Students for Palestine UWS condemns the genocidal policies of the Sri Lankan government which are a continuation of over six decades of systematic discrimination carried out against the Tamil population.
The drive towards genocide of the Tamils has intensified since the Sri Lankan government abrogated the peace process in January 2008 and embarked on the reconquest of the island’s north through brutal war with devastating consequences for Tamils.
The last few months has been particularly brutal. More than 7000 Tamil civilians have been killed in a space of three months by the Sri Lankan state offensive. Tamils fleeing the fighting are being herded into concentration camps.
We believe people throughout the world must become more vocal against this genocide and protest governments that support the Sri Lankan government. Governments such as the United States, Israel, China, India and Pakistan have all equipped the Sri Lankan army with high technology weapons, including illegal chemical weapons and cluster munitions.