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Black July remembered across Tamil homeland

The victims of Black July, the horrific anti-Tamil pogrom of 1983 when thousands of Tamils were killed by Sinhala mobs backed by the then UNP government and state forces, were remembered across the Tamil homeland on Tuesday, thirty-six years on.

Hundreds of students and staff at the University of Jaffna held a vigil on campus to mark the day.


The Tamil National People's Front (TNPF) also organised memorials in Vakarai, Batticaloa and at the party's headquarters in Jaffna




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