Black Tigers Day celebrated in Trincomalee, Muttur

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 06 July 2004, 13:49 GMT]
Black Tigers Day was celebrated in Trincomalee district Monday at two places, one at Chenaiyoor Central College ground in the Liberation Tigers controlled Muttur east in morning and in evening in the government controlled east port town. Political and military activists of the LTTE in Trincomalee district addressed the event held in Sivankoviladi grounds in Trincomalee town Monday night, sources said.

Sri Lanka Police provided tight security to the Black Tigers Day event held in Trincomalee town, sources said.

At the event held in Chenaiyoor Central College hall Mtr.Prakash, LTTE Trincomalee district administrative head lit the common flame of sacrifice. Mr. Venthan, head of the Thamileelam Forest Conservation Board head hoisted the Thamileelam national flag. Mr.S.Thangan, head of LTTE Muttur division, Trincomalee district parliamentarian Mr.K.Thurairatnasingham, and Principals of Kadatkaraichcenai and Santhosapuram schools delivered commemorative speeches.

In Trincomalee town Mr.Mathivaanan, head of the LTTE's Trincomalee District Martyrs Division lit the common flame of sacrifice. Mr Iynkaran, district deputy political head lit the flame of sacrifice to the photograph of Captain Miller, the first Black Tiger and garlanded it. Trincomalee District Women Martyr Division head Ms Yalisai lit the flame of sacrifice and garlanded he photograph of first woman Black Tiger Ms Angayarkanni. Thereafter parents and relatives of the eighteen Black Tigers of Trincomalee district lit the flame of sacrifice and garlanded their loved ones.

Earlier photographs of Black Tigers displayed in a vehicle designed as a ship were taken in a procession to the venue.

 

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