SLA converts Valvai Monumental site into army playground
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 07 July 2010, 05:08 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) completed obliterating the memorial monument erected by Valveddiththu’rai (Valvai/VVT) people near Theeruvil crematorium grounds by destructing the remaining memorial pillar Monday and Tuesday, sources in VVT said. SLA which has systematically removed all traces of Liberation Tigers in the peninsula by demolishing the Heroes’ Resting Homes, Theeruvil memorial monuments for Col. Kiddu, Kumarappa, Pulendran and ten combatants has now converted the VVT memorial site into a playground.
The obliterated Valvai Massacre memorial monument was constructed in the form of a lotus flower by people for their kith and kin massacred by occupying Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) in August 1989.
On 2, 3, & 04. 08. 1989, the Indian military had imposed a curfew in Valvai.
On the 02.08.1989, the Indian military from Oorikkadu camp, and Polika’ndi camp moved towards the residential parts of Valvai.
Brgdr Sankar Prasath was leading the Indian forces. With him were Capt Menan and Capt. Kapoor.
Due to the curfew everyone was inside their homes. The military surrounded the town. The Indian military went to people’s homes and shot and cut many civilians to death. Some young men were taken to the junction and were shot and killed.