Remember Mullivaikkal

May 2009 marked the end of one of South Asia’s longest running and most brutal armed conflicts, between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). It was characterised by numerous atrocity crimes, particularly in the last phase when the Sri Lankan military launched an all-out offensive, in which tens of thousands of Tamil civilians were killed. Those final few months have become the subject of several United Nations reports and UN Human Rights Council resolutions. To date, no one has been held accountable for the crimes committed.

It remains one of the darkest periods in the island’s history – to many, a genocide.

This website is a collaborative project between the Adayaalam Centre for Policy Research, Tamil Guardian and 47 Roots, which aims to provide a resource that maps out the events that took place during the final months of the armed conflict and reflects on their impact 10 years later. We dedicate it to all those lives lost.


10 years after the war, the Tamil polity reflects on the past decade and the impact of Mullivaikkaal personally and collectively.

யுத்தம் முடிந்து பத்து ஆண்டுகளின் பின்,  கடந்த தசாப்தத்தில் தனித்தனியாகவும் ஒட்டுமொத்தமாகவும் முள்ளிவாய்க்கால்ஏற்படுத்திய தாக்கத்தைக் தமிழ்க்குடி மக்கள் இங்கே பிரதிபலிக்கிறார்கள்.