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GTF dismayed at delay to ensure accountability in Sri Lanka14 August 2017

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) is dismayed that more than eight years after the end of war, Sri Lanka has yet to demonstrate that it is genuinely committed to addressing the accountability issues occurred during the brutal armed conflict.

GTF complains of delay in addressing accountability issues by govt13 August 2017

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) expressed dismay Saturday that more than eight years after the end of war, "Sri Lanka has yet to demonstrate that it is genuinely committed to addressing the accountability issues occurred during the brutal armed conflict.

GLOBAL TAMILS FOR UNITED LANKA22 July 2017

Recently a group of members of the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) comprised of 17 medical professionals from the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, the United States, France, Germany, Norway and Bahrain, over the course of nine days.

Lanka sledgehammered by UN18 July 2017

Ben Emmerson, QC, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, while countering terrorism, is fully cognizant of Sri Lanka’s long and complex history of ethnic tensions and the tremendous security challenges this has generated.

GTF conducts medical relief camps in flood-affected south16 July 2017

The UK headquartered Global Tamil Forum (GTF) has for the first time organized a medical relief operation in the south with the participation of Sarvodaya.

GTF Medical Professionals Assist Flood Victims15 July 2017

17 medical professionals of SL origin who are members of the GTF from the UK, Aus, Canada, Norway, the US, France, Bahrain and Germany worked in partnership with the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement,  alongside local doctors.

Government reaches out to leading Tamil diaspora group14 July 2017

The Government hailed the assistance given by the Global Tamil Forum (GTF), a leading Tamil diaspora group, for the families affected by the recent floods in Sri Lanka.

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The Global Tamil Forum welcomes the passing of Resolution 51/L1/Rev1 with minimal opposition08 October 2022

Implementing key aspects of the UNHRC Resolution 51/L1/Rev1 is crucial for promoting human rights, accountability and economic stability in Sri Lanka

Global Tamil Forum calls for a strong resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Right Council reflecting the recommendations of the High Commissioner’s Report16 September 2022

Global Tamil Forum calls for a strong resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Right Council reflecting the recommendations of the High Commissioner’s Report

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) welcomes the Comprehensive Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the ‘Situation of human rights in Sri Lanka’, released on 6 September 2022 and calls upon the member countries of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to adopt a new resolution reflecting the recommendations of the report.

GTF welcomes the delisting of diaspora entities and calls for a well-targeted UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka19 August 2022

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) welcomes the delisting of various Tamil diaspora organisations and individuals as an important step towards achieving improved ethnic relations and economic outcomes in Sri Lanka. However, it is disappointing that many Tamil and Muslim organisations and individuals are still on the updated list, gazetted on August 1, 2022. GTF calls on the Sri Lankan government to discontinue this shambolic process of listing and delisting entities to suit the political agenda of the time.

Deep reflection on Sri Lanka’s tragic past is vital at this opportune moment of history in the making19 July 2022

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) congratulates the Aragalaya (Struggle) movement in Sri Lanka for the phenomenal political victory it has achieved and expresses solidarity with the ordinary citizens who are leading this change with courage and conviction. The economic crisis that engulfed the country has led to the formation of this progressive political force which has achieved revolutionary outcomes relatively peacefully. Indeed, it feels as though this is a rebirth moment for the country after its independence.

Global Tamil Forum expresses its solidarity with the citizens who are protesting with courage and conviction for a better Sri Lanka15 April 2022

-Massive peoples protest- a reason to hope for a better future-

It is important that the peoples of Sri Lanka, irrespective of their ethnicity, religion, party affiliation or country of domicile, identify with these citizens’ effort for change and render their support.