Peace for the World

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First democratic leader of Justice the Godfather of the Sri Lankan Tamil Struggle: Honourable Samuel James Veluppillai Chelvanayakam

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Tamils mark 'Tamil Genocide Day' on May 18

HomeUpdated 18 May 2016 05:00 GMT

NPC Councillor T Ravikaran pays his respects at the Nandikadal 
Lagoon this morning---At Mullivaikkal this morning

Marking the massacre of tens of thousands of Tamils at the end of the armed conflict in Sri Lanka in May 2009, Tamils across the world and in all districts of the Tamil homeland in the North-East are coming together today.
An event in Mullaithivu was blocked by a magistrates court order on Wednesday. An appeal is being prepared to overturn the decision. The event was centred around a statue and hundreds of stones with victims' names engraved on them, near a church in the area.

Sri Lankan armed police this morning visited the area and made announcement threatening those who take part in any religious activities with criminal prosecution. They were seen filming the people who had gathered at the location of the statue. Overnight police had plasetered the court notice onto the statue, depicting a Tamil victim family, causing widespread anger amongst the community.

Police plastered magistrate court stay notice on statue depictung Tamil victim family
Local sources told the Tamil Guardian that there was an increased military presence in many areas of the North-East, including in Jaffna.