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May 18 remembrance in Mannar blocked by police

An event organised to commemorate the Mullivaikkal massacres later today in Mannar has been banned by police.

Organiser Mr Sivakaran told the Tamil Guardian a letter detailing the ban was delivered by police in the early hours of Monday.

The remembrance event was due to be held in a hall in the town of Mannar.

On Saturday Mullaitivu Magistrate Court issued a ban on events commemorating May 18 at Mullivaikkal, stopping events organised by the Northern Provincial Council and the TNPF.

Sri Lanka bans May 18 remembrance events in Mullivaikkal (17 May 2015)

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