Australian Tamil Congress




Formed in August 2009, the Australian Tamil Congress (ATC) is the national body of Australian Tamils. The organisation encourages the positive participation of Tamils in Australian society, highlights issues of importance to Tamils, upholds core Australian values, and engages governments and organisations in addressing the socio-cultural and political concerns of Tamils in Sri Lanka.

The organisation’s current areas of focus include:

  • the need for an independent international investigation into alleged war crimes against Tamils in Sri Lanka
  • strong military occupation of the Tamil homeland, and land-grabbing and colonisation schemes initiated by the Government of Sri Lanka
  • the future economic development of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka