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US Congress members stand with Tamils in remembering genocide victims

To mark the 15 years since the Tamil genocide, US Congress members said they stand with Tamils as they remember the tens of thousands that were killed by Sri Lanka in 2009. 

US Congresswoman Summer Lee said she stands with "Tamils all over the world as they remember the victims and survivors of the state-sponsored Tamil genocide during the final stages of the armed conflict in 2009." 



US Congresswoman Deborah Ross also said she is joining Tamils to "remember this tragedy and seek justice for the victims & their families."



This week, a landmark resolution was introduced to the US Congress calling on the United States to work towards an independence referendum for Eelam Tamils and recognise the genocide committed against them by the Sri Lankan state.

The resolution, introduced by Representative Wiley Nickel, is the first of its kind to be brought to the US Congress. It comes as Tamils marked 15 years since the Mullivaikkal genocide this week, with May 18 commemorated as Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day worldwide.


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