the alleged war crimes by the Sri Lankan army as well as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. 3. That the Government of Singapore, being a respected voice in the international community, speak up on the side of right and justice and issue a statement in support of demands 1 and 2 above. Please act in the best interest of the Tamil people of Sri Lanka. Thank you.

Yours sincerely Ravi Philemon Singapore citizen Goh Meng Seng Singapore citizen Kumaran Pillai Singapore citizen -media reports: 1. Tamil Murasu dated 26 April 2013: http://on.fb.me/134ROQU 2. Publichouse.sg dated 29 April 2013: http://bit.ly/13RzRnF 3. The Online Citizen dated 29 April 2013: http://bit.ly/10LLjUZ Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/events/518544911517818/

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