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* Sri Lankan court bars commemoration of Tamils killed in the fighting
Thu, May 18, 2017, 08:17 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 18, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court has barred Tamil activists from holding a commemoration to mark the 8th anniversary of last battle near a war monument in Mullaitivu.

On a request by the Mullaitivu police, the Mullaitivu Magistrate's Court served the order banning the Mullivaikkaal commemorations planned for May 18th to commemorate the Tamils died in the fighting.

However, the court said the memorial events can be held inside a nearby church.

The Tamil activists have planned to display stones carved with the names of dead victims.

The Mullaitivu Police in its request to the court said "holding the event at the specified location will threaten the country’s unity, national security, calm and peace."

The police stated that engravings on stones could include the names of dead LTTE fighters and it is a violation of the National Security Act.


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