Thanthai Chelva remembered on his 33rd anniversary

[TamilNet, Monday, 26 April 2010, 17:44 GMT]
The 33rd death anniversary of the late Tamil leader and the founder of Federal Party (Ilangkai Thamil Arasu Kadchi - ITAK), Samuel James Velupillai Chelvanayagam (SJV) was observed in the North and East with hundreds of ITAK supporters along with ITAK parliamentarians attending the memorial events in Jaffna, Vavuniyaa and Trincomalee. ITAK parliamentarian Mavai Senathirajah in Jaffna and ITAK leader and parliamentarian R. Sampanthan in Trincomalee took part in the events.

Thanthai Chelva remembered on his 33rd


Thanthai Chelva remembered on his 33rd
Thanthai Chelva remembered on his 33rd
Monday morning, in Jaffna, Mavai Senathirajah garlanded the statue of Thanthai Chelva and offered flowers at his tomb along with hundreds of ITAK supporters. Many prominent persons from Colombo too had come to Jaffna to take part in the events including the memorial meeting which followed.

In Trincomalee hundreds of ITAK supporters led by ITAK leader and parliamentarian R. Sampanthan garlanded the memorial monument of Thanthai Chelva at Sivan Koayiladi along with ITAK parliamentarian Selvarajah.

Around 8:00 a.m Monday morning ITAK supporters garlanded the statue of Thanthai Chelva at the Clock Tower junction in Vavuniyaa after which a memorial meeting was held in Vavuniyaa town.

Religious worships were held in memory of Thanthai Chelva in Irambaikku’lam, Kurumankaadu Saiva temples and Veapangku’lam church, in Vavuniyaa.


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