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Sri Lankan police disrupt Maaveerar Naal preparations at Kanchikudiyaru Thuyilum Illam

The Sri Lankan police disrupted locals as they cleaned Kanchikudiyaru Thuyilum Illam in Amparai last week. 

Despite their interference, locals and parliamentarians S Kajendren and T Kalaiyarasan continued to clean the former cemetery in preparation of Maaveerar Naal. 

Every year, Sri Lanka’s state forces ramp up their surveillance and intimidation of Tamils in the month of November as the Tamil nation remember the tens of thousands of Tamil fighters who sacrificed their lives. 

Although the state have repeatedly attempted to suppress Tamil memorialisation activities in the North-East, Tamils have been defiant in remembering and honouring those who have lost their lives in the Tamil struggle for liberation.


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