Tamils APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To promote in Parliament peace with justice and dignity for Tamils in the Island of Sri Lanka and advance their development so as to recognise their legitimate socio-political aspirations.

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Recent Documents related to Tamils

1. Tamils
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2. Tamils Rights: Sri Lanka
15/09/2015 - Westminster Hall

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Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Tamils

1. Sri Lanka
18/03/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: vice-chair of the all-party parliamentary group for Tamils. For 12 long years since the end of the Sri Lankan - Speech Link
2: opening it so well.As chair of the APPG for Tamils, who are the largest ethnic minority group in Carshalton - Speech Link

2. Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Sri Lanka
20/03/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: members of the all-party parliamentary group for Tamils. The turnout represents the depth of feeling, particularly - Speech Link
2: event, we always welcome the fact that British Tamils celebrate their heritage. They do so through song - Speech Link
3: developed for the sake of all the people of Sri Lanka, Tamils and Sinhalese alike—but none the less the fear - Speech Link

3. Sri Lanka: UN Human Rights Council
28/02/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: members of the all-party parliamentary group for Tamils, in which I have seen, since my election, genuinely - Speech Link
2: Freedom from Torture, whose No. 1 referral group is Tamils in Sri Lanka, are shocking. I know that the Government - Speech Link
3: outlined, the all-party parliamentary group for Tamils has indeed recognised the progress that has been - Speech Link

4. Sri Lanka
05/02/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: Government. I visited the Menik Farm camp for displaced Tamils. While much of the propaganda at the time was that - Speech Link
2: as the Government sought the total defeat of the Tamils. The UN claims that during this final offensive - Speech Link

5. Sri Lanka: Human Rights
07/07/2016 - Commons Chamber

1: vice-chair of the all-party parliamentary group for Tamils, not least because of the significant Tamil population - Speech Link
2: constituency also has one of the largest populations of Tamils, who are particularly concerned about the fact - Speech Link
3: was passed. The all-party parliamentary group for Tamils has not yet seen any evidence that these allegations - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Tamils
1. Tamils
asked by: Stella Creasy
20/05/2019
... what steps he is taking to support an international criminal justice mechanism for the human rights crimes committed against Tamils.

2. Deportation: Tamils
asked by: Gareth Thomas
17/06/2019
... how many Tamil asylum seekers have been deported from the UK to Sri Lanka in each of the last nine years; and if he will make a statement.

3. Sri Lanka: Tamils
asked by: Chris Grayling
16/03/2021
... what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the hunger strike by Mrs Ambihai Selvakumar in protest at the issues facing the Tamil community in Sri Lanka.

4. Sri Lanka: Tamils
asked by: Chris Grayling
16/03/2021
... if he will make further representations for an international investigation into the ongoing issues faced by the Tamil community in Sri Lanka.

5. Sri Lanka: Tamils
asked by: Toby Perkins
04/03/2021
... what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the Sri Lankan authorities in permitting the rights of the Tamil community to engage in peaceful protest in that country.

Latest Questions
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13 Current APPG Officers
Ed Davey Portrait
Ed Davey
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Kingston and Surbiton
Joined: 28th September 2017
Robert Halfon Portrait
Robert Halfon
Vice Chair
Conservative - Harlow
Joined: 7th August 2020
Dean Russell Portrait
Dean Russell
Vice Chair
Conservative - Watford
Joined: 7th August 2020
Wes Streeting Portrait
Wes Streeting
Vice Chair
Labour - Ilford North
Joined: 30th July 2015
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Elliot Colburn MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 5862.

Email: elliot.colburn.mp@parliament.uk

Benefits in Kind
Date
18 Jul 2018
Source
British Tamil Forum
Description
Secretariat   From : 18/07/2018 To : 17/07/2019
Value
£1,501
Date
18 Jul 2017
Source
British Tamil Forum
Description
Secretariat   From : 18/07/2017 To : 17/07/2018
Value
£1,501
Date
24 Jun 2015
Source
British Tamil Forum
Description
Secretariat   From : 24/06/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Tamils APPG

Former APPG Officers
Bambos Charalambous Portrait
Bambos Charalambous
Vice Chair
Labour - Enfield, Southgate
Joined: 7th August 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Sam Tarry Portrait
Sam Tarry
Vice Chair
Labour - Ilford South
Joined: 7th August 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Gareth Thomas Portrait
Gareth Thomas
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Harrow West
Joined: 7th August 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Ed Davey Portrait
Ed Davey
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Kingston and Surbiton
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 7th August 2020
Paul Scully Portrait
Paul Scully
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Sutton and Cheam
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 1st July 2020
No other APPG Memberships
None Portrait
Zac Goldsmith
Vice Chair
Joined: 5th November 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Joan Ryan Portrait
Joan Ryan
Vice Chair
The Independent Group for Change - Former Member for Enfield North
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Tom Brake Portrait
Tom Brake
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Carshalton and Wallington
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Jake Berry Portrait
Jake Berry
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Rossendale and Darwen
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Jim Dowd Portrait
Jim Dowd
Treasurer
Labour - Former Member for Lewisham West and Penge
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Richard Harrington Portrait
Richard Harrington
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Watford
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 3rd June 2016
No other APPG Memberships