Patrick Brown, Mayor of Brampton, has announced that Brampton City Council will build a Mullivaikkal memorial to commemorate the estimated, 75,000 Tamil civilians murdered during the Tamil Genocide.
This announcement follows the destruction of a Mullivaikkal memorial in Jaffna which has been internationally condemned. Whilst the university administration has vowed to rebuild the memorial, local residents have expressed scepticism.
On Twitter, Brown condemned the attempt by the Sri Lankan regime “to whitewash their own blood-stained history”. He further stated on Twitter:
Today, #Brampton City Council unanimously voted to build our own #mullivaikkalmemorial. While the Sri Lankan regime attempts to whitewash their own blood stained history, we will do the opposite in Canada.
We will not forget the Tamil Genocide.
We remember the victims. pic.twitter.com/eEmlN9flEr
— Patrick Brown (@patrickbrownont) January 21, 2021
Today I presented a motion at Committee of Council that was unanimously supported by my council colleagues directing the @CityBrampton to work with the #Tamil community to locate a city park or facility to construct a monument in #Brampton.@Amal_xj @patrickbrownont pic.twitter.com/R7AkiJOuQB
— Martin Medeiros #StayingHomeSavesLives (@medeiros_martin) January 20, 2021