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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A webinar with former top UN and US officials and Sri Lankan participants calls for a strong UNHRC resolution
Warning that UN failure on Sri Lanka could spur worldwide pandemic of impunity, panellists emphasized the need to act on the UN High Commissioner’s recommendations
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Friday, February 12th 2021:
12.30am (AEDT) (Saturday)
The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) wholeheartedly welcomes the statement by Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar (Jan.6, 2021) that “it is in Sri Lanka’s own interest that the expectations of the Tamil people, for equality, justice, peace and dignity, within a united Sri Lanka are fulfilled.”
While appreciating Sri Lanka’s relative success with the management of COVID-19, the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) would like to express its strong condemnation of the mandatory cremation of all dead bodies suspected to have been infected with the coronavirus, and calls upon the leaders of all communities to do all they can to have this irrational and discriminatory government policy reversed.
The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) congratulates the election officials, all winning and losing candidates, as well as all citizens of the country for having been part of a relatively peaceful election process, even in the midst of the global pandemic.