NPC Councillor T Ravikaran pays his respects at the Nandikadal Lagoon
Marking the massacre of tens of thousands of Tamils at the end of the armed conflict in Sri Lanka in May 2009, Tamils across the world and in all districts of the Tamil homeland in the North-East are coming together in commemoration.
May 18 memorial at Jaffna University
Remembrance events are taking place across the North-East amid surveillance by Sri Lankan intelligence and police officers and warnings by government officials not to commemorate the LTTE
At Mullivaikkal this morning
Local sources told the Tamil Guardian that there was an increased military presence in many areas of the North-East, including at Jaffna University on the A35 towards Mullaithivu.
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|May 18 commemorations commence in the Tamil homeland
(18 May 2016)
|Remembrance event held at Mullivaikkal (18 May 2016)|
|‘Everyone must join the fight for justice’ – C V Wigneswaran (18 May 2016)|
|Hundreds gather at Jaffna University for May 18 remembrance (18 May 2016)|
|Candles lit in Mannar for Mullivaikkal dead (18 May 2016)|
|Vaaharai Tamils commemorate May 18 amid military surveillance (18 May 2016)|
|Special prayers said at Keerimalai for Mullivaikkal dead (18 May 2016)|
|Eastern Uni remembers Mullivaikkal genocide (18 May 2016)|
|TNPF lights flames in remembrance at Mullivaikkal (18 May 2016)|
|Monument remembers victims in Mullivaikkal (18 May 2016)|
|Eastern ministers remember May 18 (18 May 2016)|
|May 18 remembered in Trinco (18 May 2016)|
|Military intelligence forcefully enters Uthayan remembrance event (18 May 2016)|
Politicians across the world also released statements of solidarity this week, as memorial events took place across the globe.
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