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
1. SCOT Tamil New Year Lunch and Lecture Sunday 21st
April 2013. Click here for details.
2. SCOT Newsletter Issue 02 March 2013 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."
Founder President of SCOT, late
Dr K Arumugam; Extract from
SCOT Newsletter Nov 1979
This Update 25 Mar 2013
Added: Flyer "Tamil New Year Lunch and Lecture".
Added: Newsletter No.2 March 2013.
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
Eastern Sri Lanka Flood Appeal
- Sri Lanka has once again become
a headline story this January 2011 as it battles against yet another humanitarian
crisis. Severe flooding caused by torrential rains on the island's east coast has
affected more than 1,000,000 people and forced 360,000 to become homeless. SCOT
is responding to this crisis by supporting our local partners to implement relief
projects. Click here for more information.