Nagarkovil students massacre remembered

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 22 September 2004, 16:19 GMT]
The 9th death anniversary of 40 people, including 26 students, who were killed on 22nd September 1995 in an aerial attack by the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) on the Nagarkovil Maha Vidiyalayam was observed Wednesday afternoon at the Puloly Roman Catholic School in the Vadamaradchi division in Jaffna district, education sources said.

The Nagarkovil M.V. is functioning temporarily in Puloly Roman Catholic School since the attack.

Principal of the school, Mr.S. Mahendran, presided.

At the commencement of the meeting, Vadamaradchchi Head of Education Board, Mr S.Athithan lit the common flame of sacrifice. Vadamaradchchi Zonal Director of Education, Mr. V.T.Selvaretnam and Mr.E.Kugan of International Tamil Students Federation participated in the event, sources said.

The names and ages of the 26 students died in the SLAF aerial attack are:
Tharmalingam Usanthini (13), Markandu Nagalogini (10), Thamotharam Sakunthala (12), R. Regina (11), Pologarajah Thushanthini (14), Ravindran Amirtha (10), Balachandran Rajitha (10), Navaratnasamy Umathevy (12), Suntharalingam Palani (15), Suntharalingam Tharsini (14), Kugasaravanamalai Tharsini (13), Rajeev Gandhi Venu (11), Krishnagopal Thavaseelan (13), Rajaratnam Kavitha (10), Nagamutthu Senthilvel (15), Alfonse Amalaviji(14),Mahalingam Sanmugavadivelan(16),R. Sumithra(10),K. Methini(14),Navamany Mithura(14), Sellam(15),Ragavan(16),Thangarasa Vasanthakumar(06),Mylvaganam Gananathan(14),Ranjithkumar Rajitha(11).

 

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