BTF Press Releases

BTF Press Releases


2018


  1. 23rd May 2018– British political leaders call for an International Tribunal to investigate Sri Lanka’s genocide. – DOWNLOAD
  2. 11th May 2018– 9thAnnual Remembrance of the Mullivaikkal Genocide – Demanding Accountability for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. – DOWNLOAD
  3. 01st May 2018– Vetting & Screening of Sri Lanka’s Special Task Force for Peacekeeping. – DOWNLOAD
  4. 19th April 2018– Stop Sri Lanka’s continued defiance of Commonwealth values and international law. – DOWNLOAD
  5. 08th April 2018– Sri Lankan Army’s Flouting of Vetting Agreement for UN. – DOWNLOAD
  6. 25th March 2018– ATC, BTF & USTPAC Endorse Human Rights Council’s Call for Clear Timeline for Action on Sri Lanka’s Transitional Justice Commitments. – DOWNLOAD
  7. 09th March 2018– ATC, BTF & USTPAC Call for Strong Action to End Anti-Muslim Attacks in Sri Lanka & Address Root Causes. – DOWNLOAD
  8. 3rd February 2018 – Tamil Diaspora Organizations call for action on the eve of Sri Lanka’s 70thIndependence Day. – DOWNLOAD
  9. 18th January 2018 – Tamil Thai Pongal celebrations at the House of Parliament, London 2018. – DOWNLOAD
  10. 18th January 2018– Tamil Diaspora Organizations Redouble Efforts to Prosecute War Criminals & Work for Lasting Peace in Sri Lanka. – DOWNLOAD

2017


  1. 10th Dec 2017 – BTF and USTPAC Commemorate International Human Rights Day – 2017  Download
  2. 26th Nov 2017 – TAMIL NATIONAL REMEMBRANCE DAY 2017. Download
  3. 08th Nov 2017 – PRESS RELEASE – Ottawa, Nov 8 2017. Download
  4. 30th Aug 2017 – BTF USTPAC press release Intl Day of the Disappeared. Download
  5. 27th Jul 2017 – BLACK JULY PRESS RELEASE. Download
  6. 06th Jun 2017 – BTF British election 2017 press release. Download
  7. 30th May 2017 – BTF & USTPAC call for UNHRC intervention re intimidation at missing person protests. Download
  8. 23rd May 2017 – Mullivaikkal-2017  Download
  9. 23rd Mar 2017 – Press Release on HRC 34 Resolution on SriLanka.  Download
  10. 03rd Feb 2017 – 69th Sri Lankan Independence Day and the plight of Tamils in the island of Sri Lanka. Download
  11. 01st Feb 2017 – The European Parliament and Council of the European Union must perform due diligence on Sri Lanka’s human rights abuses before reinstating GSP+. Download
  12. 16th Jan 2017 – EC decision on GSP+ to Sri Lanka sets a dangerous precedent and undermines EU compliance regime. Download

2016


  1. 10th Dec 2016 – Honouring Human Rights Day and UNCAT report on Si Lanka. Download
  2. 06th Dec 2016 – The British Tamils Forum pays homage to Amma Hon Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Selvi Jayalalithaa Jayaram. Download
  3. 16th Nov 2016 – UNCAT_pressRelease by USTPAC BTF_161116_geneva.  Download
  4. 08th Nov 2016 – Dr Navi Pillai receives book on proliferating Buddhist structures. Download
  5. 21st Sep 2016 – Militarisation & land grab in Srilanka Parallel event 33rd session of HR. Download
  6. 29th Oct 2016 – Book Launch 29 Oct 2016. Download
  7. 30th Aug 2016 – International day of enforced disappearances. Download
  8. 26th Jul 2016 – Black July 1983 Victims of Anti-Tamil pogrom remembered by the British Tamils in London. Download
  9. 15th Jul 2016 – Final version for Cameron and Theresa. Download
  10. 05th Jul 2016 – UN 32nd session Download
  11. 17th Jun 2016 – The British Tamils Forum expresses our condolences to Jo Cox MPs family and Friends. Download
  12. 23rd May 2016 – 7th year Mullivaikkal Genocide Remembrance Day. Download
  13. 18th Apr 2016 – Land occupied by Security forces in the Northern province. Download
  14. 14th Apr 2016 – English press release about self-determination by Jeremy Corbyn. Download
  15. 30th Jan 2016 – Sri Lanka must fulfil commitments under UNHRC resolution. Download
  16. 15th Jan 2016 – Press release in Tamil – TN Flood Relief. Download
  17. 15th Jan 2016 – PM Thai Pongal Press Release. Download
  18. 08th Jan 2016 – BTF Press Release – A year of the new Sri Lankan government brings no change to Tamils. Download

2015


  1. 04th Jan 2016 – Tamil Nadu latest flood relief. Download
  2. 09th Dec 2015 – TN Flood Relief Press. Download
  3. 09th Dec 2015 – Appeal for Tamil Nadu Flood Relief Download
  4. 03th Dec 2015 – Tamil Nadu Flood Download
  5. 21st Nov 2015 – Press Release Download
  6. 12th Nov 2015 – Press Release Download
  7. 05th Nov 2015 – Press Release Download
  8. 16th Oct 2015 – Press Release Download
  9. 14th Oct 2015 – Press Release Download
  10. 05th Oct 2015 – BTF press release on UN #HRC30 resolution. Download
  11. 21st Sep 2015 – Lee Scott_s Press Release. Download
  12. 18th Sep 2015 – Geneva Press Release Sep 2015. Download
  13. 13th Aug 2015 – Lee Scott in BTF Tamil.  Download
  14. 13th Aug 2015 – Lee Scott in BTF English. Download
  15. 12th Aug 2015 – Sri Lanka Parliament Election 2015. Download
  16. 12th Aug 2015 – Sri Lanka Parliament Election 2015 Tamil. Download
  17. 24th May 2015 – APPG-for-Tamils-update-2015. Download
  18. 18th May 2015 – Mullivaikkal Remembrance day in London 2015. Download
  19. 02nd Feb 2015 – 150202 Villiers supports Tamils at APPG on Tamils. Download
  20. 02nd Feb 2015 – BTF press release APPG for Tamils Annual Dinner 2015. Download

2014


  1. 17th Jun 2014 – BTF condemns recent attacks on Muslims in Sri Lanka. Download
  2. 13th May 2014 – BTF’s women conference Download

2013


  1. 14th Sep 2014 – David Blunkett on Genocide and War Crimes in Sri Lanka. Download
  2. 30th Jul 2013 – Press_release _British Tamils meeting with Mr. Burt. Download

2011


  1. 28th Aug 2011 – BTF English Press release_28_08_2011_On_British_Tamils_Forum_appeals_for_Clemency. Download
  2. 20th May 2011 – BTF English Press release_20_05_2011_On Mullivaikal May 18 Remembrance Event in London. Download
  3. 20th Apr 2011 – BTF English Press release_20_04_2011_On UN Expert Panel leaked report. Download

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