Outstanding Leader

Aran Mylvaganam was born in Nagar Kovil in Northern Sri Lanka. Between 1995 and 1997 he lived in a refugee camp in Udayarkaddu, before coming to Australia as a 13-year-old unaccompanied refugee in 1997. In 2011 he founded the Tamil Refugee Council and has supported asylum seekers and refugees in detention and out of detention. Aran currently works as a union organiser with the Finance Sector Union and is the spokesperson for the Tamil Refugee Council.

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