|NPC Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran lights lamp of remembrance at Mullivaikkal. Photograph Tamil Guardian|
A remembrance event marking the six anniversary of the killing of tens of thousands of Tamils at the end of the armed conflict took place at the epicentre of the massacre, Mullivaikal, despite a ban issued by Sri Lankan authorities prohibiting public rallies.
Many who travelled to the event had their vehicles stopped by Sri Lankan police officers and were questioned regarding their movements.
Members of the Northern Provincial Council, including the chief minister C V Wigneswaran, TNA MPs Suresh Premachandran and Mavai Senathirajah, families of those who perished and local residents attended the event.
See the chief minister's statement below:
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