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.


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.


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




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