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Tamil Americans reiterate right to self-determination on Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day

Tamil Americans in North Carolina held an event to commemorate Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day, where they reiterated the Tamil people’s right to self-determination and demands for an independence referendum.

The event saw speeches and readings from a range of community members at the Herbert C. Young Community Center in Cary.

US Houses Representatives Wiley Nickel and Deborah Ross highlighted the significance of recognizing the genocide and affirming the Tamil people's right to self-determination.

The event follows a historic resolution calling for an independence referendum for Eelam Tamils. 

The resolution calls on the US to strengthen diplomatic channels with Eelam Tamils, to work with the international community to work towards a permanent political solution based on the Tamil's right to self-determination through an independence referendum and to recognize the genocide committed by the Sri Lankan government.

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