TYO UK condemns Sri Lankan Cricket Fans attack on Tamil Activists at the Oval cricket grounds.

18th June 2013 Sri Lankan Cricket fans attack the Tamil activists in London Tamil activists, including youth, women and children, were brutally attacked outside the Oval cricket stadium on the 17th of June 2013 during the ‘Boycott Sri Lankan Cricket’ campaign. This campaign was organised to create awareness on the on-going genocide of Eelam Tamils …

Message of condolence

We are saddened by the loss of Mr Manivannan who was fondly known by many Tamil youth in the Diaspora as a great actor and director. At a time like this we must not forget to celebrate his achievements, he played a key role in Indian politics and within the south-Indian film industry for the …

UK University Tamil Societies and TYOUK condemn intimidation and attacks on Jaffna University Students

We, the undersigned Tamil youth and student organisations of the United Kingdom, strongly condemn the aggressive harassment and intimidation against Jaffna University students trying to remember their war dead, and the violent attacks carried out by Sri Lankan security forces on the peaceful student demonstration that followed. In an act of protest against the harassment, …

TYO UK endorses call for an international, independent investigation into the crimes of genocide

Joining Tamil political parties and civil society activists from the North-East, Tamil diaspora organisations from around the world, and Tamil Nadu political parties and civil society activists, at the World Tamil Conference on 7th and 8th November 2012 at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, the TYO UK endorsed a resolution calling for an …

UK Tamil university societies condemn Jaffna student attack

British Tamil students from across the United Kingdom have released a joint statement, denouncing the attack on the secretary of the Jaffna University Student Union. In a statement released on Saturday, student organisations deplored the “brutal act of violence that seeks to terrorise Tamil youth”, after Paramalingam Tharsananth was assaulted by a gang, alleged to …

‘Another tour of cricket, another year of sanctioning impunity’

As the England cricket team commences its 2012 tour of Sri Lanka, the Tamil Youth Organisation UK (TYO UK) and the undersigned UK university Tamil societies continue to call on the England and Wales Cricket Board to suspend all bilateral arrangements with Sri Lanka’s national cricket team until there has been meaningful progress on ensuring …

Tamil diaspora groups remain critical of LLRC but welcome resolution as ‘glimpse of hope’ towards accountability

Joint Statement by British Tamils Forum (BTF), Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC), Tamil Youth Organisation UK (TYO UK) and US Tamil Political Action Council(USTPAC) March 7th, 2012 – Geneva, Switzerland We welcome the proposed resolution by the Government of the United States of America at the 19th Session of the UN Human Rights Council towards holding …