18 May 2018
Businesses across the North-East remained shut this morning to mark May 18 as 'Tamil Genocide Day', remembering the tens of thousands of Tamils massacred by the Sri Lankan state during the end of the armed conflict in 2009.
Traders in Puthukudiyiruppu closed their shops and set up a memorial for the victims with black bunting and flowers in memory of the lives lost.
A tribute stall was set up by a businessman at Chundikulam, Visvamadu in memory of those killed. The stall invites passersby to take a moment to remember.
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