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Protests in North-East as Sri Lanka marks Independence Day

Sri Lanka’s Independence Day was marked by acts of Tamil protest across the North-East.

Families of the disappeared held marches and demonstrations demanding the whereabouts of their loved ones.

In Jaffna University, students hoisted a black flag outside its premises in protest of Sri Lanka's independence day celebrations.

Meanwhile in Colombo, the Sri Lankan government held a military parade with the president Maithripala Sirisena vowing to protect the pride of the armed forces, in the face of a United Nations resolution on accountability. 

See our earlier post: Sri Lankan president ‘determined to face UN resolution to protect pride of armed forces’ (04 Feb 2016)

TNA welcomes singing of Sri Lanka's national anthem in Tamil (04 Feb 2015)

Sri Lanka anthem in Tamil confirms hierarchical relationship of Sinhala Buddhists to others - TCSF (04 Feb 2015)


Families of the disappeared mark Independence day with protest in Batticaloa (04 Feb 2016)
Tamil families of the disappeared in Mullaitivu mark independence day with protest (04 Feb 2016)
Black flags raised in Jaffna to mark Sri Lankan Independence Day (04 Feb 2016)
  Families of the disappeared call for justice in Mannar (04 Feb 2016)
  Families of the disappeared in Vavuniya angered by Independence Day celebrations (04 Feb 2016)
Tamils in Trincomalee call for return of disappeared persons (05 Feb 2016)
Tamils in Amparai mark Independence Day with protest for the disappeared (05 Feb 2016)
Kilinochchi protestors demand information on their missing loved ones  (05 Feb 2016)