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British Tamil businesses distribute Mullivaikkal kanji on Tamil Genocide Day

British Tamil businesses distributed kanji across London on Tamil Genocide Day, to honour the victims and survivors of the Mullivaikkal genocide that took place 13 years ago. 

Kanji - a porridge of rice and water - was the only food available to Tamils trapped in the Sri Lankan government declared 'No Fire Zones' as food, medicines and other necessities were heavily restricted from entering the Vanni during the final phase of the armed conflict.

Tamils in the North-East in the diaspora serve kanji during the month of May, to pay tribute and honour the struggles that Tamils faced during the final stages of the war while also using it as an opportunity to educate the future generations. 

Each cup had a QR code linked to www.RememberMay2009.com, a resource that maps out the atrocities that took place during the final months of the armed conflict. 

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