Hundreds of thousands Tamil people were mercilessly killed at Mulliwaikkal, 7 years ago from today. This is a day which had given heart full of cruel pains to Tamils living all over the globe, from which they are unable to recover. This is the day when our relatives were killed right in front of our own eyes. This is the day of mourning of the total Tamil nation.
This day on which the worst genocide was unleashed against Tamil people, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of them. Public Organisations and Tamil political parties had for the day to be observed as a black day and the dead commemorated by lighting sacrificial flames.
The main event was held at around 9.00 a.m. near Mulliwaikkal Maha Vidyalaya this today.
The dead bodies told no tales
some were rotting under and inside vehicle
some went into shallow graves
scooped by bare hands on the beach,
still more were just abandoned
some were burning, some were floating
some with no limbs and some with slashed stomches
Mass graves also took their shares
mothers carrying their babies
not feeling they are dead
babies sucking from their dead mothers
the living dead moving into barbed wire fences
Acrid smoke seeping through the silent palmyrahs
with the Lord of the death dancing all around
and ‘eyes’ in the sky watching with glee.
That is Mulliwaikkal on that May eighteenth.
-By Jaffna Bird