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The United States Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC), founded in 2009, is a grass root advocacy organization committed to work for a political solution to the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka. To this end, USTPAC coordinates advocacy and political activism on a national scale.

News from United States Tamil Political Action Council:

USTPAC Condemns The Violence Against The Muslims In Sri Lanka

Stronger international oversight urged to ensure accountability and protection of ethnic and religious groups
WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The United States Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC) strongly condemns the attack on the Muslims in the town of Aluthga…

USTPAC Welcomes UN Human Rights Council-led Investigation: A Long-Awaited International Inquiry into Grave Crimes in Sri Lanka

WASHINGTON, March 28 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – On Thursday, March 27, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution on Sri Lanka, A/HRC/25/L.1/Rev.1, which creates an international investigation into widespread human rights violations committed during t…

USTPAC Reiterates Call for Commission of Inquiry on Sri Lanka

U.S. Draft Resolution on Sri Lanka Promotes neither Reconciliation nor Accountability
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The United States Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC) expressed its deep disappointment with the United States' draft resolution on Sri Lan…

International Probe a Must in Sri Lanka – USTPAC

Washington urged to stay vigilant against Sri Lanka's Ploy to buy more time
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — United States Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC) welcomes recent high level visits to Sri Lanka by Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia…

Worldwide Tamil Entities Pledge to Bring About International Investigations into the Genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka

USTPAC joins fifty-five organizations world-wide in a New Year message, casting grave doubts on domestic probes by the Sri Lankan government, and pledging to promote credible international investigations into the deaths of tens of thousands of Tamil civilians in Sri Lanka.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2014 /…

US Congressional Caucus on Ethnic and Religious Freedom in Sri Lanka Praised by USTPAC

United States lawmakers hoping to resolve ethnic conflict that has contributed to the deaths of tens of thousands of mostly Tamil citizens
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The United States Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC) welcomes the launch of the Congressiona…

Death Threats Against Sri Lankan Human Rights Defender Are Condemned by USTPAC

State-run media carry out smear campaign against Nimalka Fernando
Just days before Sri Lanka hosts a Commonwealth summit, Sri Lankan state media is making death threats against prominent human rights campaigners. Amidst continued rights abuses in the heavily militarized North-East, new threats to…

USTPAC Commends UN Human Rights Chief's Challenge to Sri Lankan Government to Prosecute Perpetrators or Face International Inquiry in March 2014

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights reports on Sri Lanka's failure to address past and ongoing rights violations. The report, which follows two UN Human Rights Council resolutions on Sri Lanka and a recent country visit by the High Commissioner, raises serious allegations of entrenched impuni…

USTPAC Hails Tamils' Landslide Victory in Sri Lanka's Provincial Vote

In Sri Lanka's Northern Provincial Council vote held on Saturday, the Tamil National Alliance defeated the Sri Lanka government alliance securing firm control of the Council. Despite violence and voter intimidation with suffocating military presence, Tamils signal to chart their own destiny…

USTPAC Remembers 30th Anniversary of "Black July"- A State-abetted Pogrom Against Tamils in Sri Lanka

United States Tamil Political Action Council marks 30-yr anniversary of anti-Tamil violence in Sri Lanka, expresses concern over further deterioration and calls for international action to protect Tamils.
WASHINGTON, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – This week Tamils living in the US and all ov…

US Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC) Accords Cautious Welcome to the UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Sri Lanka

The Geneva based UN Human Rights Council adopted a second resolution on Promoting Accountability and Reconciliation in Sri Lanka putting Sri Lanka under close scrutiny for grave rights violations, but the new resolution falls short of creating an international investigation mechanism called for by…

Tamil Groups Welcome UN Rights Chief's Call for Independent International Investigation in Sri Lanka

LONDON, TORONTO, WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The British Tamils Forum, the Canadian Tamil Congress, and United States Tamil Political Action Council acknowledge the Report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, which emanates from Un…

The USTPAC Condemns the Saudi Execution of Sri Lankan Maid Rizana Nafeek

USTPAC condemns the Saudi Arabian government for beheading young Sri Lankan maid who was a child when the alleged offence took place, and blames Sri Lankan government for failure to rise above ethnic considerations to adequately intervene to stop the slaughter.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/…

Internal Probe Finds UN Culpable of Inaction in Preventing Mass Atrocities in Sri Lanka: Tamils Demand Independent International Investigation

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The United States Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC) welcomes the Report of the United Nations Secretary General's Internal Review Panel on UN Action in Sri Lanka, released November 14th, 2012. This internal review, undertak…

United States Tamil Political Action Council Applauds U.S. Lawmakers' Letter-Writing Campaign to Secretary Clinton Calling for Concerted Action on Sri Lanka

United States Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC) welcomes the call made by 31 lawmakers requesting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to stay engaged in Sri Lanka to ensure compliance with the UN Human Rights Council resolution calling for accountability and reconciliation
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2…