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TAMIL GUARDIAN: US Legislators officially acknowledge Tamil Genocide

US Legislators officially acknowledge Tamil Genocide

Wiley Nickel, called on the members of the House of Representatives to "observe Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day" and acknowledge the "pain and suffering endured by the Tamil people on the Island" of Sri Lanka. 

The representative for North Carolina speaking in the House on 17 May called on the speaker, as the "first U.S legislator to officially acknowledge the Tamil Genocide in Sri Lanka"  to ensure that the "voices of the survivors are heard to foster healing, justice and reconciliation". 

In the congressional record Nickel also commended the "Tamil Americans working tirelessly to promote awareness of the Tamil Genocide and advocate for the rights of the Tamil Community" 

Read the full address below…