Jaffna observes Malathi death anniversary
[TamilNet, Sunday, 10 October 2004, 18:09 GMT]
The 17th death anniversary of 2nd Lieutenant Malathi was observed
throughout Jaffna district Sunday. The father of 2nd Lt.
Malathi garlanded the memorial of her daughter constructed at the site in
Kopay where she died in the battle with the Indian Army Sunday evening,
Ms Kalyani, Vadamaradchchi Sea Tigers Head, Jaffna district parliamentarian
Mr.K.Sivanesan and several others paid homage to 2nd Lt.Malathi by
garlanding the memorial, sources said
Thereafter the photograph of 2nd Lt.Malathi was taken in a procession with
school bands in attendance to the premises of Kopay Kandasamy Temple and
kept on a special dais for paying homage. Large number of students, parents
and members of public attended the event, sources said
TEEDOR Jaffna district head Mr.C.Theva lit the common flame of sacrifice
and the Thamileelam national flag was hoisted by Ms Kaiyalvilzi, head of
the Jaffna district women wing of the LTTE. The mother of martyr Major
Sothia, the first woman commander of the LTTE lit the flame of sacrifice
and garlanded the photograph of 2nd Lt.Malathi.
Later a meeting was held presided by Ms Vethavali Kandiah. Several leading
personalities and LTTE activists spoke.