The Victory Day celebrations will be held in Matara next Sunday while the military will not be allowing any public gatherings in the north to commemorate those who died in the last days of the war.
The Military spokesman Ruwan Wanigasuriya has made it clear that while public gatherings would not be allowed family members could remember the dead within their own homes.
The Police has warned that hoisting black flags and distributing leaflets will be considered under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.
Meanwhile the Jaffna University has been closed as a precautionary measure.
The banning of public events to commemorate the dead at the last stages of the war has been objected by many Tamil political parties.
A popular argument put forward by Tamil Politician.s is that ‘If the JVP rebel leader Rohana Wijeweera who took arms against the state is allowed to be commemorated why not our leaders?