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.