Memorial services for Maheswaran held in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Saturday, 16 February 2008, 14:12 GMT]
A number of memorial services, alms giving and blood donation events were organized Friday throughout Jaffna peninsula to pay homage to the slain former parliamentarian and cabinet minister Thiyagarajah Maheswaran. The various events to mark the 45th day of his death was held in a number of Hindu temples in the peninsula including all Hindu temples in his birth place Kaarainakar.

Services were also held in Vallipura Aazhvaar Koayil, at his Jaffna residence located on Palaali Road, Thirunelveali and at Thurkkatheavi Ma'ni Hall.

Mr.Maheswaran, while serving as Minister for Hindu culture in Ranil Wickremasinghe led United National Party (UNP) government six years ago, represented Colombo district and rendered great services for the upliftment of numerous temples throughout the peninsula, many Hindu religious organizations remembered with gratitude during the memorial services

Thousands of civilians participated in these events organized by a number of business organizations, various Fishermen’s Federations, and many civil organizations.

Maheswaran, was shot at Ponnampala Vaa'neasvarar temple at Kochchikkadai in Colombo New Year day morning around 10:00 a.m., while he was paying homage at the shrine.


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