Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 05/13/2012 - 02:53
AFTA, 12 May 2012 - As one of the many selected multi-cultural organizations invited by the Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard MP, for a special Budget Briefing at Parliament House in Canberra, Australasian Federation of Tamil Associations (AFTA), was represented by its Secretary Dr. Victor Rajakulendran, at the event held on Wednesday, the day after the budget was tabled in parliament, media release issued by AFTA said. AFTA presented a submission at the event to the Prime Minister as the current Chair of the Commonwealth Heads of Government, requesting her to take steps to pressure Sri Lanka to comply with the resolution passed at the 19th session of the UNHRC in Geneva and to bring back normalcy to the war affected North and East of Sri Lanka. More than 60 representatives of invited community organizations and journalists were in attendance at the Parliament House in Canberra for this Special Budget Briefing.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 06/20/2011 - 02:59
20 06 2011 - The Australasian Federation of Tamil Associations (AFTA) in a media release today condemned the last Thursday’s reported attack by the Sri Lanka’s military on Tamil party’s poll campaign. AFTA feels, in the wake of the UN Secretary General appointed panel’s report and the last week British Chanel 4 documentary on “Killing Fields” of Sri Lanka, Tamils in Sri Lanka need protection from a multi-national force until an internationally supervised political solution is reached respecting the right to self-determination of the Tamils, to save them from genocide in the hands of the Sri Lankan state.