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.