The Eelam Tamils living in the North and East of the island of Sri Lanka are a distinct nation with their own language, religions, culture and history. They have lived and ruled themselves in their traditional homeland for thousands of years. Over the course of recent history, genocide has been perpetrated against the Tamil people by the Sri Lankan state. The Sri Lankan state’s genocide on the Tamils reached its height in 2009. The failure of international bodies and institutions to prevent genocide of the Tamil people resulted in one of the most recent genocides of the 21st century.
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