Vigils and memorials to the tens of thousands massacred by the Sri Lankan state at Mullivaikkal have taken place across the Tamil homeland, despite an onslaught by the Sri Lankan state in recent days to prevent commemorations.

Sri Lankan army locks down Mullaitivu on eve of Tamil Genocide commemorations

Although the Sri Lankan army locked down several areas of Mullaitivu in order to prevent access to Mullivaikkal and the sites of the massacres, flames were lit on the beach and at the Nandikadal lagoon.