Charles Anthony Brigade celebrates 15th anniversary of inauguration

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 11 April 2006, 11:19 GMT]
Cadres of Charles Anthony Brigade and Senior Commanders of the Liberation Tigers celebrated the fifteenth anniversary of the formation of the brigade by holding a sports and cultural event which started at 3.30 p.m. Monday in an undisclosed sports ground in Vanni, sources said. Charles Anthony brigade, the first conventional fighting formation created by the Liberation Tigers on 10 April 1991 was initially trained under the leadership of Col.Balraj.

Charles Anthony Brig. anniversary.
Col. Yarlini (Vithusha), Special Commander of the Malathi Women Regiment of the LTTE, hoisting the flag at the sports event.
Charles Anthony Brig. anniversary.
Special Commander Lt. Col. Nakulan of Charles Antony Brigade hoisting the Brigade's flag.
Special Commander of Malathi Brigade, Col.Vithusha hoisted the Tamileelam flag. Special Commander of the Charles Anthony Brigade, Col.Nagulan, hoisted the Brigade's flag.

Following the lighting of memorial lamps to the pictures of Brigades martyrs and that of Lt.Charles Anthony, cadres took part in several sports events including volley ball and Kapadi, a popular local sport.

Sports events were supervised by Northern Region Special Commander Col.Theepan, Senior Commander of Northern Command Lt.Col.Arivu, and Lt.Col.Nagulan.

Cultural events included drama, poetry recital and dances, according to sources attending the event.

The special brigade had met more than seventy-five battles with the motto ‘Do or Die,’ said one of the commanders of the Charles Anthony brigade, Lt.Col. Amuthab, addressing the event.

Col.Theepan, Lt Col Veeramani, LTTE's Head of Sports Section, K Pappa and Special Commander of Sothiya Brigade, Col Thurga gave away the prizes for winners and participants.

Charles Anthony Brigade contributed to the success in many conventional battles fought against the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in Oyatha Aligal-1, the battle at Mullaituvu camp, Battle to recapture Kilinochchi, Oyatha Alaigal-2, Jaya sukurui and the Battle of Elephantpass.

Charles Anthony Brig. anniversary.
Special Commander Col. Theepan, LTTE's Northern Front Forces greeting the winners with Lt. Col. Nakulan.
Charles Anthony Brig. anniversary.
Commanders Lt. Col. Arivu and Kopinth greeting the winners.
Military analysts say that with the fall of Elephant pass Charles Anthony Brigade established Tigers as the only non-state military force in the world today capable of complex manoeuvre war fighting. The Elephant pass was described as "impregnable" by a US army officer who visited the garrison months before its fall in April 2000.

Charles Anthony, from Trincomalee district, was a close associate of Pirapaharan, and was killed in a close encounter with Sri Lanka Army soldiers in Meesalai area on 15 July 1983. Pirapaharan named the Charles Anthony Brigade as a tribute to his close friend.

Charles Anthony Brig. anniversary.
LTTE fighters of Charles Antony Brigade playing Kapadi - a traditional game.
Charles Anthony Brig. anniversary.
Mr. Papa, Head of the Tamileelam Sports Wing with the winners of the tournament.

 

Latest 15 Reports
17.05.21 19:23   Photo
Ananthi blames war criminal Silva for blocking collective memorial at Mu'l'livaaykkaal
23.03.21 12:41   Photo
No focus on Tamil genocide, geopolitics gets played out in Geneva in favour of QUAD formation
21.03.21 13:34   Photo
Navi Pillay explains ‘human rights’ limitations in Geneva on Tamil genocide
15.03.21 20:36   Photo
Deceived Tamil activists in UK falsely claimed ‘substantial changes’ to Zero draft
09.03.21 21:34   Photo
UK repeatedly wronged Tamils says hunger-striker, demands genocide justice
26.02.21 11:53   Photo
Tamils witness false dilemma in Geneva as geopolitical formations pit against each other
19.02.21 14:02   Photo
UK not prepared to push for ICC option in new UNHRC Resolution
07.02.21 23:16   Photo
Unprecedented P2P uprising paves the way for rights-oriented politics of Tamils and Muslims
22.01.21 08:01   Photo
Gotabaya sets up deceptive COI citing ‘sovereignty’ and ‘non-aligned’ foreign policy
18.01.21 23:44   Photo
Tamil activists resisted three sources of outside influence while drafting demands to UNHRC
16.01.21 11:03  
Tamil national parties demand UN to inquire into crime of genocide and set up IIIM
09.01.21 09:37   Photo
Demolition of Tamil genocide monument, fourth emblematic trauma since 1974: Rev Fr Sakthivel
08.01.21 23:51   Photo
Colombo destroys Mu'l'livaaykkaal memorial monument at Jaffna University
07.01.21 11:22   Photo
With emphasis on genocide, Suresh calls for ICC-referral, IIIM and referendum
07.01.21 00:04   Photo
Boyle prefers IIIM demand over ICC-referral, says specific reference to genocide essential
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=17735