1. JULIE BISHOP SHOULD NOT BE GIVING COVER TO SRI LANKAN GOVERNMENT
    20 Jul, 2017
    JULIE BISHOP SHOULD NOT BE GIVING COVER TO SRI LANKAN GOVERNMENT
    Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s visit to Sri Lanka sends the wrong signal on human rights, says the Tamil Refugee Council. The minister is meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake “to discuss security cooperation and explore new economic opportunities in science, resources and energy”, according to her office. “President Sirisena and I will announce Australian assistance to combat dengue fever in Sri
  2. MURDER OF UNARMED MAN CONFIRMS SRI LANKA STILL NOT SAFE FOR TAMILS
    14 Jul, 2017
    MURDER OF UNARMED MAN CONFIRMS SRI LANKA STILL NOT SAFE FOR TAMILS
    The murder of Yogarasa Thines at the hands of Sri Lankan police on 9 July shows that Tamils are still not safe in their country, says the Tamil Refugee Council. Thines, aged in his 20s, was shot several times by officers in Vadamaradchi East, in the Jaffna district of the country’s Northern Province, which is majority Tamil. He reportedly had been hitchhiking home from a Hindu temple. Sri Lankan prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who visited Australia in February, has urged Tamils
  3. TAMILS' PLEA TO TURNBULL: DON'T HELP SIRISENA GET AWAY WITH GENOCIDE
    23 May, 2017
    TAMILS' PLEA TO TURNBULL: DON'T HELP SIRISENA GET AWAY WITH GENOCIDE
    Tamils in Australia are deeply upset by Sri Lankan President Sirisena’s invitation to the country and are demanding that Sirisena be held accountable for his serious international crimes. Sirisena is reported to be travelling to Australia between the 24nd to 26th of May. Sirisena was acting Defence Minister during the height of mass killings of Tamils in 2009. As part of the assault on the Tamil-held North East of the island, the Sri Lankan government deliberately targeted civilians it had
  4. TAMILS SHOCKED BY DEAKIN AWARD TO SRI LANKAN PM
    16 Feb, 2017
    TAMILS SHOCKED BY DEAKIN AWARD TO SRI LANKAN PM
    Tamil community is shocked to learn that Deakin University awarded an honorary doctorate to Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday purportedly on the basis of his work on “reconciliation, whilst ensuring accountability.” The award reinforces falsehoods about the current situation facing Tamils in Sri Lanka. These falsehoods threaten the lives of Tamil asylum seekers in Australia who face being sent back on such claims. In a joint press conference yesterday with