Low-key tsunami anniversary memorials held in Jaffna
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 26 December 2006, 23:20 GMT]
With Sri Lanka Army (SLA) imposed
restriction of free movement of people in force, the second anniversary memorial events on the coastal villages of Jaffna peninsula were held Tuesday in several
places of worship quietly, sources from Jaffna said. A tsunami sculpture carved
by a famous sculptor from Tellipalai was unveiled today by the Government Agent Jaffna, with several civil society leaders and public participating in the event.
Sculptor A. V. Ananthan has been working on the tsunami memorial sculpture since the 2004 tsunami disaster which claimed thousands of lives in the Jaffna peninsula.
The wooden sculpture, carved out of a solid trunk,
was unveiled ceremoniously at his special atelier at Tellipalai, sources said. Many commended that the intricately carved sculpture as a fitting memorial for the tsunami tragedy.