( March 14, 2012, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) “I have been following the desperate situation in Sri Lanka with concern for some time. In light of last year’s Channel 4 documentary ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ and the follow-up film to be broadcast shortly, I would like to offer my continued support and condolences to all those affected by the conflict, including British Tamils.
“London is home to tens of thousands of British Tamils, who are an integral part of our community in London and around the country. Their contribution to life in the capital, particularly through business creation, food and music is greatly valued by all of us. We stand by our fellow Londoners as they continue to mourn the loved ones they tragically lost during the last days of fighting in northern Sri Lanka.”