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Thileepan remembered 25 years on

 Ryerson University Tamil Students Association - Photographs TYO-Canada 

Twenty-five years after Lt. Col Thileepan fasted to death on hungerstrike he is remembered by Eelam Tamils worldwide.

See our feature: 25 years on remembering Thileepan (26 Sep 2012)

Marking the anniversary of his death, on 26th September, Canadian Tamil students across Canada took part in a 'Fast for Freedom' - fasting on the day as a symbol of remembrance. Holding poster exhibitions across university campuses, the students highlighted the five demands of Thileepan as he embarked on his hunger strike.

See also: 'Thileepan Anna: A Symbol of Peace and Determination' by Geanany Rasanathan of the CTYA (Canadian Tamil Youth Alliance).

York University Tamil Students Association (YUTSA)

University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Tamil Students Association

Tamils in the UK came together to mark the 25th anniversary of Lt. Col Thileepan's death on 29th September 2012. The event, organised by the TCC UK, was well attended by Tamils across the generations - those who recalled watching him fast, as well as those who spoke him fondly as 'Thileepan Anna'.


UK Tamils remember Thileepan's life and death.

His death was also marked by over 3500 European Tamils who had gathered in Geneva on 22nd September to hold 'Pongu Tamil'. See here for report on TamilNet.

Photograph TamilNet


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