Sri Lankan military, intelligence and police officers descended upon the funeral proceedings of Nimalaroopan - the Tamil political prisoner who was murdered whilst in custody - on Tuesday, reports Tamilwin.
Mourners were unable to pay their respects freely as security personnel surrounded the event.
The body of Nimalaroopan, obtained after much restrictions and prohibitions (see here and here), was brought to his family home in Nelukkulam, Vavuniya on Monday night. He was buried at Nelukkulam Hindu Cemetery at 4pm on Tuesday.
Tamil activists in the UK have joined organisers of the 'Boycott Sri Lanka Cricket' campaign in calling for calm at today's protest in Cardiff and condemning any suggestion of retaliatory violence or 'revenge'.
Gotabhaya Rajapakse has said that the rights of Sinhalese to purchase land in the North cannot be suppressed.
According to Uthayan, Gotabhaya also declared that no province belonged to any race.
Still smarting from India's vote at the UNHRC, Sri Lanka has informed India of the decision not to devolve police powers to the provinces.
Retaliating to allegations that Sri Lanka was retreating on its promise to implement the 13th Amendment,
Following the violent scenes of Tamil 'Boycott Sri Lankan Cricket' activists being assaulted by Sri Lankan cricket fans, on Monday night outside the Oval in London, Tamil Guardian spoke to one of the organisers, Thusiyan.
University Tamil societies from across the UK have released a statement condemning the racist attacks outside the Oval on Monday.
21 Tamil societies joined together to denounce the attacks and commend the peaceful campaign of the activists,