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Are The Militant Sinhala & Tamil Diaspora In Melbourne Loosing Steam ? – Reflections On A Failed Protest Campaign

By Shyamon Jayasinghe – Before movements and institutions fall apart they become objects of laughter. Many thinkers of the past have commented on the valuable function of humour, laughter and mockery in social life, namely that they help to rectify and to correct course. Henri Bergson’s theory of humour amounted to this. Stendhall said that […]

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GTF Has No Mandate To Speak On Behalf Of Tamil Diaspora: TGTE

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) has no mandate to speak on behalf of the rest of the Diaspora, says the senate of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) Sending an advisory note to the TGTE parliament its senate made the remarks above on the recent London talks. We publish below the TGTE Senate Advisory in full; Following […]

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Tamil Diaspora Group Calls On Sri Lanka To Establish A ‘Ministry For Overseas Sri Lankan Affairs’

A Tamil diaspora group urged the Sri Lankan Government to establish a ‘Ministry for Overseas Sri Lankan affairs’. The Non Resident Tamils of Sri Lanka (NRTSL) a group lobbying to promote the interests of Non-Resident Tamils of Sri Lankan origin in the UK organised a event to launch their cause on the 31st of May 2015. […]

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Tamil Diaspora Is Becoming Part Of Larger Sri Lankan Community

By Jehan Perera – President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to be seeking to build relations with the Tamil Diaspora while in London to participate in the Commonwealth Day celebrations as chair of the Commonwealth. Along with Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, the president is expected to meet with British Prime Minister David Cameron to explore ways […]

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Wiggie Made A Well Researched Case; Keep Digging And Release The Report: Tamil Diaspora Tells Zeid

Tamil diaspora organisations worldwide have urged the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to release the OISL report in March 2015 as originally mandated. Issuing a statement today, 15 major Tamil diaspora organisations said; “Our organizations representing the 1-million strong Tamil Diaspora forced out of Sri Lanka due to the conflict, and having lost […]

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Letter To The Tamil Diaspora: Dear Bala Thambi

By Romesh Hettiarachchi – Dear Bala Thambi:* I hope this letter finds you well. I’ve heard the weather in London, England is pretty cold this time of year, though I can’t imagine it being as cold as Toronto (-22 deg. C. brrrr!). I am writing to you in response to your various online reactions to […]

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Tamil Diaspora Must Take A Unified Position On Tamil Eelam Referendum

By Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran – The 2009 Mullaivaikal Genocide has etched an indelible mark on the national psyche of Eelam Tamils. Those were days our people were chased down and murdered, anywhere and everywhere – in their homes, in the street, in the temple, in the hospital, in wedding ceremonies, in tunnel services – there was […]

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New Tamil Diaspora Org Called ‘Non Resident Tamils Of Sri Lanka’ Formed

A new Tamil diaspora organisation has been formed to furtherance of the rights and wellbeing of Tamils of Sri Lankan origin world over. Seven leading Tamil activists in the United Kingdom who were engaged in diverse political and media activities have come together to form the campaign group under the name of ‘Non Resident Tamils […]

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The Future Of The Tamils And The Challenge For The Tamil Diaspora

By Brian Senewiratne – This dual title has a reason. When I was first asked (3 April 2014) by the Tamil Writers Guild (of which I was a member) whether I would come and deliver the 2014 C.J.T. Thamoderam Memorial Lecture, I was asked to speak on the first of these. When I found that […]

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WikiLeaks: Why The Tamil Diaspora Is Not Returning To The Country – Butenis Gives A Reason

“Following on Assistant Secretary Blake’s January 29 meeting with the Sri Lankan charge d’affaires in Washington (reftel), Ambassador Butenis requested and held a meeting on January 31 with Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Bogollagama to raise U.S. concerns regarding Government of Sri Lanka (GSL) harassment of presidential candidate Fonseka, raids and threats against independent media, and […]

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