24 November 2018
Tree planting in memory of fallen LTTE fighters continued in the North with saplings being planted in Vavuniya.
Under the organisation of the Vavuniya North divisional council (prathesa sabai), local authority officials, civil society members and school students planted trees in Kanakarayankulam.
The tree planting initiative was started in 2013 by the Northern Provincial Council to commemorate Maaveerar Naal, before the day started being commemorated again on a large scale at LTTE cemeteries (thuyilum illams) in 2016. It has continued annually to mark November as remembrance month in the North and as a drive to revive the greenery of the Tamil homeland.
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