Tsunami victims remembered in Vadamaraadchi

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 26 December 2007, 13:50 GMT]
A commemoration event was held to remember those who lost their lives in the December 2004 tsunami in Uduththu’rai area in Vadamaraadchi Tuesday 9:00 a.m, sources in Jaffna said. The relatives of the victims lit flames of remembrance and offered flowers and garlands as a mark of respect to the victims.

Pon. Thiyagam, the Administrative Head of Tamileelam Heroes’ Resting Homes, lit the Common Flame while Vadmaraadchi Fishermen Societies Federation President, N. Vettivel lit the Flame of Sacrifice.

Due to Sri Lanka Army (SLA) artillery fire, the remembrance events that were to be held in Chempianpattu and Maamunai areas in Vadamaraadchi east Tuesday were cancelled.

Although three years have passed since the tsunami, Sri Lanka government has failed to construct homes for the residents of Vadamaraadchi east who lost their belongings and homes to the waves, residents in the area said.


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