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Whilst Tamils serve kanji, Sri Lankan army hands out juice and biscuits

Occupying Sri Lankan soldiers in Mullaitivu handed out juice and biscuits to locals, whilst hoisting lanterns and makeshift lotus flowers in Nandikadal lagoon this morning, as they celebrated Vesak during Tamil Genocide week.

Uniformed soldiers were seen stopping passers by and offering the refreshments earlier today.

Pink lotus flowers, a Buddhist symbol that has been adopted by the Rajapaksa’s government party, were also constructed by the soldiers and placed in Nandikadal lagoon.

Tens of thousands of Tamils waded through that lagoon in 2009, as the Sri Lankan military committed massacres at Mullivaikkal. To commemorate the Tamil genocide, kanji  - a porridge of rice and water which was the only food available to Tamils trapped in the Sri Lankan government declared 'No Fire Zones' - is being served across the North-East.

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