Stop IMF Funding Sri Lanka



 

TAG to file court action against US vote on IMF loan:

TAG will be filing a complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia seeking a preliminary and permanent injunction and a declaratory judgment to prohibit the United States Treasury Secretary from voting to support the request by the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) for $1.9 billion in economic assistance from the International Monetary Fund. TAG’s complaint will allege that a United States vote in favor of the assistance would violate a federal statute, 22 USC 262d, intended to prevent United States financial complicity in harrowing human rights abuses by IMF member governments..

If the Court agrees with TAG’s claim, an injunction would persuade other IMF members who follow the lead of the United States to vote against the assistance, which would will the GOSL’s application.

TAG invites donations from Tamil well-wishers towards the cost of the legal action to prevent United States tax dollars from supporting the GOSL’s ongoing gruesome atrocities against hundreds of thousands of innocent Tamil civilians.