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Heavy surveillance at interfaith memorial event in Mullivaikkal

(Photos: @Mari_deSilva)

Several relatives of Tamils who died in the last phase of the war gathered in Mullivaikkal for an interfaith memorial service.

There was heavy surveillance by police and intelligence officers, who were filming all participants, according to activists who were tweeting from the event.

Police in uniform and civil requested details of foreign media and foreign participants who were present at the service, Colombo-based human rights activist Ruki Fernando tweeted.

Another activist, Marisa de Silva, also tweeted about the surveillance by the security forces.

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