Dr Ram SriRamaratnam, of Wellington, QSM for services to the Tamil community
Dr Ram SriRamaratnam has been Secretary and President of the Wellington Tamil Society, a not-for-profit organisation which aims to advance Tamil culture, language and literature and provide a sense of community. He established the Lower Hutt branch, which is now the main centre for Tamil education in Wellington. He has participated in a Tamil language broadcast on Access Radio, supporting young presenters. He established the Wellington Tamil Sports Club, has served as Club Captain and President, and represents the club in local cricket leagues. Dr SriRamaratnam has been involved with the Red Cross supporting Sri Lankan refugees in New Zealand.