Ten Years, No Justice Art Exhibition for Mullivaikkal

Ten years ago, the Sri Lankan sta­te bru­tal­ly ended the armed con­flict in Sri Lan­ka against the Libe­ra­ti­on Tigers of Tamil Eelam. A UN report esti­ma­tes that more than 70‘000 Tamil peop­le could have been kil­led in the last few mon­ths of the con­flict, most­ly by indiscri­mi­na­te shel­ling and extra­ju­di­cal kil­lings by the Sri Lankan Armed For­ces. Many NGOs and acti­vists esti­ma­te the num­ber to be higher.

TaVS hos­ted an exhi­bi­ti­on with pain­tings from Tamil artist Puga­zhen­thi. His pain­tings show the pain and grief but also the resi­li­en­ce of the Tamil peop­le during the last pha­se of the war. The exhi­bi­ti­on took place in the atri­um of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Zurich Irchel from the 13th to the 17th May 2019. 

In remem­bran­ce of the 10 year anni­ver­s­a­ry TaVS also orga­ni­zed a cand­le vigil at Bür­kli­platz in Zurich. We want to thank ever­yo­ne who visi­ted the exhi­bi­ti­on and vigil for their sup­port and solidarity.

We also want to thank artist Puga­zhen­thi for his ama­zing pain­tings and drawings, PEARL for pro­vi­ding us with their infor­ma­ti­ve texts regar­ding the war and SOS ETHZ for len­ding us their beau­ti­ful easels.