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Black flags raised in Jaffna as Tamil families of the disappeared mark Sri Lanka's 'Independence Day'

Tamil families of the disappeared marked Sri Lanka's 74th Independence Day by hoisting black flags as they protested in Jaffna today. 

The protesters called for an international inquiry into the Tamil genocide, justice for the families of the disappeared, the unconditional release of political prisoners and for the removal of the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).

A similar rally was held in Mullivaikkal today to mark Sri Lanka’s ‘Independence Day’ as a “Black Day for the Tamil nation”.


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