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Nagarkovil massacre commemorated in Jaffna

Tamils in Jaffna commemorated the 1995 Sri Lankan air force bombing of a school this week, as calls for justice for the massacre continue.

Commemorations were held at the Nagarkovil Mahavithiyalam school in Jaffna to mark the 23rd anniversary of the massacre.

At least 39 people, including 21 students were killed, and almost 200 injured in the bombing by Sri Lankan air force jets. The bombing, which occured under the presidency of Chandrika Kumaratunga, was widely condemned. 

Kumaratunga now heads Sri Lanka's Office for National Unity and Reconciliation and was recently awarded France's highest national honour, despite the allegations of war crimes.