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Britain issued an angry rebuke for public demonstration

Posted in Uncategorized by malaysiasms on May 19, 2009

Colombo, 19 May, ( has issued an angry rebuke to the Sri Lankan Government after protesters held a massive demonstration outside the British High Commission in Colombo yesterday.

The High Commission said it was an “outrage” that the demonstration was allowed to turn violent and damage British property.

The protest came after an effigy of British Foreign Secretary David Miliband was set on fire by the angry Sri Lankan demonstrators who demanded that the British Government should not interfere in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka. The demonstrators also accused the British Government of supporting the LTTE in spite of it being banned in the UK.

Protesters threw rotten eggs and stones at the embassy compound, and the effigy of the South Shields MP Miliband was set on fire before being thrown over the walls of the British Embassy.

The protest was a day after the British government said it would give another £5m in aid to Sri Lanka.

– Asian Tribune –

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