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Sri Lankan military destroys Maaveerar Naal preparations in Mannar

The Sri Lankan security forces reportedly destroyed preparations that were taking place at a Mannar Thuyilum Illam this week, as Tamils around the world marked Maaveerar Naal this week.

Tamils in Mannar been undergoing preparations at the site of the LTTE cemetery in Pandivirichchaan which was bulldozed after the Sri Lankan government took control of the area in 2008.

The Sri Lankan military had been closing monitoring activities at the site, and reportedly disrupted the fragments of destroyed tombstones that locals had collected. 

Despite the military intimidation, locals are still expected to gather at the site today to mark Maaveerar Naal.

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