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Parents of fallen fighters honoured and cemeteries cleared despite threats

Tamils in the North-East have continued preparing for Maaveerar Naal on November 27, despite threats and intimidation from Sri Lankan police and security forces.

Local groups observed the tradition of honouring the parents of fallen LTTE fighters in the week preceding Maaveerar Naal with events in some districts. Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP Sivagnanam Shritharan attended events in Kilinochchi.

The Tamil National People's Front (TNPF) held a vigil at Koppay, one of the destroyed thuyilum illams (LTTE cemeteries) where Maaveerar Naal commemorations will take place on Wednesday.

Meanwhile people continued to engage in clearing activities of their local thuyilum illams.

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