MAY 2017 FLOODS IN AVISAVALLAI
Cataract surgeries camp sponsored by SCOT in Mullaitivu.
Welcome to SCOT's website. We hope the few minutes you spend looking through the
contents here will help you appreciate our efforts and encourage you to support
Founded in 1977, The Standing Committee of Tamil Speaking People (SCOT) is one of the older Tamil
organisations in the United Kingdom. Our mission is to support
vulnerable Tamil-speaking people of Sri Lanka. Click here to learn more about
SCOT thanked for timely assistance
SCOT responded immediately to support 300 Tamils
including pregnant women and children made homeless by the
May 2017 floods in Avisavallai through Women Action
Network for Transformation with a donation of £1,000. The
situation is being monitored for further assistance if
required.". (See a small selection of photographs in left hand
RECENT NEWS ITEMS
Tamil New Year Lunch and Lecture 30th April 2017 by
Mr Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam
Leading lawyer and leader of the All Ceylon Tamil Congress (ACTC) on
“Future of Tamil Speaking People".
Click here to view flyer.
New co-Educational School in Mannar/Nanattan
Click here to view photographs and report.
The Late Dr. Raj Chandran (General Council Member).
Click here to view the memorial service programme
conducted under Hindu rites at the cremation of late
Dr. Raj Chandran (General Council Member).
The service took place on 25th September 2016 at
Mortlake Crematorium, Richmond. It was a moving
and solemn day of celebration of the life of Dr.Raj and
was well attended by members of SCOT, MIOT, TSA
and many others including family and close friends.
The memorial service was followed by speeches and a
traditional Hindu meal in honour of Dr. Raj, at
Nakshatra Hall, Feltham.
TIDE - Training In Deaf Education (Sri Lanka)
TIDE is a charity founded in Sri Lanka by Anne East of
the United Kingdom: it has been funded by SCOT in the
recent past. Click here to view presentation.
Dr. Lakshmi Ramaswamy's Bharathanatym
A DVD of Dr. Lakshmi Ramaswamy's
Bharathanatym recital in June 2015 is now available.
To purchase a copy please send Cheque for £15 to
cover postage, packaging and delivery to Dr S Navaratanam,
5 Windy Hill, Hutton Brentwood, Essex CM13 2HF
From our Youth Committee Chairman.
Click here for details.
When natural disaster struck in Sri-Lanka in the form of
Tsunami and Floods in the East, SCOT extended support
immediately to the victims through our partner
organisations in Sri Lanka. We understand the pain our
people would have gone through during those difficult
times. Click here.
For photographs at Cataract Surgeries Camp sponsored by
SCOT in the Mullaitivu area Click here.
"The greatest poverty of all is the
poverty of self help. The Tamil
people must be made to 'look within'
and generate most of their activities
by their own endeavour. To all
exiles out of Sri Lanka who are
prepared to walk this road, however
hard it may be to help the many
that we left behind. Our message is
that our resolve and commitment
must be more determined than ever
so that our people do not become
exiles in the land of their birth."
The late Dr K Arumugam
Founder President of SCOT
(SCOT Newsletter Nov 1979)
Message from President
Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam
Messages from Past Presidents, click here
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This Update 13 June 2017
Added Item and photographs on SCOT support at Avisavallai floods.
Tribute to the late Dr V Satkunanayagam
Founder President of Henricians United Kingdom, Vice patron of Henricians for the past 20
Henricians all around the world remember Dr Satkunanayagam for his great work in
the field of psychiatry in Sri Lanka in the UK and also notably his direct involvement with OBA
Many Tamils will remember him for his outstanding contribution towards charities
in the Uinted Kingdom, notably the Standing Committee of Tamils (SCOT). The Henricians are
proud of his work amongst special needs and the deprived.
His association with multi-faith communities is commendable.
NAATYA VIKAARAM - Poetry in evolution
Over 200 guests attended SCOT's fundraising function on 4th August 2012 at Watersmeet Theatre, Rickmansworth, Herts, and everyone was full of praise for the high quality performance and production.
The Canadian dance troupe had their own audio-visual back screen presentations explaining various themes of evolution of the classical dancing from thousand years BC to the present day ballet.
.......Click here for programme and full report
Tribute to the late Mr C Kathiresan
CK, as we at SCOT fondly refer to him, was a fixture of SCOT since its inception in 1977.
He was the first Treasurer, then a General Secretary, President, Project Officer, Trustee
and till his death, in May, a formidable member of the Executive Committee.
His passion to help the needy Tamil community back in Sri Lanka cannot be expressed by
He had very rarely missed the GC's monthly meetings during the 35 years he was with
SCOT-UK. He was a mentor to many an official and a counsel at meetings. He was held in
high esteem by many in Sri Lanka and his circle of friends here in the UK and in other
countries. SCOT will miss his much valued support. Click here for Eulogy