On Easter Sunday, Tamil youths in Mullaitivu organized a boat race and other festivities to celebrate the occasion.
The boat race was divided into two categories, with 25 horsepower boats and 40 horsepower boats competing.
The festivities continued into the evening of 9th April and were open to participants of all ages, from children to the elderly.
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