Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 01/13/2013 - 23:59
Australian Tamil Congress, 13 Jan 2013 - Australian Tamil Congress (ATC) notes with grave concern about the highly controversial and unconstitutional impeachment of Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake of the Sri Lankan Supreme Court. Sri lankan President Rajapakse has dismissed the Chief Justice by ratifying parliament’s recent vote to impeach her. The vote in Parliament took place despite rulings from the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court stating that a move to impeach the chief justice would be illegal. The act to impeach the nation’s chief justice, a significant step in a worsening showdown between the legislature and the judiciary, has alarmed democracy advocates and many governments globally.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/13/2012 - 23:46
The Australian Tamil Congress, 13 February 2012 - The Australian Tamil Congress (ATC) while welcoming Australia’s response to Sri Lanka’s LLRC report, released by Foreign Minister Rudd, reiterates the need for an international independent war crimes inquiry.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/12/2011 - 00:32
Australian Tamil Congress, 9 May 2011 - The Australian Tamil community is shocked to hear that the appointment of an alleged war criminal as Sri Lanka's high commissioner has been approved by the Australian government.