BTF News

18
Sep

Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka – Senthil Kumar from the British Tamils Forum at the 39th UNHRC in Geneva. 

Friday, Sept. 14th 2018 ID with SR on Transitional Justice “Pasumai Thaayagam extent our welcome to Special Rapporteur Mr Fabio Salvioli and express our confidence that his wealth of experience will greatly benefit the Human Rights Council and transitional justice processes around the world.  We also welcome and thank Mr Adam Dieng undersecretary and special advisor to the secretary general

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24
Aug

ஜெனீவாவை எதிர்கொள்ளப்போகும் புலம்பெயர் அமைப்புகள் – பிரித்தானிய தமிழர் பேரவையின் செயற்பாடுகள் – in Tamil

ஜெனீவாவை எதிர்கொள்ளப்போகும் புலம்பெயர் அமைப்புகள் – பிரித்தானிய தமிழர் பேரவையின் செயற்பாடுகள் பற்றி அமைப்பு சார்பாக வசியும் சுதாவும் கலந்து கொண்டு உரையாடிய காணொளி. Please follow and like us:

23
Jul

Continuing military occupation of the North and East of Sri Lanka.

Latest figures released by an investigative journalist Logathayalan, from Sri Lanka, reveals the extent and the intensity of military occupation in Jaffna district by the Sri Lankan military, Naval, Airforce and Police personnel. He provides the following statistics: CAMPS NUMBER NAVY 93 ARMY 54 AIRFORCE 1 POLICE STATION 30 TOTAL 178 The number of Secret camps established throughout the north

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10
Mar

ATC, BTF and USTPAC Call for Strong Action to End Anti-Muslim Attacks in Sri Lanka

March 09, 2018 London, Washington DC, Canberra: The US Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC), the British Tamils Forum (BTF) and the Australian Tamil Congress (ATC) express our deepest sympathies to the victims of the recent anti-Muslim pogrom in the Kandy and Amparai districts in Sri Lanka. We are deeply frustrated that ethnic violence

9
Feb

British Tamil Orgs write to the Home Secretary and the Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs

A joint letter to the Home Secretary and the Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs as this matter is directly relevant to both of those offices. As you may be aware, organisations supporting this request were formed in response to the worsening humanitarian crisis

8
Feb

Sri Lanka’s Defence Attaché Brigadier Priyanka Fernando threatened to kill the British Tamil protesters

The British Tamils Forum sincerely thank the members of APPG for Tamils, Rt. Hon Joan Ryan MP, Siobhain Mcdonald MP, Paul Scully MP and Sir Ed Davey MP for writing to the Foreign Secretary Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP calling to withdraw diplomatic papers and remove Sri Lanka’s Defence Attaché Brigadier Priyanka Fernando from the UK. We are yet to see any action by our government for that call.

4
Feb

Tamil Diaspora Organizations call for action on the eve of Sri Lanka’s 70th Independence Day

On February 4 Sri Lanka marks its 70th year of independence from Britain. Historically, this day has been a painful one for the Tamils both who live in Sri Lanka and those who have been forced into exile by discrimination and anti-Tamil violence. Tamil dignitaries and politicians did not attend the ceremonies celebrating the event from 1972 to 2014 in protest for the exclusion of the Tamil population from the political, economic, and cultural life of the country and the elimination of protections for non-Sinhalese Buddhist communities left embedded in the constitution at independence.

18
Jan

Tamil Thai Pongal celebrations at the House of Parliament.

For the first time in the history of the British parliament, Tamil Thai Pongal day was celebrated at the Jubilee Room, House of Parliament, Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA on the 17th of January 2018.This celebration was jointly hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils (APPG T) and the British Tamils Forum (BTF).

14
Jan

Paul Scully MP’s Thai Pongal 2018 Wishes

A few thousand Tamils across Sutton will be getting ready to celebrate their harvest festival along with millions of Tamils in Sri Lanka, South India and across the world. As chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Tamils, I will continue to shine a light on the ongoing issues in Sri Lanka. In the meantime, I wish you all a very happy Thai Pongal.