Jaffna observes Major Sothia death anniversary

[TamilNet, Saturday, 11 January 2003, 17:50 GMT]
The thirteen-death anniversary of Major Sothia, a senior commander of the women wing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, who died in 1990 after an illness, was observed in Vadamarachchi area in Jaffna district. Saturday. She was the first commander of the LTTE women wing, sources said.

The flame of sacrifice was lit at the memorial of Major Sothia located at Keeripalai cemetery in Karanavai east. The memorial was garlanded by several dignitaries who attended the event. Mr.Daya, Political head of the LTTE in Vadamarachchi division presided over the event, sources said.

Major Sothia was taken ill at a time when the Indian Army occupied the northeast in 1990. She died after being taken to Vanni, sources said.

'Major Sothia Brigade ' was formed in the LTTE after her name and it plays a vital role in the LTTE women army, sources said.

 

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