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Nallur monument to Thileepan to be restored by NPC

Original monument to Thileepan before its dectruction (Tamilnet 2003)

The destroyed monument to Thileepan in Jaffna will be restored and maintained by the Northern Provincial Council, the council chairperson C V K Sivagnanam announced on Thursday.

The chairperson said the Chief Minister and Council would be liaising with Jaffna Municipal Council in order to take responsibility for the memorial whose ruins sit in a prominent site a stone’s throw away from the Nallur Kandasamy Kovil.

The council intends to restore the monument in time for commemoration of Thileepan’s death anniversary on September 26, the chairperson said.

The ruins of the memorial are often used as a gathering place for commemorations such as Maaveerar Naal and Black July.