Continued denial of justice and Colombo's ban on remembering Tamil fighters condemned

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 23:43 GMT]
All the norms of war were broken to target a distinct race. The people in Vanni were targeted in a mass-slaughter, from children in womb to elders, by merciless ethnic chauvinism because they were all Tamil-speakers, said Jaffna University Student Union. Seven years have elapsed with continued denial of justice. Those who committed the crimes are walking scot free under the so-called good-governance, the JUSU said calling for Mu'l'livaaykkaal Genocide Remembrance within the premises of Jaffna University at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday. In the meantime, NPC Councillor M.K. Shivajilingam, who lit the flame of sacrifice at the memorial site in Trincomalee for those subjected to genocidal slaughter in the Welikade prison in 1983, condemned the Sri Lankan State for denying Eezham Tamils the right to honour their fallen fighters.

Jusu statement 18 May
Chamber of commerce establishments in Mullaith-theevu and Ki'linochchi districts have announced complete shutdown of their businesses on Mu'l'iivaaykkaal Genocide Remembrance Day to be marked on 18 May on Wednesday at Mu'l'livaaykkaal.

The Chamber of Commerce in Jaffna has instructed at least one member representing each business to take part in the Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance event being organised by the Northern Provincial Council.

Temples and churches in the Northern province have announced that religious prayers would take place between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.

The NPC organised remembrance event will take place between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. at Mu'l'livaaykkaal. The Tamil National People's Front has organised a separate event at 3:00 p.m. at Mu'l'livaaykkaal.

Genocide Remembrance events have also been organised at district-level by various civil and political groups.

Welikade massacre memorial site
Welikade massacre memorial site
NPC Councillor M.K. Shivajilingam, who lit the flame of sacrifice at the memorial site for those who were massacred at Welikade prison, condemned the SL State for denying Eezham Tamils to remember their fallen fighters on Mu'l'livaaykkaal Day


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