NorthEast observes Black Tigers Day

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 05 July 2005, 16:28 GMT]
NorthEast Tuesday observed Black Tigers Day with sport events and public meetings, sources in Jaffna said. A main event was held Tuesday evening at Nelliyady Central College in Vadamaradchchi division in Jaffna district where on 5th July, 1987 Captain Miller, the first Black Tiger drove an explosive laden truck on Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troops garrisoned in the school. Forty soldiers were killed in that attack.

Hundreds of people including students and parents of Black Tigers killed in the war took part in a procession from Nelliyady Junction to the Central College with a Band Music leading the procession.

A float carried photos of Black Tigers.

Thousands of people lined up along both sides of the road and paid their homage to departed Black Tigers, sources said.

Mr.C.Ilamparithi, Jaffna district LTTE political head lit the common flame of sacrifice and Ms Kamaladevi Vallipuram lit the flame of sacrifice to the photograph of her son Captain Miller followed by Mr.Vinayagam, Commander of the Sea Tigers, Mr.K.Sivanesan, Jaffna district parliamentarians, Mr.Baliah, President of Tsunami Task Force and a Hindu priest.

Thereafter large number of people paid their homage by offering flowers in front of the photographs of Black Tigers.

In the morning event Mr.C.Inban, Vadamaradchchi division political head hoisted the Thamileelam national flag and Mr.N.Anbalagan, Sea Tigers Political Head garlanded the statue of Captain Miller.

Black Tigers Day events were held in Killinochchi where a procession carrying photographs of Black Tigers including Captain Miller and Captain Angayatkanni commenced from Killinochchi Kandasamy Temple premises, sources said.

Black Tigers day events were also held in Andanakulam, Pesalai and other areas in Mannar district.

In Trincomalee district the main Black Tigers day event was held in Sampoor in the LTTE controlled Muttur east from morning till midnight with sport activities, cultural items and public meeting.


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