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Several Ontario School Boards and Canadian Tamil Organisations mark Tamil Genocide Day

Several Ontario school boards and Canadian Tamil organisations marked Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day, the final day of Ontario’s newly passed Tamil Genocide Education week.

On Twitter, Toronto District School Board “recognized the lasting trauma and impact” the Tamil Genocide "continues to have," stating


Peel District School Board also recognized Tamil Genocide Remembrance day in efforts to "help students understand systems of oppression that shape their lives," tweeting;


Furthermore, York Region District School Board recognized Tamil Genocide Education Week, highlighting " the need for education about the Tamil genocide," tweeting;


Durham District School Board in Ontario also took to Twitter to state


In addition, the Canadian Tamil Youth Alliance (CTYA) ) released a statement firmly “standing against” the continued genocide of Tamils to mark the 12th anniversary of the Mullivaikkal genocide.

“May 2009, also known as the May Massacre, was one of the darkest moments for Tamils in Eelam, and in the diaspora,” CTYA stated.

They also went on to highlight that “The Tamil genocide continues. It is systematic. It is the militarization and the sinhalization of Tamil Eelam. It is cultural and structural genocide. Tamils in the North-East continue to face sexual abuse, military surveillance and intimidation, arbitrary arrests, unjust persecutions, police brutality, destruction of cultural - historic monuments, and the disenfranchisement of land.”

“The Sri Lankan state has continuously worked to deny the Tamil genocide, through foreign interference, censorship, memoricide and taking any means to silence the Tamil people in Tamil Eelam and the diaspora,” CTYA added.

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