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Tamils prepare for Mullivaikkal commemorations amidst Sri Lankan navy surveillance

Preparations are underway at Mullivaikkal memorial yard ahead of May 18, also known as Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day, despite surveillance by Sri Lankan navy. 

Sri Lankan naval officers were seen in a van circling the memorial yard as Tamils put up red and yellow flags as part of the final preparation for tomorrow's commemoration event. May 18 will mark 15 years since the Tamil genocide where as many as 169,796 Tamils were slaughtered by Sri Lanka. 

Each year, the Tamil nation marks the day despite intimidation and surveillance by Sri Lanka. Earlier this week, Tamils in Trincomalee were arrested for preparing and distributing kanji as part of the commemorations. 


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