14 May 2015
The massacre of tens of thousands of Tamils during the end of the armed conflict six years ago was remembered in Trincomalee on Wednesday, reports BattiNews.
Tamil political figures, including a member of the city council, S Nanthakumar, and the Northern Provincial Council member M K Shivajilingham attended the event, which was held in front of Welikada Martyrs Remembrance Hall.
Events have also been held in Jaffna, Mullivaikal and Point Pedro.
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