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0, 1979
Place: Ceylon

Tamil resistance met with Sri Lankan state terrorism - 1979
On the 11th of July 1979.. President Jayawardene appointed his nephew Brigadier Weeratunga, as commander of the security forces in Jaffna... On the same day, a state of emergency was declared in Jaffna, and a Public Security Ordinance gave the police and armed forces the power to dispose of dead bodies without an inquest. [ Full Story ]