Events to mark remembrance of victims of final war begin

Events to mark the remembrance of victims of the final war began today. Northern provincial council members and families of those killed during the final stages of the war attended the event held in the North today.

The events which began today will be held for a week at different locations with the final event set to take place at Mullivaikal.

Northern Provincial Council member M.K Sivajilingham said earlier that there was an attempt to block the events but yet the events will go ahead as planned.

 Sivajilingham said the main event will be staged in Mullivaikal on May 18.

In the past the authorities had attempted to prevent the Mullivaikal commemoration events from being held as it was seen as paying respects to LTTE cadres during the war. (Colombo Gazette)