Sri Lankan security forces tore down posters commemorating Black July overnight as the Tamil nation marks 38 years since the anti-Tamil pogrom.
The posters were put up across Jaffna by the Tamil National Cultural Council to remember the brutal state-sponsored genocide, where thousands of Tamils were killed by Sinhala mobs.
Armed with electoral rolls, Sinhala mobs targeted Tamil homes and businesses in a rampage, looting and ransacking property. Driven from their homes, particularly in Colombo, over 3000 Tamils were massacred, whilst thousands more were effectively deported by the state to the North-East.
Despite, 38 years passing since the horrors of Black July, Sri Lanka has failed to hold itself and other perpetrators to account.