American Tamils to demonstrate in Washington DC

[TamilNet, Sunday, 22 July 2007, 14:21 GMT]
Tamil Americans and Friends for Peace is organizing a Peace Rally in support of Tamil people's right to national self-determination in the island of Sri Lanka, a press release posted at the PRWeb website said.



Fulll text of the release follows:

Tamil Americans and Friends for Peace is organizing a Peace Rally in support of Tamil people's right to national self-determination in the island of Sri Lanka. The rally will be held in front of the US Capitol building on the West Front lawn on Monday July 23rd from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tamil Americans will gather in large numbers to express their aspirations for permanent peace in Sri Lanka and urge the US Government to Stop the Genocide of Tamils. All peace loving people and groups are invited to come and show their support.

Background: Violence in Sri Lanka has been on the rise since December 2005 and, according to the United Nations Human Rights Council, three million citizens have been affected, 500,000 forced out of their homes and over 4,000 killed in the past 12 months. The toll has added to the 100,000 deaths, mostly Tamil civilians, in more than two decades of sectarian strife since the early 1980s. Massive military operations in the Tamil homeland by the Sri Lanka government forces have displaced half-a-million war and tsunami devastated Tamil civilians. Their lands were appropriated to form High Security Zones. The Tamils living in the capitol Colombo were arrested and deported to the Tamil Northeast. Sri Lanka is thus engaged in systematic Ethnic Cleansing of Tamils. In the past year, more journalists and aid workers were killed with government complicity in Sri Lanka than anywhere else in the world. US military aid is on the increase to a government tainted by an abominable record of human rights violations.

Tamil Americans will urge the United States government and the international community to help end the occupation of Tamil homeland, and restore peace, justice and democracy.


Chronology:


External Links:
TP: Peace Rally at Capitol Hill on Monday

 

Latest 15 Reports
25.09.17 19:22  
Political prisoners resume hunger-strike as Colombo transfers hearings to Anuradhapura
24.09.17 22:26   Photo
Colombo's ‘State Land’ seizure to affect thousands in Vadamaraadchi East
23.09.17 09:46   Photo
Tamil children massacred by CBK's Sinhala Air Force remembered in Jaffna
22.09.17 23:32   Photo
Sinhala colonisation stepped up, genocidal system cannot be transformed through ‘consensus’
21.09.17 22:14   Photo
Champoor Tamils’ security, livelihood threatened by US military partnership with genocidal Sri Lanka
20.09.17 23:37   Photo
Sathasivam papers on Sumerian-Tamil connections see the light of day
19.09.17 22:53  
Tamil village in Batticaloa-Polonnaruwa border Sinhalicized by Mahaweli authority, Survey Dept
18.09.17 18:18   Photo
Uprooted people find houses destroyed by SL Navy in Ira'nai-theevu after 2008
17.09.17 22:07  
Muslims oppose Colombo's ‘Sinhala-only’ policy in public administration of Ampaa'rai
16.09.17 23:49  
Families of enforced disappeared want answers, no deceptive bills to genocidal system
15.09.17 23:30   Photo
30th remembrance of Lt Col Thileepan strengthens resolve among Eezham Tamils
14.09.17 22:52   Photo
Sirisena’s Mahaweli ministry twists old records to Sinhalicize Paduvaankarai
13.09.17 16:39  
EPRLF opposes 20A to SL Constitution, ITAK duo wrongs again says Premachandran
12.09.17 23:17   Photo
Alienate lands to Sinhala colonists or face transfer: SL Governor warns Tamil DS in Vanni
11.09.17 12:10  
Risking legal action, Hakeem wants to transfer lands to Hizbulla’s colony in Batticaloa
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=22807