GLOBAL TAMIL FORUM

Committed to non-violence. Seeks lasting peace in Sri Lanka, based on justice, reconciliation & negotiated political settlement.
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Global Tamil Forum (GTF) urges the international community to do all that is needed to swiftly restore constitutional processes in Sri Lanka01 November 2018

President Sirisena while addressing the United Nations General Assembly on September 26th, urged the world to look at Sri Lanka with ‘a fresh pair of eyes’ considering the “tremendous progress” made by his government towards reconciliation, restoration of democratic freedom, human rights and the rule of law. He went on to announce, “I am pleased to state that I was able to relinquish these emperor-like excessive powers and transfer them to the Parliament of Sri Lanka, fulfilling the utmost duty of an elected leader.” It is indeed an irony of the highest degree, exactly a month later, on October 26th, President Sirisena unconstitutionally sacked the Prime Minister and then prorogued the Parliament without consulting its Speaker, with the aim to give time ‘to alter the balance of power by unscrupulous means.’

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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

Top Tamil diaspora head holds meeting with Foreign Secretary23 December 2017

The head of a leading Tamil diaspora group says he had talks with Foreign Secretary Prasad Kariyawasam and other Foreign Ministry officials in Colombo.

Accusers, co-sponsor struggling to cope up with Naseby revelations05 December 2017

Five years after the release of the Report of the Secretary General’s Panel of Experts (PoE) on Accountability in Sri Lanka, in March 2011.

UNSG Spokesman: Decision to revisit resolution in the hands of UNHRC members30 November 2017

Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) could revisit resolution 30/1 titled ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka’ top UN official said on Wednesday.

Rupavahini Interview

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

26 September 2015

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