About

The United States Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC), founded in 2009, is a grass root advocacy organization committed to work for a political solution to the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka. To this end, USTPAC coordinates advocacy and political activism on a national scale.

Vision

The vision of the USTPAC is for peace, freedom and equality based on the belief that every human is created equal, and for a civilization that is free of oppression and discrimination in any form based on race, ethnicity, color, gender, language, religious believes, caste, and sexual orientation.

Mission

A. Use all democratic, non-violent and lawful means available in the United States, and international laws towards achieving a peaceful political solution to the conflict between the Sinhala and the Tamil speaking peoples living in the island of Sri Lanka, that recognizes the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples.

B. Provide assistance to the Tamil speaking people of Sri Lanka to safeguard and exercise their rights based on the universally accepted principle of self-determination of peoples.

C. Offer assistance to the people living in the North-East region of Sri Lanka towards humanitarian, educational, cultural, economical and political wellbeing.

D. Act as a voice for, and provide assistance to the Tamil speaking people of Sri Lanka and any oppressed people living in any part of the world.

Achievements

Working with many organizations at UNHRC, and helped pass resolution calling for justice, equity, accountability and reconciliation and assuring Sri Lanka stays on international agenda.

54 co-sponsors on US House Resolution 177 – calling for an independent international investigation of war crimes and crimes against humanity & a new US policy.

Senate Resolution 84 – passed unanimously calling for international investigation.

5 or more One Minute Speeches on Tamil issues in Congress 2010, 2011, 2012.