Why a memorial for Tamil Genocide
“I only know that without this testimony, my life as a writer….. would not have become what it is: that of a witness who believes he has a moral obligation to try to prevent the enemy from enjoying one last victory by allowing his crimes to be erased from human memory.” (Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize winner).
To pay tribute to the thousands of fellow Tamils who were victims of genocide by the State of Sri Lanka which persistently denies committing the atrocity, to bring an end to the perpetration of this ultimate crime, to prevent its recurrence, and to tell our future generations and the world the price we have paid in the pursuit of our freedom from oppression, we have planned to erect an eloquent memorial that transcends verbal description.
Thanks to the Brampton City Council who have generously granted us permission and space to build such a genocide memorial in the city, some Tamil activists have come forward to spearhead the project.
We solicit the help of fellow Tamils as well as sympathetic non-Tamils who treasure human dignity. We are confident that together we can bring the project to expeditious fruition.