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Day 3 of Tamil Genocide Remembrance Week marked in Jaffna

Day 3 of Tamil Genocide Remembrance Week is being marked in Jaffna today, with a blood donation drive at the University of Jaffna while a memorial float travels through the region. 

During May 12th - 18th, also known as Tamil Genocide Remembrance Week, Tamils in the North-East and the diaspora hold various memorial events to commemorate the tens of thousands of Tamils who were massacred at the hands of Sri Lanka's armed forces in 2009. 

The Jaffna University Student Union organised a blood donation drive for students and staff today. 





Meanwhile, a memorial float dedicated to the victims of the genocide travelled through Valvettithurai. Kanji was also served outside Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leader Velupillai Prabhkaran's home. 

Across the North-East, Tamils are distributing kanji as a form of remembrance. Kanji was the only meal available to Tamils trapped in the No Fire Zones as Sri Lanka had heavily restricted the flow of food and aid into the zones. 


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