Events were held by Tamils across the UK in London, Leicester and Nottingham earlier this week, to mark the 34th anniversary of the death of Lt Col Thileepan, a political wing leader of the LTTE who fasted to death in 1987, after the Indian government failed to acknowledge the promises made to the Tamil people.
Nottingham Tamil School
Tamils in Leicester commemorated Thileepan outside the Tamil Education Hall.
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