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TNPF organisers arrested as genocide commemorations underway

Sri Lankan security forces have arrested at least two activists from the Tamil National People's Front (TNPF), as Mullivaikkal commemorations are underway across the Tamil homeland.

The TNPF tweeted that Trincomalee District Organizer Sri Gnaneshwaran and District secretary Kugan had been detained by Sampoor police.

Their arrest comes just hours after a Jaffna magistrate lifted a coronavirus quarantine order against 11 TNPF activists, as the state attempted to halt genocide commemorations. Yesterday, a member of the TNPF, was threatened that the army will shoot her if she lights lamps to commemorate Tamil genocide day.

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