Sencholai Illam Massacre

There are sadly so many tragedies Tamils in Eelam have faced by the Sri-Lankan Government. However, some of them, like the Sencholai Massacre are very painful to remember. 

Today marks the 11th anniversary of the Sencholai Illam Massacre. On August 14, 2006 the Sri-Lankan Air Force jets bombed Sencholai Illam, a children’s home for orphaned girls. 53 Tamil schools girls and three staff members were killed. Many others – 150, were injured. These were all young girls who deserved so much more, and whose lives were cut short by a senseless act.

This attack was carried out despite the orphanage having been designated s a humanitarian zone. The GPS coordinates of the orphanage were given to the Sri Lankan military via the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, and the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) and was protected as a “No Fire Zone.” 

You can read more about it on Tamilguardian



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