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Jaffna University remembers massacre of Tamils at end of Sri Lanka's armed conflict

Jaffna University auditorium

(Photographs Tamil Guardian)

Hundreds of students attended a memorial event held at Jaffna University on Monday, marking the sixth year anniversary of the massacre of Tamils during the final stages of Sri Lanka's armed conflict.

Holding candles in their hands, students filed into the Kailasabathi auditorium and paid their respects to those who had been killed.

Whilst Sri Lankan police officers and military personnel were not seen on campus, there was an increased presence of intelligence officers in the surrounding area reported by students.


Earlier in the day a special prayer service had taken place at the Parameswaran temple which is located within the campus.

The service was followed by the lighting of a lamp of remembrance at the main gate of the university. Students and teachers proceeded to hoist black flags and banners across the university grounds marking the day as one of remembrance, before going inside into the auditorium for the main event.

 
 

Black flags, international investigation on poster

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