18 May 2020
Former Northern Provincial Council (NPC) member, M K Sivajilingam paid tribute to the victims of the Mullivaikkal massacre at Semmai, as Sri Lankan police attempted to distrupt the memorial. The police cited that a court order prevented them from holding the memorial.
Sivajilingam and his team, however, proceeded by lighting a lamp to honour those who lost their lives.
This disruption forms part of Sri Lanka's efforts to stop commemorations across the homeland.
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