Across the Eastern Province, small scale Maaveerar Naal commemorations were held as a large Sri Lankan security presence and a flurry of court orders led to many Tamils fearing attending large scale remembrance events.
Former Tamil National Alliance Member of Parliament P. Ariyanethran and Manmunai South West Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman C. Pushpalingam were amongst those paying tribute to those who sacrificed their lives to the Tamil liberation struggle in a small scale private ceremony in Batticaloa.
A similar private ceremony was held by Tamil National People’s Front members in Batticaloa.
Photographs below are from another private commemoration event in Batticaloa.
Former TNA MP T. Kalaiyarasan also held a private commemoration in Amparai where he lit candles and observed a moment of silence for Maaveerar Naal.
Other small scale events were also held in Trincomalee.
The photographs below are from another private ceremony in Thirukkovil, Amparai.