Kumarapuram massacre victims remembered 21 years later

The 21st death death anniversary of the murder of 24 Tamil civilians, including fourteen children,  in Kumarapuram, in Muttur, Trincomalee was commemorated today with a fresh call for justice.Residents in Muttur near the village where the civilians were killed held commemoration events today. A group of soldiers were arrested over the incident but they were acquitted last year by the Anuradhapura High Court. (Colombo Gazette) The attack took place after two soldiers were found dead with gunshot injuries at the 58th milepost junction on the Kiliveddy-Muttur road, which leads to the Kumarapuram village. On February 11, 1996 suspected soldiers attacked the village killing the 24 civilians and wounding several others.