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Sri Lankan military officers photograph Tamils at Koappay Thuyilum Illam

Sri Lankan military officers stationed in vehicles next to Koappay Thuyilum Illam photographed Tamils who had arrived to light a lamp ahead of this evening's commemoration of Tamil National Remembrance Day (Maaveerar Naal).

Soldiers watch just inches away from Northern Provincial Council member, M K Shivajilingham lights lamp

Tamils who had gathered however, remained undettered by the military presence, lighting a lamp and paying their respects for fallen LTTE cadres.