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Eelam Tamils remember genocide of 2009

NPC member Ravikaran scatters flowers at Nandikadal lagoon at sunrise

Nine years ago, the Eelam Tamil nation faced the largest massacre of its people by Sri Lankan state forces across the decades of genocide. May 18 has come to be marked as 'Tamil Genocide Day' by Eelam Tamils across the North-East and around the world.

Today, we at the Tamil Guardian stand with the Tamil people in remembering the tens of thousands massacred during the final stages of the armed conflict and reiterate the Tamil people's demand for justice. 

Nine years on families weep inconsolably as the grief of their loss remains irreconciled and unresolved. 



Jaffna Uni students pay tribute at suspended Mullivaikkal memorial


Muttur remembers Mullivaikkal massacre

  Civil society gathers in Batticaloa to mark Tamil Genocide Day
  Hundreds in Kilinochchi gather to remember Tamil Genocide
  Vavuniya remembers massacre at Mullivaikkal
  Tamils in Mannar remember Mullivaikkal genocide
  Tamils remember 2009 genocide at Mullivaikkal memorial ground
  Mullivaikkal massacre remembered in Amparai 
  Residents in Valikaamam remember Mullivaikkal massacre
  North-East universities mark Tamil Genocide Day
  Wigneswaran urges international mechanism to ensure justice on Tamil Genocide Day
  Tamil Genocide Day marked in Vaaharai, Batticaloa 
  Flowers scattered at Nandikadal lagoon in memory of tens of thousands massacred
  Tamils hold prayers in Batticaloa to remember Mullivaikkal massacre
  School students hold minute silence to remember victims of genocide
  Tamil media remembers Mullivaikkaal massacre
  Jaffna uni students set off on motorbike procession to Mullivaikkal
  Shops remains shut as businesses remember Mullivaikkal massacre
  Schools fly NPC flag at half mast to mark Tamil Genocide Day
  Crowds gather at Mullivaikkal memorial ground ahead of remembrance event



Tamils in Canada mark 9 years since Mullivaikkal massacres

  British Tamils mark Tamil Genocide Day 

Rohingya show solidarity with Tamils marking Mullivaikkal genocide


Tamils across Australia commemorate Mullivaikkal


Tamil Genocide Day commemorated across Europe

  Thousands attend Tamil Nadu rally remembering Mullivaikkal genocide 

Thousands in Chennai commemorate Mullivaikkal genocide



Statements of support and solidarity were also issued by politicans in the UK and Canada. See the messages below.

British MPs release messages to commemorate Mullivaikkal genocide

Canadian PM calls for accountability in message of remembrance on May 18

NDP leader calls for accountability for genocide in Sri Lanka


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