June 4, 2009 Comments Off on Canadians protest to release the 300 000 imprisoned Tamils in Sri Lanka
May 19, 2009 Comments Off on Australian youth from Tamil, Sinhala and other communities talk of their activism
triple j: Hack Radio – Monday 18th May 2009
Click here to listen.
May 11, 2009 § 1 Comment
Tamil Hunger Striker Passes 192nd Hour;
Sri Lanka’s “Mother’s Day Massacre” of Tamils sees Increase in Local Activism
May 4, 2009 § 1 Comment
Three weeks ago, disheartened by the lack of response of the Australian government to try save hundreds of thousands of Tamil civilians being persecuted by the Sri Lankan state, Sutha embarked on a hunger strike.
On the seventh day, the Australian government gave him assurances that they would act and believing those promises would be met he ceased his hunger strike.
On 3 May 2009, after waiting for more than a fortnight and seeing no concrete action by the Australian government, Sutha has recommenced his hunger strike.
As the Australian government continues to keep silent, the Government of Sri Lanka continues to bomb Tamil civilian areas, including hospitals.
Sutha will continue his hunger strike until there is constructive action taken by the Government of Australia.
April 28, 2009 § 1 Comment
Demonstrators are planning to converge again tonight outside Kirribilli House.
See press release here.
SMH : Tamils protest outside Kirribilli House
“It’s not your usual bunch of uni students or union workers,” she said.
“It’s a community that is grieving. A community that feels betrayed by the international community, and by the Australian Rudd government.
“You have children who haven’t heard from their grandparents in months, university students who can’t study because they haven’t heard from their cousins.
“For us to come out (almost) every single day for the last fortnight, to compromise our work and our study, to come out in such large numbers, it shows the pain and the suffering and the hurt that we are going through and the fact the Rudd government still has not acknowledged all of this.”
April 27, 2009 Comments Off on Photographer Allan Milnes @ Sydney City Protest 26th April 2009
April 27, 2009 Comments Off on Tamils gather outside Kirribilli House
Hundreds of Sydney based Tamils and supporters have gathered outside the prime minister’s Sydney residence to urge him to push for a ceasefire in the conflict between Sri Lankan government forces and Tamil rebels.
The protests have been an almost daily occurrence across Sydney in the past fortnight, spokeswoman Dr Sam Pari told AAP.