We don’t  hear much in the news about Sri Lanka, but the genocide of thousands of Tamils is an atrocity that stains our conscience.  I really don’t understand it very well, and perhaps someone closer to the conflict can explain it, but I think that, as usual, there is probably it is all about racism, and perhaps the hand of Western (i.e. European and/or American) capitalism involved as well.  I don’t know much about these sites, either, and welcome comment upon them.

~ Romi

Canadian Humanitarian Appeal for the Relief of Tamils
http://www.tamilidpcrisis.org/

Genocide of Tamils
“… dedicated to the Tamil victims tortured, raped and murdered by the     Sinhalese community.”
http://www.genocide.org.uk/genocide/

Halt Genocide
“Sri Lanka’s Genocide of Tamils”
http://www.haltgenocide.org/

Siber News
“… issues concerning the Tamil people…”
http://www.sibernews.com/

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A mother and her child wait for their turn as Dr. Anthony Matthew, a member of Sri Lanka Red Cross mobile health care project, treats patients in a camp for Internally Displaced People in eastern Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. The mobile team, supported by the Italian Red Cross provides basic health care services at ten locations in the district every week, including two villages and camps for internally displaced people. Photo: International Federation (p16932)   http://www.flickr.com/photos/ifrc/2382535600/

Socialist Alliance Tamil Solidarity Resources
http://tamilsol.blogspot.com/

Sri Lankan News [Manama, Bahrain]
http://www.srilankannews.net/

Stop Sri Lanka’s Genocide of Tamils
http://genocidesrilanka.blogspot.com/

The Sunday Leader [Sri Lanka]
http://www.thesundayleader.lk/20090524/home.htm

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Former internally displaced civilians queue for non-food relief items in eastern Sri Lanka’s Batticaloa district. UNHCR / S. Perera / December 2009    http://www.flickr.com/photos/unhcr/4253607974/

The Sunday Times [Sri Lanka]
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/

Tamil Affairs
http://tamilaffairs.com/

Tamil Eelam News
http://www.tamileelamnews.com/

Tamil Nation
“Tamils… a nation without a state”
http://www.tamilnation.org/index.htm

Tamilnet
http://www.tamilnet.com/

Tamils Against Genocide
http://www.tamilsagainstgenocide.org/

Techsatish [Tamil]
http://www.techsatish.net/

Voice Against Genocide [Australia]
“…against the genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka.”
http://voiceagainstgenocide.org/vag/

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Sri Lanka. Women working on tea plantations.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/aniablazejewska/4427090708/
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