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Thileepan's 8th day of hunger striking remembered in Batticaloa

The 8th day of Lt Col Thileepan's hunger strike was remembered today in Batticaloa. 

Gathering at the Tamil National People's Front (TNPF) office, residents and party supporters laid flowers in tribute to Thileepan's sacrifice. 

Last Saturday, Tamils across the North-East held events marking the 31 years since Thileepan commenced his fast unto death, demanding that the Indian government upheld its promises to the Tamil people. 

Over 100,000 people gathered at the Nallur temple in Jaffna on September 15, 1987 to hear his words as he began the hunger strike.