The commemoration of 68 persons including 21 medical staff and 47 civilians killed inside the Jaffna Teaching Hospital by the IPKF over days, 21st and 22nd of October 2017 was held yesterday in the Teaching Hospital.
The two days murderous attack of the IPKF claimed the lives of 21 Medical staff, including 3 doctors, 2 Nurses and 2 supervisors, and 47 cicvilians.
The Director of the Jaffna Teaching Hospital, Doctors, Nurses and relative of the victims participated in the event, paying their homage by lighting lamps, garlanding the photographs and floral tributes.
“ 30 years ago 30 of our staff had lost their lives. Killing of the staff is heart breaking. The Medical service operates 24 hours a day, to save the lives of people. They had been killed while engaged in this holy duty. Let us pray for their souls.” , said the Director, JTH, in his Commemorative Oration.