PEARL’s advocacy is focused on engaging with governments and providing officials with information, data and analysis in order to aid formulation of Sri Lanka policy. This is done primarily with the US government, including with the Department of State, Congress, the White House and US embassy officials in Colombo and Geneva. We also work at the United Nations HQ in New York and at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, where Sri Lanka continues to be on the agenda.
Research & Analysis
PEARL’s research and analysis is focused on issues affecting the Tamil community in the North-East of Sri Lanka. We have conducted extensive field research, on issues such as accountability, militarization, impunity, memorialization and transitional justice perceptions among the population. We have published these in reports which can be found here. PEARL maintains close partnerships with organizations and individual civil society activists across all eight districts of the Tamil homeland. Much of our work would be impossible without their support and resilience in the face of adversity.