Facebook icon
Twitter icon
e-mail icon

Tamils gather in Nallur to remember final day of Thileepan's fast

Tamils gathered in Nallur today to remember the 30th anniversary of the final day of Thileepan's fast unto death. 

Lt. Col. Thileepan, a political wing leader of the LTTE fasted to death on hunger strike, appealing to the Indian government to honour pledges made to the Tamil people. He began his fast on 15th September 1987 and died on the 26th. 

Commemorative events began at the site of Thileepan's protest at the Nallur temple before moving to his memorial monument. 

MPs and politicians from the Tamil National Alliance and the Tamil National People's Front were present to remember him. 

Find our live coverage of today's events here




We need your support

Sri Lanka is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist. Tamil journalists are particularly at threat, with at least 41 media workers known to have been killed by the Sri Lankan state or its paramilitaries during and after the armed conflict.

Despite the risks, our team on the ground remain committed to providing detailed and accurate reporting of developments in the Tamil homeland, across the island and around the world, as well as providing expert analysis and insight from the Tamil point of view

We need your support in keeping our journalism going. Support our work today.

For more ways to donate visit https://donate.tamilguardian.com.