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Time and resolve

"Today, two years on, our nation once again stands united to remember. Not just amongst us here in London, but we stand united with Eelam Tamils in every major city, throughout the world, and with every mind of every Tamil who continues to live oppressed in our homeland. We will never forget those horrors that passed.

"So on this day every year, we recall that at our nation’s bleakest moment, we came together. In the face of unimaginable destruction, we stood united.

"Time may have numbed the raw pain, but it has only strengthened our resolve. Today, we renew that resolve. We renew our commitment to seek justice for those that perished, not just two years ago, but those that have been persecuted and killed for over 60 years for being Tamil. We renew our conviction that these decades of the genocide against our nation, will only cease with an independent state of Tamil Eelam. And we renew our resolve, standing as one nation – the Tamils of Eelam – to work towards our nation’s freedom."

- Bairavi Ratnabal of the Tamil Youth Organisation (TYO). See her full speech here.

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