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Our Mission

People for Equality and Relief in Lanka (PEARL) works to end the systemic human rights abuses against the Tamil population in Sri Lanka, and promote equality, rights and justice on the island. Learn More »

Our Current Campaigns

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Congressional Advocacy

PEARL organizes national lobby days on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, to educate and mobilize Congressional offices towards a sustainable solution in Sri Lanka. Previous lobby days have been held in conjunction with protest rallies, or in conjunction with semi-annual PEARL conferences. Traditionally, lobby days are held in March, July and November. PEARL’s most recent […]


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International Advocacy

PEARL launched PEARL International in the fall of 2008, and quickly tripled its membership. PEARL now has over 2700 members in the United States and over 7000 members abroad. iPEARL mobilizes activists from around the globe to pressure key international bodies, such as the United Nations and the European Union. iPEARL’s focal campaign was to […]



Latest Action

Sri Lanka: #2 in enforced disappearances

October 27 commemorates the tens of thousands of enforced disappearances in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka ranks second in the world with the highest number of disappearances, just behind Iraq. Click here to Take Action.