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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