The Sri Lankan Army (SLA) focus their operations on capturing Mannar by shelling Madhu Shrine, a holy Catholic pilgrimage site that houses a statue of ‘Our Lady of Madhu’. The area surrounding the shrine was a recognized ‘zone of peace’ and provided safe refuge to thousands of Tamil Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) throughout the years.

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By | 2018-05-29T19:14:55+00:00 May 29th, 2018|