Jean is currently chair of the South Asia delegation in the European Parliament which covers Sri Lanka.
Jean has consistently raised her concerns over the situation of the Tamil citizens trapped in the ongoing violence between the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam). She has spoken about the human rights situation in Sri Lanka on several occasions in the European Parliament and has raised the issue with the press in the UK, trying to ensure the international community responds to the needs of the citizens.
As part of the South Asia delegation, Jean has visited Sri Lanka several times, touring several areas of the country, meeting politicians from several parties and points of view, and visiting a number of aid, development and trade projects – many funded by the EU.
Following one such visit, she spoke at length to the Colobmo Gazette. Here’s a video:
During another she opened an EU-funded school, as shown in this video: