Memorial for civilians killed in war opened in Kilinochchi

[TamilNet, Thursday, 20 April 2006, 11:45 GMT]
"Innocent Tamils are being killed even now by the Sri Lanka armed forces and the paramilitary groups working with them. Erecting a monument in memory of the innocents alone is insufficient. Ending wanton killings is the need of the hour," said S. Thangan unveiling the plaque Wednesday, on the monument erected in remembrance of civilians killed by the Sri Lanka armed forces and the Indian Peace Keeping Force, at Kanthapuram junction in Akkarayan Kilinochchi district.

The opening of the monument was presided by Mr. Mahendran, Village officer.

Tamileelam police officer Jeevanantham, Mr. Pasupathy of the Political wing if Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and Mr. Perambalam the father of two martyrs, lit the Common flame.

Mr. Daniel, the Administrative Chief of the Tamil Eelam Museum cut the ribbon and declared open the monument.

The Deputy Political Head of the LTTE Mr. S. Thangan hoisted the Tamil Eelam national flag and Administrative head of the Martyrs Office lit the flame of sacrifice.

Ms. Poovili, the Kilnochchi district political head of the LTTE garlanded the monument while S. Thangan unveiled the inscription plaque.

The event attended by students, teachers, staff of government and civil organisations, LTTE officials and members and public, concluded with the speech delivered by Ms. Poovili.


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