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The construction of the proposed memorial at Mullivaikkal in memory of those who were killed during the armed conflict was put off for 14 days on a court order issued by Mullaitivu Magistrate M.A. Samsudeen today.

The Magistrate issued the stay order based on a report submitted by the police. The memorial was to be erected by the Mullaitivu Catholic Voluntary Foundation.

Mullaitivu Police told court that the memorial displaying the names of 500 people who had died during the armed conflict included the names of several LTTE cardres as well.

The Police informed court that the memorial was likely to affect the law and order and the efforts to bring about reconciliation.

The Catholic Voluntary Foundation was noticed to file answers within 14 days. (Romesh Madusanka)


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  • Sujith Thursday, 18 May 2017 09:56 PM

    Any UNHRC meeting in the offing? That's when politicos embrace even the dead.

    kalyani Thursday, 18 May 2017 09:57 PM

    Have a peaceful remembrance service for the innocent victims.

    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 19 May 2017 07:55 AM

    The best would be not to mention any names. Write only: In memory of all victims of the armed conflict.

    DillonDP Friday, 19 May 2017 09:29 AM

    what is wrong on such erection, they want to do something to symbolize their loss, why are we trying stop it and then talk about reconciliation ?

    Gsnesh Friday, 19 May 2017 09:39 AM

    There are thousands and thousands of all , public LTTE and armed forces but innocent public outnumbering so why only naming 500 Memorial monumental for died for somebody else's fantasy

    ceylon Friday, 19 May 2017 05:09 PM

    ltte was created by lankan governments crimes against tamil civilians.who dont fight back when discriminate . via DM Android App


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