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Tamils in Jaffna mark 14 years since Tamil Genocide at Mullivaikkal

The Tamil National Green Organisation served Mullivaikkal kanji outside its head office in Jaffna today.

A remembrance flame was also lit by Mrs Thakshayani Arulnesayoganathan who lost her husband in Puthumathalan during the armed conflict.

A banner was erected at Jaffna Hindu College to commemorate the Mullivaikkal massacre. It reads: "We are not the ones who grew up listening to lullabies, we are the ones who grew up listening to the wailing of our mothers."

Students at the University of Jaffna marked Tamil Genocide Day by observing a minute silence and laying flowers at a memorial on campus that is dedicated to the victims of the massacre.

In January 2021, Sri Lankan troops have blocked off the entrance to the campus and bulldozed a monument dedicated to the victims of the genocide. 

The original memorial, unveiled in 2019, was designed and constructed by locals, including those who had lost family to the massacres of 2009. Tens of thousands of Tamil civilians were killed during the Sri Lankan military offensive, led by the Rajapaksas. The memorial was later reconstructed after the destruction sparked international outrage. 



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