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Murdered Tamil journalist Nimalarajan remembered across the North-East

Tamil Guardian 19 Oct 2021
Jaffna Press Club held a memorial service at their office which was attended by Jaffna Mayor V Mannivannan and Vali East Pradeshiya Sabha chairman Nirosh alongside journalists and social activists. In Vavuniya, Tamil families of the disappeared who have reached the 1706th day of ...
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Yohani meets more Sri Lankan war criminals

Tamil Guardian 18 Oct 2021
Her visit stirred controversy with Tamil Nadu film composer Harris Jayaraj hastily deleting a photograph with Sri Lankan singer ... “Why is Yohani appearing at Sri Lankan military events and serenading a war criminal accused of genocide?” asked one Tamil activist, who requested anonymity.
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UK condemns intimidation of civil society activists

Tamil Guardian 17 Oct 2021
Joint statement to end arbitrary arrests, reprisals against human rights defenders and activists advocating for education rights ... In addition to the militarisation of the North-East, the traditional Tamil homeland, intimidation and surveillance of civil society activists, stifling of the free press and forcible detention of protesters run rampant.
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UK condemns intimidation of civil society activists by UN member states

Tamil Guardian 17 Oct 2021
Joint statement to end arbitrary arrests, reprisals against human rights defenders and activists advocating for education rights ... In addition to the militarisation of the North-East, the traditional Tamil homeland, intimidation and surveillance of civil society activists, stifling of the free press and forcible detention of protesters run rampant.
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Sri Lanka will not engage with ‘banned’ Tamil diaspora says Foreign Minister

Tamil Guardian 16 Oct 2021
In March, the Sri Lankan state proscribed over 300 individuals and several Tamil diaspora organisations under the terrorist designation law, as part of the regime's continued crack down on Tamil civil society and activists ... Sri Lanka proscribes hundreds alongside Tamil diaspora organisations.
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Protests expected as Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa plans to attend COP26

Tamil Guardian 16 Oct 2021
US Tamils protesting in ... “All Sri Lankan war criminals, including the Rajapaksa siblings, must know that they cannot escape justice for the genocide they committed,” said Siva, a British Tamil activist, who is part of a group working on demonstrations for when Rajapaksa arrives.
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British Tamils pay tribute to David Amess

Tamil Guardian 15 Oct 2021
British Tamils from across the country have paid tribute to Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West and member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils, who was stabbed to death whilst meeting with his constituents at a church in Leigh-on-Sea ... "He will be sorely missed," a British Tamil activist told the Tamil Guardian.
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British Tamils pay tribute to murdered parliamentarian Sir David Amess

Tamil Guardian 15 Oct 2021
British Tamils from across the country have paid tribute to Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West and member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils, who was stabbed to death whilst meeting with his constituents at a church in Leigh-on-Sea ... "He will be sorely missed," a British Tamil activist told the Tamil Guardian.
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Novel Perspectives: P. Sivakami on feminism, politics and middle age

The Times of India 13 Oct 2021
P ... An activist, a former IAS and a hardcore feminist, Sivakami has authored several Tamil books which are translated into English. Since Tamil is her mother tongue, she enjoyed the spontaneous flow of thoughts into words and has come to find the same comfort with English since she started living in the United States ... (Byline. Bhavya Sharma) ... .
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Sri Lanka's cabinet approves cyber security proposals to combat 'terrorist groups'

Tamil Guardian 12 Oct 2021
The proposal follows concerns raised by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, over Sri Lanka's increasing crackdown on human rights activists, Tamil victim communities, and civil society actors ... In June, Bachelet raised her concerns over the continued harassment by Sri Lanka's security forces of Tamils and Muslims.
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White vans and war crimes - Yohani’s Sri Lankan military connection 

Tamil Guardian 12 Oct 2021
As Sri Lankan singer Yohani Diloka de Silva continues to feature in news across the Sinhala press for her music, for many Tamils it is her Sri Lankan military connection that has drawn controversy ... The Global Tamil ... “Her father is no hero,” reacted one Tamil activist this week.
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Memorial held in Mannar for Senior Tamil journalist P A Antony Mark

Tamil Guardian 11 Oct 2021
Antony Mark, Senior Tamil journalist and human rights activist from Mannar who passed away last month, at the age of 78 due to COVID ... Antony Mark was, “someone who, without any expectation, fought for [Tamil] people and their rights because he was ... Senior Tamil journalist P.A.
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Memorial held in Mannar for Senior Tamil journalist P.A. Antony Mark

Tamil Guardian 09 Oct 2021
Antony Mark, Senior Tamil journalist and human rights activist from Mannar who passed away last month, at the age of 78 due to COVID ... Antony Mark was, “someone who, without any expectation, fought for [Tamil] people and their rights because he was ... Senior Tamil journalist P.A.
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Srimaan Ramachandra Raja’s NGO Targets 100% Vaccination in Villages of Tamil Nadu

One India 05 Oct 2021
As an endeavour to accelerate the ongoing Covid- 1 9 ...
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Tamil Nadu: Breaking barriers, people with disabilities enter civic poll fray

The Times of India 04 Oct 2021
Activists and forums for people with disabilities organised protests and laid siege to the Tamil Nadu State Election Commission office in Chennai ... Disability activists and members of various differently-abled forums are campaigning for the candidates.
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