Justice and Self-Determination for the Tamil People
We bring together research, advocacy, and activism to promote and protect the human rights of Tamil people in the North-East of Sri Lanka.
What We Do
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.
PEARL's advocacy includes consistent and thorough engagement with the international community. This includes the United Nations in New York and Geneva, U.S., Canada, European Union, and other governments.
Volunteers have been at the core of PEARL's work since our inception in 2005. PEARL is operated by a broad community volunteers, and a few staff. Our volunteers have contributed to all levels of our work, including our highest leadership bodies.
Support Our Work
Your support allows PEARL to continue its urgent advocacy for Tamil rights and its work to achieve justice for the thousands of Tamils who lost their loved ones, homes and livelihoods in Sri Lanka's genocide. Your contribution reminds all of us that they are not forgotten.