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By IBC Tamil News, On Tuesday, September 29 2015

[Jan Jananayagam Interview to IBC Tamil News, Palais de Nations, Geneva]

 
By Channel4 News, On Wednesday, September 16 2015

[Video includes interview Shivani Jegaragah, London]

 
By The Stream, Al Jazeera, On Monday, August 24 2015

[Video includes interview of Nimmi Gowrinathan]

 
By TheWeek, On Thursday, July 23 2015

 
By Sinthujan Varatharajah, Warscapes, On Saturday, March 21 2015

 
By Channel4 News, On Tuesday, March 10 2015

[Video includes interview Jan Jananayagam, London]

 
By Nimmi Gowrinathan, Guernica Magazine, On Monday, February 16 2015

 
By Channel4 News, On Tuesday, January 13 2015

[Jonathan Miller interviews MIA]

 
By Dean Nelson, The Telegraph, On Sunday, January 04 2015

 
By Tamil Guardian, On Wednesday, October 08 2014

 
By Nimmi Gowrinathan, Washington Post, On Monday, June 16 2014

 
By TamilGuardian, On Thursday, June 05 2014

 
By Ucan News, On Wednesday, May 28 2014

 
By Paul Cooper, New Internationalist, On Wednesday, May 21 2014

 
By Jonathan Miller, Channel 4 News, On Friday, April 11 2014

 
By Johnathan Miller, Channel4 News, On Thursday, March 27 2014

 
By TamilGuardian , On Wednesday, March 19 2014

 
By Hettie Briscoe, E-International Relations, On Tuesday, February 04 2014

 
By Tamilguardian , On Friday, December 06 2013

 
By Agenda Plus, On Wednesday, November 20 2013

Jan Jananayagam, a director of Tamils Against Genocide Europe, comments on the debate over Sri Lanka's human rights record post-CHOGM and on The Agenda's coverage of the Sri Lanka issue.

 
By International Business Times , On Friday, November 08 2013

 
By Jonathan Miller, Channel 4 News, On Thursday, November 07 2013

[Video includes interview of Jan Jananayagam]

 
By TamilGuardian , On Thursday, November 07 2013

 
By Sinthujan Varatharajah, The Weekend Leader, On Tuesday, October 29 2013

 
By APPG-T, On Thursday, September 12 2013

THE ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY GROUP FOR TAMILS  UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay’s visit to Sri Lanka   The All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils (APPGT) welcomes the visit by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay and we acknowledge the observations she made during her mission in Sri Lanka. On 31st of August 2013, in an initial media statement, High Commissioner Pillay said “It is important everyone realises that, although the fighting is over, the suffering is not”.  This is also the message which members of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils are hearing from Tamils  in the UK, as their loved ones continue to suffer under the military control of the North and East by the Sri Lankan Armed Forces. Dr Pillay further said: “There are a number of specific factors impeding normalisation, which – if not quickly rectified – may sow the seeds of future discord.” “These are by and large to do with the curtailment or denial o  Read on...

 
By Free Movement, On Thursday, July 04 2013

 
By Free Movement, On Monday, May 13 2013

 
By Channel4 News, On Saturday, May 04 2013

 
By Emmanuel Stoakes, Left Foot Forward, On Sunday, March 17 2013

 
By GTV, On Friday, March 01 2013

[GTV interviews Hettie Briscoe, Delhi]

 
By The Guardian, On Thursday, February 28 2013

 
By The Stream, Al Jazeera, On Friday, January 25 2013

 
By Jerome Taylor, The Independent , On Monday, October 22 2012

The Government has been accused of wasting taxpayer money by continuing to commission chartered deportations flights to Sri Lanka at a time when the High Court is regularly issuing injunctions banning the removal of Tamils because they are at risk of  Read on...

 
By Daniel Flitton, Sydney Morning Herald, On Monday, July 30 2012

 
By Frontline Club, On Thursday, May 17 2012

War crimes and political issues were at the centre of last night's Frontline Club event 'Sri Lanka: reconciliation and justice.' The debate proved challenging for panel chairman Stephen Sackur, who nevertheless managed to steer a course through the divisive issues of potential genocide, war crimes denial and injustice.

 
By Tamil Guardian, On Thursday, May 17 2012

Tensions ran high at a live public debate run by London based media forum, The Frontline Club, on Wednesday, as the Sri Lankan president's advisor on reconciliation, Rajiva Wijesinha, accused fellow panellists talking “complete nonsense” and called the Sri Lankan researcher at Amnesty International a “vengeful harridan”.

 
By Frontline Club, On Wednesday, May 16 2012

What action will the Sri Lankan government take in light of new footage and will it be forced address the issue of high-command responsibility? After the failing of the international community to prevent such atrocities, what role can they play in the future?

 
By Auschwitz Institute, On Friday, February 03 2012

 
By Emmanuel Stoakes, New Statesman, On Wednesday, December 21 2011

 
By Alex Spills and Emmanuel Stoakes, The Telegraph, On Sunday, December 18 2011

 
By The Guardian, On Friday, December 16 2011

 
By Shiv Malik and Ian Cobain, The Guardian, On Wednesday, December 14 2011

 
By Tamilnet, On Wednesday, December 14 2011

 
By APPG-T, On Sunday, November 27 2011

I join the thousands of British Tamils who are remembering the death of their loved ones today. Today, 27th of November, is an important day in the British Tamil calendar. Remembrance events are taking place in various venues in London. I am very mindful of the long wait of the Tamil community's quest for justice - they cannot wait any longer. In the summer this year, our Foreign Minister said that all options remain open for the international community if the Government of Sri Lanka fails to address the accountability issues, cited in the UN special panel report, in a credible manner and in line with internationally acceptable standards... In the coming weeks I will be working with Labour and Liberal Democrat colleagues in Parliament to ensure our Government act on our Foreign Minister's words. Justice will prevail and everybody will be able to live freely in peace and harmony. My thoughts and prayers today are with all Tamils who are mourning the death of their loved ones. I   Read on...

 
By Voice of America, On Wednesday, April 13 2011

In the U.S. state of Maryland, a first-year law student of Tamil heritage accuses the brother of Sri Lanka's president and a former army general of war crimes against minority Tamils in Sri Lanka.  In 2009, Sreetharan, and colleagues from the international diaspora group Tamils Against Genocide, compiled a document accusing former Sri Lankan Army General Sarath Fonseka and current Defense Minister Gotabhaya Rajapaksa of genocide against minority Tamils during that country's long-running civil war.  

 
By TamilNet, On Tuesday, April 05 2011

Professor Gideon Boas of Monash University School of Law, in an article appearing in Sydney Morning Herald, criticized the Australian Government for its reluctance to prosecute war criminals, and pointed to the recent filing by two Tamil organizations of war-crime charges in the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Dr Palitha Kohona who is an Australian citizen and formerly a senior official with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Meanwhile, Lathan Suntharalingam of the Swiss Council of Eelam Tamils (SCET), the organization who together with Tamils Against Genocide (TAG) submitted the ICC complaint said, "after we filed the complaint giving due safeguard to protect the identity of a witness, two new witnesses who were physically present in the area during the alleged execution of the surrendees have expressed willingness to help us record new evidence. We plan to submit a modified complaint soon."

 
By TamilNet, On Monday, February 28 2011

A spokesperson for Tamils Against Genocide (TAG), US-based activist group said, "UN members with veto power can, not only not refer rogue non-member states that commit war-crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, such as Sri Lanka, to the ICC, but also can block the ICC Prosecutor from using his discretionary powers to begin investigations on crimes that violate international law." Under US's insistence, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), during its weekend sessions lasting into late nights on drafting a resolution on Libya, had to include a provision that "exempts personnel from states not members of the International Criminal Court (ICC) from prosecution," Innercity Press (ICP) reported. The provision was a "red line" for the US, and was deal breaker, a French Representative told the ICP, adding, the provision had to be included to have the "unanimity of the Council." 

 
By Channel 4, On Tuesday, November 30 2010

Channel 4 News reveals new footage of the alleged massacre of Tamil prisoners which promoted a UN investigation last year, as the Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse arrives in London.

 
By TamilNet, On Wednesday, June 02 2010

The United Nations human rights chief, Navaneetham Pillay on 31 May reiterated her call for an "independent international probe" into Sri Lanka Government's final offensive against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam during the final months of the war in 2009. While noting the appointment of "post-war reconciliation commission" by Colombo, Navi Pillay said, "based on previous experience and new information, I remain convinced that such objectives [looking into alleged human rights violations, and provide justice to victims] would be better served by establishing an independent international accountability mechanism that would enjoy public confidence, both in Sri Lanka and elsewhere," AFP reported.

 
By Tamil Guardian, On Wednesday, June 02 2010

Tamils across the globe commemorated the first anniversary of the end of the Mulliyavaikkal massacre and marked 18 May as ‘War Crimes Day’. In the US, more than four hundred Tamils held a remembrance rally in Washington D.C. "We had the event at the very heart of the Nation built on promise of freedom and justice; we demonstrated first in front of the White House, and after a one mile procession, at the reflecting pool adjoining the Lincoln memorial to symbolize and demonstrate our resolve that we will never forget this atrocity, and that until we bring the perpetrators of this dastardly crimes, we will not rest," Dr Jeyarajah, the main organizer of the event said.

 
By Wikileaks, On Tuesday, December 22 2009

Robert Blakes raises war crimes accountability with Sri Lankan Defense Secretary Gothabaya Rajapaksa, who is himself a prime accused. But in the same meeting Blase asks for troops for Afghanistan from Rajapaksa. Rajapaksa offers troops for UN Peackeeping. Disturbing suggestion of a negotiation between the US State Department and a key accused.

 
By The Sunday Times, On Friday, July 10 2009

Colombo’s order to the Red Cross to cut back its work at Tamil internment camps is an outrage. The world must boycott Sri Lanka until it starts releasing detainees "...the Commonwealth, the United Nations and even world cricketing organisations — should boycott Colombo until reconciliation begins. A nation cannot run concentration camps and expect the world to look away."

 
By CNN, On Friday, June 19 2009

Includes interview of Jan Jananayagam

 
By Riz Khan Show, Al Jazeera, On Monday, May 25 2009

The Riz Khan show interviews Jan Jananayagam of TAG  Part 1   Part 2    Read on...

 
By Press TV, On Wednesday, April 22 2009

Jan Jananayagam of TAG in a panel discussion on 'Press TV's Four Corners' show. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3   Read on...

 
By Reuters, On Wednesday, April 01 2009

 
By BBC, On Tuesday, February 03 2009

Audio BBC Interview Jananayagam: The problem with genocide is you don’t recognize then till they are over. We never did in past till they are over. We also say as Tamils that this is a long running genocide started with legislation when a million Tamils lost citizenship. It is a very very long running structural issue... Lyse Doucet: Then why would the UN then call on them to provide freedom of movement, if they are .. Jananayagam: That is a very interesting question for UN. The UN should be asking why those people are being shelled. why hospitals are being shelled, why safe zones are being shelled. There are 5000 shells that fell on the safe zone. The question is why is that happening? you can’t force people to move away from their homes. I don’t think UN should be suggesting that. It is a war crime to shell civilians in a safe zone. The UN should recognize that war crime right now. We need to recognize what is going on now by the name. Lyse Doucet: To [obtain] Tamil p  Read on...