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Dr Navi Pillai receives book on proliferating Buddhist structures

British Tamils Forum’s publication “Proliferating Buddhist Structures in Tamil Homeland – Sowing the Seeds of Disharmony” was presented to Dr Navi Pillai at Ilankai Thamil Sangam Annual event facilitated by USTPAC held on 5th November 2016 at Monroe Township, New Jersey, USA.

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Militarisation and Land Grab in Sri Lanka – event held at the UN #HRC33

பௌத்த மயமாகும் தமிழர் தாயகம் – ஐ. நா. விசேட நிகழ்வில் மறைக்கப்பட்ட உண்மைகளை மறுக்க முடியாத ஆதாரங்கள் மூலம் அனைவர் கவனத்தையும் ஈர்த்த பிரித்தானிய தமிழர் பேரவை ஜெனீவாவிலுள்ள ஐ நா மனித உரிமை கழகத்தின் 33வது கூட்டத் தொடரில் கலந்து கொண்ட உறுப்பு நாடுகள் மற்றும் சர்வதேச அரசு சாரா நிறுவனங்கள் மத்தியில் பிரித்தானிய தமிழர் பேரவை சமர்ப்பித்த ஆவணங்கள் சிறிலங்காவின் முன்னைய அரசு மற்றும் இன்றைய “நல்லாட்சி” அரசின் நிலப் பறிப்பு நடவடிக்கைகளை அம்பலப்படுத்தியுள்ளது.

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UK statement deleivered during the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council under Item 2.

The UK’s statement on Sri Lanka said the following, “We welcome Sri Lanka’s continued progress on implementing resolution 30/1, most recently through the law to establish an Office of Missing Persons. This is a significant step towards reconciliation. However, much remains to be done including: repealing the Prevention of Terrorism Act; releasing more civilian land occupied by the military; delivering on the commitment to devolve political authority through constitutional reform; and putting in place credible transitional justice mechanisms. We remain committed to the full implementation of resolution 30/1 and stand ready to help the Sri Lankan Government with this.”

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Keep victims at the centre of Justice, Truth and Reparation Efforts – Amnesty International

In 2015, Sri Lanka co-sponsored Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1 Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka.1 There have been positive developments since then, including increased openness to engage with Special Procedures. However, slow progress in delivering on many aspects of the ambitious agenda coupled with lack of transparency has led some victims and human rights defenders to express frustration.

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Mullivaikkal Genocide Remembrance Day was held on 18th May 2016, in London.

The British Tamil people gathered again in large numbers to remember and reflect their kith and kin who were massacred in a genocide by the Sri Lankan state and to demand for justice from the International Community.

As in the past six years, the commemoration event, co-ordinated by British Tamils Forum in the UK, brought together British Tamil people to remember their loved ones who perished in the Mullivaikkal Genocide in 2009.

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