12 May 2016
Mullivaikkal Remembrance Week was officially launched on May 12th in Jaffna, with the lighting of a flame, marking the 7th anniversary of the massacre of Tamils at the end of the armed conflict in May 2009.
The flamed was lit by the Northern Provincial Councillor M K Shivajilingam at 10am local time, in the Chemmani region of the Jaffna district.
Northern Provincial Agricultural Minister P Ayngaranesan and Northern Provincial Council member P Gajatheepan also participated.
A number of remembrance events have been planned by Tamils in the North-East and across the world on May 18th.
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