21 November 2023
Students at the University of Jaffna gathered on campus today to mark the first day of Maaveerar remembrance week.
The students laid flowers at a memorial dedicated to fallen LTTE cadres.
The plaque on the memorial reads,
“Oh you who sacrificed your precious lives
For our country’s dawn of freedom”
Maaveerar Naal - or Great Heroes Day - remembers those who sacrificed their lives in the Tamil struggle for freedom, and is marked on November 27, in memory of the first death of a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam cadre, Lt. Shankar who died in combat on November 27, 1982.
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