Canadians protest to release the 300 000 imprisoned Tamils in Sri Lanka

June 4, 2009 Comments Off on Canadians protest to release the 300 000 imprisoned Tamils in Sri Lanka

Ottawa Citizen – Tamils rally on Hill in plea for civilians

CBC.ca – Traffic delays expected during Tamil protest

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Australian youth from Tamil, Sinhala and other communities talk of their activism

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
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Tamil Hunger Striker Passes 192nd Hour

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

A young man in Sydney has entered his 9th day of a hunger strike, urging the Australian government to support calls for a cease-fire and condemn the Sri Lankan Army (SLA) for deliberate attacks on Tamil civilians.

On Sunday, as Australians celebrated “Mother’s Day”, Tamil women and children lost their lives as the Sri Lankan government, in blatant disregard for international law and its own claim to “cease use of heavy weaponry”, increased its shelling and bombing of the no-fire conflict zone where over 130,000 civilians are claimed to be taking refuge on a small strip of land.

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Sydney Protester on Hunger Strike After Fortnight of Inaction by Aussie Gov't

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.

Read full press release here.

Aussie Tamils continue their protest outside Kirribilli House

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.”

Photographer Allan Milnes @ Sydney City Protest 26th April 2009

April 27, 2009 Comments Off on Photographer Allan Milnes @ Sydney City Protest 26th April 2009

Photo taken by Allan Milnes

Photo taken by Allan Milnes

 

Photo taken by Allan Milnes

Photo taken by Allan Milnes

 

Photo taken by Allan Milnes

Photo taken by Allan Milnes

Tamils gather outside Kirribilli House

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.

Photo by Allan Milnes taken at Kirribilli House Monday 27th April

Photo by Allan Milnes taken at Kirribilli House Monday 27th April

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