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ATC appeal to help the flood victims in Queensland

Message from the ATC chairman Dr. Raj Rajeswaran

Dear members,

I am sure that you are all aware of the devastating floods which continue to impact the people of Queensland. Many communities have been devastated with some families losing everything. It is a very grim and desperate situation.

As a community devastated by tsunami and civil conflicts, we can relate to the pain and suffering endured by our fellow Australians. It is our duty to help these people in whatever way we are able to.

The Australian Tamil Congress will collect donations from our members, friends and through other fundraising activities. These funds will be collected through our Special Fund account and the proceeds will be donated to the Queensland Premier’s Disaster relief appeal.

Please be generous and donate for this worthy cause.

I thank you all for your continued support to ATC.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Raj Rajeswaran

Chairman

Australian Tamil Congress

How can you make donations:

Direct Credit:

Account Name : Australian Tamil Congress (Special Fund Account)

Bank: Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Account number : 066124 - 1032 5665

Details: State/member name

2SER Razor's Edge - Pressure for an Independent Umpire in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan Cricket team is currently touring Australia for a three match series- and, to the delight of Australia’s large Sri Lankan community, they’ve already beaten the host nation twice in the past week.

But there are groups in Australia who believe that the Sri Lankan team shouldn’t be playing cricket at all.

The Australian Tamil Congress has called on the International Cricket Council to ban the country from the playing the sport professionally.

They hope that such a move will pressure its government into agreeing to an independent inquiry into human rights abuses.

The calls are supported by those involved with the Sri Lanka Human Rights Project at the University of Sydney.

James Bourne spoke to the program’s coordinator, Professor Jake Lynch, about the political situation in Sri Lanka- and how sport can be used as an effective tool of persuasion.

Australian Tamil Congress supports Breast Cancer Research

The Australian Tamil Congress Women's Advocacy Teams in Sydney and Adelaide had Pink Ribbon Breakfasts to raise much needed funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Sydney
 
mmmm....appams 
mmmmm.....appams!
 the chefs!
 the sales team!
 the products and merchandise! 
the customers! 
the marketing team with former NRL Player for the Canterbury Bulldogs Hazem El Masri!
Adelaide
 
  the products.
 
 
  the sales team.
 

ABC Radio journalist writes about Rajapakse's invitation to Commonwealth Games closing ceremony

While you're watching the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony tonight, take a moment to look at the VIP box...

Australian Tamil Congress to support Breast Cancer Research

Australian Tamil Congress to support Breast Cancer Research


Come join the women of the ATC Women's Advocacy Team as we make appams and pancakes for the Pink Ribbon Breakfast 2010 to raise much needed funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Date : Saturday 30th October 2010

Venue : Church Street Mall, Parramatta

Time : 9AM to 11.30AM

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