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Tamils gather at Mullivaikkal to mark 15 years since genocide

Thousands of Tamils have gathered in Mullivaikkal, Mullaitivu, the area where tens of thousands were massacred by the Sri Lankan government in the final days of the armed conflict fifteen years ago.

Families of those killed in Mullivaikkal laid their photos around the commemoration ground, adorning flowers and lighting lamps in their memory.

Govindarasan Punithavathy, who lost her husband in Mullivaikkal in May 2009 lights a lamp to begin the commemoration event.

Eelam Tamil singer Kilmisha Yaazhisai, winner of last year's Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil' Champ competition in India pays tribute at Mullivaikkal

Agnes Callamard, Secretary-General of Amnesty International lays flowers at Mullivaikkal.

An installation at Mullivaikkal recreates the horrors of the final days.

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