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In Pictures - Tamils gather across Mannar to mark Maaveerar Naal

Thousands gather across Mannar at LTTE cemeteries to mark Maaveerar Naal. Remembrance events were also held at the Lady of Victory Church in Pesalai.

Commemorations took place despite a Sri Lankan crackdown this week, which intensified this morning.

Maaveerar Naal is marked on November 27 in memory of the first death of a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam cadre (LTTE), Lt. Shankar who died in combat on November 27, 1982.

Aadkattiveli Thuyilum Ilam 

The father of a fallen Black Tiger lit a flame at Aadkattiveli Thuyilum Illam in Mannar.



Pandivirichaan Thuyilum Illam 

Our Lady of Victory Church

A special service to commemorate the war dead was held at the Our Lady of Victory Church in Pesalai, Mannar this morning.


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