After the success of the anti-GSP+campaign, to persuade the European Union (EU) to withdraw their generous tax concession to Sri Lanka (worth over £150 million), European importers are reconsidering their relationship with Sri Lanka. The loss of the tax concession will add around 6% to the previously protected products making many of them more expensive… Continue reading CLOSING THE GAP ON SRI LANKA: GLOBAL BOYCOTTING DAY OF ACTION 31ST JULY!
Mullivaikal Remembrance Day – London War Crimes Against Eelam Tamils Tuesday, 18 May 2010 at Parliament Square Time: 4pm-8pm Please come in black to pay your respects to the victims and pledge to attain justice against war crimes. For further information please contact 020 8808 0465 www.tamilsforum.com
Kolathur T. S. Mani, president of Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam, during a conference at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi titled "Unspoken Genocide: Convention on War Crimes and Genocide in Sri Lanka," held at the Speaker Hall, Constitution Club on Thursday , said that Sri Lanka has presented to the world a viable model of genocide… Continue reading "Sri Lanka sets precedent for internationally acceptable genocide model"
Members of the drum and bass band Dub Mafia joined the Act Now Boycott (of Sri Lankan products) campaign at the weekend in Bristol to show solidarity with the Tamil civilians suffering in detention camps in Sri Lanka and to raise awareness of the ‘Blood Garment’ industry. The Band have pledged their support to Act… Continue reading Dub Mafia Join the Act Now Boycott campaign!
Dear Friend The great victory achieved in persuading the EU in ‘temporarily’ withdrawing the GSP+ tax-concession must now be followed up by building Act Now’s Boycott campaign. The fact that a body such as the EU have taken action because of Sri Lanka’s failure to protect human rights on the Island presents us with a… Continue reading AFTER GSP+ VICTORY BOYCOTT RESUMES NEXT WEEKEND – 6/7TH MARCH
Robert Evans, former Member of European Parliament from Britain and Labour politician, urged the diaspora Tamils in UK to participate in the referendum this weekend, saying that the message should go to Mr. Rajapaksa and the Colombo government should know what the diaspora thinks. Meanwhile, Conservative Parliamentary candidate Andrew Charalambous, strongly supporting the referendum, said:… Continue reading British Politicians express support to Tamil referendum
ACT NOW JOINS HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS ACROSS THE GLOBE IN LAUNCHING AN INTERNATIONAL BOYCOTT CAMPAIGN AGAINST SRI LANKAN PRODUCTS AND TOURISM UK based Human rights Group Act Now joined forces at the weekend with other organisations around the globe to launch an international boycott against the Sri Lankan textile and tourism industries. The tourism and… Continue reading Act now joins human rights groups across the globe
Eezham Tamils in Canada will vote on the question of independent and sovereign Tamil Eelam at 31 polling centres using 52 voting machines across the country this Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., said Coalition for Tamil Elections Canada, an independent body organizing the referendum. It is a historic opportunity never to be missed… Continue reading Yes or no to Tamil Eelam, referendum in Canada on Saturday
31,148 eligible Eezham Tamil diaspora voters over 18 in France participated this weekend in the referendum to say yes or no to independent and sovereign Tamil Eelam and 30,936 of them have said yes. The postal votes permitted to interior areas of France are yet to be counted and the number is expected to be… Continue reading 99% assent Tamil Eelam in overwhelming turn out of 31,000 in France
07 December 2009 – Hindu and Tamil organisations from across the UK are to hold a candle-lit vigil in front of the House of Parliament to highlight the humanitarian crisis facing the Tamil community in Sri Lanka . The vigil will take place between 18.30 to 19.30 on Wednesday 9 December, 2009 on Parliament Square… Continue reading Candle-lit vigil to highlight the plight Sri Lankan Tamils