Preparations for Maaveerar Week - or Great Heroes Week- have been completed at the University of Jaffna as the Tamil nation remember those who sacrificed their lives in the Tamil struggle for liberation.
Red and yellow flags have been hoisted around a memorial dedicated to the Maaveerar. The plaque on the memorial reads, “Oh you who sacrificed your precious lives for our country’s dawn of freedom.”
Across the North-East and diaspora memorialisation activities will be taking place this week to honour the lives that were lost in the struggle.
Over the last couple of weeks, Tamils in the homeland have been clearing Thuyilum Illams despite intimidation by the Sri Lankan army in preparation of Maaveerar Naal which falls on November 27.