Memorial monument for war victims unveiled in Vanni
[TamilNet, Thursday, 17 June 2010, 04:09 GMT]
The Catholic clergy and people of Uruththirapuram in Kiílinochchi in Vanni recently opened a monument in memory of the thousands of Vanni people killed in the war, sources in Kiílinochchi said. The monument is erected in Uruththirapuram Catholic church premise along with the memorial monument earlier erected in memory of Rev. Mariampillai Sathejus Sarath Jeevan called Jeeva who had continued to serve the people even during the war and died of heart attack while fleeing Vanni in the last stages of the war, the sources added.
Hundreds of people attended the opening of the memorial monument for the war victims in Vanni and the unveiling of the monument erected in memory of Father Jeeva.
This monument is perhaps the first one of its kind to be erected in Vanni or in the North while Sri Lanka Army has erected many memorial monuments in Vanni celebrating its victory in the war on Vanni.