Australian Tamils call off hunger strike

[AFP] Tamil protesters who staged a seven-day hunger strike outside the Australian prime minister’s home have announced the end of their protest following assurances their demands had been heard. The five men called off their fast late Friday after a mass demonstration involving up to 8,000 people outside the foreign affairs department in Canberra, a […]

Minister refuses to meet protesters

[Ottawa Sun] Tamil-Canadian protesters took down their flags once again yesterday, hoping to facilitate a meeting with the federal government. But Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon’s office dashed their hopes by refusing to meet. Protesters have been on the sidewalks along Wellington St. in front of Parliament Hill around the clock since April 7 and […]

Second Tamil hunger-striker taken to hospital

[Ottawa Citizen] A hunger-striking Tamil woman was taken to an Ottawa hospital Thursday, leaving just three of the original six protesters who began fasting last week to pressure the Harper government into recalling the Canadian high commissioner in Sri Lanka. Mahalingam Sivaneshwari, 59, was taken to the Civic Hospital on the seventh day of her […]

Hunger strike ends, but horrific events continue

[Winchester Star] In the past week alone, there have been reports of the Sri Lankan government using white phosphorous-based combustible chemical bombs, on innocent Tamil civilians who are in their “safe zones”. These chemicals can burn away human flesh to the bone, and violates the requirement under international humanitarian law to take all feasible precautions […]

Tamil Americans to hold rally in Washington

[The Hindu] Tamils in the US will hold a demonstration in front of the State Department and the White House here on Friday protesting against the “genocide” against their community in Sri Lanka. ‘Tamils Against Genocide’, a pro-Tamils organisation, will organise a rally and hunger strike to urge US President Mr Barack Obama to bring […]