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Massacre of Tamils by IPKF remembered 32 years on

The massacre of up to 64 Tamils in Valvettithurai by Indian Peace Keeping Forces (IPKF) on August 2, 1989 was marked in an event by former Northern Provincial Councillor M K Shivajilingham. 

Yesterday marked 32 years since IPKF officers, led by Brigadier Sankar Prasath, entered homes in the region after imposing a curfew and shot and stabbed residents to death.

Some young men were dragged to the local junction where they were shot and killed. 

In 2010, the Sri Lankan army demolished a memorial monument that was built in Valvettithurai to remember the victims of the cold-blooded massacre. Although 32 years have passed, no one has been held accountable for the massacre that took place. 

Read more here: ‘India’s My Lai’ – Remembering the 1989 Valvettiturai massacre.

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