We Shall Never Forget…
2020 Remembrance of the July 1983 Tamil Massacre In Sri Lanka

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Today we mark the thirty-seventh anniversary of the Anti-Tamil Pogrom of July 1983. Thousands of Tamils were massacred by Sinhala mobs backed by elements within the Sri Lankan government and state forces.

Genocide against Tamils in Sri Lanka continues…
Democracy remains in Peril.
The United States Tamil Action Group (USTAG) unequivocally condemns the actions of the President of Sri Lanka who is initiating “an informal Military takeover” of the civilian administration of the country by militarizing the COVID-19 response, and ruling by presidential decrees through creating an all-military task force while parliament remains dissolved. We call upon the international community of nations to arrest the careening of the country into a dictatorship.

Words from Ambassador Rapp

USTAG helped to organize the Global Tamil Hour during FeTNA (Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America) Convention held July 3-5, 2020 via Zoom.  Featured guest was Ambassador Stephen Rapp, former US Ambassador for War Crimes Issues who spoke on War Crimes in Sri Lanka and the path for Justice.
Click to watch the full speech.

44th UNHRC Session

We sent out a joint statement release to member states to open discussion on Sri Lanka at the 44th UNHRC session.

View the Agenda here
See Statement by Core Group on Sri Lanka

New Joint Statement

USTAG Releases New Joint Statement with British Tamils Forum, Canadian Tamil Congress, and Other Global Organizations on the militarization of governance, COVID-19, and the future of democracy in Sri Lanka.

Keep Reading


After 10 years, USTPAC changes its name to USTAG to be more inclusive and reflect all Tamil Americans. Check out our new website

In May we participated in a 2 hour joint global virtual Mullaivaikkal Memorial event over 4 continents.  Click to watch the full event.

July Initiatives


In May we participated in a 2 hour joint global virtual Mullaivaikkal Memorial event over 4 continents. This month, we unite the diaspora once again to remember the July Tamil Massacre.


We will be holding conferences to develop a cohesive action plan by the diaspora to empower the homeland.


Each week, we help young Tamil Americans reach out to their congressperson to push for change for Tamils in Sri Lanka. To join, please email for more information.

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