It was exactly 20 years ago that the LTTE terrorists displayed another incident on their brutalism. It was the ruthless attack by the terrorists on the Katthankudy Mosque.
The LTTE terrorists brutally murdered 103 Islamic devotees who were engaged in prayers at the Meera Jumma Mosque at Kathankudy in Batticaloa in 1990. More than 325 persons were injured. Prayers were offered at the Meera Jumma Mosque in Kathankudy in memory of those killed in this incident. A hartal campaign was also organized in parallel to this religious ceremony. All shops and offices were closed while white flags were hoisted in houses in remembrance of the dead.