The commemoration of the massacre of 156 people, while they had sought refuge in the Eastern University was held yesterday. This event was held in front of the Alaiyadi Pillaiyar temple in the Eastern University. The relatives of the victims of the massacre and students lighted memorial flames and paid homage to them.
This event was held under the aegis of World Tamil Students Federation and the Federation of Eastern University’s Arts and Cultural Faculty. In September 1990 hundreds Tamils had taken refuge in the Eastern University.
It is notable that 158 of them were dragged out by the Army and massacred by them and 16 were arrested.