Tamil relative pleas to Morrison: 'Dont harm our baby'

A relative of a three-year-old girl missing on the ‘disappeared’ Tamil asylum-seeker boat has made a personal plea to Australia’s Immigration Minister, Scott Morrison, to protect his family from harm. “I am desperate to know where my family is. I can’t function..........

Remains of the Hate: Anti Muslim violence in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has just experienced the worst communal violence in decades but you wouldn’t always know it from the behaviour of its politicians. Six members of the main Opposition party went on a fact-finding mission to look into the well-being of the animals in Dehiwala .....

Tamil man dies after self-immolating in Geelong

The death through self-immolation of a Tamil asylum seeker in Geelong on Sunday is further evidence that the Australian Government’s refugee policy is killing people, a spokesman for the Tamil Refugee Council said today. “Leo Seemanpillai was just 29 years of....

Tamil man recovering from self-immolation in Sydney

A Tamil asylum-seeker is recovering in a Sydney hospital from burns to 70 per cent of his body after setting himself alight last week. A member of the Sydney Tamil community, Balasingham Prabhakaran, said today, that 29-year-old Janarthanan.............

Victims the real heroes at London sexual violence summit

I had the unusual experience of attending last week’s preventing sexual violence summit in London with a survivor of rape I know. I bumped into him at a play called Unlocked, which is based on the testimony of three survivors of male rape – Congolese,.....

Jaffna University Professors, Deans and students face fresh death threat

In a precarious development which can result in far reaching consequences, Jaffna University Professors, Faculty Deans and Students’ Union representatives on Tuesday (20) have been threatened with death by a hitherto unknown 'organisation' called.....

Rejected Tamil asylum seeker self-immolates in Sydney

A Tamil asylum-seeker set himself on fire in Sydney Wednesday (09) night after his appeal for refugee status was rejected. The man, believed to be in his late 20s, was taken to Concord Hospital after dousing himself in petrol outside his workplace in Balmain and.....

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