Othiyamalai massacre remembered

A memorial was held in Othiyamalai, Mullaithivu, today to pay tribute to thiry-two Tamil men massacred by the Sri Lankan military thirty-three years ago.

On 02.12.1984, the Sri Lankan military forces rounded up Othiyamalai village, and after taking into custody thirty-two Tamil men, shot them at point blank.

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Today’s memorial was held outside the offices of Othiyamalai Village Development Society, where a monument built to pay tribute to the victims existed but was later destroyed by the Sri Lankan military forces.