FLASHBACK: Adele Balasingham with a woman LTTE cadres in the North
Lord Naseby said that the creator, recruiter and organizer of Tamil child soldiers in Sri Lanka, Mrs. Adele Balasingham lives comfortably in Southern England.
It was the Tamil Tigers who created, recruited several thousand child soldiers and put them in the frontline so they died first", he said.
Lord Naseby, the Chairman of the All Party British Sri Lanka Parliamentary Group, in a letter to British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg further said that the Tamil Tigers were a terrorist organization seeking an independent state Eelam. They followed no rules of war using suicide bombers with no warning, killing two Presidents, a Tamil Foreign Secretary and thousands of innocent civilians. "Tamil civilians who tried to escape were shot in the back by the Tamil Tigers. It was the same Tamil Tigers who refused to allow food and medicine convoys from the UN and the government to enter by road and then tried to sink the relief ships. Finally, they refused to surrender preferring to plant their heavy artillery next to the Field Hospitals", Lord Naseby noted.
Referring to the answer given by Deputy PM Clegg to Simon Hughes MP at the PM Questions on 16th May, Lord Naseby said, "You highlight alleged despicable government atrocities - presumably based on films like Channel 4 whose filming is challenged by many and we know the claim of 40,000 being killed in the last days is a total exaggeration. The UN in Country Team estimate 7,000 - 8,000 supported by analysis from the recent census and missing persons investigation."
"Your answer was not objective, not balanced, not accurate and appears to be aimed to give succor to those Tamil Diaspora, formerly LTTE supporters, who now campaign to blacken everything the democratically elected government of Sri Lanka does in an attempt to achieve Eelam by stealth. Frankly, you should be thoroughly ashamed of yourself", he said.
By Sujeeva Nivunhella in London