IPKF Jaffna Hospital massacre remembered

[TamilNet, Friday, 22 October 2004, 00:07 GMT]
Seventeenth death anniversary of twenty-one persons including medical specialists, nurses, attendants, patients and members of public who were massacred inside Jaffna Teaching Hospital (JTH) by Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) troops stationed in Jaffna Fort on 21st October, 1987 was observed Thursday in the hospital premises, civil sources said.

Medical Superintendent of the JTH Dr.Sathurmugam presided over the event attended by medical officers, nurses, hospital employees and members of public.

Nallur Division Head of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Mr.Cheliyan also attended the event.

Participants offered flowers in front of the photographs of those massacred by Indian troops who arrived in Sri Lanka after the signing of the Indo-Sri Lankan peace accord by then President of Sri Lanka Mr.J.R.Jayawardene and Indian Prime Minister Mr.Rajiv Gandhi.

The victims of the massacre included three leading medical specialists at that time, Dr.A.Sivapathasuntharam, Dr.K.Parimelalahar and Dr.K.Ganesharatnam, three nurses and fifteen other employees.


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