A photo from the released set capturing a moment of fear that prevailed during the intense shelling by the occupying military of genocidal Sri Lanka
A father and son perished at Mu'l'livaaykkaal
Eezhanaatham staff reporter, Suren, talking to injured civilians at at Puthu-maaththa'lan hospital on 31 March 2009
Suren taking notes from the victims in the aftermath of indiscriminate shelling by the advancing military of genocidal Sri Lanka on April 20 in front of Mu'l'livaaykkaal makeshift hospital.
Suren was injured on 25 April
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Suren Karthikesu has gained access to the photos as he has been helping some of the families of the victims to trace their loved ones by publishing the pictures in the social media.
Suren, along with fellow Eezhanatham journalists, witnessed a cluster bomb attack on civilians on 20 February and 21 February 2009, at a locality between Ira'naip-paalai and Maaththa'lan Junction.
Two months later, he also witnessed the SL military dropping hand grenades into the bunkers where the civilians, particularly the wounded people, had taken refuge at a between Maaththa'lan and Valaignar-madam. The date must be either 21st or 22nd of April, he says.
Three days later, on 25 April, the reporter was injured in his chest while collecting news details at a former vaadi (fishing hut) along the coast between Iraddai-vaaykkaal and Valaignar-madam. The incident took place around 9:30 a.m. near Valaignar-madam church.
The Eezha-naatham daily was published last on 09 May 2009.
The SL Navy and the SL Army launched a two pronged attack on Mu'l'livaaykkaal makeshift hospital which was functioning at Mu'l'livaaykkal GTMS school. The injured reporter is seen in one of the photos from the archive (DSC05013).
Eezhanaatham reporter Suren at injured state inside a bunker at Mu'l'livaaykkaal on 12 May, 2009
The photos and the video clips depict the nature of the bunkers and the makeshift hospitals in the last three months of the genocidal war.
Thoroughly burnt corpses and vehicles are also seen from the photos from the final days.
Although some of the photos in the collection have been published earlier by online media, most of them were rendered in low-resolution. The images being released now are in original resolution.