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THE MANGALA-CHANDRIKA-TNA CONSTITUTION12 February 2017

Would you undergo or put a loved one through an unnecessary but quite drastic, risky surgery? This is precisely what the UNP leadership and Chandrika Kumaratunga are trying perpetrate on the Sri Lankan body politic, through a new Constitution.

The day Kumar Sangakkara felt humbled24 January 2017

Sri Lankan cricketer, Kumar Sangakkara earned the wrath of the war-winning President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government for his hour long "Spirit of Cricket" lecture at the July, 2011, Sir Colin Cowdrey Lecture at Lord’s.

A dividing society; a divided self19 January 2017

Not only is the government increasingly divided, I am too.

Confusion, contradictions over Executive Presidency17 January 2017

A string of decisions by Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) ministers with President Maithripala Sirisena in the chair, revealed exclusively in the Sunday Times last week, have sparked a heated political debate.

TNA, GTF endorse Manouri committee recommendations13 January 2017

The TNA and the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) have called for full implementation of the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms (CTFRM) proposals made in accordance with Geneva Resolution 30/1, unanimously accepted in Oct. 2015.

GTF calls for full implementation of recommendations12 January 2017

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF), a leading Tamil diaspora group based in London, has welcomed the recommendations of the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms (CTF) released on January 3, 2017 and it called on the Sri Lankan Government to fully implement the recommendations.

Foreign participation in war crimes probe reiterated10 January 2017

Having repeatedly assured the country that the change of government, in Jan, 2015, had ended the likelihood of foreign participation in proposed war crimes inquiry, the government struggled to cope up with a report released by its own outfit, headed by attorney-at-law, Mrs Manouri Muttetuwegama.

Press Releases

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.

Global Tamil Forum welcomes the UN Special Rapporteur’s statement on minority rights22 October 2016

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) welcomes the end-of-mission statement by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on minority rights, Rita Izsak-Ndiaye, urging the Government of Sri Lanka not to lose the momentum gained in January 2015, and show its commitment to minority rights through concrete action.

Global Tamil Forum meeting with US Assistant Secretaries of State Nisha Biswal and Tom Malonowski in Washington DC16 September 2016

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) delegates representing US, UK, Canada, Australia and Germany met Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Nisha Biswal and Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, Tom Malonowski at the State Department in Washington DC today, Friday 16 September. President of Global Tamil Forum Father S. J. Emmanuel expressed the appreciation of the Tamil community for the continuous engagement of the US Government.

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.