The National Council of Canadian Tamils (NCCT) has welcomed the resolution of the Tamil Genocide passed unanimously by the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) in Jaffna, Sri Lanka on February 10th, 2015 calling for an independent, international investigation on war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide of Eelam Tamils.
“The Resolution clearly enumerates six-decades-long Genocide carried out against the indigenous Eelam Tamils by successive Governments in Sri Lanka. Chief Minister of NPC is calling the U.N. Security Council to refer the perpetrators to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to try the perpetrators for their role in the Genocide of Tamils.” NCCT said in a statement issued today.
“Similar resolutions previously have been passed in Tamil Nadu State Assembly in India [March 27, 2013], Palermo City Council in Italy [March 4, 2013], and Markham City Council in Canada [April 14, 2009]. Many human rights organizations around the world, Members of Parliaments and other prominent members have also stressed the importance of UN Investigating the Genocide of Eelam Tamils”.
“Three decades of violations against Eelam Tamils which culminated in the mass atrocities of 2009 where 146,679 innocent Eelam Tamil civilians are still unaccounted for and the UN estimates of 40,000 civilians killed needs to be investigated comprehensively. We request the United Nations to create with immediacy an international mechanism to stop the on-going Genocide of Eelam Tamils.” NCCT further said.