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Conviction of Chad leader for Crimes against Humanity - Will Sri Lanka reverse the trend? TGTE
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, May 30, 2016
As the world celebrate the historic conviction of the former Chad leader Mr. Hissene Habre for committing Crimes Against Humanity, there are concerns that this positive trend may get reversed by the developments in Sri Lanka, unless the UN Human Rights Council take urgent steps to address the back sliding of commitments given to the UN body by the Sri Lankan Government, said Mr. Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, Prime Minister of Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE).

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Sri Lanka - Allan Nairn who played significant role to free East Timor to deliver Mullivaikal Memorial Lecture: TGTE
NEW YORK, USA, May 16, 2016
On this Tamil National Day of Mourning, the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) is pleased to announce that Mr. Allan Nairn, who played significant role in the independence of East Timor, will deliver the 2nd Mullivaikal Memorial Lecture in New York City.

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Sri Lanka: International Monitoring Panel Established to Ensure that Tamils Receive Justice
COLOMBO, SRI LANKA, April 20, 2016
The UN Human Rights Council at its 30th Session passed a Resolution calling on the Government of Sri Lanka to establish a domestic mechanism with the participation of foreign judges to investigate the international crimes - namely genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes - committed before, during and after the Mullivaikal massacre. Because the Sri Lankan state is not ethnically neutral coupled with the fact that the crimes were committed by the Sri Lankan state itself, Tamils from the island of Sri Lanka and across the globe called for an international investigation as demonstrated by the 1.6 million signatures in the Million Signature Campaign, conducted by the TGTE in 2015. While we continue our campaign for an international investigation, we also have to utilize the UNHRC Resolution to push for the participation of international judges in a judicial capacity and also to expose the duplicity of the Sri Lankan state.

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Legal Experts at ‎TGTE‬s Conference say Sri Lankas Ability To Deliver Transitional Justice Grim
TORONTO, CANADA, April 12, 2016
Invited to speak at the annual human rights conference on transitional justice convened by the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) on Sunday April 3rd, 2016 at the Delta Toronto East Hotel, Canada, an esteemed panel of lawyers expressed serious concerns at the environment that currently exists in the North and East and the lack of progress made thus far in implementing the resolution passed at UNHRCs 30th session given the High Commissioner for Human Rights is scheduled to present an oral update to the Human Rights Council at its 32nd session on June 2016, and a comprehensive report followed by discussion on its implementation at its thirty-fourth session on March 2017.

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UN EVENT - SRI LANKA CONTINUES TO INTIMIDATE VICTIMS - EXPERTS PANEL
March 10, 2016
An event held at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, highlighted the deficiencies of Sri Lanka's steps taken on the implementation of the UN Human Rights Council Resolution and characterized Sri Lanka's response as "My Check is in the Post."

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Sri Lanka: A Sinhalese Honored by a main Tamil Diaspora Group by Awarding a Prestigious Award
NEW YORK, USA, May 20, 2016
A Sinhalese, who is the first cousin of former President Chandrika Kumaratunga and a nephew of two former Prime Ministers, was given a prestigious award by a main Tamil diaspora group to honor his lifelong commitment to fight injustice against Tamils. Lifetime Commitment Award was presented to Prof. Dr. Brian Senewiratne by Mr. Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, Prime Minister of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) in New York on May 15th.

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Will Referendum bring Peace to Tamil Conflict in Sri Lanka? New York Conference with International experts.
NEW YORK, USA, May 12, 2016
Several internationally renowned experts from Kosovo, South Sudan, East-Timor, Quebec and other countries are participating in a conference in New York on May 14th to discuss whether holding a Referendum is the best solution to the protracted Tamil conflict in Sri Lanka. The participants will share their experiences in holding referendums in their countries as a means to find political solution and whether it will be a viable initiative to bring permanent and lasting solution to the protracted Tamil conflict in Sri Lanka.

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Duplicitous Former Sri Lankan President Chandrika to address UN special session in New York: TGTE
NEW YORK, USA, May 10, 2016
Former Sri Lankan President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, the Chairperson of the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation, will represent Sri Lanka at a special session of the United Nations General Assembly on May 11 at the UN Headquarters in New York. Ms. Kumaratunga will speak on the reconciliation work being carried out by the Government in her address 'Leading by Example: Innovative Partnerships and Responses'.

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The Tiger Lawyer
Apr 12, 2016
When I step out of the rain and into the restaurant, Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran is already waiting for me. Though Im seven minutes early, I arrive to find the exiled Sri Lankan lawyer, known to his compatriots as Rudra, sitting at a corner table and peacefully watching the deluge outside.

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UN EVENT: IS SRI LANKA TRYING TO EVADE OR BLUNT UN MANDATED ACCOUNTABILITY PROCESS?
March 2, 2016
This event will assess Sri Lankas Commitment to UN Human Rights Council about holding an inquiry - with international participation against those who committed War Crimes, Crimes against Humanity and Genocide against Tamil people.

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BBC Radio Interview
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