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Jaffna University students mark first day of Maaveerar remembrance week

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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