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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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Commemorating 12th Anniversary of End of the Civil War - 18th May 202118 May 2021

Unitedly and strategically working for the betterment of the Tamil people is the need of the hour

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) joins Tamils worldwide in commemorating the 12th anniversary of the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka. The final phase of the war is one of the most brutal in recent history and mass atrocity crimes were systematically committed against the Tamil people.

Global Tamil Forum congratulates Leader M K Stalin and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on the historic victory04 May 2021

Global Tamil Forum (GTF) warmly congratulates Leader M K Stalin and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on achieving a commanding victory in this significant Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly elections.

The adoption of UNHRC resolution 46/1 with minimal opposition is an encouraging sign to promote human rights and accountability in Sri Lanka23 March 2021

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) wholeheartedly welcomes the adoption of resolution 46/1 at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The Government of Sri Lanka rejected this resolution, however even all the neighbouring countries did not support that position.

UNHRC needs to ensure that human rights and accountability developments in Sri Lanka firmly remain on the international agenda19 March 2021

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) welcomes the new resolution A/HRC/46/L.1/Rev.1 (Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka) tabled on March 16th to the United Nations
Human Rights Council (UNHRC) by the core group of countries that include Canada, Germany, Malawi, Montenegro, North Macedonia and UK. We call upon all member countries of the Council to support and nonmember countries to co-sponsor the resolution. This will ensure that human rights and accountability in Sri Lanka remain on the international agenda and the hope of the thousands of victims of violence in Sri Lanka for justice is not abruptly extinguished.

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.14 February 2021

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