|Founded||by Tim Martin|
|Services||Protecting human rights|
ACT NOW is a Human rights campaign group founded by former British humanitarian aid workers from Sri Lanka against human rights abuses against Tamils. ACT NOW campaigned for a ceasefire, against Tamil internment and later is leading an international boycott Sri Lanka Campaign until Sri Lanka ends human rights abuses against Tamils. It is headed by director Tim Martin a former Aid worker and assistant director Yogi Yogalingham. It also raises and sends aid to Tamils in Sri Lanka
The campaign oversaw the launch of the Mercy Mission to Vanni Aid ship and took part in the 2009 Tamil protests. ACT Now has in its campaign the support of 55 British MPs and Members of the European Parliament. Public figures including Bob Geldoff, Joanna Lumley, Brian May (Queen), M.I.A, Massive Attack, Sian Evans (Kosheen), Chris Steel, Jasmine Guinness (model) Jade Parfitt (model) and Deborah Leng have supported ACT Now's campaign for Tamil victims.
- people who speak the language Tamil
- ACT NOW About us
- Ben Bradshaw spends Christmas in Sri Lanka despite human rights concerns
- Act now joins human rights groups across the globe
- British Aid worker suspends hunger strike
- Act Now National Boycott Archived July 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- Global Appeal Launch Event for the ‘Mercy Mission to Vanni[permanent dead link]
- "Sri Lanka holds 'Tamil aid ship'". BBC. 5 June 2009. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
- Tamil demonstrators say Times report backs massacre claims
- "Activist seized from lawyer's car in Sri Lanka". Mark Tran. The Guardian. 20 May 2009. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
- "Tamil woman raped by Sri Lankan soldiers to be deported". Channel4. 4 July 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
- "Lanka turns away ship carrying aid for displaced Tamils". Times of India. 22 June 2009. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
- "British celebrities, MPs endorse Mercy Mission to Vanni". Tamilnet. 1 April 2009. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
- "Sri Lanka says British aid destined for Tamil civilians could be cover for weapons Celebrities and politicians gather in London to publicise humanitarian voyage". Sam Jones. The Guardian. 1 April 2009. Retrieved 18 August 2015.