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Sencholai Massacre commemorated in France

The Sencholai massacre - whereby 53 school girls were subject to merciless bombing by Sri Lankan air forces - was paid tribute to by Tamils yesterday in France. 

The commemorative event in France was organized by the French Tamil Women’s Organization and Mrs. Puspa.  

The commemoration began with a dance by the students of Abirami Natyapalli and was followed by floral tributes by the public. 

53 school girls and 3 teachers were killed during the massacre when four Sri Lankan air force jets flew over the Vanni region and dropped sixteen bombs. The Sencholai children's home was designated a humanitarian zone and its GPS coordinates were passed to the Sri Lankan military by the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, and the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC).

To date, no one has been held accountable for the state-sanctioned massacre of the 53 school girls.


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