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TNPF members launch palmyrah tree planting programme to mark Maaveerar week

Members of the Tamil National People's Front (TNPF) have launched a palmyrah tree planting programme to commemorate Maaveerar week, with the aim of planting 100,000 Palmyra seeds in Jaffna. 

The environmental branch of the TNPF launched the programme today amidst an intensifying crackdown in the North-East. 

In recent weeks, Sri Lankan security forces have set up new checkpoints in the North-East, particularly in Mullaitivu, in the lead up to Maaveerar Naal, the Tamil national remembrance day for fallen Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) cadres.

The roadblock style checkpoints have been set up alongside a series of court bans which have been imposed over the last week, ordering Tamil activists and politicians not to hold or participate in Maaveerar Naal remembrance events. 


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