Defying state repression Heroes' Day marked across Tamil Eelam

Friday November 27, 2020

Heroes' Day was marked across occupied Tamil Eelam today, defying Sri Lankan state repression.

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Tamils lit torches, lamps and candles outside their homes, shops and offices at 6:07pm, the time the first Tamil Tiger fighter died, whilst Sri Lankan security forces maintained a heavy presence.

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The Sri Lankan state had banned Heroes' Day commemorations using court orders, citing national security and the coronavirus pandemic.

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