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Clearing of LTTE cemeteries continues across North-East

Tamils in the North-East have continued clearing destroyed LTTE cemeteries - thuyilum illams - in preparation for Maaveerar Naal, the Tamil national remembrance day.

Mulliyavalai

Clearing activities took place over the weekend in Mullaiyavalai in Mullaitivu and this week at the Vakarai - Kandaladi thuyilum illam in Batticaloa.

Vakarai

At Mulliyavalai, parents of fallen LTTE cadres said that although in some places Sri Lankan armed forces were attempting to crack down on Maaveerar Naal commemorations, families were determined to come out to their local thuyilum illam to remember their fallen heroes.