3RD LEAD

Occupied Tamil Eelam marks Heroes Day amidst ‘Sri Lankan’ harassment

[TamilNet, Friday, 27 November 2015, 13:54 GMT]
Tamil Eelam Heroes Day was observed in the occupied country of Eezham Tamils amidst intensified monitoring by the occupying military intelligence operatives of genocidal Sri Lanka on Friday. The university community in Jaffna, comprising the student union, teachers association and the union of non-academic staff gathered at Parameasvarar temple, which is located inside the campus of the University of Jaffna, to mark the largest event after 2009 to be organized braving the intimidating presence of the SL military intelligence operatives. Earlier in the day, former TNA parliamentarian and Northern Provincial Councillor M.K. Shivajilingam lit the flame of sacrifice at the historic Nalloor temple. A special prayer was held at St. Patricks Church in Jaffna.

Heroes Day, Jaffna


Heroes Day, Jaffna
University students in Jaffna lit candles Friday noon at the site of destroyed statue.
Maaverar Naa'l Jaffna University 2015
Common flame of Sacrifice lit at 6:05 p.m. at Hereos statue located near Kailaasapathy Hall at the University of Jaffna
Maaveerar memorial addresses were delivered at the Paramesvarar temple event in Jaffna.

The students at the University of Jaffna lit the flame of sacrifice and candles at Tamil Eelam Heroes Square, located within the premises of the University of Jaffna. The occupying SL military had destroyed the memorial statue twice in the past.

"Karthigaipoo" or Gloriosa Lily flowers, declared as the national flower of Tamil Eelam by the LTTE and used to pay tribute to fallen LTTE fighters, were used at the prayers conducted at the churches throughout the Jaffna peninsula on Friday.

Bells were tolled at the temples as usual and Heroes Day memorial events were held at several places in Ki'linochchi, Mullaiththeevu, Mannaar and Vavuniyaa districts.

The Citizens' Committee of Vavuniyaa had openly called to mark Tamil Heroes Day in a statement issued to the public.

Mannaar Citizens' Committee Chairman Fr. Sebamalai, Secretary B.A. Antony Mark, NPC Minister of Fisheries, Transport, Trade and Rural Development B. Deniswaran (TELO) and ITAK Youth Wing leader V.S. Sivaharan took part in a ceremonial event held at an undisclosed location in Mannaar.

Tamil National Peoples Front (TNPF) organised a memorial event in Jaffna with the participation of public on Friday. TNPF Secretary and former parliamentarian Selvaraja Kajendren and Visvalingam Manivannan took part in the event.

On Thursday, youth activists in Valveddiththu'rai (VVT) in Vadamaraadchi organised a Heroes Day volleyball tournament. The SL military was harassing the event by deploying four rings of occupying soldiers around the playground. The SL military also cut off the electricity to the grounds. However, more than 6 teams of players took part in the event and prizes were also distributed in the evening.

Heroes Day, Jaffna
Tamil Eelam Heroes Day remembrance observed by the university community in Jaffna in front of Paramesvarar temple
Heroes Day, Jaffna
NPC Councillor Shivajilingam starting the Heores Day remembrance at Nalloor temple in Jaffna
Heroes Day, Jaffna
TNPF organised event in Jaffna
TNPF organised event in Jaffna
Maaveerar Naa'l event in Mannaar
Maaveerar Naa'l event in Mannaar


Chronology:

 

Latest 15 Reports
27.11.20 16:44   Photo
Occupied Tamil Eelam marks Heroes' Day indoors, SL military detains seminary principal
16.11.20 18:45  
China launches world’s biggest regional trade agreement without Indian participation
31.10.20 10:58  
Tamils risk Kashmir-like status revocation if Gota continues Trinco military cooperation with US
06.10.20 11:40  
Poet Pulamaipithan who championed Tamil Eelam solidarity in Tamil Nadu turns 85
28.09.20 23:19   Photo
Muslims join Tamils opposing Colombo's suppression of Thileepan Remembrance in North
27.09.20 12:05   Photo
Tamils unify to mark Thileepan Remembrance, brave Colombo's suppression of memorialisation
26.09.20 09:10   Photo
Commemorating sacrifices of Tamil struggle is an inalienable right, not a subject for ‘SL permission’
25.09.20 22:08   Photo
South Asia mourns SPB's demise
15.09.20 06:37   Photo
UN Rights Chief joins her predecessors in watering down collective rights of genocide affected people
04.09.20 22:13   Photo
Diaspora youth group re-aligns Tamil narrative on enforced disappearances
03.09.20 15:41   Photo
Jude Lal Fernando’s Sputnik interview exposes unfolding British duplicity on KMS ‘investigations’
02.09.20 22:03   Photo
Gotabaya's ‘Task Force’ monk threatens Tamils to stay away from their paddy fields in Thiriyaay
01.09.20 23:36  
Colombo extends genocidal land grab targeting farmlands of Tamils along NE border: Ravikaran
31.08.20 16:36   Photo
Families of war-disappeared send strong message braving SL restrictions on International Day
08.08.20 01:05   Photo
Sumanthiran alleged of exerting Colombo’s influence to tamper with preferential vote counts
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=38027