22nd June 2016

We Must Use our Vote – Vote to Remain in the European Union.

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It is very important that we request all our members, family and friends to exercise their vote and take part in the decision in respect of the EU Referendum taking place on Wednesday the 23 June 2016. On balance, I personally believe that we should Vote to Remain in the European Union. Best regards, Satya Satya Minhas Chartered Fellow Internal Auditor Chairperson, Hindu Council UK, Registered Charity Number: 1067682 www.hinducouncil.net The Hindu Council UK has been chosen as the ‘lead’ Hindu Organisation by the Election Commission for their National UK-Wide Campaign. Amid concerns about the number of people who are not currently on the electoral register, campaigning bodies such as Operation Black Vote (OBV) want to highlight the value of the vote and how to register. Those groups […]

I urge the Tamil community to vote Remain in the EU Referendum

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Issued for immediate release                                               21st June 2016 STATEMENT FROM JOAN RYAN MP: I urge the Tamil community to vote Remain in the EU Referendum On Thursday 23rd June, you will have the opportunity to cast your vote on the biggest decision our country has faced for a generation. I urge you to join me in voting for the UK to remain a member of the European Union. Working with our European partners gives us more control, not less; it makes us stronger, not weaker. By being in the EU we have greater power to deal with the issues that matter, whether that be workers’ rights, anti-discrimination, equality, immigration, democracy and human rights. I know the great concerns the Tamil community in the UK has about […]

International Community must continue to exert pressure on Sri Lanka to facilitate faithful implementation of all aspects of the UNHRC resolution – Global Tamil Forum

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PRESS STATEMENT 22nd June 2016, London International Community must continue to exert pressure on Sri Lanka to facilitate faithful implementation of all aspects of the UNHRC resolution – Global Tamil Forum As the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) meets in Geneva this month and the High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein prepares his oral report to be presented later in the session, the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) appeals to the International Community to remain fully engaged with Sri Lanka to ensure that all aspects of the UNHRC resolution A/HRC/30/1 are faithfully implemented. The pursuit of truth, justice for victims and accountability are essential elements of the healing process in post-conflict societies that have suffered systematic violations of human rights. The adoption of […]

Vaiko flays naming of stadium after ex-Jaffna mayor

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MDMK general secretary Vaiko on Monday alleged that by naming a renovated stadium in Sri Lanka after Alfred Duraiappah, former mayor of Jaffna, the governments in India and Sri Lanka had sought to deceive the world that normalcy had returned to the country, the Hindu reported today. In a statement, he said when there was no trace of thousands of Tamils who had disappeared during the war and when thousands of them continued to live in camps, PM Narendra Modi had inaugurated the stadium through video conferencing. “This is nothing but an attempt to permanently bury fathom deep over 1.87 lakh Tamils killed by the Sri Lankan Army.” He said Duraiyappah was a traitor and responsible for the death of Tamils in police firing and […]

Judge Ilancheliyan struck terror in the hearts of Jaffna’s criminals

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JAFFINA: The North Sri Lankan Tamil-majority town of Jaffna was traditionally known for its industrious, scholarly, and above all, law abiding citizens. During the armed struggle for an independent Tamil Eelam, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) had seen to it that no one (other than they) broke the law or the norms of Tamil society. But armed robberies, house break-ins, internecine gang warfare, rapes, eve teasing, and drug and alcohol abuse began to surface and assume menacing proportions after the war ended with the annihilation of the LTTE in May 2009. Armed with knives and swords, gangs inspired by Tamil action movies, freely moved about Jaffna town, zipping through streets on motorbikes, indulging in turf wars, house break-ins, and chain snatchings. School students […]

Plunkett’s last-ball six secures dramatic tie

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http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-v-sri-lanka-2016/content/story/1028063.html Liam Plunkett thrashed a six from the final ball of an incredible game to secure a tie between England and Sri Lanka in the first ODI of the Royal London series at Trent Bridge. http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/video_audio/redirect.html?externalId=cric:5769fa97e4b022c7ed530067 When Plunkett, England’s No. 10, came to the crease, his side still required 52 to win from the last 26 balls. And, in the face of some impressive death bowling, it seemed the equation had become overwhelming when the asking rate rose to 30 from the final two overs. But Plunkett and Chris Woakes both scooped boundaries in a penultimate over that realised 16 and, after the pair scampered seven from the first five balls of the last over, it left England requiring six from the final ball to […]