Thileepan Day observed in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 26 September 2006, 16:34 GMT]
Jaffna University students Tuesday observed the Memorial Day of Lieutenant Colonel Thileepan who led a fast to death campaign protest demanding the withdrawal of the Indian Peace Keeping Forces (IPKF) from Northeast, said student union members who organised the event at the Jaffna campus.



Despite the heavy deployment of Sri Lanka Army (SLN) troops and police force in anticipation of student unrest on the Thileepan Day, events commemorating the day were held in several schools and temples in the Jaffna peninsula peacefully.

The Thileepan monument located at Nallur in a public place was garlanded and lamps lit at its dais early at dawn by local residents.

 

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