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Heavy police presence as Maaveerar Naal commemorated in Koppay

A heavy police and military presence surrounded local residents and the former NPC councillor, M K Shivajilingham as they made a tribute to the Maaveerar at a memorial in Koppay this morning. 

The memorial was erected opposite the Koppay Thuyilum Illam, which was destroyed by the military, remains under occupation with an army camp built over the site. 

Two army trucks were parked blocking the road to the former Thuyilum Illam site with soldiers patrolling the entrance. 

Holding a moment's silence, those present paid tribute to the sacrifice made by the Maaveerar or fallen LTTE cadre. 

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