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TNA parliamentarian pays tribute to 2nd Lt. Maalathy

Tamil National Alliance MP Sivagyanam Sritharan paid tribute to 2nd Lt. Maalathy in Kilinochchi yesterday, marking 34 years since the death of the first female fighter of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to lose her life in the Tamil armed struggle.

Sritharan lit a flame of remembrance and laid flowers before a portrait of the fallen fighter, as part of global commemorations for Tamil Women’s Day, an opportunity to honour women’s involvement in the fight for Tamil rights.

The commemoration took place amidst an increased military presence in Kilinochchi, particularly around the lawmaker’s office. Despite the presence of the Sri Lankan security forces, Sritharan went ahead with his commemoration.

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