The sixth day of Tamil Genocide Remembrance week was marked across the North-East today.
The memorial float dedicated to the victims of the genocide at Mullivaikkal entered Puthumathalan and Ananthapuram continuing to create space for people in the North-East to remember those that were massacred in the final days of the armed conflict and also teach the younger generation about the genocide.
Meanwhile preparations were underway in Mullivaikkal ahead of tomorrow's commemoration event. Mullivaikkal kanji was also prepared and served to locals.
In addition to the relentless Sri Lankan government shelling in the No Fire Zones, another contributing factor to the rising death toll in the final days of the armed conflict was starvation. Mullivaikkal kanji is made across the North-East and the diaspora during the month of May to remember that this was the only source of food that was available to those trapped in the No Fire Zones.
Tamil youth in Puthukkudiyiruppu donated blood at PTK hospital as part of the commemorations.
The memorial float organised by the Tamil National Alliance reached Chavakachcheri on May 17th and distributed kanji among the general public in the Chavakachcheri market.
Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) distributed Mullivaikkal kanji to locals in front of the District Secretariat in Mannar.
The North-East Coordinating Committee continued its drive to distribute Mullivaikkal kanji in Mannar within the Manthai Provincial secretariat area.
In Kodikamam, Jaffna, the Tamil National Alliance's Chavakachcheri branch lit a flame to remember those who were killed by the state and then served Mullivaikkal kanji to locals.