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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.

UN having private meetings in Colombo22 November 2017

Former Royal Air Force (RAF) pilot Michael Wolfgang Laurence Morris, or Lord Naseby, has severely rattled the UN, relentlessly pursuing a war crimes investigation, in Sri Lanka, in accordance with Geneva Resolution 30/1, adopted on Oct. 1, 2015.

Who is really behind the New Constitution-making process in Sri Lanka?01 November 2017

There is currently a debate about the drafting of a ‘New Constitution’ for the country among the academic community and the general public in Sri Lanka.

GTF’s Fr. Emmanuel on low profile visit for reconciliation25 September 2017

Fr. S.J. Emmanuel, leader of the UK based Global Tamil Forum (GTF), arrived in Sri Lanka last week on what his organisation officials describe as a “low profile” visit.

Top Tamil diaspora leader visits Sri Lanka for talks21 September 2017

A top leader of the Tamil diaspora is in Sri Lanka for the first time since a ban on him and his organisation was lifted. Global Tamil Forum (GTF) President, Father S. J. Emmanuel had talks in Colombo and Jaffna during his visit.

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Following the launch of the ‘Himalaya Declaration’, the proposed “National Conversation” among communities in Sri Lanka and Diaspora will continue with much vigour and purpose22 December 2023

A ‘Delegation’ consisting of senior Buddhist monks from different Nikayas (Sangha for Better Sri Lanka or “SBSL”) and members of the Global Tamil Forum (“GTF”) had various engagements in Sri Lanka from December 7 to 15, 2023. This was continuation of our fruitful dialogue in Nagarkot (Nepal) in April 2023, where both parties arrived at “Himalaya Declaration” to facilitate our engagement and advocacy efforts among different communities in Sri Lanka. The “National Conversation” was officially launched in Sri Lanka and handed over to many religious, political and community leaders, and discussed during these meetings.

HIMALAYA DECLARATION07 December 2023

“A Sri Lanka where every individual can live peacefully with dignity, trust, and no fear or suspicion, enjoying equal rights.” Nagarkot, Nepal - 27th April 2023

Start of a National Conversation: A Sri Lanka, where every citizen can live peacefully with dignity, trust, and no fear or suspicion, enjoying equal rights07 December 2023

A dialogue between people, for the people of Sri Lanka – initiated by Sangha for Better Sri Lanka and Global Tamil Forum

A structured inter-religious and civil society dialogue can promote the transition of Sri Lanka into a truly pluralist country - GTF14 July 2023

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) noted with pleasure the ceremony held on Wednesday (July 5, 2023) to felicitate the Chief Incumbent of the Nagadeepa Rajamaha Vihara, Venerable Navadagala Padumakiththi Tissa Nayaka Thera, to mark the completion of 50 years since his arrival in the Nainaatheevu Island.