Tamils in the North mourn victims of the final battle

A commemoration event was also held in Mullivaikkal where the final battle took place before the LTTE was defeated on May 18, 2009 and the Government declared on May 19 that the war had ended. Speaking at the event Wigneswaran said that the international community had failed to prevent the war from reaching a bloody end.He said that no one can deny that genocide had taken place in Mullivaikkal and justice must be served. (Colombo Gazette) Pictures by Shree FM/Romesh Madushanka Tamils in the North today mourned the victims of the final stages of the war between the LTTE and the military.Shops were closed in Jaffna and some parts of the North and East as a mark of respect to the hundreds of Tamils killed or missing. Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran attended the event in Mullivaikkal where hundreds of people gathered at a monument to mourn the dead. read more

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Hamilton elementary school student invents medical system

A Hamilton teen from St. Margaret Mary elementary school has invented something that has the potential to save millions of lives around the world.Christopher Lamont has developed a 3D printed mechanical intravenous fluid delivery system for low and middle-income countries.The system would allow people in underdeveloped countries to deliver IV fluids to patients without the need for electricity.Lamont competed in this year’s Canada-wide science fair in Fredericton. He took home a gold medal of excellence; along with the youth can innovative award and the SM Blair family foundation award.He says he hopes to patent his idea in the near future.

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