Tamil Protests

  • Don't make Commonwealth 'punitive' body, says Rajapaksa November 15, 2013

    British Prime Minister David Cameron, on Friday, made a historic visit to the former war zone of Jaffna to "shine a light on the chilling events" during the last phase of the war against the LTTE, hours after Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa cautioned against turning the Commonwealth into a...
  • Throw Lanka team out of T20 WC, say Tamil protesters June 4, 2009

    London: A group of Tamil people protested the presence of Sri Lankan cricket team in the T20 World Cup in London and demanded their ouster from the tournament in the wake of alleged human rights violation by the island nation's army in its recent offensive against the LTTE. The protest took...
  • Tamil midnight march shuts busiest Canada highway May 12, 2009

    Toronto: Over 5,000 Tamil protesters shut down Canada's busiest commuter route Gardiner Expressway on Sunday night, throwing traffic into chaos for more than six hours and leaving many miles-long traffic lines. The midnight march on Canada's busiest highway infuriated the Ontario Premier and the Toronto mayor who warned the protesters that...
  • 100,000 Tamil supporters march through London April 12, 2009

    London: At least 100,000 people marched in London today to demand an immediate end to Sri Lanka's bloody offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels. Ethnic Tamils and their supporters packed the streets of the capital, brandishing Tamil Tiger flags and urging the UK to suspend development aid to...
  • Nehru statue in London disfigured by vandals April 10, 2009

    London: A statue of former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru outside India House in London was allegedly disfigured by vandals. The damage was discovered by authorities on Friday morning. The remains of the statue were found wrapped in a white sheet, according to the authorities. However, it is still not known...