Have Sri Lanka’s Tamils been forgotten?

[Al Jazeera] The civil war in Sri Lanka was one of the world’s most brutal conflicts and lasted nearly 30 years. Both the Sinhalese-majority government forces and the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were accused of using dirty tactics. When the war ended in 2009 with the defeat of the LTTE, the Sri […]

Tamil hunger striker ‘prepared to die’ in London

[AFP] A Sri Lankan hunger striker in London who has gone ten days without food said Thursday he was prepared to starve himself death to highlight the plight of Tamils, as hundreds of people protested. Paramesweran Subramaniyam, 28, is surviving on sips of water and his condition could soon become critical, doctors say. But he […]

Westminster Bridge closed after Tamil ceasefire protest

[ The Guardian ] Police closed Westminster Bridge in London and attempted to contain thousands of Tamil protesters who surrounded parliament last night demanding an immediate ceasefire in Sri Lanka. One man was rescued after jumping into the Thames. Four RNLI lifeboats were on standby in the river after reports that demonstrators had threatened to […]

50,000 in London Tamil protest demanding ceasefire

[AFP] More than 50,000 demonstrators marched through London in a Tamil rally on Saturday demanding an end to the fighting in Sri Lanka. ADVERTISEMENT “More than 50,000 were at the demonstration,” a spokesman for London’s Metropolitan Police said. “There has been one arrest for possession of an offensive weapon.” The spokesman said the protest was […]