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Sep 24, 2014, 09:42 ET USTPAC Welcomes the Oral Report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on Sri Lanka

The US Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC) welcomes the 22 September 2014 report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Promoting...


Sep 23, 2014, 10:28 ET USTPAC Launches a #getthepicture Campaign

The US Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC) today launched a #getthepicture campaign to highlight the frequency and severity...


Jul 30, 2014, 09:06 ET 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...


Mar 28, 2014, 15:42 ET 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...


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...


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...


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...