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Mullaitivu Court imposes ban on Thileepan commemoration

Following a police injunction, the Mullaitivu court has imposed a ban on the commemoration of the 34th anniversary of Lt.Col Thileepan’s sacrifice.

This move comes only a few days after the Jaffna court issued a ban order in response to a similar police injunction. 

The ban order specifically mentioned former Northern Provincial Council member Thurairasa Ravikaran, among other persons. 

It also said that the “supporters” of those whose names are mentioned in the letter are also proscribed from engaging in any kind of remembrance activities. 

Lt Col. Thileepan began his hunger strike at Nallur Kandaswamy Temple in protest against the failure of the Indian government to honour the pledges made to the Tamil people. 

Thileepan began his fast on 15th September 1987, surrounded by over 100,000 supporters, and died 11 days later, on the 26th September 1987. 


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