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School students hold minute silence to remember victims of genocide

Students at Vembadi Girls School, Jaffna

Students across the North-East held a minute silence at 11am local time today in memory of the tens of thousands who were killed by Sri Lankan armed forces in the final stages of the conflict in 2009. 

At precisely 11am students and staff stood in silence to remember. 

Schools in the Northern province flew the Northern Provincial Council flag at half mast today to mark what the chief minister, C V Wigneswaran declared as 'Tamil Genocide Day'. 

Students at a tuition centre in Kilinochchi also lit candle in remembrance of the genocide.

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