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Art exhibition held in Switzerland to commemorate Thileepan's life

 

Image Credit: Phoenix the Next Generation Worldwide Project

An art exhibition was held in Zurich, Switzerland by the Phoenix The Next Generation Worldwide project, dedicated to Lt Col Thileepan on Sunday, for the 34th anniversary of his passing following his twelve day fast-unto-death.

Image Credit: Phoenix the Next Generation Worldwide Project

Each piece of art was dedicated to a part of Thileepans life, who was a political leader in the LTTE who fasted to death in a protest after the Indian government failed to acknowledge the promises made to the Tamil people. 

Image Credit: Phoenix the Next Generation Worldwide Project

The exhibition included a life-size replica of the Thileepan monument in Nallur, Sri Lanka that was destroyed by the Sri Lankan army in 1996, 2007 and once again in 2012. 

Image Credit: Phoenix the Next Generation Worldwide Project

Members of the organisation in Switzerland, Canada and Australia also partook in a 30 hour hunger strike to commemorate 34 years since Thileepan’s non-violent resistance.

Image Credit: Phoenix the Next Generation Worldwide Project

Image Credit: Phoenix the Next Generation Worldwide Project

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