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Tamil protests reject Sri Lanka's 69th Independence Day

Sri Lanka marked its 69th Independence Day on Saturday with a military parade in the capital as well as military-run events across the North-East. Tamils across the homeland held protests, despite Sri Lankan police seeking court orders to prevent demonstrations, rejecting celebrations of the day.

The function was boycotted by Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran who instead chose to be with protesting Tamil villagers.

 

Unprecedented security forces parade in Jaffna on Sri Lanka's Independence Day

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Jaffna - Tamils protest Sri Lanka's Independence Day

 

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Black flags at Pilavu protest

Puthukudiyirippu families protesting for their lands to be returned wore black scarves to signify their rejection of Sri Lankan Independence Day.

 

See also: Court serves injuction against Mannar anti-Independence Day protests

 

Military parade in Colombo marks Sri Lankan Independence Day