Calling upon the IT professionals to restrain from touring Sri Lanka, Save Tamils Movement in Chennai launched Boycott Sri Lanka campaign on May 17 observed as Mullivaaykkaal Massacre Day after thousands of people were killed on May 17, 2009 in Mullivaaykkaal in Sri Lanka.
It has been four years since more than 1.5 lakh Tamil civilians were killed in the genocide conducted by the Sri Lankan government and sponsored by more than 20 countries that were keen in keeping their weapons market up. Though the war ended in 2009, Tamils continue to be under the heels of the ruthless Sri Lankan army. The mass slaughter is now being followed by a slow extermination; the Tamil areas have now become 'slow killing fields'. Despite the government of Sri Lanka repeatedly lying to the world that peace has returned to the country, the international community has still not acted against the draconian government that killed lakhs of Tamils with impunity.