Sathurukondan massacre to be remembered

[TamilNet, Monday, 08 September 2003, 13:52 GMT]
The People of Sathurukondan village in the Batticaloa district will hold the thirteenth year Remembrance Day of 184 Tamil civilians massacred by soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army at the village, on 9th September 1990, civil sources said.

Arrangements have been made to hold a commemoration meeting Tuesday afternoon at the memorial tomb constructed last year at Panichchaiyady village, sources said.

184 Tamil civilians including infants, children, women and men were pulled out of their homes and killed by SLA soldiers from the Sathurukondan 'Boys Town' army camp, sources said.

Of the dead, five were infants under year one, 42 children under years 10, 09 pregnant mothers and 28 adults over 68 years of age. 38 were from Sathurukondan village, 37 from Panichchaiyady, 62 from Pillaiayradi and 47 from Kokuvil were massacred, sources said.


Sathurukondan massacre
The Sathurukondan--Panichchaiyady memorial for the victims

 

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