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Sangaththanai massacre commemorated

Sangaththanai massacre commemorated

25th Annual Commemoration of the Sangaththanai massacre was commemorated  on Friday in Sangaththanai.

A candle march was held from Saaratha  Library to the site of the memorial of the massacre.

On 28.09.1993, Sri Lankan Air Force bombers started to circle the area. More than 25 people took protection in the bunker at the Uthayan wood mill. The bombers directly targeted the bunker. Three bombs were dropped on the bunker. 20 people including babies died in the bunker. Only five survived with injuries. A memorial at the Uthayan wood mill commemorates those who lost their lives in this bombing.

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