Under the name of Terrorists, Tamils are Terrorised by Army!

”There was a security operation in the north but we did not surround a temple or any location or raid any newspaper” Military and MOD spokesman, Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya.


SL military ridicules Mu’l’ivaaykkaal observance even in temples

Tamil media and political parties were targeted on the morning of May 18, as heavily armed troops surrounded the offices of UthayanThinakkural newspapers, the Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF) and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).

Attempts by mourners to say prayers for the dead within temples were also stopped, as armed troops surrounded Nallur and Keerimalai temples, blocking off access to Tamils. Earlier in the week the military banned all temple events and public gatherings to commemorate the dead, stating that no bells should toll on May 17 and 18.

The University of Jaffna was ordered shut earlier this month, prompting widespread condemnation from students and staff. Attempts by students to donate blood as an act of remembrance were also stopped, as troops blocked access to the blood donation centre at Jaffna Teaching Hospital.

Defying the military however, Tamils in the North-East mourned their loss in private events of mourning, alongside thousands in the diaspora set to attend events in capital cities worldwide.

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