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Call for Maaveerar Naal commemoration in Jaffna

As the Sri Lankan government's Public Representations Committee on Constitutional Reforms launched its first meeting in Jaffna this week, a submission called for Tamils to be allowed to remember fallen LTTE cadres, on 'Maaveerar Naal'.

A man from Sulipuram in Jaffna said the new constitution should enshrine the Tamil people's right to honour the LTTE cadres who sacrificed their lives for the nation.

Maaveerar Naal, which is marked on November 27th by Tamils worldwide as a day of remembrance, has been observed in secret in the North-East since the end of the armed conflict, due to military threats and government warnings that those remembering LTTE cadres will be arrested. 

See here for full coverage of proposals submitted to the committee.

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