Maaveerar Naal was marked at Eechankulam, the only Thuyilum Illam to have been built by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the Vavuniya district.
A commemorate event was also held in Kalikkaadu in remembrance of the Maaveerar.
Lamps were also lit at Vavuniya city hall to commemorate the fallen.
Students at Vavuniya university also held a remembrance event to mark the day.
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