A signature campaign calling for an international accountability mechanism in Sri Lanka to deal with mass atrocities committed during the final stages of the armed conflict came to a close on Thursday.
Over 150,000 signatures had been collected by the campaign organised by the Tamil Action Committee for International Accountability Mechanism (TACIAM), said Professor V. P. Sivanathan.
Thanking those who joined the campaign, Prof Sivananthan stated that the signatures would be sent to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and to the UN Human Rights Council itself.
The campaign toured different regions of the North-East and on several occasions was disrupted by Sri Lankan police, with the organisers being summoned for interrogation.
See our earlier posts:
Signature campaign reaches Mannar (10 Sep 2015)
Signature campaign moves to Batticaloa (09 Sep 2015)
Sri Lankan police in Jaffna halt signature campaign (05 Sep 2015)
NPC unanimously calls for international tribunal (01 Sep 2015)