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Posters commemorating Maaveerar Naal emerge at Jaffna university

Posters commemorating Maaveerar Naal have gone up around Jaffna university campus this week, reports Nam Thesam.

“Our tearful respect to our martyrs who sacrificed their lives for our nation to bloom and to our people killed by state terrorism,” said the posters.

“Our fallen martyrs' dream will come true, Tamil Eelam will be born tomorrow."

The posters have appeared as the Sri Lankan military increased its presence across the North-East, as Maaveerar Naal, or Heroes Day, approaches.

The Jaffna University teachers' union condemned the ramped up security presence last week (see here).

In previous years, Sri Lankan authorities shut down Jaffna University as Maaveerar Naal approached and Sri Lankan security forces have stormed the campus, attacking and arresting Tamil youth as they lit candles in an attempt to mark the remembrance day.

Also see our earlier posts:

Tamils remember Maaveerar in North-East despite SL military violence and intimidation (27 November 2013)

Escalating repression of Maaveerar remembrance met with Tamil defiance (26 November 2013)

Eastern Uni students protest over student arrests in Jaffna (04 December 2012)
More arrests of students feared as military watches over uni (03 December 2012)
Army says it was deployed for 'security' (02 December 2012)
Jaffna University students arrested by Sri Lankan TID (01 December 2012)
Jaffna uni teachers protest in solidarity (30 November 2012)

Attacks have pushed reconciliation even further away - TNA MP (29 November 2012)

US embassy 'greatly concerned' about attacks on students (29 November 2012)
Security forces attack youth in Jaffna (28 November 2012)
Military storm Jaffna uni hostels, students attacked (27 November 2012)
Armed intelligence officers roam Jaffna Uni campus (27 November 2012)
Security forces engulf Jaffna University (27 November 2012)
Tamils defiant as SL state attempts to quash remembrance (27 November 2012)
"We will rise and rise again" - Jaffna Students on Remembrance Day (27 November 2012)

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