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'Trinco 5' commemorated at site of massacre

Locals in Trincomalee gathered today at the beach to remember the massacre of five students, known as the 'Trinco 5'. 

The event, organised by a local youth organisation, was attended by residents and members of political parties.

On January 2, 2006, five Tamil students who had gathered at the beach, were summarily executed by the Special Task Force (STF) officers. 

To date no one has been held accountable for the murder.

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