A political organisation has collecting more than 50 bags of rubbish in two hours in the borough to tackle plastic waster across the country.

The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) is a political formation based on the Tamil ethnic group which seeks to represent Tamils in Sri Lanka.

Some of its volunteers took to the streets of Harrow in Cannons Park, Rayners Lane and South Harrow Market.

Kunaratnam Suresh who led the volunteers said: “I split the people into three groups and started the clean-up at 11am.

“It only took two hours to finish altogether more than fifty bags of plastic bottles, bags, and metals cans.”

According to Suresh, ‘the TGTE were for the Tamils to articulate and realise their political aspirations against a racist political environment and military strangulation.’

The constitution of the TGTE mandates that it should realise its political aims through peaceful means.

As part of the ministry of Sports and Community health for the TGTE the members have joined the Keep Britain Tidy campaign to reduce plastic use and remove all plastic waste around the UK.

The event was organized from May 11 to May 13 and also took place in Harrow and involved a group of about 50 volunteers.

Mr Suresh added: “It was a great achievement for our ministry.

“It is engaged in social welfare activities in many ways and maintains our environment for a cleaner Harrow.”

“It is the duty of each of us to keep our environment clean and avoid the use of plastics for our well-being and prosperity.”