Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 06/08/2012 - 03:07
British Tamils Forum, Thursday, June 7th, 2012 - Having experienced a series of demonstrations and protests of thousands of Tamils, Human Rights activist throughout Wednesday at London’s key locations, the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksha has left the UK with a sense of disgrace, disgust, disappointment and failure.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 03/22/2012 - 18:31
Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC, March 22nd, 2012 - Geneva, Switzerland - The British Tamils Forum (BTF), Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC), and the United States Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC) welcome resolution A/HRC/19/L.2, adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, today. “This resolution is a welcome first step towards accountability and peace in Sri Lanka. This is the first substantive UN resolution regarding Sri Lanka since 1987, and it puts the government of Sri Lanka on notice that the international community will no longer passively accept gross violations of human rights and humanitarian law”, stated Vani Selvarajah, spokeswoman for the diaspora organizations. “Though we would have preferred the resolution to establish an International Commission of Inquiry, we see this as an incremental first step towards establishing a proper mechanism towards accountability in Sri Lanka. Through this resolution, Sri Lanka has the opportunity to choose a path towards peace,” concluded Selvarajah.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 03/09/2012 - 00:59
March 7th, 2012 - Geneva, Switzerland - Joint Statement by British Tamils Forum (BTF), Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC), Tamil Youth Organisation UK (TYO UK) and US Tamil Political Action Council(USTPAC) - We welcome the proposed resolution by the Government of the United States of America at the 19th Session of the UN Human Rights Council towards holding all parties to the conflict accountable during the last phases of the war in Sri Lanka. The resolution offers a glimpse of hope for those affected by the conflict and sets in motion appropriate steps that could assist in long term peace and reconciliation in post-war Sri Lanka.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 08/21/2011 - 23:56
UNI, New Delhi, 20 August 2011 - The British Tamil Forum (BTF)'s Humanitarian Advocacy Director Nathan Pathmanathan today urged the BJP to intervene in the alleged killing of Tamils in Sri Lanka. He alleged that about 40,000 Tamils have been killed in Sri Lanka since 2009. Mr Nathan along with BJP Convenor, Overseas Affairs Vijay Jolly met Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and apprised her of the current ground situation in Sri Lanka after the decimation of LTTE.