United Kingdom

British Tamils Forum [BTF]

Tamil House, Unit 1,
Fountayne Business Centre,
Broad lane, London

Our Vision

Our founding vision is to be the voice of the Tamil Community and to bring awareness to the people of the United Kingdom and the International Community the issues affecting Tamil people in the United Kingdom, in the island of Sri Lanka and around the world.

Our vision for lasting peace and security is through a permanent political settlement to the Tamil national question by recognising the Tamil people’s right to self-determination and self-rule in their Homeland in the North-East of the island of Sri Lanka.

Our Mission

Our organisation will be the bridging voice between the British Tamil Community and the Tamil people in the island of Sri Lanka

To respect and promote the rich and ancient traditions and values of the Tamil people;

To defend the Tamil people from forces which threaten their identity and their very existence;

To campaign for the Tamil people’s collective right to self-determination in the island of Sri Lanka;

To campaign for Tamil people’s freedom adhering to international and UK national laws in a non-violent manner;

We will harness the skills and the knowledge of the members of the forum, well-wishers and significant others including human rights defenders and the mainstream decision makers in the UK to alleviate the sufferings of the Tamils in the Island of Sri Lanka;

Helping Tamil people to rebuild their lives affected by the war and empower our people in the North-East of Sri Lanka;

To campaign for establishing the truth and delivering justice for all victims of war in Sri Lanka through an international justice mechanism; and

To address the root cause to the conflict by an internationally supported political settlement that recognises the right to self-determination of Tamil people within the democratic framework underpinned by the international laws, covenants and conventions.

+44 (0)208 808 0465

Jaffna Hindu College Old Boys Association (UK)

Almar Shinfield Road
Berks RG2 9BE

The Association shall be known as “The Jaffna Hindu College Old Boys Association” (United Kingdom), hereinafter referred to as “the Association” and would be known as JHC OBA (UK).

07779 227047
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Northern Tamil Association (UK)

32 Harefield Park, Birkby,
Huddersfield, HD2 2AS
United Kingdom

The Association has been serving the Tamil speaking people in the northern part of the United Kingdom for the past 20 years. Northern Tamil Association (NTA) is a non-political, secular, non-profitable, cultural organisation for the Tamils

Northern Tamil Association’s Mission
To preserve and promote the rich Tamil culture and Tamil language among the expatriate Tamils living in the United Kingdom

Aims & activities
NTA (UK) organises Tamil New Year and Deepavali Celebrations annually for the benefit of Tamil families living in the UK. It helps to promote Tamil language and Culture especially amongst the children of Tamil origin by supporting Tamil schools, and arts, music and dance in the events it organises. NTA (UK) donates money to charities both in the UK and abroad whenever it can.

01484 534887

Tamil Youth Organisation (UK)

Tamil Youth Organisation (TYO) of United Kingdom is a non profit organisation established on the 22nd November 2004 and is an establishment that focuses on uniting the Tamil youths across the UK and to help promote & understand our unique language, history, culture and identity.

TYO aims to enrich the knowledge of Tamil youths with our ethnic background and to provide a better understanding of both political and humanitarian issues that affect our home land. Through this we aim to make them better identify themselves amongst the multicultural society of the UK.

020 8133 3322
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Tamils Coordinating Committee UK

109D Challenge House,
616 Mitcham Road,
United Kingdom

Tamil Coordinating Committee United Kingdom (TCCUK)

020 3371 9313

Amma Spices

Edinburgh EH11 1TX, United Kingdom

Based in Edinburgh, Amma Spices is a humble family owned business striving to embed the traditional tastes and flavours of South India and Sri Lanka into every family’s pot. We proudly supply a unique collection of Thokku, Pickles, Masala, Beverages, Frozen Food, FRESH Vegetables & more!

All the Pickles, Chutneys, Masalas are lovingly created using traditional recipes which have been passed down from generation to generation straight from the leading brands like Sakthi, Aachi, Priya, MDH, MTR, Mother’s, Adyar Grand sweets and snacks, Nirapara, Double horse, Surya, Heera, TRS, Nilamels etc.

MON – SAT – 10.00 A.M to 10.00 P.M
SUN – 11.00 A.M to 10.00 P.M

+44 131 629 6847

British Tamil Examination Board

Croydon Metropolitan College 30-32, Southend, South Croydon, Surrey,CR0 1DN

Recently a group of official colleagues from Tamil schools in England formed a new organisation called British Tamil Examination Board. http://www.bteb.org.uk. We believe that a non-political national organisation for Tamil is vital to support ongoing development in Tamil language and culture learning for the next generation.

As OCR stopped offering Asset examinations including for Tamil language last year, the group decided to run its own examinations at different levels following the same format as Asset. Our aim is to maintain a system which is flexible, assesses all four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and is similar to assessment in other languages taught in mainstream schools.

We are trialling the new model with papers in reading and writing at ‘basic user’ level this June. This will be followed by tests in speaking and listening at the same level next year.

We are in discussion with national language bodies about gaining formal recognition for the new tests and other community organisations are also seeking recognition.

We will keep in touch with you about further developments and would welcome any comments or suggestions you may have.

Siva Pillai
Chief Examiner Edexcel Tamil Language (UK)
Assessor Cambridge Tamil Examination (UK)

+44 7854 917683

Kavery Convenience Store

269 Gorgie Rd, Edinburgh EH11 1TX

Opening Hours
Wednesday 6am–10pm
Thursday 6am–10pm
Friday 6am–10pm
Saturday 6am–10pm
Sunday 7am–10pm
Monday 6am–10pm
Tuesday 6am–10pm

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