16 May 2020
Jaffna University students commemorated the Kumuthini massacre and the Mullivaikkal genocide before being disrupted by Sri Lankan police officers.
the students lit lamps in tribute to the Tamils who were massacred by Sri Lankan navy officers aboard the Kumuthini boat in 1985 and the tens of thousands of lives lost in the Mullivaikkal genocide in 2009.
20 armed Kopay police officers took down the names of the students and took photographs of them.
This is the second event at Jaffna University where police have attempted to intimidate students who are paying their respects at commemoration events taking place in the homeland as a part of Tamil Genocide Remembrance week.
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