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Tamil political parties commemorate Maaveerar Naal

Tamil political parties and party members paid tribute to fallen Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam cadre on Saturday November 27 with remembrance events marking Maaveerar Naal (Tamil national remembrance day).

The Tamil National Alliance marked Maaveerar Naal at its office on Martin Road in Jaffna, whilst its main subsidiary party, the Ilankai Thamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) held an event at its party office in Chavakachcheri. ITAK also held commemorations in the East at the party's headquarters in Batticaloa.

The Tamil National People's Front (TNPF) held its Maaveerar Naal in Jaffna, with its president, Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam and other key party representatives and members present. 

TNA MPs S Sritharan, Maavai Senathirajah and Selvam Adaikkalanathan participated at events by formerly destroyed LTTE resting homes (thuyilum illam) across the North-East. 

The TNA leader, R Sampanthan and TNA spokesperson, M A Sumanthiran were notably absent from all public commemorate events in line with previous years. 

 

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) 

 
TNA MP S Sritharan lights flame of remembrance at Kanagapuram Thuyilum Illam in Kilinochchi 
 
TNA MP and ITAK leader, Maavai Senathirajah lights lamp at Mulangkavil Thuyilum Illam in Kilinochchi
 
TNA MP and TELO leader, Selvam Adaikkalanathan at Mallaavi-Vannivilankuam Thuyilum Illam in Mullatitivu
TNA MP Sivasakthy Ananthan lights lamp at Maaveerar Naal event in Vavuniya 
 

Ilankai Thamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) 

Commemorations at the ITAK office in Chavakachcheri took place to the playing of Maaveerar tribute songs and included a tribute to the assassinated TNA MP who was recognised by the LTTE as a 'Maamanithar'. 

 

ITAK in Batticaloa

Tamil National People's Front (TNPF) 

The TNPF held its Maaveerar Naal commemorations at its party office in Jaffna. 

TNPF president, Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam lights the lamp of remembrance