Tamils across the North-East held remembrance events and distributed kanji yesterday to mark the fifth day of Mullivaikkal Remembrance Week.
A rally organised by the Association of Relatives of the Disappeared in the North East left Kallady in the East and headed towards Trincomalee.
The rally left Pottuvil on Sunday and will reach Mullivaikkal to join others to commemorate the tens of thousands of Tamils that were killed by the state at the end of the armed conflict.
The rally was attended by clergy, civil society representatives and social activists.
Meanwhile, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) held a memorial event in Navithanveli where lamps were lit to remember the victims of the Tamil genocide.
The Tamil National People's Front (TNPF) float commemorating drove through Vavuniya and locals laid flowers on the monument and distributed kanji.
The float will visit districts across the North-East, before finally reaching Mullivaikkal on May 18th.
Kanji was distributed on the fifth day of Mullivaikkal Remembrance Week in Mulliyavalai.