Neduntheevu marks Genocide Remembrance on 31st anniversary of Kumuthini massacre

[TamilNet, Sunday, 15 May 2016, 23:32 GMT]
Coinciding with the 31st anniversary of the massacre of 36 Tamil civilians on Kumuthini boat in 1985, the people of Nedun-theevu (Delft) island, the farthest inhabited island off the Jaffna Peninsula, marked the fourth day of Mu'l'livaaykkaal Genocide Remembrance Week on Sunday by paying tribute to all those who perished in the decades long genocide against Eezham Tamils. On 15 May 1985, 36 Tamil passengers, including four children and one of them being a two-year-old, were hacked to death by Sinhala Navy personnel, who came in two boats. The SL Navy later refused the people of Neduntheevu to commemorate their dead by destroying the memorial site, which was constructed at the jetty. This year, the remembrance took place at the newly constructed memorial site.

The massacre took place while Kumuthini boat was on its way from Neduntheevu to Ku'ri-kaadduvan jetty on the island of Pungkudu-theevu.

Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance Week


NPC Councillor and former TNA parliamentarian M.K. Shivajilingam visited Neduntheevu with a group of Tamil activists to mark Mu'l'livaaykkaal Genocide Memorial Week at the recently constructed memorial stone for the genocidal victims of Kumuthini massacre.

Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance Week


A memorial event to mark 31st year anniversary of the massacre took place at Neduntheevu MV at 11:00 a.m. and was presided by the principal of the school Ms. Saratha Krishnadas. Coconut saplings were distributed to the people in memory of those who perished in the genocidal onslaught at the event.

NPC Minister of Environment and Agriculture P. Aiyngaranesan, NPC Councillor Vinthan Kanagratnam, Rev Fr Ezhilamuthan from the Church of South India and Pastor Rev Puviraj from the Assembly of God took part in the memorial event, which was organised by Neduntheevu On'riyam (IE).

Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance Week


Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance Week
Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance Week
Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance Week
Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance Week


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