Pirapaharan decorates LTTE heroes of Anuradhapura

[TamilNet, Thursday, 01 November 2007, 19:45 GMT]
Velupillai Pirapaharan, the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE), on Thursday conferred Awards of Valour for Tiger cadres who excelled in their performance in the Anuradhapura operation against the Sri Lankan airbase. Four categories of awards, instituted for the first time, were bestowed on this occasion at a special venue organized in Vanni, in the presence of Tiger commanders and cadres, LTTE officials told TamilNet.

[Photo: LTTE]


An Air Tiger being awared by Mr. V. Pirapaharan [Photo: LTTE]
An LTTE commando decorated by the Tiger leader [Photo: LTTE]
The following decorations were awarded on Thursday:

  • Thamizheezha Ma'ramaa'ni Viruthu (The Bachelor of Valour Award of Tamil Eelam) for individual performance in warfare (medal at the center).

  • Thamizheezha Ma'ravar Viruthu (The Warriors Award of Tamil Eelam) for group performance in warfare (medal at extreme right).

  • Thamilzheezha O'lignaayi'ru Viruthu (The Bright Sun Award of Tamil Eelam) for individual extraordinary performance in a particular field in warfare (medal at extreme left).

  • Neelap Puli Viruthu (The Blue Tiger Award) bestowed on airmen for five consecutive and successful flight operations of attack against Sri Lankan armed forces and bases (medal at bottom).


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