Muslim towns shut down to mark massacre

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 03 August 2004, 14:14 GMT]
Muslim towns in the Batticaloa Ampara shut down Tuesday to mark the killing of 103 Muslims in a Mosque in Kattankudy 14 years ago. MPs of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress wore black arm bands to Parliament Tuesday to mark the mass killing. The Liberation Tigers were accused of killing the Muslims in a Mosque in Kattankudy, 5 kilometres south of Batticaloa.

Unidentified persons blocked traffic by burning tires on the main road in Maruthamunai, a Muslim town 34 kilometres south of Batticaloa.

The general shut down in the Muslim towns of Batticaloa and Amparai districts was otherwise peaceful, Police said.

The Tigers tendered an unqualified apology for the killings in 2002.

 

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