14 August 2018
The massacre of 53 Sencholai schoolgirls by the Sri Lankan air force on August 14, 2006, was remembered today in Mullaitivu.
The Northern Provincial Council member T Ravikaran led a remembrance event, where a lamp was lit and flowers laid in memory of the girls.
Three teachers were also killed in the bombing.
To date, no-one has been held to account for the deaths.
The children's home had been designated a humanitarian zone and its GPS coordinates had been passed to the Sri Lankan military via the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, and the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC).
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