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Grief and resistance in Batticaloa as thousands attend Maaveerar Naal commemorations

Thousands of Tamil from across Batticaloa district attend several Maaveerar Naal commemoration events yesterday, braving Sri Lankan military intimidation.

In line with Tamils across the homeland and in the diaspora, locals lit flames and offered flowers before portraits of fallen liberation fighters.

See photographs and videos from across the district below.

 

Tharavai Thuyilum Illam

 

Vaharai Kandaladi Thuyilum Illam

 

Mavadi Munmari Thuyilum Illam