Successful Tamil Solidarity meeting in Manchester- Lawrence Arokianathan

Tamil Solidarity is building up its forces in Greater Manchester against the Sri Lankan government’s genocide. Tamil Solidarity had a meeting in Salford on Wednesday 18 November against the militarised detention camps. More than 30 people attended this meeting, around one third of whom were Tamil people. The others were from Salford, many of them students from Salford University. The meeting was supported by local left-wing organisations – Salford Left Forum, the Socialist Party and Socialist Students.

 Senan, international coordinator of Tamil Solidarity, talked about the real situation in Sri Lanka. A number of people participated in the discussion and showed a keen interest in participating in the campaign.


Tamil Solidarity announced a protest at the office of Bury South MP Ivan Lewis who is a government minister in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.


Our plan of action is:


Saturday 28 November: Tamil Solidarity group will march as part of the Youth Fight for Jobs national demonstration.


Early December, protest at Ivan Lewis’s office in Prestwich, Greater Manchester. Details to be confirmed.


Thursday 10 December: campaign supporters are attending the meeting in London with speakers from Indian socialist organisation New Socialist Alternative. Details to be announced


Mid-December: Tamil Solidarity meeting at Manchester University. Details to be announced.


Mid-January: Tamil Solidarity planning meeting, Manchester

6 February: Tamil Solidarity northern conference. 12-4pm with outdoor rally afterwards. Venue to be announced.