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Lanka Tamils to mark 8th anniversary of end of civil war18 May 2017

Tamils in Sri Lankas war-ravaged northern and eastern provinces are today observing the eigth anniversary of the end of the three-decade brutal civil war in the country in 2009.

Amnesty International's longstanding ‘alliance’ with the LTTE18 April 2017

Publicly declining to testify before the LLRC that has been tasked by the then President Mahinda Rajapaksa to inquire into war crimes allegations, London headquartered Amnesty International (AI) joined the International Crisis Group (ICG) and the Human Rights Watch (HRW) to flay Sri Lanka.

Peace and Reconciliation in Sri Lanka28 March 2017

Opening comments by TISSA JAYATILAKA at a panel discussion held during the 26th Rotary District Conference, Rotary District 3320- Sri Lanka and The Maldives, on 18 March, 2017 held at the BMICH, Colombo.

"Foreign judges’ issue mere exaggeration on Mahinda’s part"21 March 2017

Finally, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has acknowledged that, in terms of the Constitution foreign judges couldn’t participate in proposed domestic accountability mechanism in accordance with Geneva Resolution 30/1.

GTF wants UN rights body to closely monitor Sri Lanka10 March 2017

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) today welcomed the report on Sri Lanka by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights backed the observation that ‘stronger, tangible results needed to be forthcoming without further delay to prevent any further dissipation of hard-earned trust.’

GTF wants world to tighten leash on Sri Lanka pertaining to UNHRC resolution of 201510 March 2017

Global Tamil Forum (GTF) has urged the UN Human Rights Council to evolve a resolution in keeping with High Commissioner Zeid Hussein’s call for closely monitoring Sri Lank’s compliance with the resolution of 2015.

GTF And Government To Work Together06 March 2017

The government and the Global Tamil Forum (GTF), a powerful Tamil diaspora group based in London, are to work together to address the Tamil issue.

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GTF calls on Sri Lanka and the International Community to ensure the UNHRC Resolution is fully implemented in a faithful and timely manner30 March 2017

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) cautiously welcomes the unanimous adoption of the resolution ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka’ (34/L.1) at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). This resolution, in effect, reaffirms the full implementation of the Resolution 30/1 of 2015. The fact that the resolution was sponsored by forty seven   countries and twenty seven countries spoke at the Interactive Dialogue on Sri Lanka is reflective of the strong commitment of the international community to peace, accountability, justice and reconciliation for all the peoples of Sri Lanka. We are grateful to every one of these countries, in particular to the main sponsors Unites States, United Kingdom, Montenegro and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and all other countries that worked admirably and consistently in the background to make this outcome possible.

GTF calls implementation of resolution in timely manner30 March 2017

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) cautiously welcomed the unanimous adoption of the resolution ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka’ (34/L.1) at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

Global Tamil Forum urges UN Human Rights Council to adopt new resolution reflecting High Commissioner Zeid’s call to closely monitor Sri Lankan compliance with the resolution of 201509 March 2017

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) welcomes High Commissioner Zeid’s report on Sri Lanka released on 3 March in Geneva. We commend the High Commissioner and his office for their forthright and thorough assessment, and concur with their observation that ‘stronger, tangible results needed to be forthcoming without further delay to prevent any further dissipation of hard-earned trust.’

Global Tamil Forum unreservedly condemns the recent alleged attempt to harm Honourable Parliamentarian M A Sumanthiran in the North of Sri Lanka31 January 2017

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) is deeply shocked and horrified to hear the news of a plan to assassinate Honourable Member of Parliament Mr. M.A. Sumanthiran in Jaffna. GTF and diaspora Tamils are immensely relieved that the alleged plan failed and are grateful to all whose timely action helped preventing the dastardly act. We condemn those who planned this reprehensible attempt in the strongest possible terms, and call upon the authorities to conduct a thorough investigation to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

Global Tamil Forum calls on the Sri Lankan Government to faithfully implement the recommendations of the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms11 January 2017

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) welcomes the recommendations of the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms (CTF) released on January 3, 2017 and calls on the Sri Lankan government to fully implement these recommendations.