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Tears and flowers at commemoration of 1999 Mullaitivu airstrike

A remembrance event was held in Mullaitivu yesterday to mark 23 years since a Sri Lankan military airstrike killed at least 24 Tamil civilians in Manthuvil.

To date, no one has been held accountable for the killings.

Family members, friends and neighbours of the victims as well as local politicians gathered in Manthuvil to pay tribute.

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