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Christmas Compassion for Merak Asylums Seekers
From early on we have raised grave concerns about the medical attention available to the men, women and children on board the boat in Merak. This tragedy could have been prevented.” says Sam Pari spokesperson for the Australian Tamil Congress (ATC).
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Mr Muguntharaj Subramanian has been elected to INFITT Executive Committee from Australia
Veteran Tamil Computer activist Mr Muguntharaj Subramanian has been elected to INFITT Executive Committee from  Australia for 2010-2011. Apart from infitt, he has promoted tamil computing usage through workshops in Malaysia and India and created ekalappai software with the help of many other volunteers.
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Sri Lankan says ready to answer UN letter on humanitarian law violation - China Daily

A Chinese news paper today reported that, Sri Lankan is ready to answer UN letter on humanitarian law violation. Mr Deng Shasha from Chinese daily said , "The Sri Lankan government said Wednesday they will reply the UN letter which was calling for explanations on the recent statement of former Chief of Defense Staff and Army Commander General (Retd) Sarath Fonseka.  "

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Asylum seeker dies on Merak boat - Rudd Government keep silence
One of almost 250 Sri Lankan asylum seekers who have spent the past 11 weeks refusing to leave their boat in Indonesia has died after allegedly being denied medical help.The 29-year-old Tamil died late last night after falling ill several days ago.The Tamil's spokesman, Sanjeev "Alex" Kuhendrarajah, said the man had been vomiting blood for two days but authorities ignored his pleas to be taken to hospital until after he had a seizure on Wednesday night."He was completely neglected by the IOM (International Organisation for Migration) and the Indonesian Navy," Alex told AAP from the boat in the west Javan port of Merak.
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Surrendering Tamil Tigers 'executed by soldiers' - ABC News
"..The United Nations has asked the Sri Lankan Government to respond to allegations that several senior Tamil Tiger rebels were executed as they tried to surrender earlier this year.Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse has received a letter from the United Nations seeking an explanation for the deaths of several high ranking Tamil Tigers. The rebels were killed in the final stages of Sri Lanka's civil war in May. .."
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Terror related charges dropped for Aruran Vinayagamoorthy, Sivarajah Yathavan and Arumugam Rajeevan

"..Aruran Vinayagamoorthy, Sivarajah Yathavan and Arumugam Rajeevan, who were not in court, have already had terror-related charges dropped.  They were arrested in 2007 and are on bail..."

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Accused fraudster Rajina Subramaniam's amazing double life, stealing $45 million
rajina-subramaniam.jpgSUBURBAN wife with an alleged taste for the high life that has left her accused of the nation's biggest ever one-person fraud. The 40-year-old Sydney accountant allegedly defrauded financial institution ING out of more than $45 million as she sat at her desk in their Sydney office, siphoning funds into her private accounts to fund a lavish shopping habit over five years.Amazingly, nobody - not ING, nor her husband - had the faintest clue about what she was allegedly up to, The Daily Telegraph reports. The extraordinary story behind the allegedly record-breaking fraud was revealed in Central Local Court yesterday, where Subramaniam made an unsuccessful application for bail.
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Tiger rebels 'executed' at war's end - Gotabhaya Rajapaksa ordered
"..SRI Lanka's Defence Secretary, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa reportedly told a field commander to kill Tamil Tiger rebel leaders rather than allow them to surrender in the closing stages of the civil war..."
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Samarpana School of Indian Fine Arts presents Aananda Koothan - 13th Mar 2010

shobanasuresh0.jpgSamarpana School of Indian Fine Arts presents Aananda Koothan - 13th Mar 2010

 

 

 

 

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Sri Lanka war crime allegations surface – AFP not yet moved to investigate Former DFAT Staff Palitha
palitha.jpg"..Last month the US Department of Homeland Security tried to question the Sri Lankan presidential candidate and US citizen, General Sarath Fonseka, about possible war crimes. But the Australian Government has made no such moves to question a prominent dual Sri Lankan-Australian citizen about his activities... Mr Rothwell says in this case, there is enough material to launch a preliminary investigation. "Dr Kohona is a dual Australian-Sri Lankan citizen. The fact that he is an Australian citizen automatically activates obligations for Australia to investigate this matter at the legal level, but the fact that he was a former high-profile official for the Australian Government representing Australia in international negotiations, I think perhaps places an even stronger responsibility on Australia to at least conduct the initial investigations into this matter," he said.
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Australasian Federation of Tamil Associations (AFTA) elects Prof Selva Selvanathan as Chair
profselva.jpgA leading australian academic and human rights activist Professor E. Selva Selvanathan, Professor of Statistics and Econometrics at Griffith University, Queensland and a long standing AFTA Executive has been unanimously elected as the new Chairperson of AFTA. Prof Selva Selvanathan is the author of australia's best selling statistics book, "Australian Business Statistics" and its a recommended study text for students in many leading master courses in Australia.. Dr. Raga Ragavan who has lead AFTA as its Chair in the past three years has stepped down from this position for personal reasons. He will continue as a delegate in AFTA’s Executive Council and its spokesperson in Canberra, said a press release.
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