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Sri Lankan security forces tear down posters commemorating Black July

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. 

 

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