In Solidarity with those affected by recent events

We the undersigned Tamil civil society organizations unequivocally condemn the horrific Easter Sunday attacks which took more than two hundred and fifty lives, and also express our wholehearted solidarity and support to our Christian communities, targeted in this cowardly act of violence by extremists. We stand with the Christian people, as members, as allies, as…

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PEARL Demands Justice for Genocide Against Tamils

(Washington, D.C.; December 10, 2018)—Following yesterday’s International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime, PEARL remembers the victims of Sri Lanka’s genocide against the Tamil people and demands justice. Sri Lanka’s “slow genocide” against the Tamil people started in 1948, when Sri…

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On Anniversary of Black July, International Community Should Recognize Sri Lanka’s Successive Genocides Against Tamil

Photograph: Tamil Guardian   (Washington, D.C.; July 23, 2018) – On the 35th anniversary of the start of “Black July” 1983, PEARL remembers the Tamil victims, survivors, and generations affected by all of Sri Lanka’s atrocities against the Tamil people. Thirty-five years ago this week, the government of Sri Lanka sponsored a brutal anti-Tamil pogrom,…

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Prosecutions and Vetting Needed to End Ongoing Torture in Sri Lanka

Photograph: Frank Augstein/AP   (Washington, DC; June 26, 2018): Today, on International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, PEARL expresses our grave concern about the prevalence of ongoing physical and sexual torture of Tamils by Sri Lanka’s security forces. In order to eradicate torture, members of the international community must demand that Sri Lanka…

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