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Mullaitivu youth face CID intimidation at blood donation drive

Tamil youth in Mullaitivu participating in a blood donation drive to mark the fifth day of Maaveerar remembrance week were photographed and questioned by Sri Lanka’s Criminal Investigation Department. 

Plain-clothed investigators, who were pretending to donate blood themselves, took photographs of those participating in the state's latest attempt to clamp down on Tamil memorialisation. 

Sri Lankan police officers also interrogated Tamils wearing a badge embroidered with the karthigai poo - the national flower of Tamil Eelam.


The blood donation drive took place to honour those who sacrificed their lives for the Tamil struggle for self-determination. 


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