Mass held in memory of Tsunami victims in Vadamaraadchi

[TamilNet, Thursday, 27 December 2007, 05:04 GMT]
Hundreds of families gathered together Wednesday morning at the graves in Ma’natkaadu area in Vadamaraadchi in a commemoration event held in remembrance of more than 73 civilians killed in 2004 December Tsunami disaster, organized by Ma’natkaadu parish priest Rev. Nirupan. Point Pedro parish priest Rev. Bernard Reginald conducted the mass. The memorial event which was held in a calm and emotional atmosphere despite the area being situated in Sri Lanka Army (SLA) zone.

SLA, waited till the last moment and granted permission to hold the the memorial event at Man’atkaddu only around 7:00 a.m Wednesday.

Hundreds of relatives and friends of the Tsunami offered flowers and lit lamps at the graves. Many of the grieving relatives fell on the graves and wept.

Cooked food placed at the graves as offering by the family members of the dead was shared among all after the prayers were held.

Similar events to mark the Tsunami third anniversary were held in other coastal villages of Vadamaraadchi.


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