Batticaloa - Tamils hold black flag protest condemning Sri Lanka is Independence Day celebrations

Batticaloa - Tamils hold black flag protest condemning Sri Lanka is Independence Day celebrations

Batticaloa - Tamils hold black flag protest condemning Sri Lanka is Independence Day celebrations 

Tamils across the North-East held black flags today in protesting at the celebrations by the Sri Lankan state for independence day, arguing that the Tamil nation was not free and lacked even basic rights such as land rights. 

In Batticaloa, families of the disappeared protested by the Eastern University campus, rejecting the celebrations of independence, and calling for the government to provide answers for their disappeared loved ones.