Trincomalee district goes festive celebrating Heroes' Day

[TamilNet, Monday, 24 November 2003, 01:58 GMT]
More than three hundred three wheelers participated in a parade held in Trincomalee town Sunday as scheduled. The organizers said the event was arranged to create awareness among Trincomalee residents of the importance of the Great Heroes' Day to the liberation struggle of Tamils.

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Three-wheelers decked with yellow and red flags leave in a procession
The three-wheelers first assembled Sunday morning in the premises of the Trincomalee Hindu Cultural Hall located along the Inner Harbour Road. Later they went in a motorcade in two directions, one towards traditional Thampalakamam village, about 24 km southwest of Trincomalee town on Trincomalee-Kandy trunk road and the second one to Nilaveli, about sixteen km north of Trincomalee town, sources said.

Trincomalee TEEDOR head Mr.S.Tharman flagged off the parade at the children's park in front of the Trincomalee Hindu Cultural Hall. LTTE Kumburupiddy political head Mr.Sivakumar was present.

The Trincomalee traffic police personnel were seen assisting the three-wheelers parade when it went through the main roads in the town. Police provided protection to the parade along the routes to Thampalakamam and Nilaveli, police said.

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Trincomalee district TEEDOR head Mr.S.Tharman speaking to the three-wheeler drivers before the parade in town.LTTE Kumburupiddy political head Mr.Sivakumar is also seen
Earlier a group of students from Trincomalee town schools participated in shramadana campaign in the Trincomalee general hospital to mark the Great Heros' Day celebration week. Students cleaned wards and hospital premises.

About two hundred resettled families in Kumburupiddy area were issued with five-coconut seedling each free to mark the Great Heros' Day. Kumburupiddy LTTE political head Mr.Sivakumar inaugurated this scheme Monday morning , sources said.

Important junctions in Trincomalee town were seen gaily decorated with yellow and red flags. However some miscreants had damaged a decorative structure erected at Anpuvallipuram junction, a suburb in the town. The matter was immediately brought to the notice of the security officials by the LTTE sources. The security establishment in the district is reported to have assured prompt action in regard to this incident, sources said.

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Students doing shramadana work in Trincomalee general hospital
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Students gather at Trincomalee general hospital premises for the sramanada campaign


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Three wheelers assembled in front of the Trincomalee Hindu Cultural Hall where the main event of Great Hero's Day to be held on November 27

 

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