Tag: Sri Lanka

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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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.