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Massacre of Tamils by Sri Lankan police at 1974 World Tamil Research Conference remembered

The killing of eleven Tamils by Sri Lankan police officers at the 1974 International Tamil Research Conference in Jaffna was remembered today. 

Residents and members of the Northern Provincial Councils gathered by a memorial to mark the 44th anniversary of the massacre. 

On January 10th, the final day of the annual conference which was being held that year in Jaffna, police officers, led by the Deputy Inspector of Police for Jaffna, Chandrasekara, opened fire at the audience, killing 11 civilians. Mr Chandrasekara was later promoted to the post of Inspector of Police by the then Prime Minister Srimavo Bandaranayaka.