The journey out of Mullivaikaal and into the internment camps.

“Between 16 and 19 May, the remaining civilians trapped in the zone made their way south, out of the coastal strip, crossing the Vadduvahal Bridge into the Government-controlled area…The dead were strewn everywhere; the wounded lay along the roadsides, begging for help from those still able to walk, but often not receiving it. Some had to be torn away from the bodies of their loved ones left behind. The smell of the dead and dying was everywhere.”

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By | 2018-05-29T19:50:36+00:00 May 29th, 2018|