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London:  A representative group of Britain- based Tamils has sought India's help for Tamils based in northern Sri Lanka in improving their lives through a host of measures.

The British Tamil Forum, which claims to represent nearly 4,00,000 from the community living in the UK, met officials of the Indian High Commission in London last week and sought positive measures for the Tamils who are "first Sri Lankan but do have an affinity to India".

"The meeting went very well and whilst the Indian government will be keen to help in partnership with the Sri Lankan government for all such positive efforts, the point was made and unanimously applauded that peaceful and diplomatic avenues only remain our work-ethic base," said Anil Bhanot, managing director of Hindu Council UK - the charity which facilitated the meeting.

Some of the suggested measures included psychological and psychiatric help for the Tamils in the region, particularly women, apparently affected during the nearly three decade-long brutal war against the LTTE, besides setting up of Indian education institutions branches.

They also included a bridge between Rameshwaram in India and a northern Sri Lankan port for easier movement of goods and services and people with the appropriate controls; and a ferry service, that existed before the war, should be resumed.

The British Tamil Forum, an advocacy group, had recently also launched a petition calling on the UK government to take up the Tamil cause in the United Nations. (ndtv)
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  • mountain Tuesday, 02 June 2015 07:31 PM

    India will never help to Tamil. They have a program scheduled. They use Tamils as curry leaf. Some Lankan Tamils in overseas getting money from India and work as Anton Balasingam. via DM Android App

    T. Maran Tuesday, 02 June 2015 02:10 PM

    The " British Tamil Forum" could urge the Indian envoy to stop poaching?.

    Subha Wednesday, 03 June 2015 01:49 AM

    BTF must be eliminated..

    iemerald Wednesday, 03 June 2015 02:57 AM

    DONT NEED THE INDIANS, HELP THANK YOU. WE CAN MANAGE NICELY. STAY IN BRITAIN OR WHERE EVER AND DONT COME BACK.

    Siribi Tuesday, 02 June 2015 07:49 PM

    " Cheers" please note that Mrs Adele Balasinghum is a British Agent and married to " Bala" for an international requirement. May be she is now retired from her failed mission and living in UK. There is no point to advice/ request/ asking help from " British Departments" regarding these matters.

    Nagules Wednesday, 03 June 2015 03:53 AM

    All the problem will be solved. If the Sri lankan Government share the power with tamils and mulims in east and north. Same as India .

    Baot Captain Tuesday, 02 June 2015 08:25 AM

    Hey Why donot you people from Briton go back to Lanka rather then shouting from there. You people left lanka for good, Why is life in Briton is hard for you people. It is okGet back to lanka and work hard there and develop the place. Donot try to keep the legs in two different boats and go in the Ocean.

    Muditha Tuesday, 02 June 2015 08:32 AM

    Let Lankan Intelligence agencies beware that intelligence agencies of certain hostile countries could be behind these moves to brew trouble against us before the final UNHRC session.

    Dr Quintus Kalpage Tuesday, 02 June 2015 08:43 AM

    All citizens of Sri Lanka should be treated equally without any discrimination based on ethnicity or religious belief.Sections of the Sri Lankan community who have enjoyed preferential treatment during the time of colonial occupation should not expect to continue to get such treatment.At the same time India or other foreign powers should interfere in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka./

    ishanka Tuesday, 02 June 2015 04:13 PM

    These are matters that should be handled by the foreign ministry of srilanka ..who are these people to talk with Indian gov, on bridges ? Educational institutes and others ? What is the foreign ministry in SL doing when ltte funders poke into our foreign issues ?

    Mailman Tuesday, 02 June 2015 09:18 AM

    Ok so you want lives of the northern folk improved. Why dont you UK based Tamil group open up a system where all the Tamils in UK make a monthly contribution and use these funds to help the Tamil citizens in the North as after all you guys must be sitting pretty in the UK right. via DM Android App

    Cheers Tuesday, 02 June 2015 04:19 PM

    Mate read your sentence you say INDIA and other countries should interfere in SL affairs are u kidding me

    Cheers Tuesday, 02 June 2015 04:23 PM

    All British departments please note the UK tamil forum is the organization who funded Tamil Tiger terrorist to kill innocent people and the UK govt was sleeping and violated all human rights of all Sri lankans and we should bring UK to war crimes with Tamil forum group

    Kumar Wednesday, 03 June 2015 11:15 AM

    India was rejected by Prabaharan.It is JR

    Sangaralingham Tuesday, 02 June 2015 09:37 AM

    Not necessary but as societies stand country eed lts to be done to improve the countries to live peacefully in dignity. Voters are failing to their own needs elections etc is good democratically actions taken so far less effective. Do someone need to be suspicious. Seeking help is right way

    Realist Tuesday, 02 June 2015 09:40 AM

    The day the Tamil diaspora put their money where their mouth is and invest in the North, we could see some real progress. Until then it is all hot air.

    Mm Tuesday, 02 June 2015 09:54 AM

    Bloody curse these so called "British Tamil forum" they sneaked out of Sri Lanka for their Benifit and blame the war and now asking for ferry services also!!! constantly trying to live off other countries!!

    Aruna Tuesday, 02 June 2015 11:16 AM

    ".... the nearly three decade-long brutal war against the LTTE," no these kind of statements heard during true humanitarians ruled the country, probably until a few months back.


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