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Black July is an unforgettable part of Canadian Tamil history.

At a time when Sri Lankan Tamils were seeking refuge from the violence and political persecution of Sri Lanka’s Anti-Tamil Pogrom of July 1983, Canada opened its doors to provide a safe haven.


In commemoration of its 31st Anniversary, this forum aims to present an archive of news reports, statements, pictures and testimonials while providing survivors, families of victims and expatriates from the 1980's exodus an opportunity to record their story. The collective effort of Canadians and Tamils around the world will help to sustain the memories of the victims and the truths of the genocide so that Black July will never be forgotten.


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