Press release

14
Jul

Outcome of the ‘Trinco 5’ case is emblematic of Sri Lanka not delivering justice for serious crimes committed against Tamil civilians

GENEVA, July12,2019: The Australian Tamil Congress (ATC), the British Tamils Forum (BTF), the Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC) and the US Tamil Action Group (USTAG) are dismayed at the reports that the thirteen Sri Lankan Special Task Force and Police personnel charged with the killing of five Tamil youths in Trincomalee on January 2, 2006 were acquitted of all charges and

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12
Jul

Common Ground Award accorded to former President of Sri Lanka Chandrika Bandaranaike

The 2019 Common Ground Award accorded to former President of Sri Lanka Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga on the 17th of June 2019 has created an uproar amongst the victimised Tamil community worldwide. Intractabilityof Sri Lanka’s ethnic conflict as it is today is a legacy of Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga. Her lack of vision and unwillingness to pursue a sustainable political solution during her tenure

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22
Apr

Attacks on Churches and other places across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday

The British Tamils Forum (BTF) strongly condemns this evil act in Churches and Hotels across Sri Lanka on a holy day of Easter Sunday. We are deeply shocked and saddened to hear that over 190 people were killed and many more injured at this terrible premeditated attack today. We call on the Sri Lanka Government to establish an investigation with

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24
Feb

A Position Statement on Mrs. Rohini Sivagurunathan vs Tamils Forum UK Ltd (a.k.a. British Tamils Forum)

It is with extreme sadness and total dismay, that British Tamils Forum (BTF) has to report of a court judgement which has resulted in a large sum being awarded in favour of a member who made a claim using the Equality Act 2010. The British Tamils Forum faces huge financial liability by way of legal costs and awards “for injury

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24
Feb

திருமதி ரோகிணி சிவகுருநாதன் எதிர் பிரித்தானிய தமிழர் பேரவை – வழக்கு தொடர்பில் பிரித்தானிய தமிழர் பேரவையின் நிலைப்பாடு குறித்த விளக்க அறிக்கை

பிரித்தானிய தமிழர் பேரவை இந்த வழக்கு தொடர்பில் மிகுந்த கவலையுடன்  தனது நிலைப்பாட்டை வெளிப்படுத்த கடமைப்பட்டுள்ளது. 2010ஆம் ஆண்டின் சமத்துவ சட்டத்தின்கீழ் பேரவையின் தனிப்பட்ட உறுப்பினர் ஒருவரினால் தாக்கல் செய்யப்பட்ட வழக்கு தீர்ப்பு மூலம் பெருந்தொகை பணத்தை இழப்பீடாக வழங்க நேரிட்டுள்ளது. வழக்கு செலவு மற்றும் நட்டஈடு என்பவற்றினால் பிரித்தானிய தமிழர் பேரவை பெரும் பொருளாதார இழப்பை எதிர்கொண்டுள்ளது. நீதிமன்ற தீர்ப்பை மையமாக வைத்து சில தரப்பினரால் பிரித்தானிய தமிழர் பேரவையின் நற்பெயருக்கு களங்கம் ஏற்படுத்த முயற்சிகள் மேற்கொள்ளப்படுகின்றன.தீர்ப்பின் ஒரு சில வாசகங்களை மட்டுமே

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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

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.