Remembrance of Tamil Genocide and Resistance commences in occupied Tamil Eelam

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 22:55 GMT]
The eleventh annual Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance, commemorating tens of thousands of deaths and enforced disappearances in the genocidal war waged by the SL State against the nation of Eezham Tamils with the abetment by external powers, has commenced as the awakening week of Tamil nation against genocide. The remembrance week began with a commemoration at Nanthik-kadal near Mu'l'livaaykkaal in Mullaiththeevu and another event at Chemmani mass grave site in Jaffna on Wednesday. The occupying Sinhala Army was deployed in large number, and the SL Police was trying to block those who mobilised to launch the remembrance week. However, the participants braved the harassments in Jaffna and Vanni in commencing the memorial week.

Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance

Earlier in the day, a group of people entered the shallow waters of Nanthik-kadal lagoon to lit the flame of sacrifice marking the commencement of the remembrance week.

The Tamil National Peoples’ Front (TNPF), which is led by former TNA parliamentarian Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam, had to confront the SL Police amidst the deployment of Sinhala soldiers near Chemma'ni mass grave in Jaffna when they went to mark the first event of the week in the peninsula.

Meanwhile, Tamil students and youth came together to distribute ingredients to make salty rice porridge to remember the hardships faced by the Eelam Tamils, who stood up without surrendering their cause.

The students and youth were on a journey from Jaffna to Ampaa'rai in the East.

In the meantime, the Common Structure for Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance, which was formed last year has urged the people to mark the main event with a national tolling of bells at the places of worship across the North-East at 7 pm on 18 May this year.

The main event would be held with limited participation respecting the measures against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Akaththiyar Adika'laar of Thekayilai Atheenam and Fr Leo Armstrong, who jointly represent the joint structure.

Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance
Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance week launched at Nanthik-kadal
Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance
Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance
Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance
SL Police was trying to block TNPF-organised memorial event at Chemma'ni and the SL Army was deployed in the area in a bid to threaten the participants
Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance
University students and Tamil youth activists distribute rice and salt to make Mu'l'livaaykkaal Rice Porridge on Remembrance Day



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