8th November 2016

To Honor Our Moms, Vote for Hillary Clinton: Tamils for Clinton

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After the right to vote for women was ratified on August 18, 1920,the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American women the right to vote. It has been 94 years since the women voting rights have been amended. At least tomorrow on November 08, 2016, we have the chance to elect a woman candidate as our next president. We have seen very successful women such as Janet Yellen (Chair, Federal Reserve, Washington, United States), Mary Barra (CEO, General Motors) and Christine Lagarde (Managing director, International Monetary Fund). Also, we have seen very successful women in politics, including leaders like Britain former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Israel’s’ Golda Meyer, India’s Indra Gandhi and Germany’s Angela Merkel. We have seen many women achieve important positions such […]

GTF Call for autonomous unit in North-East renewed

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Call for autonomous unit in North-East renewed GTF seeks talks on proposal though not being included in Wijenayake Report By Shamindra Ferdinando The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) on behalf of the Sri Lankan Tamils resident overseas has called for the creation of an ‘Autonomous Tamil Region’ (ATR) in a re-merged Northern and Eastern Province to address their grievances. The two provinces comprise eight administrative districts. The GTF has acknowledged that a consensus among Tamil and Muslim leaders is a prerequisite for creating an autonomous unit. The proposal has been included in four separate proposals dealing with contentious issue of power sharing. In addition to them, the GTF has made ten specific recommendations regarding administrative autonomy exercised by what it called ATR government, division of powers […]