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'Allow us to commemorate our children' – LTTE Captain Pandithar’s mother pleads

Sinnathurai Maheswari, the mother of Sinnathurai Raveenthiran, otherwise known as LTTE’s senior Captain Pandithar, pleaded that no one should be banned from paying homage to their deceased children.

Maheswari, hailing from Valvettithurai filed a petition at Jaffna High Court seeking an injunction not to attempt a ban on Maaveerar Naal events.

“Thirty years have passed since my son died and every year," she told reporters. 

"I wanted to go and pay homage to my son and light a lamp at their resting place. This year I asked the court not to ban the tribute for my son. The court dismissed the petition, but they said commemorations without crowds were allowed. So, I will pay homage to him by lighting a lamp at home. I plead that no one should ban that.”

Her son Sinnathurai Raveenthiran, a childhood friend of LTTE leader Velupilai Prabhakaran, was martyred on January 9, 1985.

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