26 November 2015
Maaveerar Naal was commemorated in the grounds of a Temple in Vavuniya despite threats and military intimidation on the previous day about hosting a memorial event.
Candles were lit and placed in an orientation that marked the date of Maaverar Naal as a symbol of protest to threats from police and military against raising the Tamil national flag and remembering the Tamil war dead in their usual traditional way.
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