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Maaveerar Naal tributes begin in Nallur

Maaveerar Naal commemorations began in Jaffna this morning with locals gathering in front of a destroyed monument to Lt Col Thileepan, to pay tribute to those that died in the Tamil liberation struggle.

Flowers were laid before a portrait of Thileepan and sacrificial flame lit.

The event this morning was one of several commemorations taking place across the Tamil homeland and the diaspora. 

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