The 60th birthday of LTTE leader Veluppillai Prabhakaran was marked today, with celebrations reportedly being held across the North-East and the rest of the world.
Jaffna-based newspaper Uthayan reported that in locations across the North-East, Tamils distributed sweets to neighbours and relatives to mark the occasion.
Secret celebrations were also reportedly held in Jaffna University, where students lit candles and cut a cake.
Celebrations were also held across Europe including the UK, Denmark and France, with cakes being cut and fireworks lit.
In Tamil Nadu MDMK leader Vaiko also cut a cake, whilst students across the state in Kovai, Pondy and Chidambaram held events to mark the occasion.
See photos from the various events below.
Tamil Nadu, India