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July 30, 2000
Place: Sri Lanka

Source: AFP
Media group condemns "treason" allegations about Sri Lanka journalists
COLOMBO, July 30 (AFP) - International media rights group, RSF -- reporters without borders -- has expressed concern over allegations of "treason" and "spying" levelled by Sri Lanka's pro-government media against local reporters. [ Full Story ]
July 7, 2000
Place: Sri Lanka

Source: BBC
Sri Lanka NGO concerned about safety
The head of the charity, the Save the Children Fund in Sri Lanka, Pauline Taylor-McKeown, has expressed concern about the safety of her staff. [ Full Story ]
June 0, 2000
Place: Tamil Nadu

Source: NewInd Press
Indian Navy should do more to help the refugees: CM
MADURAI: The Indian Navy should put in more efforts to bring the Sri Lankan Tamil refugees stranded in mid sea, Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has said. [ Full Story ]
December 12, 1998
Place: USA

Source: TamilNet
Congressional discussion focuses on Rights violations
A five member panel of experts on Human Rights violations in Sri Lanka, speaking at Congressional Human Rights Caucus staff round table discussions, were unanimous in their call to the Sri Lankan Government to expedite the investigations into the alleged mass graves at Chemmani, Jaffna where up to 400 bodies of Tamils disappeared in 1996 and 1997 may be buried. [ Full Story ]
March 27, 1998
Place: Vanni

Source: TamilNet
Tamil people seek UN secretary-general's help to stop genocide
Tamil people from Mullaitivu, Kilinochchi, Mannar and Vavuniya districts have forwarded a memorandum to the UN Secretary General seeking his help to stop the Sri Lankan government's ethnic cleansing of Tamils in these districts. [ Full Story ]
February 4, 1998
Place: Ottawa, Canada

Source: SAMS
Canadian Tamils mourn 50 years of Sri Lankan "Oppression"
More than 1500 Tamil Canadians peacefully demonstrated in front of the Sri Lankan High Commission in Ottawa today to protest the treatment of Tamils as Sri Lanka celebrates its 50 years of independence from the Great Britain. The marchers condemned the atrocities committed by the Sri Lankan government forces. "Canadian Tamils mourn while Sri Lanka celebrates… Half a century of independence has failed to secure the advancement of Tamils and the government shows no reluctance in bombing and shelling of populated Tamil areas and cultural and religious monuments" stated the press release of Human Rights Forum which organized the rally. [ Full Story ]
February 1, 1998
Place: London, England

Large Tamil rally in London
Thousands of Tamil people staged a march and rally in London today, condemning the Sri Lankan government and expressing support for the LTTE. The event was organised by the United Tamils Organisation to "mark fifty years of oppression by Sinhala Sri Lankan governments" according to a press release issued by it earlier today. [ Full Story ]
February 1, 1998
Place: Toronto, Canada

Source: Collection
Massive Canadian rally - more than 25,000 prticipated
More than 25,000 Tamils staged one of the biggest procession and rally ever staged in Canada to condemn the 50th golden anniversary celebration of Sri Lanka's independence and the Genocide against the Tamil community in Sri Lanka. Within the last two and half years this is the biggest rally conducted by any ethnic groups in Canada, The march started from Nathans Square adjoining the Toronto New City Hall in down town at 11.00 a.m on Sunday the 1st February. [ Full Story ]
December 23, 1997
Place: World

Source: Amnesty
Tamils appeal to world leaders to end Sri Lanka torture & murder of detainees
The International Federation of Tamils with headquarters in Switzerland, appealed to world leaders on 23 December 1997 to lend their influential support to end the continuing torture and murder of Tamil prisoners in the custody of the government of Sri Lanka. The appeal said: [ Full Story ]
October 25, 1997
Place: Edinburgh, England

Source: TamilNet
Tamils demonstrate at CHOGM
Over a thousand Tamil people demonstrated in Edinburgh on Saturday during the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM), which was attended by the Sri Lankan President. Tamil cultural shows were given at a custom built marquee and a vigil was held outside the conference centre. [ Full Story ]
October 18, 1997
Place: Canada

Source: TamilNet
Canada Tamils stage candle light vigil
Thousands of Canadian Tamils attended a candle light vigil on Saturday, demanding the release of Tamil community activist Mr. Manickavasagam Suresh and condemning the Sri Lankan government's war in the Tamil homelands. [ Full Story ]
August 28, 1997
Place: Sri Lanka

Australian MP condemns Sri Lanka's genocide
Australian Member of Parliament Paul Zammit condemned the genocide of Tamils in the island of Sri Lanka in an intervention in the Australian Federal Parliament on 28 August 1997: [ Full Story ]
December 31, 1996
Place: Vanni

Source: ICRC
Sri Lanka Red Cross society - Letter to UN
Since the starting of the "Tamil Eelam War" the Normal life of the people in Tamil areas have been affected in various ways, such as Economic embargo, shortage of Medicines and the compact living. Due to the displaced situation, war wrekage and the military operations, the state adminisrative machinery had been stopped at the same time the activities of N.G.O. National and International had been brought to a stand still, which has affected the normal life of the people. The N.G.O could not go ahead due to the Sri Lankan government imposing restrictions. [ Full Story ]