People express solidarity with protests, low-key New Year in North-East

[TamilNet, Saturday, 15 April 2017, 11:18 GMT]
Eezham Tamils in North and East observed a largely silent Chiththirai New Year this year as the uprooted people in Mannaar and Mullaiththeevu are on the streets waging continuous protests along with the kith and kin of those subjected to enforced disappearances at the hands of the occupying Sinhala military. A protest march was staged in Vavuniyaa in support of the protest of the families of enforced disappeared. People wearing black armbands took part in the protest. In the meantime, occupying SL military personnel wearing traditional Sinhala clothes attempted to ‘celebrate’ New Year with protesting people at Keappaa-pulavu. The protesting people declined the offer and firmly stated that they would only celebrate New Year after getting their village back.

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Protest march in Vavuniyaa


The protesters were flying black flags and continued their protests in black clothes.

It became clear on Friday that the continuing protests across the districts have caused a huge impact in the minds of the people.

The protest in Vavuniyaa reached 50th day on Friday.

Both the uprooted people waging their protests at Keappaa-pulavu (Mullaiththeevu), Mu'l'lik-ku'lam (Mannaar) and at Pa'n'naa-ka'ndi (Ki'linochchi) were encouraged to see the increasing support of the people from of all walks of life.

One could clearly see the divide among the people in the island on the New Year day with spectacular celebrations in the South.

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Ki'linochchi
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People of Keappaa-pulavu marked the day as a ‘funeral day’
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Sinhala soldiers in civil accompanied with their families visiting from South wanted to mark New Year with protesting Tamils outside their cantonment. The uprooted families politely declined the proposal for joint marking.
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Keappaa-pulavu


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