GLOBAL TAMIL FORUM

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Latest Press Release

International Community must continue to exert pressure on Sri Lanka to facilitate faithful implementation of all aspects of the UNHRC resolution – Global Tamil Forum22 June 2016

As the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) meets in Geneva this month and the High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein prepares his oral report to be presented later in the session, the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) appeals to the International Community to remain fully engaged with Sri Lanka to ensure that all aspects of the UNHRC resolution A/HRC/30/1 are faithfully implemented.

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OISL Report

Report of the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL) 16th September 2015

Report Of The OHCHR Investigation On Sri Lanka OISL

In Resolution 25/1, adopted in March 2014, the Human Rights Council requested the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to “undertake a comprehensive investigation into alleged serious violations and abuses of human rights and related crimes by both parties in Sri Lanka during the period covered by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) and to establish the facts and circumstances of such alleged violations and of the crimes perpetrated with a view to avoiding impunity and ensuring accountability, with assistance from relevant experts and special procedures mandate holders”.

GTF in the Media

Sirisena insists executive presidency should be abolished26 June 2016

Whether it would be electoral reforms or a new Constitution for Sri Lanka first is becoming a contentious issue between the two main partners of the Government – the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the United National Party (UNP).

‘Blaming Rajapaksa demons for lack of progress is a false pretence’ – GTF spokesperson26 June 2016

The Sri Lankan government cannot continue to blame members of the former regime for the lack of progress in furthering accountability said the Global Tamil Forum’s spokesperson Suren Surendiran, in a piece published in Colombo Telegraph on Saturday.

Government Under Pressure On Human Rights Issue26 June 2016

The government is under pressure as the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Tamil Diaspora demanded last week that the government agree to have foreign judges in the domestic accountability process.

Rupavahini Interview

Suren Surendiran (GTF) on Sri Lankan National Television Rupavahini News

26 September 2015

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