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33rd anniversary of hospital massacre remembered in Jaffna

33rd death anniversary of twenty-one persons including medical specialists, nurses, attendants, patients, and members of public who were killed inside Jaffna Teaching Hospital (JTH) by Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) troops stationed in Jaffna Fort on 21st October, 1987 was held at the Jaffna Teaching Hospital Wednesday morning at 10:15 a.m.

Director of the JTH Dr. T. Sathiyamoorthy presided over the event attended by medical officers, nurses, hospital employees and members of public.

Participants offered flowers in front of the photographs of those massacred by Indian troops who arrived in Sri Lanka after the signing of the Indo-Sri Lankan peace accord by then President of Sri Lanka Mr.J.R.Jayawardene and Indian Prime Minister Mr.Rajiv Gandhi.

The victims of the massacre included three leading medical specialists at that time, Dr.A.Sivapathasuntharam, Dr.K.Parimelalahar and Dr.K.Ganesharatnam, three nurses and fifteen other employees.

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