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Captain Pandithar remembered in Jaffna 

Captain Pandithar, who was a senior member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), was commemorated on the 37th anniversary of his passing at his residence in Jaffna yesterday. 

Pandithar served in the Political Wing of the LTTE and lost his life during a clash with the Sri Lankan army in 1985 near Avarangal, Jaffna.    

Pandithar was a native of Valvettithurai and joined the liberation movement in 1981. He was reportedly also a childhood friend of LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran. 

His commemoration was attended by notables including Jaffna Mayor V. Manivannan and former Northern Provincial Council member M K Shivajilingam.  

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