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Jaffna University students mark Black Tigers Day despite army intimidation

Despite threats and warnings issued by army and police officials in the North-East, a clay candle tribute to honour and mark Black Tigers Day was held at Jaffna University today.

There has been heavy army and police presence across the North-East, with multiple inspection operations and heavy securitisation in many areas including Jaffna, in the wake of the Black Tigers Day today.

Remembrance events for the day to commemorate the sacrifices of the Black Tiger’s wing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam have been deemed as a criminal act, with protests and political parties being scrutinised for their efforts in allegedly planning to do so.

However, students of Jaffna University went to the university premises today to pay their tributes for the fallen.

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