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Valwai Genocide 10.05.1985

Valwai is located in Parutthurai area of ​​Jaffna district. On 10.05.1985 the Sri Lankan Army surrounded Walwa and arrested 24 youths. They were locked in a community hall. A grenade was hurled at the building and 24 youths died. 12 more civilians were shot dead in the temple water tank. 34 more civilians were also killed that day. The death toll in Valway that day was 70