About Us

People for Equality and Relief in Lanka (PEARL) is 501(c)3 non-profit organization led by human rights activists concerned about the situation in Sri Lanka. PEARL was formed in 2005 by volunteers who went to Sri Lanka and witnessed the human rights violations and the hardships of Tamil civilians affected by the conflict. Upon their return to the U.S. they created PEARL to increase engagement between Americans and elected officials and to urge the U.S. government to play a role in improving human rights in Sri Lanka. PEARL has been advocating for human rights in Sri Lanka with U.S. policy makers, the United Nations, European Union and other governmental and non-governmental organizations. With about 7,000 members who take part in our online action alerts, peace rallies, and community awareness events, PEARL is mobilizing communities to speak out about the human rights crisis in Sri Lanka.

PEARL’s mission is to end the systemic human rights abuses against the Tamil population in Sri Lanka, and promote equality, rights and justice on the island.