Facebook icon
Twitter icon
e-mail icon

British Tamils mark Black July at Downing Street

Hundreds of British Tamils gathered at Downing Street in London yesterday, to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Black July pogrom.

Over 3000 Tamils were massacred during the pogrom which saw Sinhala mobs target Tamil homes and businesses, looting and ransacking property, as well as rounding up Tamils and burning them alive.

Tamils in London rallied at the commemoration chanting slogans calling for justice for genocide. A memorial flame was also lit in remembrance of those who were killed.

See more on Back July and on commemorative events held around the world this year here.

We need your support

Sri Lanka is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist. Tamil journalists are particularly at threat, with at least 41 media workers known to have been killed by the Sri Lankan state or its paramilitaries during and after the armed conflict.

Despite the risks, our team on the ground remain committed to providing detailed and accurate reporting of developments in the Tamil homeland, across the island and around the world, as well as providing expert analysis and insight from the Tamil point of view

We need your support in keeping our journalism going. Support our work today.