Boat massacre victims to be remembered in Nedunthivu

[TamilNet, Saturday, 14 May 2005, 12:31 GMT]
Nedunthivu based National Resurgence Consortium is organizing a memorial event to remember the killing, 20 years ago on 15 May, of thirty eight Tamil passengers, including a two year old child, travelling in boat called ‘Kumudhini’ from the island of Delft to the Kurikkatuvan Jetty on the island of Punguduthivu were hacked to death at sea by armed persons suspected to be Sri Lanka Navy personnel, sources in Jaffna said.

Kumudhini MemorialThe event is being held near the memorial statue in Nedunthivu where public and members of the Liberation Tigers are expected to take part.

The Kumudhini victims were gruesomely disfigured with machetes. Colombo took little interest in investigating the case, which was shelved after being taken up in the Jaffna courts briefly. The evidence of a survivor who came forward to identify the killers was ignored.

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