Sri Lankan police officers disrupted and blocked Tamils trying to mark Maaveerar Naal in Alankulam, Trincomalee yesterday.
A group of Tamil youth and mothers were stopped by Sri Lankan police as they tried to make their way to Alankulam Thuyilum Illam to pay their respects to fallen LTTE cadres. However, the police put up roadblocks to obstruct them accessing the LTTE cemetery.
The group then proceeded to light lamps at the roadside to remember those who gave their lives in the liberation struggle but were again disrupted by police officers who wouldn't let them pay their respects.
The video shows a distraught mother wailing as she is stopped from commemorating her loved ones.
Sri Lankan police tried to interrupt and block commemorations across the North-East as it escalated its crackdown on Tamil memorialisation.