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Thileepan commemorated by Tamils across the globe

Events were held by Tamils across the globe to mark the 33rd anniversary of the death of Lt Col Thileepan, a political wing leader of the LTTE who fasted to death in 1987, appealing to the Indian government to honour 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. His death was mourned across the Tamil homeland at the time and continues to be marked by Eelam Tamils around the world. 

 

London 

Tamils in London commemorated Thileepan outside 10 Downing Street and also held a symbolic hunger strike to mark Thileepan's sacrifice. 

 

 

Berlin 

 

 

 

Paris 

 

 

Sydney

 

 

 

 

Queens

 

 

 

Washington DC

 

 

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