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5th day of Thileepan hunger strike remembered in Jaffna and Batticaloa

Marking the fifth day of Lt. Col. Thileepan's hunger strike 31 years ago today, remembrance events were held in Jaffna and Batticaloa. 

A genocide awareness event was held in Vakaneri, Batticaloa, following on from yesterday's event in Kiraan. 

Residents condemned the genocide of Tamils by the Sri Lankan state. 

In Nallur at the Thileepan memorial, a flower garland was placed by the Tamil Nadu artist, Dr Puhazhenthi, who paid tribute to his sacrifice. 

Tamil National People's Front (TNPF) members for the Chavakchcheri Divisional Secretariat also took part in the commemorations.