Genocide Day marked in 3 districts of Eastern Province

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 23:34 GMT]
The students of the Eastern University situated at Vanthaa'ru-moolai in Batticaloa, civil society members and TNA politicians in Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Ampaa'rai district observed Genocide Remembrance Day events and memorial prayers at churches and temples on Wednesday. The Tamil National People's Front (TNPF) organised a memorial event at Vaakaarai, one of the most war-affected areas subjected to structural genocide under heavy militarisation in the Batticaloa district. In the meantime, the Tamil Peoples Council (TPC) organised memorial events at the historic Hindu temple and in a church in Batticaloa. TNA politicians working among the grassroots also travelled to North to attend the remembrance event at Mu'l'livaaykkal in Vanni on Wednesday.

The students from all the faculties of the Eastern University held the memorial event titled “Genocide Day of Tamil Nation at Mu'l'livaaykkaal in May 2009” lighting candles.

A memorial prayer was also conducted at Aaladi Chiththi-vinaayakar temple within the university premises.

The Tamil People's Council (TPC) organised two prayers, one at historic Maamangkeasvarar temple and another at Our Lady of Good Voyage Church at Amirthakazhi in Batticaloa. Eastern Provincial Council (EPC) member R. Thuraireththinam and S. Vasatharaja, one of the three co-chairs of the TPC took part in the events.

Tamil struggle demanding justice for the past crimes and future resolution to the national question will continue along the remembrance of Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance, Mr Vasanthraja said.

The memorial event by the TNPF took place at Maa'nikka-puram river basin in Vaakarai. TNPF General Secretary Selvarajah Kajendren took part at the event.

Ilangkai Thamizh Arasuk Kadchi (ITAK) organised an event at Thanthai Chelva memorial statue located near the Sivan-koayil in Trincomalee. EPC Minister of Education and Cultural Affairs S. Thandauthapani (Trincomalee) and EPC Minister of Agriculture and Rural Industries K. Thurairasasingam (Batticaloa) and EPC councillor Jegatheesan Jenarththanan took part in the memorial event.

A TNA organised memorial event was observed at Alaiyadi-vempu Pi'l'laiyaar temple in Ampaa'rai district. TNA Parliamentarian K. Kodeeswaran and the kith and kin of the people killed by the SL military took part in the event.

Former TNA Parliamentarian P. Ariyanethiran and a group of civil and political activists were present at Mu'l'livaaykkaal to attend the main event, organised by the Northern Provincial Council on Wednesday.

Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance
Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance
Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance
Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance
Memorial event at Eastern University
Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance
Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance
Memorial event marked at Vaakarai by the TNPF
Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance
Our Lady of Good Voyage Church at Amirthakazhi, Batticaloa
Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance
Maamaangkap-pi'l'laiyaar temple at Amirthakazhi, Batticaloa
Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance
Aalaiyadi-vempu, Ampaa'rai


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