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 […]

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, […]

Remembrance, Resistance and Resilience

(Washington, DC; May 18, 2018) Today Eelam Tamils gather in the Tamil homeland and around the globe to commemorate Tamil Genocide Day, remembering not only the tens of thousands killed in the final phase of the armed conflict, but also those lost throughout the struggle against oppression. Despite constant surveillance and intimidation by security forces, […]