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Posted on 18 December 2013 at 10:40 GMT

Tamil Solidarity holds 2013 AGM

On Saturday 14 December 2013 Tamil Solidarity held a very successful annual general meeting in London. The AGM was followed by a public meeting with speakers from Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan and Nepal, who were joined by Chris Baugh, assistant general secretary of the PCS civil servants' union, and renowned playwright Rani Moorthy.

See the AGM report at www.tamilsolidarity.org/?p=3457

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