Thousands pay homage to slain LTTE political cadres in Vanni

[TamilNet, Saturday, 03 November 2007, 09:43 GMT]
Thousands of Kilinochchi residents, and LTTE officials and cadres gathered at Ki'linochchi Cultural Hall Saturday morning to pay their last respects to the five political cadres slain along with Brigadier S. P. Tamilchelvan, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Political Head, in the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) aerial bombing on ki'linochchi Friay. Tamileelam Police Chief P. Nadesan and Senior Commander Col. Balraj paid homage at the event, sources in Ki'linochchi said.

LTTE leaders pays respects S. P. Thamilchelvan


Lt. Col. Anpumani
Lt. Col. Anpumani
Five LTTE cadres, Lt. Col. Anpumani alias Allex, Maj. Mihuthan, Maj. Kalaiyarasan/Nethaji, Lt. Aadchiveal and Lt. Mavaikumaran, were killed on Friday.

The remains were brought to Ki'linochchi Cultural Hall from their houses. Kilinochchi LTTE Political Head Vavuniyaa LTTE presided the event and Commander Velavan lit the flame of sacrifice at the start of the event which began around 9:30 a.m Saturday.

Following this, the parents and relatives of the slain LTTE military cadres garlanded the remains after which P. Nadesan and Director LTTE Peace Secretariat S. Pulitheavan spoke at the event, paying tribute to the slain cadres.

LTTE Senior member K. V. Balakumaran, Military Training School Head, Special Commander Col. Athavan, Commander Ramesh, Education Council Head Illangkumaran and Porunmiyam Development Head Karikalan paid their last respects along with thousands of others who were assembled to take part in the event.

Religious leaders in Vanni paid their last respects at the event.

The remains of the five slain LTTE military leaders were laid to rest Saturday.

LTTE leaders pays respects S. P. Thamilchelvan
LTTE leaders pays respects S. P. Thamilchelvan
LTTE leaders pays respects S. P. Thamilchelvan
LTTE leaders pays respects S. P. Thamilchelvan
LTTE leaders pays respects S. P. Thamilchelvan
LTTE leaders pays respects S. P. Thamilchelvan
LTTE leaders pays respects S. P. Thamilchelvan
LTTE leaders pays respects S. P. Thamilchelvan
LTTE leaders pays respects S. P. Thamilchelvan


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