A remembrance event has taken place for 31 Tamil civilians who were murdered 32 years ago in Batticaloa blamed on the military.

Relatives and other villagers paid floral tributes and a mass by Batticaloa bishop Rev. Nocholas Jude held in front of a memorial at Saukadi on September 20.

According to eyewitnesses, a group in military uniforms stormed the village around 8.30 am on September 20, 1990.

They shot and hacked infants, women and men and burnt their bodies, and also killed seven fishermen.

Villagers demand justice for the victims and punishment for the killers.

 

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