A monument remembering the first LTTE deaths was restored after it was vandalised and defaced by state forces. A remembrance event was held at the location to mark the beginning of remembrance week, ahead of the Tamil National Remembrance Day, Maaveerar Naal, on November 27.

Pictures of Lt Shankar, the first Maaveerar, 2nd Lt Maalathy, the first female Maaveerar and Captain Pandithar were placed at the structure in Valvettithurai. 

The flame of remembrance was lit at 6.05 by Sinnththurai Maheswary, the mother of Cpt Pandithar, who stressed the importance of remembrance of the sacrifice made by those who died fighting.