Tens of thousands of people across Tamil Nadu held events to mark Maaveerar Naal last week as they gathered to remember the lives sacrificed in the Eelam Tamil struggle for liberation.
Dozens of events took place across the state, with student groups and political parties all participating. See a selection of photographs from various events below.
Mullivaikkal Muttram, Thanjavur
Tamilnadu Students Movement, Thanjavur
Tamilnadu Students Movement, Chennai
Tamilnadu Students Movement, Kanchipuram
Vaiko, Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Seeman, Naam Tamilar Katchi