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Tamil diaspora and Britain to have talks

2014 Oct 07

The Tamil diaspora are to have talks with the British Government today regarding issues related to Sri Lanka, a leading diaspora organisation said.

The UK based Global Tamil Forum (GTF) said it, together with some other Tamil groups, will be meeting British Foreign Office Minister of State Hugo Swire today (October 7).

This is not the first time that the British Government has had talks with the GTF, a very influential Tamil organisation led by Father S. J. Emmanuel.

In a news report yesterday the GTF had expressed backing for an undivided Sri Lanka while seeking lasting peace based on justice, reconciliation and a negotiated political settlement.

The GTF said it is committed to non-violence and together with the Tamil National Alliance  (TNA), will work towards Tamil interests.

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