Sri Lankan police move to court to ban Heroes' Day commemorations

Wednesday November 21, 2018

The Sri Lankan police have filed a petition at Jaffna Magistrate Court seeking a ban on Heroes' Day commemorations in Tamil Eelam.


Judicial sources in Jaffna suggest the case has been filed pursuant to Section 120 of the Penal Code.


The move comes in the wake of Heroes' Week commencing today, and preparations being made to commemorate the national heroes of Tamil Eelam on 27 November at the Heroes Cemeteries of Tamil Eelam.


Entertaining the petition, Mr Sinnathurai Satheeskaran, the Jaffna District Magistrate, adjourned the hearing till Friday, 23 November.