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Latest Press Release

Global Tamil Forum welcomes targeted sanctions imposed by Canada on former Sri Lankan Presidents and State Officials14 January 2023

In a historic decision, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly, announced (Jan. 10, 2023) that Canada was imposing sanctions under the Special Economic Measures Act against Mahinda Rajapaksa and Gotabaya Rajapaksa, for gross and systematic violations of human rights during the armed conflict in Sri Lanka.

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2021 Report of the OHCR

Sri Lanka on alarming path towards recurrence of grave human rights violations – UN report

 Michelle Bachelet

A new UN report published on Wednesday warns that the failure of Sri Lanka to address past violations has significantly heightened the risk of human rights violations being repeated. It highlights worrying trends over the past year, such as deepening impunity, increasing militarization of governmental functions, ethno-nationalist rhetoric, and intimidation of civil society. Link to the statement from The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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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