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Tamil exiles hold vote

26 January 2010
Tamils exiled from Sri Lanka are holding a referendum on self determination. Tamils in Britain will vote this weekend

Memorial for murdered Sri Lankan editor

12 January 2010
Over 100 people attended the first anniversary memorial meeting for Sri Lankan newspaper editor, Lasantha Wickrematunge in London on Friday of last week.

Thousands of Tamils still held as Sri Lanka's election approaches

12 January 2010
UN investigator Philip Alston has reported that footage of Sri Lankan soldiers executing prisoners last year was authentic.

Tamils protest against Sri Lankan concentration camps

20 October 2009
Up to 30,000 Tamils and their supporters marched through London last Saturday demanding the closure of Sri Lanka’s concentration camps.

Why has Britain funded Sri Lankan detention camps?

13 October 2009
The British government has pledged to stop its funding of detention camps in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka expels charity official

08 September 2009
The Sri Lankan government is expelling James Elder, a senior official in the United Nations Unicef children’s charity, after he spoke out against its treatment of Tamil civilians.

Sri Lanka’s anti-Tamil crimes continue

01 September 2009
Though the civil war in Sri Lanka has officially ended, two recent events show that the danger for the country’s Tamil minority remains.

Tamils’ London protest against detention camps

23 June 2009
Some 50,000 Tamils and their supporters marched through central London last Saturday.

Picture of Tamil demonstration in central London

23 June 2009

March for Tamil rights

16 June 2009
The British Tamils Forum has called a March to defend the Tamils in Sri Lanka, to remember the tens of thousands killed in the government offensive earlier this year and the hundreds of thousands now locked in government displacement camps.

More evidence emerges of atrocities in Sri Lanka

02 June 2009
The final phase of the Sri Lankan army’s assault on the last strongholds of the Tamil Tigers led to more than 20,000 Tamil civilians being massacred, according to an investigation by the Times newspaper.

Sri Lanka: Horror of massacre of Tamils emerging

26 May 2009
Evidence showing the Sri Lankan military’s savage behaviour in the last days of its offensive against the Tamil Tigers is mounting.

Hollow 'victory' over Tamil Tigers won't bring peace in Sri Lanka

19 May 2009
The Sri Lankan army finished its brutal conquest of the areas of the island previously controlled by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)—the Tamil Tigers—this week. Most of the Tigers’ leaders are now dead.

Tamils in London continue their protests against Sri Lanka’s war

12 May 2009
More than 1,000 Tamil protesters occupied the streets outside parliament in central London last Monday.

Britain embraces murder in Sri Lanka

12 May 2009
The British government has been very keen to give the impression that it cares about the appalling plight of Sri Lanka’s Tamils. Following demonstrations outside parliament by thousands of Tamils, foreign secretary David Miliband went to the capital Colombo and called for a ceasefire. Gordon Brown created a new post for Des Browne as "special envoy" to Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan state’s terror assault on Tamils goes on

05 May 2009
Four British Tamils began a new hunger strike on Friday of last week as part of the ongoing demonstration against the Sri Lankan government’s assault on the Tamils.

Four join hunger strike in London Tamil protest

03 May 2009
Four British Tamils began a new hunger strike on Friday as part of the ongoing demonstration against the Sri Lankan government's assault on Tamil areas. The continuous protest in Parliament Square, central London is still going strong after 26 days.

Tamils facing brutal military repression

28 April 2009
"Surrender or die" – that was the ultimatum from the Sri Lankan government after the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) declared a unilateral ceasefire earlier this week.

Tamil refugee: ‘I had to flee with nothing’

28 April 2009
Nathan Kumar arrived in Britain in 1984 as a refugee from anti-Tamil pogroms in Sri Lanka. He is now chair of the British Tamils Forum.

Thousands protest in London at Sri Lanka’s brutal war

21 April 2009
The Sri Lankan state claimed to be near to military victory over the Tamil Tigers as Socialist Worker went to press.

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