சமீபத்தில் யாழ் பல்கலைக்கழகத்
யாழ் பல்கலைக்கழகத்தில் அமைந்தி
பிராம்டன் நகரின் வளர்ச்சிக்கு
நினைவுத்தூபி அமைப்பதற்கான தொ
BRAMPTON, ON – On January 20th, 2021 at Brampton’s Committee of Council, Regional Councillor for wards 3
and 4 Martin Medeiros unanimously passed a motion to build a monument on City grounds honouring Brampton’s Tamil community. This comes following the demolition of a memorial at Jaffna University in Sri Lanka.
The memorial located at Jaffna University was built in 2019 to honor Sri Lankan Tamils who lost
their lives during the long civil war the country faced, in particular in Mullivaikkal in 2009 which is
estimated to have claimed nearly 100,000 people. Following a student led hunger strike of the
memorial’s demolition, Jaffna University pledged to build a new peace monument at the site.
The demolition also led to local car rallies organized by the Tamil community from Brampton City
Hall to Queens Park in Toronto.
Today I presented a motion at Committee of Council that was unanimously supported by my council colleagues directing the @CityBrampton to work with the #Tamil community to locate a city park or facility to construct a monument in #Brampton.@Amal_xj @patrickbrownont pic.twitter.com/R7AkiJOuQB
— Martin Medeiros #StayingHomeSavesLives (@medeiros_martin) January 20, 2021
“It is important for The City of Brampton to honour our Tamil community who have made important
contributions to Brampton in the areas of business, arts, and culture. By constructing a
monument, we not only honour Tamil culture but also acknowledge their history. I look forward
to the City of Brampton working with the Brampton Tamil Seniors Association, and Brampton
Tamil Association on this project” Said Councillor Medeiros.