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


Chronology:

 

Latest 15 Reports
15.09.20 06:37   Photo
UN Rights Chief joins her predecessors in watering down collective rights of genocide affected people
04.09.20 22:13   Photo
Diaspora youth group re-aligns Tamil narrative on enforced disappearances
03.09.20 15:41   Photo
Jude Lal Fernando’s Sputnik interview exposes unfolding British duplicity on KMS ‘investigations’
02.09.20 22:03   Photo
Gotabaya's ‘Task Force’ monk threatens Tamils to stay away from their paddy fields in Thiriyaay
01.09.20 23:36  
Colombo extends genocidal land grab targeting farmlands of Tamils along NE border: Ravikaran
31.08.20 16:36   Photo
Families of war-disappeared send strong message braving SL restrictions on International Day
08.08.20 01:05   Photo
Sumanthiran alleged of exerting Colombo’s influence to tamper with preferential vote counts
07.08.20 10:08  
2020 election resembles 1970 polls that formed genocidal Sri Lanka
06.08.20 17:22  
Tamil nation-oriented parties challenged in East
05.08.20 23:41  
High voter turnout registered in North-East
04.08.20 20:57   Photo
Occupying Sinhala military reminds Eezham Tamils of whose elections they partake
03.08.20 21:05  
TMVP-linked operatives collaborate with SL Navy, suppress Tamil fishers in Vaakarai
02.08.20 18:29   Photo
Manifestos of TNA, TNPF and TMTK expose lacuna, hint areas for corrections of Tamil polity
01.08.20 21:17  
Unified Eezham Tamil national front, beyond electoral politics, is next step: Jothilingam
31.07.20 22:39  
Colombo isolates Tamil political prisoners within heavily fortified cells
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=39822