Tamil genocide day was marked by TNPF members in Vakarai, Batticaloa on Thursday. Gathering on the banks of the lagoon, the participants lit flames and paid tribute to the tens of thousands massacred by the Sri Lankan state in the final stages of the war.
British Tamil students gathered at City University to commemorate those that died in the final stages of the armed ethnic conflict. The event was hosted by the City University Tamil Society who invited the Tamil Youth Organisation to speak on the events that occurred during the periods of mass killings at Mullivaikkaal beach.
Hundreds of people attended a memorial event organised by Tamil civil society marking 8 years since the slaughter of thousands at Mullivaikkaal, after a court order banning the event was varied earlier in the day.
Kilinochchi police requested the assistance of the army and the Special Task Force (STF) in Palai, after shots were fired at a police vehicle while driving in a forested area in the Arasakeni Kachcharu area.
As Sri Lanka fails to build confidence amongst the Tamil population, prospects for a sustainable and stable peace remain dim, said People for Equality and Relief in Lanka (PEARL). In a statement released to mark Tamil Genocide Day, Pearl said it remains “concerned about Sri Lanka’s continuing repression of Tamil memorialisation activities, including the recent harassment of civil society members. Unimpeded memorialisation has been one of the fundamental demands of the Tamil people.”” See full statement below. (Washington, DC; May 18, 2017) On May 18, Eelam Tamils across the North-East and the...
The Tamil victims of the massacre during the final stages of the war were remembered in Trincomalee at a human rights centre.
Dozens of people attended a genocide remembrance event organised by the Tamil National Peoples' Front to mark May 18 th at Mullivakkaal beach earlier today. Relatives of those killed during the final stages of the armed conflict, lit flames in the memory of their loved ones on the beach where thousands were massacred. Amongst those to address the event was TNPF leader Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam.
Members of the Tamil community in Mullathivu gathered at the Mullivaikkaal beach this morning to commemorate the thousands of Tamil civilians that died at the final stages of the armed conflict between the Sri Lankan armed forces and Liberation Tamil Tigers of Tamil Eelam.