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Tamil journalist harassed by Sri Lankan police on way to Mullivaikkal memorial

Tamil journalist Shanmugam Thavaseelan was on his way to cover commemoration events when he was stopped and harassed by Sri Lankan police and military officers yesterday.

This incident took place on Monday, May 16, ahead of Tamil Genocide Day commemorations.

The Sri Lankan state has consistently disrupted Tamil remembrance events with increased surveillance, intimidation, and violence. Even as the volatility in the South of the island continues, the Sri Lankan military seems focussed on silencing Tamil commemorations in the North-East.


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