Commemoration of Major Murali held in Jaffna
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 24 December 2003, 12:14 GMT]
"The Indian government should recognize the self determination right of
Tamils and come forward to assist them to reach a fair and just political
solution to meet their legitimate aspirations," said the President of the
Jaffna District National Resurgence Forum Mr. P.Kanagalingam Tuesday
addressing the sixteenth death anniversary commemoration event of Major Murali and nine other LTTE
cadres who died in a battle with the Indian Peace
Keeping Force on December 23, 1987 at Urumpirai in Jaffna district.
|Ms. Tamilini addressing the function
The renovated mausoleum of the LTTE cadres was declared open Tuesday
evening. The mausoleum was first constructed in 1990 and later the Sri
Lanka Army destroyed it in 1996 military operation.
Major Murali was
holding the post of Thamileelam Student federation at that time of
incident. Other LTTE cadres died in the battle were Captain Gandhi,
Nirakaran, Lt.Tharshini, Nirmala, Nithi, Panchan, Mihinda, Sutha and Amuthan.
Major Murali's mother Ms Velupillai Lakshimiammal garlanded the photograph
of his son. Parents of other LTTE cadres also garlanded other photographs,
Jaffna district LTTE deputy political head Mr.Semmanan lit the flame of
sacrifice. Jaffna district women political wing leader Ms Thamilini hoisted
the Thamileelam national flag.
Kopay Christian College Principal Mr.P.Sivakadachcham, Ms Thamilini, Jaffna
district students Forum President Mr.K.Kuhendran and several others also spoke.
Mr.Kanagalingam further said Tamils of NorthEast are not against the
Indian government, Indian people and their interests.