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Memorial held for Tamils killed by Indian Peace Keeping Force in Jaffna

A memorial was held to commemorate nine Tamils who were killed by the Indian Peacekeeping Forces (IPKF) in Jaffna in 1989.

Relatives of the massacred laid flowers and lit candles before portraits of them, alongside politicians including former Northern Provincial Council member Ananthi Sasitharan. The nine were killed by Indian troops in Vatharavaththai, in 1989.

A memorial obelisk which was erected to honour the murdered, but it was demolished by the Sri Lankan army in 2012.

Sasitharan highlighted the ongoing impunity for such massacres and called for the reconstruction of the memorial.

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