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Crowds at May 18 memorial event in PTK

Locals gathered at the May 18 remembrance event in Puthtukkudiyiruppu, a town which saw some of the heaviest fighting between the LTTE and the Sri Lankan army during the closing stages of the armed conflict.

The proceedings were led by the Northern Provincial Council's fisheries and transport minister P Deniswaran, who lit the sacrificial flame.

Chief Minister CV Wigneswaran, TNA MP Maavai Senathirajah, NPC Chairman CVK Sivagnanam and NPC Health Minister P Sathiyalingam also attended the memorial event for the Tamils that lost their lives.

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