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Black July in Sri Lanka, Yesterday and Today

July 2014 marks the 31st anniversary of "Black July 1983," the pogrom against the Tamils living in Sri Lanka, carried out with total impunity by...

Jun 18, 2014, 08:30 ET

USTPAC Condemns The Violence Against The Muslims In Sri Lanka

 The United States Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC) strongly condemns the attack on the Muslims in the town of Aluthgama in Sri Lanka on...

Mar 28, 2014, 15:42 ET
Tamil areas devastated by Sri Lanka government shelling where 70,000 civilians perished.  (PRNewsFoto/United States Tamil Political Action Council)

USTPAC Welcomes UN Human Rights Council-led Investigation: A Long-Awaited International Inquiry into Grave Crimes in Sri Lanka

 On Thursday, March 27, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution on Sri Lanka, A/HRC/25/L.1/Rev.1, which creates an...

Mar 05, 2014, 08:30 ET

USTPAC Reiterates Call for Commission of Inquiry on Sri Lanka

The United States Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC) expressed its deep disappointment with the United States' draft resolution on Sri Lanka,...

Feb 11, 2014, 09:02 ET

International Probe a Must in Sri Lanka - USTPAC

United States Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC) welcomes recent high level visits to Sri Lanka by Assistant Secretary of State for South and...

Jan 02, 2014, 09:32 ET

Worldwide Tamil Entities Pledge to Bring About International Investigations into the Genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka

USTPAC joins fifty-five organizations world-wide in a New Year message, casting grave doubts on domestic probes by the Sri Lankan government, and...

Nov 15, 2013, 08:40 ET

US Congressional Caucus on Ethnic and Religious Freedom in Sri Lanka Praised by USTPAC

United States lawmakers hoping to resolve ethnic conflict that has contributed to the deaths of tens of thousands of mostly Tamil citizens...

Nov 12, 2013, 08:30 ET

Death Threats Against Sri Lankan Human Rights Defender Are Condemned by USTPAC

State-run media carry out smear campaign against Nimalka Fernando Just days before Sri Lanka hosts a Commonwealth summit, Sri Lankan state media...

Sep 27, 2013, 08:40 ET

USTPAC Commends UN Human Rights Chief's Challenge to Sri Lankan Government to Prosecute Perpetrators or Face International Inquiry in March 2014

 United States Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC) thanks UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Navi Pillay and her team for their...

Sep 24, 2013, 13:27 ET

USTPAC Hails Tamils' Landslide Victory in Sri Lanka's Provincial Vote

In Sri Lanka's Northern Provincial Council vote held on Saturday, the Tamil National Alliance defeated the Sri Lanka government alliance securing...

Jul 25, 2013, 08:35 ET

USTPAC Remembers 30th Anniversary of "Black July"- A State-abetted Pogrom Against Tamils in Sri Lanka

 This week Tamils living in the US and all over the globe somberly remember the dark days of "Black July 1983," a pogrom against the Tamils...

Mar 22, 2013, 08:35 ET

US Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC) Accords Cautious Welcome to the UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Sri Lanka

 The United States Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC) appreciates the efforts made by member states of the UN Human Rights Council to...

Feb 14, 2013, 08:35 ET

Tamil Groups Welcome UN Rights Chief's Call for Independent International Investigation in Sri Lanka

The British Tamils Forum, the Canadian Tamil Congress, and United States Tamil Political Action Council acknowledge the Report by the Office of the...

Jan 14, 2013, 08:35 ET

The USTPAC Condemns the Saudi Execution of Sri Lankan Maid Rizana Nafeek

United States Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC) is shocked and saddened to learn of the execution of Sri Lankan migrant worker Rizana Nafeek...

Nov 20, 2012, 08:35 ET

Internal Probe Finds UN Culpable of Inaction in Preventing Mass Atrocities in Sri Lanka: Tamils Demand Independent International Investigation

 The United States Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC) welcomes the Report of the United Nations Secretary General's Internal Review Panel...

Sep 25, 2012, 08:35 ET

United States Tamil Political Action Council Applauds U.S. Lawmakers' Letter-Writing Campaign to Secretary Clinton Calling for Concerted Action on Sri Lanka

On the last day of congressional sessions before they went on recess for the November elections, 31 US lawmakers wrote a letter to US Secretary of...

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