GLOBAL TAMIL FORUM

Committed to non-violence. Seeks lasting peace in Sri Lanka, based on justice, reconciliation & negotiated political settlement.
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Latest Press Release

Global Tamil Forum welcomes the passing of the Office of Missing Persons Bill as an important step in achieving accountability and reconciliation in Sri Lanka13 August 2016

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) welcomes the passing of the Office of the Missing Persons Bill (OMP) in the Parliament on August 11 as this is an important first step towards achieving accountability, justice and reconciliation in Sri Lanka. We commend the leadership shown by the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government in taking this initiative, which, if effectively implemented, could help thousands of families to trace and investigate about their missing loved ones and provide redress in their search for truth and justice.

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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

Missing Persons: From Rohana Wijeweera To Noel Gunaratnam, And More…21 August 2016

Now that Parliament has passed a government-sponsored Bill on ‘missing persons’, questions arise as to how the proposed ‘Office’ under the new law would go about its job.

Sri Lanka Will Create an Office of Missing Persons16 August 2016

Sri Lanka’s parliament has recently passed legislation that allows for an Office of Missing Persons to be created. This is one of the four key pillars of Colombo’s transitional justice agenda.

Tamil diaspora welcomes passing of Office on Missing Persons Bill16 August 2016

The London-based Tamil diaspora organisation, the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) has welcomed the passing of the Office on Missing Persons (OMP) bill in Sri Lanka Parliament on 11 August as it is an important first step towards achieving accountability, justice and reconciliation in Sri Lanka.

Rupavahini Interview

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

26 September 2015

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