Act Now was recently passed a report by the group Freedom for Torture which was featured on C4 News and the Guardian. The document (copy attached) is more proof that torture is still rife in Sri Lanka. The group’s evidence is supported by the detailed forensic science reports of 35 different cases of men and… Continue reading TAMILS BEING SENT BACK TO TORTURE!
Aaduka’lam 2011, an international dance competition hosted by the Tamil Youth Network in Munich, Germany on October 22 drew spectacular performances from Diaspora teams vying for the top prize. Staged in the Theater Leo 17, one of the city’s most prestigious venues, the event was organised by the Global Tamil Youth League, and had as… Continue reading Aaduka’lam 2011 draws spectacular dance performances
Sian Evans, the singer of the recent UK number one hit ‘Louder’ and lead vocalist of the band Kosheen, has backed Act Now’s campaign calling upon the United Nation’s Human Right’s Council (UNHRC) to demand an independent investigation into allegations of war crimes in Sri Lanka. Sian said " it’s time the UN and the… Continue reading Sian Evans, singer of recent UK number 1 hit ‘Louder’ backs call for Independent Investigation in Sri Lanka
British Tamils held a candle light vigil Saturday evening opposite the Prime Minister’s official residence, 10 Downing Street, to remember victims of Sri Lanka’s 1983 ‘Black July’ anti-Tamil pogrom. Six days of mob violence, organized by ruling politicians and abetted by Sri Lanka’s security forces, which began on July 23 that year killed over three… Continue reading Remembering Sri Lanka’s longer history of mass killing of Tamils
Charleston – USA, July 07 (TruthDive): The 24th Tamil Convention organized by FeTNA (Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America) – the umbrella organization of North America’s Tamil Community concluded this week on July 4th. The three-day event was attended by prominent members of Tamil community from India, Sri Lanka, Singapore and other countries. Movie… Continue reading FeTNA concludes 24th Tamil Convention
Several dozen British Tamils leafleted Saturday outside the Bristol grounds where Sri Lanka’s cricketers played a Twenty20 match against England to further raise awareness of the mass killings of civilians at the end of the war in 2009. Their efforts were assisted by critical commentary in the British press of Sri Lanka’s inclusion of all… Continue reading Jayasuriya’s inclusion in cricket team raises awareness of SL mass killings
The Tamil Youth Organisation in Britain hosted Sunday an awareness event for ‘Eezham Thamizh identity’, with an evening of music, drama, dance and poetry. The event, named I’lantha’lir 2011, held at the Walthamstow Assembly Hall, began with the ceremonial raising of the Tamil Eelam flag outside the imposing art deco building, chosen for the quality… Continue reading Tamil youth in UK mark Eezham identity with I’lantha’lir event
Tamil youth activists in Britain took their ‘Boycott Sri Lanka Cricket’ campaign to the Lords cricket grounds on Saturday, the third day of the second Sri Lanka v England test match this summer. Several dozen Tamil activists and supporters handed out leaflets to arriving spectators and cricket officials and staged a noisy demonstration opposite the… Continue reading Tamils protest at Lords over allegations of Sri Lanka war-crimes
Mullivaikal Remembrance Gallery – London 18 MAY 2011
Members of the Tamil Youth Organisation (TYO) and human rights group Act Now (AN) protested outside Uxbridge Cricket Ground against the Sri Lankan touring cricket team’s first warm-up match on Saturday. Chants of ‘Genocide is simply not cricket!’ and ‘Sri Lanka go home’ greeted cricket goers and the touring team. Over a hundred campaigners descended… Continue reading GENOCIDE IS SIMPLY NOT CRICKET!