Academic conference is much needed to document Tamil strugle

Eelam Tamil Struggle has 70 years long history, however there were only few formal academic conferences conducted in the past in order to document and analyze. In 1999, the conference in Ottawa held in May from 21th and 22nd with more than 20 academic papers and proceedings were released in October. The proceedings, more than 300 pages book consists of many submitted papers, discussion summary and conclusion. 1999 Ottawa conference served many purposes, and one of them is to study and explain the Tamil struggle via academic perspective at that time. Even after 20 years, still most of the 1999 Ottawa conference papers ( remains valid. Since  1999, the first 10 years had several peace talks between Tamil leadership and Sri Lankan government under Norway’s facilitation, Tamil leadership proposal for federal based solution and Tamils having a functioning de-facto State Tamil Eelam. Tamil leadership was eliminated and several war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Sri Lankan government in 2009. The 10 years from 1999 to 2009 was significant history that includes living as De-facto State with dignity, desperate times, and Genocide and it remains in Tamil’s memory in the world and keep reminds for justice. Even though several UN resolutions, many documentaries, political conferences, and books written by authors, a formal academic conference still a pending. [...]