French Tamils gathered in Place de la Bastille, Paris, to commemorate 12 passing since the end of the Mullivaikkal massacre.
During the demonstrations, Tamils paid respect to the victims of Sri Lanka’s genocide and released white balloons to mourn the tens of thousands of Tamil civilians killed during the final phase of the conflict.
Journée de Commémoration du Génocide tamoul
18 mai 2021 - Place de la Bastille pic.twitter.com/fugnVsvWnp
— TYO France (@tyo_france) May 18, 2021
Despite the passage of 12 years, Sri Lanka has failed to hold military or government officials, implicated in war crimes, accountable for these atrocities. The latest report by the UN Human Rights High Commissioner warns that Sri Lanka’s continued impunity will lead to further violations of human rights.