Colonel Kittu remembered in Jaffna, Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Monday, 17 January 2005, 14:14 GMT]
Twelfth death anniversary of Colonel Kittu, senior commander of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and nine other cadres was observed in Jaffna and Trincomalee Sunday. They committed suicide when the Indian Navy seized the ship they travelled in January 1993.

Large number of Tamils attended the event held at Theeruvil in Valvettithurai Sunday evening with Mr.Thamilarasan, head of the Udupiddy Ellankulam division.Mr.E.Thaya, Vadamaradchchi Division LTTE head lit the flame of sacrifice and Mr.Cheliyan, Deputy head of the Sea Tigers hoisted the Thamileelam national flag. Mr.Mohan, Official of the Federation of Fisheries Societies garlanded the monument, sources said.

Thereafter Jaffna district Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarianMr.K.Sivanesan and several representatives of the civil groups garlanded the photographs of all LTTE cadres sacrificed on 16th January 1993.

Mr.Sivanesan, Ms Kalaivilizhi, Jaffna district women political wing of the LTTE and Mr.Suriyakumaran of Vadamaradchchi Fisheries Co-operative Federation spoke.

Meanwhile another event took place in the heart of Jaffna town at Kittu Park, which is located in Muththirai Santhi with Mr.Cheliyan, Jaffna Town LTTE head in the chair. TNA Parliamentarian Ms Pathmini Sithamparanathan lit the common flame of sacrifice followed by Mr.Solomon Cyril, President of Civil Forum, Mr.Kannan, head of the Jaffna Students Forum and Mr.K.Sivakaran, Secretary of the Jaffna University Students Forum, sources said.

Twelfth death anniversary of Colonel Kittu and other nine LTTE cadres were remembered in Trincomalee Sunday evening. An event to mark the day was held at the office of the LTTE Trincomalee town political secretariat presided by Mr.Sivakumar, Trincomalee Town Political Head. Mr.Kutty, Head of the Civil Groups in the district lit the flame of sacrifice and Colonel Kittu's mother-in-law garlanded Kittu's photograph. Mr.V.Vigneswaran delivered the keynote address.

Photos from Jaffna Photos from Trincomalee

Mr.Kutty lighting the flame of sacrifice

Colonel Kittu's mother-in-law garlanding the photograph

Mr.Vigneswaran speaking

Mr.Sivakumar speaking

 

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