North East celebrates Heroes Day

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 27 November 2002, 10:44 GMT]
Towns, villages, remotest hamlets in the northeast province held by government forces and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam are gaily decorated with yellow and red flags and cut outs depicting the Tamil liberation struggle observing the final day of the 'Maaveerar Naal' (Heroes Day) celebrations Wednesday. Jaffna, Batticaloa, Vavuniya and Mannar Maveerar Naal final day celebrations are being held on a grad scale.

The eastern port town of Trincomalee town has been decorated with yellow and red flags with Tiger emblem and cut outs. Tamil Eelam liberation songs being played through loudhailers at every junction in the east port town.

For the first time since the signing of the ceasefire agreement unarmed police personnel have been deployed to maintain law and order in the cosmopolitan town. Shops have been closed.

Several hundreds of people including students throng the Trincomalee Hindu Cultural hall Wednesday from early morning to pay homage to the photographs of 'Maveerar' displayed.


Maaveerar Naal, Trinco, 27112002.
People throng Trincomalee Cultural hall to pay homage.

 

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