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Open Letter to HM The Queen - CHOGM03 October 2013

An open letter to HM The Queen expressing GTF's grave concerns regarding the current situation in Sri Lanka and to state the reasons why GTF believes the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo will be an embarrassment to Her Majesty’s beloved Commonwealth and to the values it holds most dear.

Open Letter to Commonwealth Heads of Government - CHOGM30 September 2013

An open letter to the Commonwealth Heads of Government asking them to boycott the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo.

2013 - 3rd anniversary Conference report01 March 2013

Report on GTF's 3rd anniversary Conference held in the UK Parliament in 2013

Individual UPR Submission on Sri Lanka05 November 2012

GTF's submission to the UN Human Rights Council's Universial Periodic Review (UPR) on Sri Lanka. The UPR investigates the human rights situation in a given country.

GTF's submission focusses on the situation for civilians in the Tamil majority areas of the North and East of Sri Lanka, as well as the key concerns of GTF. It highlights current Government policy is undermining human rights and the prospects of ensuring long-lasting peace on the island.

'Ensuring Accountability and Reconciliation in Sri Lanka'30 September 2012

A GTF analysis of Sri Lanka’s National Action Plan (NAP). The NAP, released in July 2012, details how the Government of Sri Lanka intends to implement some of the recommendations made in the final report of the ‘Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission’ (LLRC) – the domestic body appointed by President Rajapaksa ostensibly to provide accountability and promote reconciliation between ethnic communities on the island, following the end of the country’s armed conflict in 2009.

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