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Tamil homeland commemorates Mullivaikkal massacre

Despite the Sri Lankan state’s efforts, Tamils across the North-East lit candles and laid flowers in commemorative events to mark 11 years since the massacre of tens of thousands of civilians in Mullivaikkal.

Military checkpoints and coronavirus quarantine orders were deployed by the Sri Lankan state in a bid to halt commemorations.

However, despite the ongoing intimidation, events managed to take place.

See events from across the homeland below.

Flower tributes at Nanthi Kadal Lagoon to commemorate Mullivaikkal

 

Mullivaikkal massacres commemorated in the homeland despite Sri Lankan efforts

 

Sri Lankan police prevent Wigneswaran from travelling to Mullivaikkal

 

Mullivaikkal prayers held in Vavuniya temples

 

Lamps lit at Jaffna Uni for Mullivaikkal remembrance

 

Former NPC member commemorates Mullivaikkal despite disruption by Sri Lankan police 

 

Tamil Thesiya Valvurimai Iyakkam remember Mullivaikkal victims 

 

TELO members and locals commemorate Mullivaikkal at party's Vavuniya headquarters

 

 

Vavuniya Mullivaikkal event disrupted by intimidation and surveillance

 

Church vigil held in Mullaitivu to commemorate Mullivaikkal genocide

 

Mullivaikkal genocide remembered in Katkuly

 

 

Mullivaikkal event held by families of disappeared in Batticaloa

 

 

Sri Lankan army block TNPF entry to Jaffna church, vigil held outside

 

 

Mullivaikkal genocide commemorated in Trincomalee

 

Mannar Urban Council marks Mullivaikkal at sitting

 

Sri Lankan police halt another Mullivaikkal remembrance event in Batticaloa

Sri Lankan police present as Vavuniya Municipal Council commemorates Mullivaikkal

Tamil Thesiya Valvurimai Iyakkam remember Mullivaikkal victims