Special prayers were held in two temples in Vavuniya to mark the 11th anniversary of the Mullivaikkal massacres.
A service at Karumari Amman temple was organised by the temple's administration alongside the Hindu Priests' Union and Tamil Vritsham Organisation. Former TNA MPs S Sivamohan and Vino Noharathalingam also attended. Although police officers had already spoken to the priests before the prayers, an intelligence officer made his way into the temple - which was closed to the public - and photographed the service and the individuals attending.
The International Hindu Youth Forum in Vavuniya also held prayers at the Athi Vinayagar temple.