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Remembering Black July '83 - Anniversaries: 1984 todate

 "...suffering in common unifies more than joy does. Where national memories are concerned, griefs are of more value than triumphs, for they impose duties, and require a common effort...A nation is therefore a large-scale solidarity, constituted by the feeling of the sacrifices that one has made in the past and of those that one is prepared to make in the future..." Ernest Renan in What is a nation? 1882

On-site Field Reporting during Black July 1983 by Anthony Mascarenhas with Front Note by Sachi Sri Kantha, 28 July 2009

South African Tamils commemorate Black July, 25 July 2008

Remembering  Black July '83 - South Africa

Rally in Sydney, 25 July 2008

British Tamils Forum - Candlelight Vigil, 24 July 2008

Rally in Washington, USA 24 July 2008

25th Anniversary of July 83 commemorated in Zurich, 13 July 2008

25th Anniversary of Genocide'83 in Amsterdam, 23 July 2008


Lest We Forget - Charles Somasundrum, 23 July 2008

"I give these few examples from personal knowledge, to show that Black July was not just a passing incident. Readers will themselves, be aware of many more such incidents where they were involved or where friends or kin were involved. These incidents must never be forgotten. They should be passed on to children and grandchildren. I see a time in a free Eelam when the 23rd of July will be observed by all Eelamites, who will remember the many acts of Tamil heroism in the face of a bloodthirsty Sinhala mob, which was aware that they had the state behind them."

July 1983 Pogrom -  Victims and Rascals - Sachi Sri Kantha, 23 July 2008

"American humorist Russell Baker (born 1925) once wrote in his column, �History is constantly being revised these days. It�s because there is a glut of historians. Revising history is the only way to keep them busy� It is unfortunate that the anti-Tamil pogrom of July 1983 also has been a victim of distortions in the hands of licensed Sinhalese historians. .. That the virulent seeds for the anti-Tamil pogrom of 1983 were sown nearly nine months earlier in the first executive presidential election held in October 20, 1982 was noted by a few international journalists ... The Wall Street Journal of Oct.29, 1982, editorially commented on President Jayewardene�s victory with an irreverent caption, �Sri Lanka Keeps Its Rascals In�..." more

 கனடாவில் கறுப்பு ஜூலை நினைவாக 'சாவிலும் வாழ்வோம்", 25 July 2007

'83 Black July Rememberance Vigil in Melbourne  25 July 2007

Peace Rally by Tamil Americans - Capitol Hill, Washington , 23 July 2007 - "We, the Tamil Americans, hereby proclaim that Eelam Tamils constitute a Nation"

சுவிசில் கறுப்பு ஜூலை நினைவாக "சாவிலும் வாழ்வோம்" நினைவு கூரல், 22 July 2007

Sri Lanka's Week of Shame - July 1983 Massacre: Long Term Consequences, Brian Senewiratne, 23 July 2006
Black July remembrance held in Australian cities, July 2006
சாவிலும் வாழ்வோம் கறுப்பு யுலை நினைவு கூர்வு  [சிட்னியல் கறுப்பு யுலை நினைவு நிகழ்வில் ஆற்றிய உரை] - M.Thanapalasingham, 23 July 2006
Ana Pararajasingham - Remembering Black July 1983  - Address at a public meeting in Sydney attended by Australian Parliamentarians, 23 July 2006
Mass Rally at Hyde Park, London on 25 July 2006 organised by Tamil Youth Organisation, United Kingdom

Thousands gather in Hyde Park remembrance, 25 July 2006
Black July in Switzerland - July  2006 சுவிசில் நடைபெற்ற கறுப்பு யூலை - 2006 நிகழ்வின் படத்தொகுப்பு

On 23rd Anniversary of Genocide'83 Precursor to what was to befall on Tamils on Black July in 1983, Esan Satkunarajah, 23 July 2006

On 23rd Anniversary of Genocide'83  Remembering Black July Of The Failed State, Dr J.S.A Jeyaretnam, 12 July 2006

On 23rd Anniversary of Genocide'83  Former Sri Lanka President J.R. Jayawardene's liability - Statement by  Asian Human Rights Commission 17 July 2006 together with comment by tamilnation.org

On 23rd Anniversary of Genocide'83 Black July 1983: An Epochal Episode In Tamil Freedom Fight, Dharakan, 30 June 2006

Thousands of Tamil Canadians Say Thank You to Canada as they Remember "Black July"

Video Presentation

21st Anniversary of Genocide'83 Commemorated in Jaffna - 25 July 2004 -  "The post Black July witnessed an exodus of tens of thousands of Tamils to western countries and neighbouring Tamil Nadu state in India as refugees"...
On 21st Anniversary of Genocide'83 - Revisiting the White Anglo Saxon Protestant (WASP) Editorials  on the anti-Tamil riots of July 1983 - Sachi Sri Kantha, 24 July 2004
Sri Lanka President Kumaratunga's 'Apology' for Genocide'83, 25 July 2004
On 21st Anniversary of Genocide'83 Facing up to the dark legacy of state-sponsored riots - Asian Human Rights Commission
On 20th Anniversary of Genocide'83 - Twenty years on - riots that led to war - Frances Harrison, BBC correspondent in Colombo, 23 July 2003
On 18th Anniversary of Genocide'83 -  "The Memory of July 1983 Anti-Tamil Pogrom Must Remain High" - Asian Human Rights Commission
On 17th Anniversary of Genocide'83  - State Terror: Black July '83 Revisited - Ana Pararajasingham, 23 July 2000
On 16th Anniversary of Genocide'83 எண்பத்து முன்று ஜூலை.. - A Poem by Raj Swarnan
On 15th  Anniversary of Genocide'83 - Year 16: the Holocaust Continues - S Sathananthan & Sabiha Sumar, 28 July 1998
On 15th Anniversary of Genocide'83 - The Charge is Genocide - the Struggle is for Freedom... Nadesan Satyendra, 18 July 1998
On 11th Anniversary of Genocide'83 - Demonstration in London, 23 July 1983

On 10th Anniversary of Genocide'83 - London Demonstration & Meeting at Trafalgar Square, 24 July 1993

On 10th Anniversary of Genocide'83 "No inquiry, leave alone an impartial one, has been held into the admittedly planned violence against the Tamil people"  - Letter to UK Prime Minister from International Federation of Tamils, 24 July 1993  

On 8th Anniversary of Genocide'83 - London March by International Federation of Tamils, 20 July 1991

On 1st Anniversary of Genocide'83" No impartial inquiry has taken place"  -  more than 50 British Members of Parliament,  in the Guardian, 28 July 1984




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