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Tamils in Batticaloa mark Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day

Tamils laid flowers at Gandhi Park, Batticaloa, to mark 15 years since the Tamil genocide in which Sri Lanka's military slaughtered tens of thousands of Tamils who were trapped in the No Fire Zones. 

Representatives from civil society members were present and a letter calling for justice for crimes committed against the Tamils by the government and the release of Tamil political prisoners was handed to the Batticaloa and Trincomalee regional coordinator for Human Rights.

In Kokkaddicholai Batticaloa, commemoration events were held by members of ITAK at the South West Village office. 


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